Intense, sensual & arcane, Diamond Black are a dark-rock quartet founded by Ben Christo (The Sisters of Mercy). Crushing riffs, mesmerizing electronica & cinematic choruses, telling tales of desire, decadence & devotion.

"More than just slick production, DB's balance of wide dynamics, key shifts, lush harmonies and raw power are a breath of fresh air in the monochromatic sea of current rock music."
"Powerfully dark atmospheres, riffs straight from the old school of rock, and songs with choruses that burrow into your brain, never to re-emerge."
"Great riffs, classy vocals & smart arrangements build a luxurious temple of modern dark rock. Powerful & stylish, DB leave you with the taste of always wanting more."
- Douglas Blair
- Joel McIver
Whiplasher Bernadotte


Debut Single Sorrow - out now!

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Lyrics

My voice begins to shatter,
Heartbeat fading,
Memories are scattered like torn-out pages.
Suddenly a glimmer of you,
But I hear it as you whisper:
Your heart is breaking.

Cover me when night comes crashing,
Underneath the everlasting,
Shelter from the emptiness,
Save me from the midnight’s kiss.

The night becomes the murderer,
So walk with me into the battle.
In time we’ll find the murderer,
But tonight the crows will leave the castle

Stare into the wreckage,
Tainted mirror,
Blurred around the edges,
I face the killer.

“Nevermore,” – the word eternal,
Carnivores – the raven circle,
Calling in the emptiness,
They draw me to the precipice.

You rise again to fight the battle,
Tonight the crows will leave the castle.

A ghost in the glass with a different name,
To the lifeless paths just to feel the same,
Just to feel the shame.

Until it’s all gone I speak of nothing,
All fades away.
And when it’s all gone I still say nothing,
As words decay…

I’ll go far below,
Into the diamond black.
Go far below,
And never look back.

Shadows are cast on abandoned walls,
In a life-like act as we take the floor,
As we hit the floor.

Deadlight incoming,
Breathe in the monochrome.
Straight lines that mean nothing,
But I dream of the unknown.

‘Cause I can’t face the day
When all the silver starts to fade to grey.
Oh, and I know that…

If you kill my demons
I might die, too.
Kill my demons and kill the truth.

Headlights oncoming,
Cry out, illuminate.
White lines that shine nothing,
But the hours give-way.

And I can’t face the day
When all the silver starts to fade to grey.
Oh, and I know that…

If you kill my demons
I might die, too
Kill my demons and kill the truth.

Like an intake of breath,
She is quietly drawn,
To the place of regret,
And surrenders it all.

Is this true? Is it right?
Were you waiting, waiting for this moment?
Is this you? Is it life?
Are you fading, fading in this moment?

So have you ever been this low before?
Have you ever been this close to the truth?
(Scarlet, scarlet, scarlet)
Have you ever been this close to the truth?

Like a work of art,
She is tenderly drawn,
To the chambers of your heart,
‘Til the scarlet dawn.

It’s true – all my life.

Have you ever been… ?
Never been this close to the truth.

The desperation and lies,
A slowly fading disguise,
And words are so contrived.
Drawn out in tragic filigree
Learning the syntax of grief,
Forgot what daylight used to mean.

I can’t reach the life before.

Sorrow,
My darkest star; the one I follow:
Sorrow.

All those meanings set in stone
You thought couldn’t erode,
Worn-out years ago.
This jagged language of the crash,
Voices shatter like glass,
Just fragments of the past.

I can’t reach the life before.

Sorrow,
My darkest star; the one I follow:
Sorrow,
Dead constellation of tomorrow,
Sorrow.


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