Rock, St. Gallen
– It was September 2004 when Michael (vocals & guitar), Andi (guitar) and Fäbs (drums) at a later hour and slightly drunk started to talk about...Read Biography
It was September 2004 when Michael (vocals & guitar), Andi (guitar) and Fäbs (drums) at a later hour and slightly drunk started to talk about music. They decided to form a band! It took at least a month until they rememreder their decision and finally came together for a first rehearsal. The fire lighted initially and the search for a bass player was started. Eventually the missing spot could be filled with Philippe and the Black Diamonds were officially formed.
The band kept themselves busy playing, expended their equipment were working on new material. In June 2008 the long-awaited debut album "First Strike" was released. It contains 10 new songs as well as a cover version of Chuck Berry's "Rock N' Roll Music", which ended all of the live shows at that time.
In the beginning of 2009 Fäbs decided to leave the band and could be replaced by Mike. Only a couple of weeks later Mike had his first appearance at the Openair Wolfhalden with Myron, Revolverheld and Opus. Early 2010 also Philippe was forced to quit the band due to private reasons. His successor was Bernie debuting soon afterwards as support for Vains Of Jenna.
Early 2011 Manu took over the drumsticks and completed the lineup, which is ready to rumble now!