- New Line Up and More!
We're very stoked to introduce our new band mates Kristen Wells on bass and Kyle Smith on drums. So happy to be rocking n' rolling with a full line up again. Our first show will be June 13 at May in Toronto for NXNE. After that we'll be back on the road for some summer tour dates throughout Eastern Canada with our label mates Verse The Sun. Full details on that tour coming soon. To celebrate the new line up we'll be giving away all our music free for one week on bandcamp. Thank you so much to everyone who has supported us over the last couple years. You all rule!
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- Limited Edition Record Store Day Release
For Record Store Day 2013 we're going to be releasing a limited edition version of our Monsters 7" on Strange Blood Records. Limited to 100 copies, these are pressed on white vinyl and packaged in hand-pulled screen printed fold over jackets done by Alex at Fish Bone Prints. A full list of record stores carrying the release is available below (Eastern Canada only, sorry.). If you were unaware, Record Store Day is on April 20th this year. And if you absolutely need to have one of these for your collection but do not live in Eastern Canada please shoot us a message and we'll work something out. Enjoy!
CD Heaven (Dartmouth)
Black Buffalo Records (Halifax)
Obsolete Records (Halifax)
Taz Records (Halifax)
Backstreet Records (Fredericton)
Franks Music (Moncton)
Live Wire Records (Moncton)
Backstreet Records (Saint John)
Second Spin (Saint John)
Back Alley Music (Charlottetown)
Cheap Thrills (Montreal)
Sam The Record Man (Belleville)
Vinyl Alibi (Bowmanville)
Hammer City Records (Hamilton)
Grooves Records (London)
Star Records (Oshawa)
Veritgo Records (Ottawa)
Bluestreak Records (Peterborough)
Cosmic Daves Vinyl Emporium (Sudbury)
Records On Wheels (Sudbury)
Grasshopper Records (Toronto)
Dr. Disc (Windsor)
- Strange Blood Records Spring Sampler - Free Download
To celebrate the end of winter Strange Blood Records put together a spring sampler with a few tunes from us, Verse The Sun, and The Bad Bad Bad. You can download it for free here. It will only be available for a few weeks so make sure to grab it now! And take a second to admire this sweet artwork courtesy of Andrew Stones Photography.
- Monsters 7" Out Now!
Our new 7" single Monsters is out now. Its available online both physically and digitally as well as these fine independent Halifax record stores:
1593 Albemarle Street
2454 Agricola Street
Black Buffalo Records
5687 West Street Suite 250
CD Heaven (Dartmouth)
118 Wyse Road
It will be available on iTunes/Amazon and at select other indepdent Eastern Canadian record stores within the next few weeks. In the meantime check out the previously unreleased B side Bright Lights Darling.
- "Mosters" Music Video Premiere on Exclaim.ca
Our new single and music video Monsters is out now and will be streaming exclusively on Exclaim.ca for the next week! It's coming out on 7" vinyl next Tuesday (March 12th) via Strange Blood Records, with pre-orders available here. Also, we're heading out on a month long tour across Eastern Canada starting in a few weeks. Check out our tour dates page and see if we're coming to your city. Hope you enjoy the tune!
Exclusive Stream: http://exclaim.ca/News/bloody_diamonds_premiere...
- Stripped Tour - March 29th to May 1st
Starting next month we'll be hitting the road for a tour across Eastern Canada as a two piece, with our stripped down and grunged up duo set. We have some new tunes, a new 7" record, and couldn't be happier to be visiting the rest of Eastern Canada again. Check out the tour dates and see if we're coming to your city. This will probably be your only chance ever to catch us performing as a stripped down bluesy duo.
3/29 - Montreal, QC @ Crobar
3/30 - Ottawa, ON @ Avant Garde Bar
3/31 - Kingston, ON @ Bar 53
4/01 - Belleville, ON @ The City Belle Pub
4/02 - Lindsay, ON @ Coach and Horses
4/03 - Peterborough, ON @ The Spill
4/04 - Guelph, ON @ ANAF Club 344
4/05 - Bowmanville, ON @ Vinyl Alibi
4/05 - Oshawa, ON @ Reel Music Festival
4/06 - Toronto, ON @ The Bovine Sex Club
4/07 - Hamilton, ON @ The Doors Pub
4/08 - Brantford, ON @ Charlie's
4/09 - Windsor, ON @ Milk
4/10 - London, ON @ The APK
4/11 - Ajax, ON @ Top Shelf
4/12 - Sudbury, ON @ Little Montreal
4/14 - Ottawa, ON @ The Daily Grind
4/15 - Fredericton, NB @ Nirvana
4/16 - Saint John, NB @ Callahan's
4/17 - Moncton, NB @ Plan B
4/18 - Charlottetown, PEI @ Baba's Lounge
4/19 - Sackville, NB @ Bridge Street Cafe
4/22 - Stephenville, NL @ Clancy's Pub
4/23 - Corner Brook, NL @ The White Horse Lounge
4/24 - Corner Brook, NL @ The White Horse Lounge
4/25 - St. John's, NL @ The Levee
4/26 - St. John's, NL @ Distortion
4/27 - St. John's, NL @ CBTG's
5/01 - Halifax, NS @ Gus' Pub
More info at www.bloodydiamonds.com/shows
- "Monsters" New 7" Vinyl
On March 12th we will be releasing a new 7" vinyl called Monsters on Strange Blood Records. We recorded it with Andrew Wiseman in his home studio during some downtime in Toronto on the last tour. The single "Monsters" along with a new video will be released in the next few weeks. Pre-orders of the vinyl are available here, starting now. Be sure to check out the sweet album artwork done by Halifax's own Fish Bone Prints and stay tuned for more updates. We're going to be hitting the road heavy this spring. See you all then.
Side A :: Monsters
Side B :: Bright Lights Darling
- Updates / Changes
We are sorry to announce that Kenny and Ian have left the band, they've decided to move on and pursue other projects. Be sure to check out Kenny's other band, Halifax metal gods Black Moor, and anyone who has ever seen live music in Halifax has probably already seen Ian shred in countless bands of pretty much every genre. We'd like to give a huge thank you to these guys for the time we've spent together, the jokes, and the music. The band wouldn't be the same without them. We're currently in the process of putting together a new line up, but in the mean time we are going to be doing some shows stripped down as a two piece. We've been been working on a killer new set with lots of new tunes so be sure to come check it out. We have some shows coming up in the Maritimes throughout the winter and a full eastern Canada tour booked for the spring, that we will be doing as a duo as well. Also, we have a new 7" coming out on Strange Blood Records. More details soon!
- Thank you!
Tour is officially over. Hard to believe we were on the road for that long, feels like yesterday we were packing up the van and leaving Halifax. We wanted to say thank you sooo much to everyone for everything. Thank you to all the promoters, bar owners, and awesome sound techs we had the pleasure of working with. Thanks you to all the amazing bands we had the opportunity to play with. To all the awesome people that gave us places to stay and meals to eat. To all the people that bought a CD or a T-Shirt, you have no idea how much that helps, and we thank you so much. And of course to all the people that came to our shows, you guys and gals are what make everything worth it and we love you more than you know. So seriously, thanks so much to everyone who has supported us in any way ever. We love you all!!