"Yes, that's right, they are Boston's newest creation of boy bands, except they're not. They ROCK! They are a rock and roll band who have been together since they were kids (yes, a few are still pretty young), and have been completely dedicated to this project for more than seven years."
“UK's EGH Radio has selected "My Religion" for "EGH Radio Airplay (Summer 2015)"”
"Boston Radio Station WAAF "Bay State Rock", plays "Only Way to Fight!"
"Black Diamonds kid band draws crowds locally, internationally - They're just a bunch of kids — but time and again they've displayed on-stage charisma and refined musicianship."
“I really like you guys – Band is tight, lead singer has the moves to keep the crowd intrigued All the Great Bands had lead singers that took the music to the audience - Put it in their face – don’t let them ignore anything”
“Tenacious D would be proud of these fine young examples that prove rock is not dead. RSD was created because of bands like this and for those about to rock, we salute you.”
"Thought their demo "Underage Tour" was excellent and should get A&R attention!"
"Their band, Black Diamonds, will open for national acts Fall Out Boy and Paramore next week at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook in Gilford, N.H."
"I have never heard a band this young play Kiss, "Rock and Roll all Night" that tight!" Winners of Hard Rock Cafe 18 & Under Showcase, 10/24/2010
“A couple weeks ago I stumbled upon an article in the Globe spotlighting a pre-teen rock band from Haverhill named the Black Diamonds. Clearly, these dudes were cool and since The Feeve is all about focusing on what is cool in this city – I just had to find out more.”
“Price of Darkness Ozzy Ozbourne gets a grip on Nick Calnan, 12 of Haverhill at a signing for his memoir "I Am Ozzy" at the Barnes & Noble at Boston University.”
“Lots of kids aspire to become a rock stars, including myself; I was pretty much convinced I was the next Mariah when I was in middle school. A local band named Black Diamonds, however, is doing just that. The average age of its members is 10 and they’ve already achieved a measure of international fame including shows in Europe.”
“Black Diamonds at stars2come Black Diamonds really know how to rock. These guys have been together for about two years, and they have been getting a lot of attention in the short time they have played together. It is easy to see why they have been getting so much attention, the band is made up of some great instrumentalist and vocalist, these kids really get in to their music. You would think that as well as they play together and look similar, that they were brothers, but they are not. In fact they came together more like what you would see in a movie.”
“Rock School, "Turn It Up !" Now On CDBaby ! Compilation CD - new Rock School CD featuring the talent of four great young bands! Including 2 songs by Black Diamonds: Black Diamonds, "Back to School Blues" and "Almost Famous" http://www.cdbaby.com/Search/cm9jayBzY2hvb2wsIHR1cm4gaXQgdXA%3d/0”
“Black Diamonds Kid Band, 9-12, Win First Place At The Hard Rock Cafe, Boston! Wow, the talent at the Music On And Up showcase at the Hard Rock Cafe was amazing! The judges had a really hard job to do - but in the end it was Black Diamonds who came out on top! Hard Rock Black Diamonds FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRLog (Press Release) – Oct 25, 2010 – DeAngelis Studio at Hard Rock Cafe, Boston MA: The boys of Black Diamonds are still smiling! They went to The Hard Rock Cafe last night just to have fun, enjoy the experience, play, and make new friends and wow, they ended up taking it all!”
“A Head Start on Rocking Out Henry is the lead guitarist for the Black Diamonds, a band formed at the DeAngelis Studio of Music and Arts in February 2009 as part of its Rock School program, which brings talented music students together to teach them how to play live. Nancy Burger, the woman who noticed him, and her husband, Mike DeAngelis, own the studio. The band featured Henry; drummer Nick Calnan, age 11; lead singer A.J. Marks, 11; and bass player Wolfgang DeAngelis, Mike and Nancy’s son, who was just 7. After putting in some rehearsal time, the boys hit the stage for their first show at J.P. McBride’s, a downtown pub that shut down its usual operations on a Sunday for the occasion. The show was a hit. Since then, the band has played KidsFest in Haverhill, the Salisbury Sand & Sea Festival, and the Topsfield Fair. Last month they played their biggest gig yet, EarthFest in Boston. ”
“Haverhill kids rock in Berlin The average age of its members is 10, and they've already achieved a measure of international fame. Lead singer AJ Marks and drummer Nick Calnan are 12. Guitarist Henry McIntyre is 10 and bass player Wolfgang Burger is 8. It would be a mistake to describe Black Diamonds as a bunch of "cute little kids playing cutesy little songs." These guys play with power and precision. They performed July 23 at a major festival in Berlin, the 50th annual Deutsch-Amerikanisches Volksfest. The festival began 50 years ago, when the United States armed forces still occupied a sector of Berlin. The purpose of Volksfest is to promote friendship between Americans and Germans, said Nancy Burger, who operates DeAngelis Studio of Music and Arts in Lafayette Square with her husband, Mike DeAngelis. This cultural event is popular in Germany. The U.S. ambassador himself, Philip Murphy, spoke for several minutes, Burger said.”