• Sammie Starr

DIOSA Release Bold and Passionate New Single "Born To Die"

Updated: Nov 15, 2021

Alternative rock band DIOSA release a bold and intense new single "Born To Die" produced by ex-drummer of Upon A Burning Body's Ramon Villarreal that is about to light the genre on fire.



When you look at bands like DIOSA, It's hard to take a genre brush and paint exactly what genre they fit into. Born from a myriad of eclectic tastes that has developed over time, DIOSA knew from a young age what they wanted to do and kept moving from there. While the journey has not always been easy, it has molded and shaped the band you see today. Full of charisma and kaleidoscopic flavor, DIOSA isn't the kind of band that serves to please others when it comes to shaping their sound.

“When people say AC/DC writes the same songs… they are either deaf or don’t listen to them. They got boogie-woogie, blues, that Detroit Mo-town stuff. That’s what I’m trying to do with Diosa. There’s something for everyone. Whether you like pop-punk or classic rock, we’re going to have something for every listener. With the songs this year that we’ve released, they’re all different. I’m very proud of that.”

Following the release of their previous singles of early 2021 at Dark Tone Audio run by ex-drummer of Upon A Burning Body's Ramon Villarreal, their next single has taken a bit of a musical departure from their usual soundscape. Much more professionally packaged lyrically, musically, conceptually, creatively holds no bounds with their new single "Born To Die," as they venture into the realms of alternative rock and rock radio sound.


Following the release of their previous singles of early 2021 at Dark Tone Audio run by ex-drummer of Upon A Burning Body's Ramon Villarreal, their next single has taken a bit of a musical departure from their usual soundscape. Much more professionally packaged lyrically, musically, conceptually, creatively holds no bounds with their new single "Born To Die," as they venture into the realms of alternative rock and rock radio sound.

While much of their sound genre-wise has been comprised of upbeat pop-punk energy within songs such as “My Wake”, “Counting All Of These Yesterdays” to more modern thrash metal elements in “Divine,” “Dying Alone,” and “Iglesia Heretika," DIOSA still has managed to maintain their creative zeal and musical integrity despite their musical dissonance. Prioritizing memorable choruses and thoughtful lyricism, DIOSA comes from a place of a true grit-inspired lifestyle. With captivating hooks inspired by the pre-2000s era, melodic guitars riffs, indulgent harmonies, and artfully crafted guitar solos, their new single "Born To Die" is confidently proving that DIOSA is in a league all of their own.


What made you guys want to start up DIOSA? What was the inspiration behind it?

Justin Estrada (Singer/Guitarist): Growing up, my dad was always listening to music. Bands like Pearl Jam, Megadeth, Janes addiction, Ratt, AC/DC. I’d see VHS tapes he had of bands performing live, Panteras behind the scene’s videos, and a Pearl Jam film of them making and recording an album. I knew at a very young age, being in a band and starting my own band was all I wanted to do with my life.

What are your musical influences? How did you integrate them into your latest single, "Born To Die?" You guys have this quality about your music that takes us back to early 2000s metalcore, that melodically sings back to us in the best of ways, but still has this aggressive bite to it.

Justin Estrada (Singer/Guitarist): Our influences are all over the place. For example Ted Nugent, to Power Trip, or Dire straits to Behemoth. But the main ones are Megadeth, Iron Maiden, Van Halen, Avenged Sevenfold, ZZ Top, Bad Religion, Blink 182, Danzig, Def Leppard, Volbeat, Alice In Chains. We just write what we want to hear, and organically everything we like gets thrown in a song. The aggression that you hear is our passion, the “We want it” attitude. We’re not going to let anything stop us from being the next great rock band.

You guys released a self-titled ep you released a while back, along with a few other singles as well. In what ways is this single "Born to Die" different from these pieces of work you released previously?

Justin Estrada (Singer/Guitarist): I think the difference is better vocals on my part. The instruments, the arrangement of the songs, is basically what we’ve been doing. We just focused more on the vocals, Ramon wrote a great chorus and started the song with the chorus. I don’t write like that, but it was a great experience and a great challenge. It came out as I wanted it, and I’m very proud of it and proud of my band members.

You have been working with an ex-drummer of Upon A Burning Body's Ramon Villarreal of Dark Tone Audio. That's an amazing opportunity. How has that been going for you guys?

Justin Estrada (Singer/Guitarist): Working with Ramon has been a godsend. He pushes us a lot, we need that. He's a great dude and has become one of my best friends within a year. It’s awesome and very motivating to have someone believe in us as Ramon does. I have no idea where the band would be without his help. It’s even more pressure on me to deliver now because he has that much faith in me and I can’t let him down. I promise we’re gonna keep pumping out great songs, the chemistry is too good not to.

Being that these last few tracks this year have expanded your sound, what does this mean to you personally this year?

Justin Estrada (Singer/Guitarist): I like all different types of music like Eddie Cochran and the Marshall Tucker band, or The Smashing pumpkins and Dokken. I hate when bands peg themselves in one genre and stay in that one sound over and over again. We all like more than one genre, Avenged Sevenfold is a great example of a band not afraid to push the boundaries.

They have a ska song and country song all in one album. When people say AC/DC writes the same songs… they are either deaf or don’t listen to them. They got boogie-woogie, blues, that Detroit Mo-town stuff. That’s what I’m trying to do with Diosa. There’s something for everyone. Whether you like pop-punk or classic rock, we’re going to have something for every listener. With the songs this year that we’ve released, they’re all different. I’m very proud of that.

I want to dive into the lyrical meaning of "Born To Die." It's a strong idea that brings hope to keep going after something even if you feel all hope is lost, to keep trying anyway. What brought about this idea?

Justin Estrada (Singer/Guitarist): The lyrical content for "Born to Die" is about struggling in life, self-doubt, and being your own worst critic. My baby brother was going thru some stuff earlier this year. You can only help so much. People need to find the strength to help themselves because sometimes, only you can save yourself. My dad always told me to live my life for you. We get one chance at life. Try your Hardest and shoot for the stars. Go big or go home.

What's next for you guys?

Justin Estrada (Singer/Guitarist): Writing a new EP, getting tighter in live settings, and keep chasing our dreams.



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