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Diamond Head

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Band Photo: Diamond Head (?)

Formed: 1976
From: Stourbridge, United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Diamond Head News

Below is our complete Diamond Head news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Diamond Head Post Two New Songs Online

Two full-length tracks from NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) legends DIAMOND HEAD's upcoming "What's In Your Head?" — "This Planet and Me" and "Skin on Skin" — have been posted online on the group's official website.

"What's In Your Head?" was previously described by the band as "a powerful but varied collection of songs." Other songtitles set to appear on the album include "Nothing to Lose" ("an hypnotic track with great lyrics from [singer] Nick Tart"), and "Reign Supreme" ("the heaviest track DIAMOND HEAD have recorded since 'Am I Evil?'").

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Diamond Head Announce New Italian And UK Dates

NWOBHM legends DIAMOND HEAD have announced more live dates for 2007 including their first Italian date and a pair of UK dates. The band promises that more Italian dates are coming soon. Upcoming Diamond Head live dates include:

14 - Community Hall in Koenigshofen, Germany (Keep It True VIII)
19 - The Robin in Wolverhampton, UK (with DEMON)
21 - The Twist in Colchester, UK
28 - Sottosopra Rock Club in Padova, Italy

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Diamond Head To Release "It's Electric" Live Album

Prior to the release of their upcoming live DVD, DIAMOND HEAD will issue a new live album, entitled "It's Electric", through Secret Records on June 26. The album was recorded at London's Astoria theatre on November 4, 2005, and features a mixture of classic tracks and new material. It is the second DIAMOND HEAD album to feature singer Nick Tart, who made his debut on 2005's critically acclaimed album "All Will Be Revealed". The full track listing for "It's Electric" is as follows:

01. Am I Evil (intro)
02. It's Electric
03. Give It To Me
04. The Prince
05. Mine All Mine
06. Lightning To The Nations
07. Fallen Angel
08. To The Devil His Due
09. Alimony
10. I Can't Help Myself
11. Sucking My Love
12. Streets Of Gold
13. Helpless
14. Am I Evil
15. In The Heat Of The Night More...

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Diamond Head To Shoot First DVD

NWOBHM legends DIAMOND HEAD will be filming the London Astoria show on Friday, November 4 for the band's first-ever live DVD. It will be released by Secret Films next year. The set times have been revised for the show as follows:

JAGUAR: 5:10 p.m. – 5:40 p.m.
BRONZ: 6:00 p.m. - 6.30 p.m.
PRAYING MANTIS: 6:50 p.m. – 7:35 p.m.
WITCHFYNDE: 7:55 p.m. – 8:40 p.m.
DIAMOND HEAD: 9:00 p.m. – 10:15 p.m.

DIAMOND HEAD recently inked a deal with Cargo Records. The label will be releasing the group's long-awaited new CD, "All Will Be Revealed", on October 31. Anybody who missed out on one of the pre-release copies will now be able to buy this commercially available version from all good record stores and online shops.

"All Will Be Revealed" was produced by Brian Tatler (guitar) and Karl Wilcox (drums).

DIAMOND HEAD completed a European tour earlier in the year with MEGADETH — the group's first with new singer Nick Tart and rhythm guitarist Adrian Mills. The band's current lineup is completed by Eddie Moohan (bass).

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NWOBHM Anniversary Show At The Astoria

Diamond Head, Praying Mantis, Jaguar and Witchfynde will team up for a special New Wave Of British Heavy Metal anniversary show in London. It happens at the Astoria on November 4.

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Original Priest Singer Completes New Solo Album

Original JUDAS PRIEST singer Al Atkins has completed work on his fifth solo album, entitled "Demon Deceiver".

The CD, which features artwork by MAGNUM bassist Al Barrow (who also runs Generic Designs), was pieced together over the last ten months with the help of South African guitarist Mike de Jager, Simon Lees (BUDGIE; once voted guitarist of the year by Guitar magazine), Brian Tatler (DIAMOND HEAD), bassist Pete Emms (THE VASELINE RATS), and drummers Adrian Badland and Mick Hales. Among the songs scheduled to appear on the album is "Drown", which is said to be a duet between Al and the Kansas-based vocalist/guitarist Johnny Lokke.

Atkins' band THE DENIAL, also featuring ex-IRON MAIDEN/PRAYING MANTIS guitarist Dennis Stratton, is currently on a break while the members pursue other projects. Al is also said to be finishing off his book he is writing about the early years of JUDAS PRIEST, entitled "Dawn of the Metal Gods".

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Diamond Head Updates On New Singer, Tour

Steve from DIAMOND HEAD has sent this message out:

Just thought I'd get in touch to let you know what's happening in the Diamond Head camp.

2003/4 was a testing time, off the back of succesful touring a new album was recorded but the dreaded musical differences reared it's ugly head and the band came to a hault and the album has been currently shelved. Sean Harris had new ideas to launch the album and band which proved impossible to work with thus the band decided to move on and found a stunning new singer in NICK TART. A brand new 12 track album has been be recorded which will be released in the early part of this year with the band touring to support it's release, dates around the world will be considered.

First tour venture for 2005 is to go out in the UK as special guests to Megadeth in February for 8 dates, the band will tour the UK with their own dates after the album release. Approaches have been made and discussions are in place with various festivals around Europe.

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Diamond Head To Open For Megadeth In UK

Veteran NWOBHM heroes Diamond Head are to open for Megadeth on their UK/Irish tour, the dates for which are: Dublin Ambassador February 1, Belfast Ulster Hall 2, Glasgow Academy 3, Birmingham Academy 4, Nottingham Rock City 5, Manchester Academy 7, London Astoria 8/9. This will be a chance for Diamond Head fans to see the band's new line-up, which includes vocalist Nick Tart.

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Diamond Head Explain Decision To Fire Singer

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. The statement reads as follows:

Since the success of the acoustic dates in 2000, events have moved on rapidly-for Diamond Head at least! With the recording of a new album during 2002 things would have appeared on the surface going well. It is therefore somewhat ironic that the band has had to confront arguably the most fundamental upheaval since its very formation — a Diamond Head without Sean Harris.

Times and people move on, personal and professional objectives change and as we have got older (and hopefully wiser!), we all invariably move towards differing agendas.

As musicians we recently reached that regrettable but sometimes inevitable point where our respective business and creative visions for the band were rapidly and irreconcilably diverging. To compromise in such a situation would have meant all parties concerned feeling dissatisfied with the end result.The band would have surely stagnated and imploded.

Therefore after a great deal of soul searching we have decided to carry on without Sean as singer. We wish him all the luck in the world with his future ventures and projects.

Over the last few years it has been gratifying, humbling and downright flattering to see the huge ongoing interest, constant support and open affection people have for the band and our music. So much so that if only for those people we are fully determined to forge ahead with Diamond Head.

We have found a brilliant new singer in Nick Tart and the songs we have written thus far have been created with a natural ease and enthusiasm; what could be termed classic Diamond Head tempered with a very contemporary sound.

We are sure that once the fans have heard the fruits of our labours they will continue to support us as they have in the past.

The album — as yet untitled — is due out Spring 05.

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Wacken Open Air Festival DVD Info

Armageddon Over Wacken
Various Artists
Street Date: October 19, 2004
Catalog Number: CMU 61127

Wacken Open Air is a yearly metal festival held in the small farming town of Wacken, Germany.The festival started out 14 years ago and has now amassed an attendance up to 35,000 people and is the largest metal gathering in Europe. Crash Music is proud to release the live concert two DVD set.

The DVD includes performances by many well known metal gods such as Twisted Sister, Saxon, Nile, The Crown, Testament, Vader, In Flames, Gamma Ray and many more. Also includes backstage and behind the scenes footage of the Wacken Open Air festival. The DVD was shot in 5.1 Surround Sound for exceptional audio quality.

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