It has been confirmed that NWBHM legends Diamond Head will be appearing at the U.K. Sonisphere Festival on July 8 along with Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax. This is pretty cool considering that Diamond Head has been cited as a major influence on all four bands, as further proven by the Big Four’s song choice for their epic jam.
Diamond Head guitarist Brian Tatler had the following to say about the announcement:
“Diamond Head have been given the fantastic opportunity of opening for the ‘Big Four’ at this year’s Sonisphere festival, Knebworth on Friday 8th July. This will be Diamond Head’s biggest-ever show and myself and the other band members are very excited and looking forward to what will be an historic event.
Knebworth is one of those venues you only dream of playing. I saw Led Zeppelin there in 1979 and never imagined that one day I would be on that stage, it proves the saying ‘anything is possible’! It also means I get to see my friends in Metallica and Megadeth once again which is always fun; I owe both Lars Ulrich and Dave Mustaine a beer.”
Seeing as how The Big Four will actually have Diamond Head present at the show, could U.K. fans expect another “Am I Evil?” jam? Guess we’ll have to wait to find out.