WHEN MODERN METAL AND CLASSIC ROCK UNITE
DIEGO VALDEZ is the new voice of LORDS OF BLACK!
I’m very excited about confirming Diego Valdez (Former HELKER, DREAM CHILD) as our new front-man. Not only he’s an incredible singer but turned out to the obvious best choice, considering all the factors besides his singing skills and experience. I needed someone who understood the importance and responsibility of the role for LORDS OF BLACK after we have released three widely praised albums; someone who was up to the daunting task of filling Ronnie Romero’s shoes – which is no small feat – and someone who truly loved this opportunity, hence giving LORDS OF BLACK the dedication the band and ultimately YOU the fans rightfully deserve.
Diego’s Spaniard-Argentinian mix unquestionably helps to preserve certain character (or idiosyncrasy for the lack of a better term), one that make LORDS OF BLACK a different and unique animal in nowadays musical landscape. The fortunate coincidence that Diego lives now in Madrid makes everything much easier, allowing us all to work closely as a creative unit with a single goal in mind: to make LORDS OF BLACK bigger and better with each new record.
I hope you all enjoy our choice and I kindly ask you to give Diego a very warm welcome!
TONY HERNANDO statement regarding exit of singer Ronnie Romero
If there’s something inevitable in life is change. It happens whether we’re ready or not…
It’s heartbreaking for me to see my bandmate – partner and my favorite singer – leave. Nonetheless I respect his decision and I will forever forever cherish the amazing journey these 5 past years were, making great music together and achieving goals that seemed impossible. For that I will be forever grateful.
Despite the innate disrupting nature of change, it can also lead to progress, achievement and success. Now it’s time for us to find a new singer, get the band at full speed again and compose our best album yet. We have been conducting auditions, and we are open to receiving more requests. If you think you’ve got what it takes to be the LORDS OF BLACK next front-man, write and send your audio/video clips to: firstname.lastname@example.org
LORDS OF BLACK will be at Leyendas del Rock Festival in August, and other live gigs are being booked at the moment. We want to say a big THANK YOU to fans, personal friends, peers and music industry professionals in general for all your support through these difficult moments. We are overwhelmed with the outpouring of love we received, and it gives us lots of energy and confidence to keep forging ahead for you all.
More news coming soon, in the meantime crank up our music LOUD!
LORDS OF BLACK
Released: May 9th, 2014
Listen to “Nothing Left to Fear”
LORDS OF BLACK II
Released: March 18th, 2016
Listen to “Everything You’re Not”
ICONS OF THE NEW DAYS
Released: May 9th, 2018
Listen to “World Gone Mad”