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Combining such disparate influences as rock, hard rock, metal, and heavy metal, New York City’s Diamondsnake was borne out of a shared love for entering a small, dark, and musty room, plugging into a few amps, and playing as loud as possible for a seriously long time.

The Diamondsnake story begins in January 2010, when international music person Moby called up his friend Phil Costello, perhaps best known as the frontman for Bee Gees metal tribute band Tragedy and the guitar player for the hard rock band Satanicide, and asked him what he was up to. Phil told Moby he was in the process of finishing a sandwich. Moby then clarified that he was wondering what Phil was up to in a more general sense and- without waiting for an answer- asked Phil if he wanted to write a few songs together. If history has taught us anything, Phil said yes and- before long- the two had compiled rough demos for almost two dozen anthems from the future.

To assist them in bringing their aural vision to life with suitable thunder, Moby and Phil then enlisted Tomato from the cult-rock band the Sound of Urchin to pummel the drums and Dave Hill, a world-class entertainer with whom Phil also plays in the rock band Valley Lodge, to trade off with Moby on bass and guitar as the oracle dictates.

In April of 2010, the men of Diamondsnake entered Headgear studios in Brooklyn early one morning and emerged later that night having recorded and mixed 15 songs in their entirety with esteemed and bearded engineer Scott Norton, stopping only briefly to eat some vegan Chinese food that they all agreed was pretty good.

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  • JozinSBolot

    Moby can do no wrong

    12 Jul 2011 Reply
  • maplejet

    Whoa whoa whoa wait...the electronic artist doing 80s style heavy metal?

    10 Jul 2011 Reply
  • RaulStanciu

    there are almost all of them on facebook for free download

    4 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Jaked00d

    I agree, I want to download this somewhere!

    6 Dec 2010 Reply
  • necrokult

    Just saw the video for "Storm The Fucking Kastle" am i missing something, is this a joke. I am not familiar with the works of Moby except for what comes on telly.

    6 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Knauf88

    where the fuck I download?

    1 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Nololob

    Storm Of Fucking Castle is not a good song, but other souds pretty good. O.o

    11 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Sasakr

    Rofl Moby is rocking

    26 May 2010 Reply
  • The_Impostor

    @Delirium-Cordia - that is part of the joke, the description is meant to be ridiculous, hence the use of 'disparate' followed by remarkably similar words! This is quite similar in nature to much of Phil Costello's work. Personally I find the press release to be quite funny.... :P

    25 May 2010 Reply
  • opeth_syndrome

    fuck yeah \m/

    24 May 2010 Reply
  • Anna_Colombina

    Impressive ^^

    10 May 2010 Reply
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    9 May 2010 Reply
  • Kwch

    awesome!i love them!!!

    8 May 2010 Reply