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“They can expect the full experience of chaos.”

Kynan Groundwater

Hailing from the quiet town of Taree on the New South Wales Central Coast, emerging metal outfit Diamond Construct are anything but.

Brash, loud, and in your face with no respite, Diamond Construct are a hurricane of musical intensity that is only just starting to gather real force.

Since dropping their self-titled debut album around the turn of the decade, Diamond Construct have been working tirelessly on the live circuit, landing shows with Alpha Wolf, Justice For The Damned, Stray From The Path and Bury Tomorrow, with recent times seeing them perform at CVLTFEST plus hit the road with two of the Japanese bands on the bill, Crossfaith and Paledusk.

Last year saw Diamond Construct sign with prestigious US label Pale Chord, subsequently releasing three killer singles, Hell Inside You, Switchblade OST and Jynx.

All three are taken from the band’s new album Angel Killer Zero, which will be unleashed on April 26.

HEAVY caught up with Diamond Construct frontman Kynan Groundwater to find out more. We ask him if those trio of singles are a good sonic representation of what to expect from the whole album.

“I think it’s a pretty big picture, but it’s not the full picture,” he measured. “There’s so much more to dive in on in the album. When writing such a big piece and body of work like Angel Killer Zero and having that diverse sound that we’ve had over the years, it was hard to fit everything into just 11 songs. If anyone thinks that they’ve heard it all from those three, they’ve got another thing coming. Because there’s so much on that album. There’s a song for everyone.”

We ask him to further explain Angel Killer Zero from a musical perspective.

“It’s not a concept album, but it’s definitely got themes and concepts about it that tell a bit of a story,” he replied. “So, obviously from start to finish it runs smoothly together with some of the interludes, and it’s got some exerts from video games and stuff that I love to play. I love the anime stuff. We’ve got the robotics voice introducing some of the themes about the album, so that’s something that came into it earlier in the piece. Musically, it’s just a big expansion of DCX2. We went back and revisited the sound of what made us popular in the first place with Psychosis and Enigma, and then we blended that with the heavier sounds from the self-titled, which we know a lot of people like as well. It was just a big meshing of that, as well as adding in so many more elements that we haven’t explored yet.

In the full interview, Kynan talks more about what to expect from Angel Killer Zero, how it differs to their self-titled debut album, the anime connection and how it translates to the album, the themes explored on the album, signing with Pale Chord, their upcoming regional tour and what to expect and more.

Pre-order Angel Killer Zero here: https://greyscale.store/collections/diamond-construct

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