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e vi­tal shit: An­ber­lin, e Won­der Years, Goatwhore, Biff y Clyro, and more.

Who is in your band?

Howard Noise ( guitar); Wayne Fal­zon ( guitar); Lee Elliott ( drums); Bil­lie- Jade Hast­ings ( vo­cals, bass, keys).

What’s your story?

I grew up with mu­si­cians around me and started play­ing dif­fer­ent in­stru­ments re­ally early. It all started with piano, then bass, then guitar, and I have al­ways been sing­ing. The mu­sic I lis­tened to just got heav­ier and heav­ier over the years. I have done ev­ery­thing from ses­sion mu­sic for kids’ shows through to metal. I think if you limit your­self to one style or genre you are lim­it­ing your po­ten­tial, so I have tried to learn as much as I can and ev­ery­thing I have learned I have tried to add to our over­all sound.

Why should we check out your band?

If you like orig­i­nal mu­sic that is pow­er­ful, catchy and heavy, you will love Di­a­mond Noir. Our de­but EP, Mon­sters, has heavy an­thems, rock sing- alongs and melodic, dark, mov­ing moments. Check it out!

When did you re­alise be­ing in a band was the best way to waste time?

I left home when I was 16 years old to join my first band, and from that point in my life I have never looked back; it’s just been one ad­ven­ture af­ter the next. I love it be­cause I get to do what I truly love with some of my best friends.

You’ll like us if you lis­ten to…

In This Mo­ment, Ask­ing Alexan­dria, Deftones, Fear Fac­tory, Mar­i­lyn Man­son, Ramm­stein, and Ja­nis Jo­plin. There are dif­fer­ent flavours from pop to mod­ern metal gen­res and in be­tween.

Who would you be stoked to share the stage with?

I would love to share the stage with Rob Zom­bie. I have toured with Mar­i­lyn Man­son in my last band but I would love to do a col­lab­o­ra­tion with Man­son on a song one day as well.

What’s your favourite place to play?

Fes­ti­val Hall in Mel­bourne. I have watched so many bands there and played there a few times in my last band. It brings back so many great mem­o­ries.

When will you know you’ve made it?

When I’m tour­ing 10 months of ev­ery year and I don’t have to carry my own rig on stage.

Why should we check out your new EP?

Mon­sters is a world class EP recorded in LA with Lo­gan Mader ( Ex- Ma­chine Head/ Soulfly gui­tarist). Howard Noise and my­self spent a month in LA with Lo­gan work­ing on it and it has a very cur­rent US sound with some Euro in­flu­ences. It is to­tally orig­i­nal and new; there’s noth­ing out there like it and it is only the begin­ning of what’s to come.

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