Successful Spanish metallers LORDS OF BLACK have announced today the signing of Diego Valdez (Former HELKER, DREAM CHILD) as the band’s new singer. A teaser video of Diego singing a fragment of LORDS OF BLACK iconic song “When a Hero Takes a Fall” can be seen below.
Band founder and leader Tony Hernando states: ” I’m very excited about confirming Diego Valdez 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!”
The band has confirmed their appearance at the Leyendas of Rock Festival in which would be Valdez’s debut with the band, and Hernando and his band-mates have started warming the engines of the songwriting process for what would be LORDS OF BLACK fourth album.