Diamond Eye

Diamond Eye

 Perth, Western Australia, AUS
BandRockMetal

DIAMOND EYE is Stadium Rock at its finest…. Specializing in delivering modern edged, classic sounding music and live entertainment spectaculars.
We believe in creating an experience that parallels in contrast with iconic bands such as Kiss and Metallica, combining sonic impact and theatrical presentation.
Promoting worldwide, Diamond Eye are ready to explode in all areas of the international arena.

Biography

Class, quality, clarity, definition and a “Cut Above.” Like the gemstone itself, Diamond Eye delivers the wow! factor whenever they burst on stage. The West Australian based four piece was forged in 2006 through the vision and song writing partnership of vocalist and guitarists Will Kelly and Greg Fawcett.

With a sound that marries the fist pumping choruses of Kiss and Bon Jovi, with the chest pounding riffs and soaring solos of Metallica and Iron Maiden, Diamond Eye have the full package. Their shows are, quite simply, events.

Whether it’s their highly sought after unplugged sets, or the full bombastic live performances with special effect lighting and pyrotechnics, Diamond Eye is everything you want in a live band all meticulously packaged within their own style and uniqueness.

“The combination of American hard rock and European metal tones, delivered in the band’s unique hard-hitting melodic rock style, serves to place Diamond Eye in a hard rock sub-genre of their own creation.” - Xpress Magazine.

‘Stadium Rock Specialists’ Diamond Eye have performed at many of the local festivals including WAMI 2009 - 2010, Minnawarra 2010, and Scorcherfest 2010 and 2012 which has led them to securing shows with Ex Judas Priest and Yngwie Malmsteen frontman Tim “Ripper” Owens, indie rock leaders End of Fashion, Australian icons The Radiators, east coast bad boys The Poor and modern hard rockers Electric Mary.

Bare Metal Records 2009 international release ‘Auditory Assault’ compilation saw 25,000 copies distributed to all forms of the U.S Armed Forces featuring the Diamond Eye showstopper ‘Machine’

In 2011, Diamond Eye released their live performance CD/DVD entitled ‘Alive and Kicking’ followed by their first studio release 'Sound Of The Guns,' supported by an East Coast tour and live to air television performance on Perth's Telethon. The band was invited to return and was more than happy to again donate their time at Telethon 2012.

The SOTG title track received a nomination for 2011 WAM 'Song of the Year' and the band was awarded 'Hard Rock Artist Of The Year 2011 by Global Thunda Network. The band was also regarded highly in the 2012 Bite My Music Global Awards by taking out 3rd place in the Best Rock Act category, along with a Song Of The Year nomination and top 10 placing for ‘Waiting For Me’ and Will Kelly being nominated for Best Rock Vocalist.

Both ‘Sound of the Guns’ and ‘Alive and Kicking’ also rated #2 and #6 respectively in their categories of 2011 worldwide releases by The Rockpit.

The band returned from Los Angeles in November 2012 after completing tracking of their debut full length album, with the world renowned production team of Grammy Award winning Producer Bob Kulick and the prodigal Brett Chassen. The album is without doubt, the band's finest work to date and is scheduled for release in mid 2013.

Diamond Eye’s work ethic, along with an ongoing worldwide publicity campaign has allowed "Sound Of The Guns" to receive critical acclaim, ongoing international airplay in over 30 countries and reviews throughout America, Europe and Australasia.

With the new album in near sight, Diamond Eye is ready to take all before them and cement themselves as an international attraction. Labels, management, festivals and touring companies, it's time to get on board!!!

Lyrics

Waiting For Me

Written By: Kelly/Fawcett

Wishing I was some place baby
You could never be
For when this love got started
Some lies got in between

You were always running from me
Trying’ to catch the wind
Now there’s no use crying baby
Coz you’re on your ass again

That last gunshot came and
Blew it all away
Love lies bleeding and there’s
Nothing left to say

I thought you were waiting for me
I thought you were waiting for me

Dishing out your heartaches baby
You could never see
Or try to understand
The animal in me

Sold your kisses and you
Sold your soul today
Love lies bleeding and there’s
Nothing left to say

I thought you were waiting for me
I thought you were waiting for me

Sold your kisses and you
Sold your soul today
Love lies bleeding and there’s
Nothing left to say

I thought you were waiting for me
I thought you were waiting for me

Machine

Written By: Fawcett/Kelly

City walls so high
They’re reaching to the sky
Now see with your minds eye

No never turn away
From the promise that you made
Yourself do not betray

You decide if you’re gonna run and hide
Or steal the night
Your time is wasted

There’s no turnin’ back
Always cover your tracks
You’ll slip right through the cracks

Ride high into the blazing sun
You’ll see the weak ones run
A new life has begun

You decide if you’re gonna run and hide
Or steal the night your time is wasted
Gods of fire givin’ me what I desire
I’ve tasted life my chains are wasted

Trapped under the wheels of my machine
Crushed under the wheels of my machine

You decide if you’re gonna run and hide
Or steal the night your time is wasted
Gods of fire givin’ me what I desire
I’ve tasted life my chains are wasted

Trapped under the wheels of my machine
Crushed under the wheels of my machine

Been Away Too Long

Written By: Fawcett/Kelly

Same old pictures of the same old face
Same old rules to run the same old race
I want victory I want fame
I want everyone to scream my name

I’m on my way reclaim my throne
Believe me babe I’m coming home
I’ve been away too long

Same old story with the same old lines
Same old punishment the same old crimes
I’ve got something money just can’t buy
You can’t catch me baby but you sure can try

I’m on my way pick up the phone
Back to the place where I belong
I’ve been away too long

I’m on my way reclaim my throne
Back to the place where I belong

I’m coming back its time the long and winding road
I can’t wait another day
(I’ve been away… I’ve been away too long)
Babe I’ve got you hypnotised
I’m making you my diamond
(I’ve been away too long)
I’m coming home I’m here to stay
I’ve been away too long

Discography

Blood Of Angels (2013)

Kings Of Hell
Paper Doll
Blood Of Angels
No Entry
Time Bomb
Hit The Highway
Beyond The Circle
Give It Up
Turn The Blade
Impress Me
Skin
FUCK!
Theatre Of The Lie

Sound Of The Guns EP - Released October 2011

Waiting For Me
Closer To The Sun
Atlantis
Machine
Sound Of The Guns

Alive and Kicking (Live) CD & DVD - Released January 2011

Introduction
Been Away Too Long
Tonite
Machine
Atlantis
Last One Standing
Waiting For Me
Sound Of The Guns
Interlude
Fuck!

Self Titled Promo EP - 2009

Waiting For Me
Machine
Beyond The Circle
Holding On
Fuck!!

Set List

We currently have a repertoire of 24 completed tracks (21 recorded) and several more in progress.

Waiting For Me
Machine
Beyond The Circle
Holding On
Fuck!!
Tonite
Give It All Up
Skin
Atlantis
No Entry
Last One Standing
Sound Of The Guns
Been Away Too Long
Closer To The Sun
Impress Me
Rock n Roll Dancer
Theatre Of The Lie
Blood Of Angels
Paper Doll
Kings Of Hell
One on One
Timebomb
Turn The Blade
Hit The Highway

We also have a much sought after Acoustic/Unplugged show and various covers that we have arranged to a Diamond Eye style that we perform to suit themed shows.