Daniel Dekay: Diemonds are a no bullshit, hard hitting, balls to the wall, take no prisoners, rock n roll band. We take influence from our rock n roll predecessors and stay true to our roots. The KISS Kruise needs a band like us to round it all out. A handing of the torch to the new rock n roll generation if you will. Did I mention that all 5 of us are DIE-hard KISS fans? We've got a combines 3 KISS tattoos and pretty much every single piece of merchandise they made from 1974 to modern day.
FRC: How did you hear about the Soundcheck contest, and what happened from then on?
Daniel: Our friends who go on the Kruise every year brought it to our attention and nominated us for it. I never ever thought that a nomination would result in us being in the final 11 acts to be chosen for the Kruise.
FRC: Why did you want to participate?
Daniel: It was a no brainer. Why WOULDN'T we want to participate?!
FRC: Are all of you KISS fans? Have any of you been to one of the previous Kruises or other KISS concerts?
Daniel: We are all KISS fans. I will take the liberty in saying I'm definitely the biggest KISS fan in the band with over 15 KISS concerts on my resume, 2 KISS tattoos, every album, all the merch, a wardrobe of entirely KISS shirts (and accessories), and at least 10 Halloweens dressed in the makeup. I live, breathe, eat, sleep, & drink KISS.
FRC: You released your debut album The Bad Pack in 2012. Are you planning on releasing any new material any time soon?
Daniel: We're currently tracking for our new record. We play about 4 unreleased tunes in our current live set. Hopefully you'll see us live on the Kruise and get to hear them for yourselves.
FRC: Why should the KISS Kruisers vote for YOU?
Daniel: On top of making 5 young KISS fans dreams come true, I can guarantee a vote for Diemonds is a vote for the best show you're able to see on the Kruise .. aside from KISS maybe.
FRC: Anything else you want to say?
Daniel: I'm looking for a '76 Destroyer tour Ace pick. KISS Kollectors get at me!
We wish Diemonds good luck in the competition!