|DOUBLE DIAMOND BIOGRAPHY|
Double Diamond is a Belgian heavy metal band that plays solid heavy metal, loud and hard, but does not sacrifice melody while doing this. Due to a mixture of influences, no two Diamond songs are the same and yet there is this typical Double Diamond sound. The band combines sparkling technicality with heavy chord progressions that support their vocalist's wide range voice.DOUBLE DIAMOND GENRES
Due to the good response on many gigs in Belgium and Holland, the band decided in '97 to record "In Danger" (produced by ex-Scorpions' drummer Rudy Lenners). It received very good critics. 2000 copies sold till now!
But the quest in finding a interested recordlabel remained and only after a long period of succesfull gigs it took until 2002 before a second split EP was recorded with AFTER ALL and this thanks to Mario from Steelhunter Records
Also this one received very good critics and the first press of the limited edition sold out in a few months time.
But the recordlabel-quest remained and finally it was till 2003 before Alfie Falckenbach saw Double Diamond live and was convinced of their capabilities.
This lead to the first real contract with MAUSOLEUM and of course to the second full CD 'Stand Up And Fight'.
Double Diamond supported Hammerfall (Sweden) on their '98 tour in Holland and Belgium. They also had the privelege to support bands like Annihilator, Overkill, Tankard, Omen, Blaze, Primal Fear & W.A.S.P.
DOUBLE DIAMOND ORIGIN
Belgium (Antwerp), formed in 1990
DOUBLE DIAMOND CURRENT RECORD LABEL
DOUBLE DIAMOND STATUS
DOUBLE DIAMOND CURRENT LINE-UP
Filip Lemmens - Vocals (Twilight (Bel))
Erwin Suetens - Guitars
Tom Van Steenbergen - Guitars
Marc Vinckier - Bass
Tom De Vriendt - Drums (Dead Inside)
DOUBLE DIAMOND PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Luc Philippi - Guitars
Steve Deleu - Replacement Guitars (for injured Tom Van Steenbergen) (Ogress, Gwyllion, ex-Sphinx (Bel))
Jack Franken - Drums
Bart Schenkel - Drums (ex-Crusader (Bel), ex-Cardania)
Wouter Debonnet - Drums (Rhymes of Destruction, Gwyllion)
Tom Heijnen - Session Drums (Mythlorian, Conquestador, ex-Influence (Hol)) (Replacing the injured Wouter Debonnet on some gigs)