Spawned from Central Virginia, SAINT DIABLO is an unmovable force to be reckoned with. Bringing with them a fresh and unique tone of hardcore metal and Latino melodies, the band is set stun heavy music fans with the release of their new album, entitled Saint Diablo, on July 10, 2012. The new record is the third full-length from the band and is being released through Eclipse Records (Mushroomhead, Scum of the Earth). Known as a live show powerhouse, the band is ready to push that power to the masses with their biggest record yet.
“This new CD, Saint Diablo, is a combined effort of so many wonderful people. We have such an awesome group of investors, supporters, handlers, and producers behind the curtain that I see this CD as just the BEGINING of the future,” states vocalist Tito Quinones. “For example, we have always done bilingual music and blended multi-cultural aspects of rock, metal, and groove; but this time we are also doing entirely Spanish versions of some if our most favorite tunes. We did this to expand our musical horizons, make new fans in countries and cultures that would otherwise have language barriers, and to have fun.”
Since 1995, the band has had eight independent releases. In 2003, the band released their debut album, which featured the Grammy-nominated artist Anousheh Khalili on ‘Why Now?’. Also, the singles ‘Senoria Paranoia’ and ‘Renaissance’ pushed the band through new barriers and helped land them a spot on the 2003 Eat’M Showcase in Las Vegas and Salem Or-be Tour featuring Busta Rhymes in New York. In 2008, the band released REPUBLICA through 925 Records. The band has also been featured on many nationally released compilations produced by Project Independent, StreetTeam.com, and Royal Blunts.
As mentioned above, SAINT DIABLO prides itself in performing on stage and bringing a raw, energetic live show to their fans every night. The band is set to head out on a tour of several U.S. states with Slaves of Dope, running from July 24th in Rochester, NY to August 14th in Poughkeepsie, NY. Before and after the tour, the band has booked several additional east coast tour dates, including stops in Baltimore, MD, Raleigh, NC, Richmond, VA and more. See below for all current tour dates.
Touring is the band’s lifeblood, and being known as “tour dogs” is what this band is all about. Sharing their life’s work with a devoted fan base that stretches all over the country, they think of their fans as friends and family. The band has logged as many as 200 shows in a single year, and has supported (or toured with) bands such as Slayer, Drowning Pool, Chimaira, Hatebreed, Devil Driver, Soulfly, Fear Factory, Mushroomhead, GWAR, Flaw, Busta Rhymes, and many others.
“Tour, I love being on tour! That’s our life blood,” adds guitarist Justin Adams. “Being on stage and performing for our fans is the grass roots of what we do. The energy, the smell, the taste of being in a packed room with a bunch of metal crazed fans, who wouldn’t want to be a part of that?! The interaction of the fans and meeting new people and hearing their stories all over the country… that’s what I look forward to on tour. It’s about the brotherhood of living in a van with your band mates and the experiences, things you have to overcome.”
Stay tuned for a brand new music video coming soon and see below for all current tour dates.
SAINT DIABLO tour dates:
6/22 – Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
6/29 – Fairfax, VA @ Fast Eddie’s
7/7 – Raleigh, NC @ Berkeley Café (w/ Obraskai)
7/13 – Fredericksburg, VA @ KC Music Alley
7/14 – Murfreesboro, NC @ Zakk’s Coffeehouse
7/20 – Camp Hill, PA @ Gullifty’s Underground
7/21 – Wallingford, CT @ Cherry Street Station
7/24 – Rochester, NY @ California Brewhouse (w/ Slaves on Dope)
7/25 – Rockford, IL @ Bar 3 (w/ Slaves on Dope)
7/26 – Cudahy, WI @ The Blue Pig (w/ Slaves on Dope)
8/3 – Richmond, VA @ Kingdom (w/ Slaves On Dope)
8/2 – Baltimore, MD @ Sonar (w/ Slaves On Dope)
8/4 – Murfreesboro, NC @ Zakk’s Coffeehouse (w/ Slaves on Dope)
8/7 – Indianapolis, IN @ Rock House (w/ Slaves on Dope)
8/8 – Lansing, MI @ Blackened Moon Concert Hall (w/ Slaves on Dope)
8/9 – Bloomington, IL @ Mugshot’s (w/ Psychostick and Slaves on Dope)
8/10 – Steger, IL @ Another Hole in the Wall (w/ Slaves on Dope)
8/11 – Charter Township of Clinton, MI @ The Detroit Pub
8/12 – Detroit, MI @ Blondie’s (w/ Slaves on Dope)
8/14 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft (w/ Slaves on Dope)
8/16 – Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz
8/18 – Fairfax, VA @ Fast Eddie’s
8/25 – James Island, SC @ Oasis Bar & Grill
8/31 – Chesapeake, VA @ Geared Up Bar & Grill
9/1 – Raleigh, NC @ The Pour House Music Hall
9/14 – Warsaw, VA @ Sharp Sessions
10/2 – Springfield, VA @ Empire
10/6 – Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
10/8 – Richmond, VA @ The Canal Club