The metal band, Diamond Plate, is currently on the road supporting Death Angel’s North American headline tour with 3 Inches of Blood, Battlecross and Revocation. While they’re on this tour, the band will be doing an exclusive Road Blog for us. You can check out the band’s second blog and pictures, after the break.
Touring requires a pretty substantial amount of energy expenditure. ‘Sex, drugs, & rock n roll’ is a cliche that is still very much a part of life on the road for a young band. It might not be 1973, but there are a lot of good times out there and you never have to look too hard to find them.
Playing live is an experience that we use to push ourselves and our instruments to absolute limits. At every show we succeed in destroying some part of our bodies, gear, and/or anything around us. Add in the good times every night and the chances of surviving a tour are diminished even more.
Here’s the key to raging as hard as we do for days on end – diet. It makes sense that the more energy you give out, the more you have to take in to keep the machine going. The better you treat your body with food, the better it will treat you when you’re banging your head (or a girl you meet at the show) on or off the stage every night.
Here are 3 meals we make on the Winnebago that are badass for a number of reasons: they’re healthy, ridiculously cheap to make, and taste good as fuck when you’re feeling dazed and confused.
Crack one egg into one can of tuna, with any spices/seasonings you like. Mix together well, and cook on a frying pan. Toast two pieces of low calorie bread, and flavor the burger with soy sauce or barbecue sauce to finish it off.
25 grams of carbohydrates, 35 grams of protein, 9 grams of fat.
All the ingredients divided up amount to less than $1.50 per burger.
In an empty cup, mix one egg with a scoop of protein powder (any flavor rules – vanilla, chocolate, cafe mocha, banana) and 2-3 tablespoons of water. Mix it up REALLY well, put in on a frying pan and cook it like a regular pancake. Once you flip it, add a serving of peanut butter on top to melt. Serve with a side of 2 eggs.
9 grams of carbohydrates, 49 grams of protein, 30 grams of fat with peanut butter (15 grams of fat without the peanut butter)
If you want to get full as hell, add some carbs with a 1/4 cup of oatmeal a little more water into the pancake mix.
Protein Peanut Butter Pudding
1 scoop of protein powder (again – any flavor you want), 2 tablespoons of peanut butter, and add enough water to make it into a thick spread. Serve with 2 pieces of bread.
25 grams of carbohydrates, 36 grams of protein, 17 grams of fat
This one is the easiest to make at the end of a good night, and we usually toss in anything we can to put it over the top – almonds, nuts, bananas, granola, etc.
Check us out on tour with Death Angel, 3 Inches of Blood, Battlecross, and Revocation – thanks for supporting heavy music!
-Konrad Kupiec DIAMOND PLATE
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