Diamond Back

Diamond Back

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Diamond Back's sound is as prolific as Dream Theater with the punch of Tool. The songs vary from long epic adventures to hard-hitting shorter bites. In general, it's heavy.

Biography

In a music industry filled with much hype but little delivery comes a band that just doesn't care. Diamond Back, out of Ottawa, Ontario, is a hard rock band that focuses on writing good music, rather than trying to impress a very cliquey group of scenesters. The band has been perfecting their craft waiting for the right day to come storming out.

The lineup consists of Greg McLaughlin, on lead vocals and guitar, Derek Feltmate on guitar, Fahim Rahman on bass and Liam McLaughlin on drums.

Diamond Back's main songwriter, Greg McLaughlin, lists Daniel John, John Mayer, Maynard James Keenan, Phil Collins and Stevie Ray Vaughan as his influences. The sound of the band has been compared to Metallica, Rush, Tool and Godsmack.

Lyrics

Submission

Written By: Greg McLaughlin

I begin to remember what it feels like
Breathing for the very first time
It's not like it matters, but when the wave hits
I'm reminded how I'm still alive
But slowly I fade into the tide
Dragged in by the sirens calling my name
"Come in deeper"

I'm sinking faster than before
Not like death, it hurts a bit more.

I drag my feet into the water
Lifeless, breathless and mindless, I know who's there
I'm underneath the tide
Dragged in by your voice, it's calling my name
"Come in closer"

I'm sinking faster than before
Not like death, it hurts a bit more.

I can't let go of this
The irresistable way you taste

I'm drowning faster than before
Not like death, this hurts too much more.
I'm drowning faster than before
Not like death, I can't let go.

White Stains

Written By: Greg McLaughlin

Verse 1:

I can't
get these
thoughts from my mind.
I burn
for this love
and thinkin about...
you want this.

Prechorus:

Oh, the things that you say...
Are turned around instead.
The magick (perversions) of your (my) ways,
the white stains in my head.

Verse 2:

I want
to give up
my lust for you.
I try
to confess
my gift for you.

You want this.

Chorus:

Hey lady
won't you understand
how much I need this moment?
White stains on my hands.
Your picture,
burned inside my head.
I see the liquid dripping
from your mouth instead.

Verse 3:

I'm a man
for my sins.
You feel my eyes upon you.
I burn
like mine eyes
and thinkin' about...
you want this.

Interlude:

Must I come undone?

Mortar

Written By: Greg McLaughlin

Alone, individual,
in my neverending
loss for words.
I scrape my hands against the cold stone;
I cry out to be heard.

I wish that I could be tall enough to see above the wall
I wish that I could be strong enough to break down the wall

Alone, individual,
in my neverending
loss for words.
I scrape my hands against the cold stone;
I cry out to be heard.
Beneath the dead rock and mortar;
I cry out to be heard

I wish that I could be tall enough to see above the wall
I wish that I could be strong enough to break down the wall

Discography

Tracks to be released to radio include Submission, Mortar and White Stains, as part of the White Stains EP

Set List

Skriptorium (7:30)
White Stains (6:00)
Mortar (6:30)
Submission (4:30)
Tommy (5:00)
Cyrus (10:30)
American Morning (8:00)
Sober (remake of Tool) (5:00)