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Chicago thrashers DIAMOND PLATE have released a new track


"At the Mountains of Madness" is the first song to be released from the band's forthcoming debut album, GENERATION WHY?, which was recorded with producer NEIL KERNON (JUDAS PRIEST, NEVERMORE, DEICIDE, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD) and is due to be released on August 29th on Earache Records.

Listen to the new track now at http://www.earache.com/why (e-mail required)

DIAMOND PLATE lead guitarist KONRAD KUPIEC comments:

"All of us couldn't be more excited to release 'At the Mountains of Madness' as the first song off 'Generation Why?'.  With the original video for this song nearing 100,000 views on YouTube, 'Mountains' is arguably the song most people know us by, and we want to give old and new fans the perfect representation of how much we've improved over the past few years.  With this album, the band sounds tighter and heavier, while the song-writing is more focused than ever.

"The song is inspired by the H.P. Lovecraft novel of the same name, although we went deeper than the classic horror story of the novel and made our own social commentary present in the lyrics.  As to our theme, that is for the listener to interpret and figure out.

"Right now we're actually hard at work at writing for the second album (very inspired and not wasting any time haha), while simultaneously preparing to hit the road for the first time in August.  With touring plans already in the works until next year, we will be out for a long time."

See DIAMOND PLATE on tour in the U.S. with KITTIE and DIRGE WITHIN at the following shows:

Aug. 12 - Waterloo, IA - Spicoli's Rock Garden
Aug. 13 - Milwaukee, WI - The Basement @ The Rave
Aug. 14 - Joliet, IL - Mojoe's
Aug. 16 - Sauget, IL - Pop's
Aug. 19 - Chicago, IL - Reggies (DIAMOND PLATE only, album release show)
Aug. 20 - Lake Odessa, MI - Carnival Of Chaos
Aug. 24 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
Aug. 25 - Syracuse, NY - Lost Horizon
Aug. 26 - Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights
Aug. 27 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
Aug. 28 - Clifton, NJ - Dingbatz
Aug. 30 - New York, NY - Highline Ballroom
Aug. 31 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
Sep. 01 - Fayetteville, NC - Jester's
Sep. 02 - Jacksonville, NC - Hooligan's
Sep. 03 - Spartanburg, NC - Ground Zero
Sep. 04 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
Sep. 07 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar
Sep. 08 - San Antonio, TX - Backstage Live
Sep. 09 - Dallas, TX - Trees
Sep. 10 - Lubbock, TX - Jake's
Sep. 12 - Farmington, NM - Top Deck
Sep. 13 - Tempe, AZ - Clubhouse
Sep. 14 - Los Angeles, CA - Whisky A Go Go
Sep. 15 - Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction
Sep. 16 - Santa Clara, CA - Avalon
Sep. 17 - Orangevale, CA - Boardwalk
Sep. 20 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theater
Sep. 21 - Colorado Springs, CO - Black Sheep

View the tour flyer at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/diamondplate_tour2011.jpg

Get more DIAMOND PLATE news and info at:

MySpace - http://www.myspace.com/diamondplate1
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/diamondplate1
Twitter - http://twitter.com/diamondplate1

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