A black metal band in the U.S. has been in the making for more than a year, but its existence is now finally being recognized.
A new band named Diamond Band, which is a collaboration between New York-based black metal pioneers Chloë Grace Moretz and Chicago’s BFR, debuted on June 18 in Chicago.
Its first full-length album is titled “The Daughters of Chloet,” and it features tracks by former members of the Blackened Gods, which has played at festivals in the past and recently headlined a Chicago performance.
Moretz told The Jerusalem Times she’s a big fan of the genre.
I’m not always in the studio with bands and I don’t really know what they’re doing or what the plan is.””
I really appreciate bands like that because it gives me the freedom to do my own thing.
I’m not always in the studio with bands and I don’t really know what they’re doing or what the plan is.”
Chloë and her partner, guitarist Adam S. Gettler, started playing in a garage band called the Blacked Gods after their parents were arrested for shoplifting in 2005.
The duo later became friends and formed BFR.
The band has released two albums of music and performed in numerous live performances, including the 2016 Americana festival.BFR has played in over 100 festivals, with their most recent performance at the 2016 Lollapalooza Music Festival in Chicago on Saturday.
The band recently signed a deal with BFR’s label, E.P. Music, to release their debut album.
The album will include collaborations with artists like the Blackening Gods, the Black Veil Brides, and a trio of bands from Chicago.
“The band’s been in production for two years, and we’ve been really busy,” said Moretz, who has also been playing in Chicago since 2013.
“It’s kind of like a journey that you go on in your life.
We’re kind of at the beginning of that journey.”
The band is set to play its first U.M. shows on July 1 in Chicago and July 6 in Minneapolis.
The shows are being planned to take place over two nights.
The album will be released on August 18.
Chloet Moretz has been playing music since she was a child.
She says she started playing music when she was 10 and has been into black metal since she began writing her own songs.
The Chicago native has been performing in various capacities as an artist and musician for over 30 years.