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Tag Archives: Diamond Head

Diamond Head’s Brian Tatler talks U.S. tour, new album, Metallica connection

Posted by on October 31, 2016

Arguably, Diamond Head could be considered the #3 most influential band to come out of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement, following closely behind Iron Maiden and Motorhead. Diamond Head is also – and this is unquestionable, essential to the birth of thrash, as evidenced by the not-so-secret heapings of praise and notes […]

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New & Noteworthy, June 24th – The Saw is the Law

Posted by on June 24, 2016

For the second consecutive week, our lead album is one of the most sought-after albums of the year, although this week’s lead is desired for wholly different reasons. It’s a week for intense music, so check out what’s here and enjoy raging!   Whitechapel, Mark of the Blade (Metal Blade) In 2014, Whitechapel released Our Endless War, […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Lightning to the Nations’ by Diamond Head turns 34 years old

Posted by on October 3, 2014

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVid_fLzN5g[/youtube] Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. This is another album worth listening to solely for the influence it had on so many metal bands. Metallica has a famous cover of “Am I Evil?” originally from this album. The album […]

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Rob Zombie covers Metallica’s “Enter Sandman”

Posted by on May 1, 2014

[youtube]http://youtu.be/hekhwWGdzys[/youtube] Did you ever think to yourself “Gee, I wish Rob Zombie would cover Metallica more often.” Well, wish granted. At a show in South Carolina this past Tuesday, Zombie played a partial cover of “Enter Sandman.” I’m not sure how old the kids Zombie gestures to are in the front row, but that speech […]

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Rob Zombie and Korn take Diamond Head’s “Am I Evil?” Head On

Posted by on November 14, 2013

[youtube width=”500″ height=”344″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j53rn8rfsC4[/youtube] We’ve all heard Metallica’s version of Diamond Head’s “Am I Evil?” Finally, now we get to hear a fresh take on the classic. This past Sunday, Korn guitarists James “Munky” Shaffer and Brian “Head” Welch joined Rob Zombie on stage to surprise the South Dakota crowd with their version of the song. Rob […]

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Christian Mistress’ Reuben Storey Discusses The Limitations Of Being “Defined”

Posted by on February 17, 2012

It’s unfair to define Christian Mistress as a NWOFHM-revival band. While you can certainly hear their influences in the music, the Olympia, WA group’s mixture of classic and modern heavy rock is a refreshing change from what’s being released in today’s active rock scene. Christian Mistress first gained critical acclaim with 2010’s Agony & Opium. […]

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Former Diamond Head/ UFO Drummer Robbie France Passes Away

Posted by on January 17, 2012

It has been confirmed that drummer Robbie France, best known for his work in Diamond Head and UFO, passed away last Saturday, January 14. Details regarding his death have to be revealed. However, Diamond Head essentially confirmed the news via a short tribute posted on their Facebook page. France was 53 years old. France may […]

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Metallica Joined Onstage By Jason Newsted, Perform Unreleased Song During First Night Of 30th Anniversary Shows

Posted by on December 6, 2011

Metallica promised lots of surprises for fans during their intimate 30th Anniversary shows at the Filmore in San Francisco. And last night, during the first night out of four, Metallica did not disappoint. Among many of the surprise guests was none other than former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted. This marked the first time Newsted, who […]

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This Time, The Big 4 Jam WITH Diamond Head

Posted by on July 11, 2011

Last Friday (July 8), Metallica were once again joined onstage by members of Megadeth, Slayer, and Anthrax for the UK edition of the Sonisphere Festival. While they went back to performing Diamond Head’s “Am I Evil?,” a trend they changed in Germany and Italy, this time around the Big 4 brought in a special guest: […]

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Diamond Head To Embark On First-Ever U.S. Tour

Posted by on June 15, 2011

Considering how influential they were to the Big 4, it’s somewhat surprisingly that Diamond Head haven’t toured the U.S. until now. But this coming Fall, the NWOBHM legends will indeed embark on their first tour of the States ever. Though they had been inactive from 1985 to 1991, and then again from 1994 to 2000, […]

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