Metal always was a slightly open-ended musical sub-category, but the genre is sorely lacking a breakthrough band fronted by a woman – until now. Meet Priya Panda, lead singer of Toronto’s Diemonds, signed to Underground Operations (the label that first brought you Lights, Protest The Hero and more) for their Never Wanna Die album. Priya is causing quite a stir, becoming just the 2nd female-fronted band in 24 years to be nominated in the Hard Rock/Heavy Metal category at this year’s JUNO Awards, happening in Calgary from April 1-3rd.
Diemonds teamed up Cancer Bats for this heavy “metadly”, in celebration of both bands’ heavy metal album of the year Juno nominations. Here’s their take on The JUNO Awards’ Single Of The Year nominees: “Can’t Feel My Face” by The Weeknd, “What Do You Mean?” by Justin Bieber, “Hotline Bling” by Drake, “Here” by Alessia Cara and “Clothes Off” by Ria Mae.