DIAMOND PLATE formed in 2004 in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. DIAMOND PLATE unknowingly arrived at the right time, just as thrash-metal was beginning to make a huge comeback worldwide. Due to the ferocity of their music, coupled with a revived hunger for thrash, DIAMOND PLATE quickly established themselves as one of the top forces in the emerging U.S. thrash metal scene.
Band Members:Pat Lind-Vocal, Jay Visser-Guitar, Bob Zabel-Bass, Randy Wall-Drums
We are Smash Potater from the desolate wastelands of Aurora, Illinois. We attempt to write memorable music tailored for moshing and prefer to mock typical thrash cliches rather than embrace them. We have conquered the small rural area known as Chicago and are now setting our sites on the rest of the world. Fire up the grills and bust out the Arizona because shit’s about to get real. Aww here it goes…..