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 to 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 (Mushro
omhead, Scum of the Earth, Bobaflex). 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 also did an entirely Spanish version of our lead single Watch Me Kill. 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."
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.
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."
On July 10th of 2012, SAINT DIABLO will release their third full-length CD entitled 'Saint Diablo' through Eclipse Records (Mushroomhead, Scum of the Earth). They have filmed a music video for their first single with MyGoodEye (In This Moment, As I Lay Dying, Bleeding Through) and a national tour is currently being secured to support the new CDs release. Hands down... 2012 will be the band's best year so far...
Eyes To The Sun
Eyes to the Sun is a metalcore band from Richmond, Virginia.
Eyes to the Sun tattoos our sound with our own age-old influences - a sound that blends the anguish and passion of UnEarth and KillSwitch Engage, with the driving crush of Hatebreed and Black Dahlia Murder.
Formed in 2010, Eyes to the Sun is Scot Long (Guitar, Vocals), Garrett Grubbs (Bass, Vocals), and Jason Brown (Drums), who amongst them have a combined 60 years of bringing metal to stages in the Richmond area and beyond. In fact, the current Eyes to the Sun lineup was reformed from a prior project, Thousand Yard Stare, which performed around Central Virginia for a few years before its sunset in 2009. However, you’ve also seen these RVA metal veterans take the stage with many acts over the years: Undone, Permanence, Preshus, and Fifteen Minutes of Shame - just to name a few.
Eyes to the Sun has been a working project for a few years, but now, with a solid lineup that creates the sound we want to hear, we want to bring that sound back out to the people. Look for us at stage near you in the Spring of 2016 Richmond!