Once they did sign to a major label, MCA proved to be the wrong label, forcing the band to sound more commercial. Megadeth with Diamond Head singer Sean Harris covering the Diamond Head classic during the 19th October 1990 Wembley Arena Clash of the Titans gig. 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Tatler and Harris also took part in a group encore of "Seek and Destroy". A new Diamond Head album was planned and Mad Hat Studio in Wolverhampton was booked along with producer Andy Scarth. ", Many reasons have been cited why Diamond Head never achieved significant commercial success,[according to whom?] The band's rhythm guitarist Adrian Mills left the band and was replaced with Andy 'Abbz' Abberley, previously in Cannock band Chase with drummer Karl Wilcox. Diamond Head at The Waterloo Music Bar + Rock Goddess, The Waterloo Music Bar, Waterloo Rd, Blackpool FY4 2AF, UK. Get your tickets now for this incredible festival and lineup! Brian Tatler is now the only ever-present member in the Diamond Head line-up. By this time Diamond Head had signed to Silver Lining Records and are now managed by Siren Management. Lightning To The Nations 2020 - 40th Anniversary, ANNOUNCE THUNDEROUS 40th ANNIVERSARY RE-RECORDING Duncan struggled to adapt to this new level of scrutiny and was fired after completing just six drum tracks in three weeks. The band tried a more experimental sounding follow-up to Borrowed Time, tentatively titled Making Music which was re-named Canterbury in 1983. Diamond Head headlined a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the NWOBHM at the London Astoria, supported by Witchfynde, Bronz, Praying Mantis and Jaguar. DH are excited to be getting back on stage and rocking out with all the rock and metal fans. Not only are the riffs and songs are classic Diamond Head: the album sounds great too. Particularly since there has been a renewed interest in Diamond Head in recent years. For the Japanese pop band, see, Learn how and when to remove this template message, The $5.98 E.P. Together they played "The Prince", "It's Electric", "Helpless" and "Am I Evil?". On 5 December 2011 Brian Tatler and Sean Harris joined Metallica onstage at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco to celebrate Metallica's 30th Anniversary. Diamond Head’s next dates of the UK leg are Purfleet, Essex this Saturday (18th) as part of Metal Waves 2. Get your tickets and we shall unleash evil in an entirely new level! Read more. Stand out tracks are the opener Bones and Set my Soul on Fire. 2; Places We return to the Craufurd Arms in 2021 to bring the lightning once again! They reworked the old songs and began recording a 4 track acoustic EP although this ended up taking two years and by the time it came out on the bands own label the acoustic phase was over. Colin Kimberley commented Diamond Head got their complex sound from listening to bands like Black Sabbath and Rush and realising that a song with a single riff throughout was not interesting enough. Reg bypassed promoters and booked the venues with a local agent to avoid paying a percentage but with very little promotion for the tour it lost money. Get your tickets, Horns Up and see you down the front! The Best of Diamond Head is a compilation album by the heavy metal band Diamond Head and was released by Half Moon Records in 1999. The album was never finished and when Reg and Linda failed to secure a new record deal, the band fell apart in early 1985. Diamond Head were invited to open that years Monsters of Rock festival and for the first time toured Europe as special guests of Black Sabbath. Brian and Sean continued to write together and in October/November Diamond Head re-convened in a purpose built studio in Lye, West Midlands to record album number 4. A cover of "Helpless" was featured The $5.98 E.P. Diamond Head at the Rescue Rooms + Rock Goddess, Rescue Rooms, Rescue Rooms, Masonic Pl, Goldsmith St, Nottingham NG1 5LB, UK. They performed one gig in Northampton under the name Magnetic AKA but a deal failed to materialize and it all fell apart. Meanwhile Diamond Head will continue their European tour with replacement singer, the Dane, Rasmus Bon Anderson. Sean Harris's mother (Linda Harris) persuaded her boss and boyfriend (Reg Fellows) to come and see the band with a view to investing in them. Diamond Head are coming to Blackpool along with Rock Goddess. Once the two-week UK tour was over Sean and Brian were told to start writing the next album. The management thought that it should be perceived as a 'demo' album, so no fancy sleeve was required, making it very cheap to produce.  Pete Winkelman tried to broker a deal with RCA records for 'new' band that would feature Sean, Karl Wilcox, Pete & Danny Vuckovic. This didn't go down well with everyone and when in 2003 Sean failed to get a deal for the album (which had cost around £16,000 of Sean and Brian's money to make) things went quiet. The timing was perfect with the emergence of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal. It is believed that tapes were passed onto various labels, but when the debut album entitled "Lightning To The Nations" failed to secure a record deal, the management decided that they would release 1000 copies of the album on an independent label (also owned by Muff Murfin) called 'Happy Face Records'. June 18, 2019 - Brian Tatler was in the Snakepit at Metallica Worldwired, Etihad Stadium, Manchester. The earliest known recordings of these songs are a rehearsal demo recorded at then-bassist Ron McGovney's house in March 1982. Diamond Head stay true to their heritage! An EP called "Diamond Lights" was recorded quickly to help pay towards the expenses. Edinburgh Diamond Head will return to you in 2021 with a vengeance! A&R man Charlie Eyre convened a meeting in MCA's boardroom after the tour and said "unless you change your management we will drop you". Tatler had this to say about original singer Sean Harris – “Sean Harris the singer was the best thing and possibly the worst thing about Diamond Head." Brian Tatler of Diamond Head fame is something of a living legend - despite his metal god status though, he was unwilling to talk shit about Lars Ulrich. Sean Harris original lead singer of Diamond Head interviewed on local Birmingham radio station circa 1980. The original stereo master tapes were lost after they were sent to the German record company, Woolfe Records, who released a vinyl version of the album with a new sleeve. Thus while other new wave of British heavy metal bands were signed to major labels and headlining their own tours, Diamond Head remained independent. and "Helpless" with the original Diamond Head members on 5 November 1992 at NEC Arena in Birmingham.  Also, while successful bands like Iron Maiden and Def Leppard were managed by established music management, Diamond Head were managed by Reg Fellows and the lead singer's mother, neither of whom had managed a band before. The album was packaged in a plain sleeve with no title or track listings, and 250 copies were signed by each band member. came in 1984 as part of the Creeping Death 12" single paired with another NWOBHM classic "Blitzkrieg", by the band of the same name. Diamond Head comes to The Junction in Cambridge! All previously purchased tickets remain valid, and new tickets are also available, Diamond Head at The Junction + Rock Goddess, The Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge CB1 7GX, UK. Subscribe to our mailing list to be part of the Diamond Head "Evil Legion". The first CD in the set was newly recorded covers, one of which was Diamond Head's "It's Electric". Its was Diamond Head's "Difficult third album". Diamond Head at The Craufurd Arms + Rock Goddess, The Craufurd Arms, 59 Stratford Rd, Wolverton, Milton Keynes MK12 5LT, UK. With their genre-defining debut album Lightning To The Nations, Diamond Head became the band who influenced and opened gates for many metal bands. Work began on their eighth studio album The Coffin Train in mid 2016 and it was released in May 2019. Diamond Head. Recorded within six hours on a four-track, one of which was sent to Geoff Barton at Sounds. Later that year Diamond Head and Sean Harris finally went their separate ways. Behind the scenes all was not well and the reunion was short lived as they were on the verge of splitting up as soon as the record was released. Get Evil! focused mainly on their change in musical direction with Canterbury and their delay in obtaining a record deal. Reg also hired the Wolverhampton chapter of Hell's Angels to perform security duties on the whole tour. Lars Ulrich said that there was "a pretty good chance that none of us would be here" without Brian Tatler before playing the song. New Wave Of British Heavy Metal pioneers DIAMOND HEAD have explained the end of their working relationship with MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine.. Diamond Head as special guests at the Barrowlands with Saxon, Barrowland Ballroom, 244 Gallowgate, Glasgow G4 0TT, UK. Rasmus Bom Andersen is a great singer with an almost Chris Cornell kind of sound at times. As a group, they are credited as producers and session musicians on every Hitomi Yaida release until 2005 when Diamond Head was dissolved and each individual artist received their own credits from then on, with Murata Akira taking over the bulk of her sound production from Katoaka who left Aozora in 2005. 'Am I Evil' was written in 1979. The band took part in the 70,000 Tons Of Metal cruise round the Caribbean and toured the US and Europe. Diamond head are coming to Manchester alongside the mighty Saxon headlining the Manchester Apollo! In the end Diamond Head only agreed to make one single for Pete, a re-recorded version of Sweet & Innocent b/w Streets of Gold, which came out around October 1980. Diamond Head is an English heavy metal band formed in 1976 in Stourbridge, England. It is a superb lineup and going to be immense! But honestly the whole album is brilliant. Brian Tatler formed the band with Duncan Scott while both still at school in June 1976. Diamond Head are extremely excited to return to Bang Your Head in 2021 to smash out a powerful set to celebrate 40, well now 41, years of Lightning To The Nations and also 25 years of Bang Your Head. The singer is Rasmus and he is a great singer, kinda got a Sean Harris vibe to him. In January, 1981, Diamond Head successfully opened for April Wine on their UK tour. Following DIAMOND HEAD's performance at the recent Stonedeaf festival in Coddington, United Kingdom, guitarist Brian Tatler spoke with Tony Heare of … My references would have been MOTÖRHEAD [and] JUDAS PRIEST with 'Exciter' and 'Sinner'. The last gig Diamond played was at Milton Keynes Bowl opening for Metallica. But honestly the whole album is brilliant. Tickets go live on May the 1st on www.planetrock.com. Diamond Head at Bannermans Bar + Rock Goddess, Bannerman's Bar, 212 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1NQ, UK. In 1979/80 Diamond Head were managed by budding local managers Dave Morris and Ian Frazier. 2002: Acoustic First Cuts (EP) Mixing : Added by: inbeeritrust: Modified by: Terri23: Added on: 2011-04-11 08:32:54: Last modified on: 2018-09 … The band did two UK tours and eventually Death and Progress was released in June 1993 featuring guest contributions by Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath and Dave Mustaine of Megadeth. Then once all the bass parts had been recorded to Mike's exacting standards Colin quit Diamond Head. Diamond Head are thrilled to be joining the line up for Golden Age Rock Festival. . This article is about the British heavy metal band. In 1990 Pete Winkelman encourage Sean to make another Diamond Head record and so put Sean and Brian back in touch after a long break. An ambitious UK tour was planned for the summer by Reg and Linda as a way of being perceived as being more popular than they actually were. The album now fell to Sean and Brian to finish causing Sean to almost have a nervous breakdown. Sean and Brian accepted an offer to play the Metal Meltdown festival in New Jersey on April 5th 2002 (Diamond Head's first US show). He advised the band to change management and leave Reg and Linda behind but because of Sean's loyalty to his mother, this advice fell on deaf ears. "The Prince" was also played, but the tape ran out too soon to catch it. This is the band's most comprehensive attempt at a definitive greatest hits. Raismes Fest, Avenue du Château, 59590 Raismes, France, Diamond Head are excited to return to Raismes Fest in September 2021! It has an interesting timing and a superb riff. Their first MCA album, Borrowed Time, featured a lavish Rodney Matthews-illustrated gatefold sleeve based on the album's Elric theme and was the most expensive sleeve commissioned by MCA at the time. In Jan/Feb 1984 Diamond Head did an 18 date UK tour which lost money.  This album too received excellent reviews and Diamond Head performed at many prestigious Rock and Metal Festivals including Wacken, Hellfest, Bloodstock, Rock Hard, Rocklahoma and Stonedeaf as well as touring with Saxon and Black Star Riders. Exclusive pre-sale only on August 5th with no booking fee!! During the Wherever We May Roam Tour Metallica played "Am I Evil?" Diamond Head toured the UK and began work on their self titled album Diamond Head (Diamond Head album) it was released in 2016 to fantastic critical acclaim. The Cluny Venue, 36 Lime St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2PQ, UK. Barely out of school and vehemently opposed to joining the cover band pub circuit, the fledgling young band also had the heyday of punk rock to contend with and were forced to develop … Dave put some money into the band and tried to get the band a record deal, Ian took to driving the band around the UK when on tour. 2 people found this helpful. The band was part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement and is acknowledged by thrash metal bands such as Metallica and Megadeth as an important early influence.. Influential and iconic heavy metal band, Diamond Head released their new, self-titled album April 22nd in Europe. The official recordings of "Am I Evil? The album entered the UK Rock & Metal Albums Chart at number 5, ten places higher than the band's self-titled album. The album was somewhat successful commercially, climbing to No 24 in the UK album charts. Recommended through a friend, Brian asked Rasmus Bom Andersen, a Danish born singer living in London, to audition for Diamond Head. One person found this helpful. The Metal Up Your Ass live demo, recorded in November of that year, featured a live rendition of "Am I Evil?". Golden Age Rock, Rue Ransonnet 2, 4020 Liège, Belgium. It made number 32 in the charts (less than Borrowed Time) and it was noted that the album cost more to make but sold less. Diamond Head formed in Stourbridge, England, in 1976 by schoolmates Brian Tatler (guitar) and Duncan Scott (drums). Of … See you all soon! Diamond Head (Phil Manzanera album), a 1975 album by Phil Manzanera; Diamondhead, a 2008 album by jazz saxophonist David "Fathead" Newman "Diamond Head", an instrumental song by The Beach Boys from the 1968 album Friends "Diamond Head" (song), an instrumental song by The Ventures from the 1964 album Walk, Don't Run, Vol. In addition, though many of their NWOBHM brethren toured the United States in the 1980s, Diamond Head did not set foot on US soil until 2002, performing one show at Metal Meltdown IV, New Jersey. , Metallica performed "Am I Evil?" Stand out tracks are the opener Bones and Set my Soul on Fire. onstage over 750 times. in 2008 Nick announced that he and his family were going to emigrate to Brisbane. Coming back to the Live Rooms in Chester for the first time since 2014 and coming back with a vengeance! The only mail-order advertisement appeared in Sounds and ran for six weeks. A difference of opinions about how to manage Diamond Head followed, which eventually led to Dave Morris and Ian Frazier quitting their role as management, and the job fell solely to Reg and Linda. The band's latest album, All Will Be Revealed, was released in 2005, but was very different from their early material. Brian Tatler formed the band with Duncan Scott while both still at school in June 1976. Diamond Head will be joined by special guests Rock Goddess, Tygers Of Pan Tang and Weapon UK The singer is Rasmus and he is a great singer, kinda got a Sean Harris vibe to him. A link up with agent Neil Warnock at The Agency secured Diamond Head a Friday night slot on the Reading festival bill in 1982, albeit as late and unadvertised replacements for Manowar. "I could never work out why Sabbath sounded so much heavier than every other band, but this album was the first album recorded in dropped C sharp [an alternative guitar tuning with a heavier tone]. We hope you are ready for this! Reunited NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) legends DIAMOND HEAD have issued a follow-up statement regarding their decision to part ways with singer Sean Harris. They found singer Sean Harris, who was in the same year, and went through three bass players before settling on Collin Kimberley in 1978. Diamond Head never achieved the éclat of noteworthies Judas Priest and Iron Maiden, but in their own way they were equally influential on Metal's development in the 1980s. It is a superb lineup and going to be immense! The band recorded two self-financed demo tapes in 1979. Patti Pavilion, Mumbles Rd, Swansea SA1 4PQ, UK, Rescheduled due to the 2020 pandemicwe return to have revenge on 2020 at the Patti Pavilion, Swansea on Sunday 25 April 2021 "I think that's partly due to our new singer, Ras (Rasmus Bom Andersen), who joined in 2014," Tatler says of the band garnering new found and long overdue attention. 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