DIAMOND HEAD

NWoBHM / Heavy Metal / Hard Rock • United Kingdom
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Diamond Head are a British heavy metal band formed in 1976 in Stourbridge, England. They were one of the leading members of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) and are acknowledged by later bands like Metallica and Megadeth as an important early influence.

Formed by school friends Tatler and Harris, the band recorded and released self-financed demo tapes in 1977 and 1979 and with their unique sound and quality of song writing gained enough attention to tour as support with AC/DC and Iron Maiden. A clutch of record companies fought to sign the band, while their first album, variously known as " The White Album" or Lightning to the Nations, was released by the band via mail-order only in 1980 by their own Happy Face Records. Each plain label LP featured the signature of one or other of the band members and has become on of the most
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Lightning To The Nations: White AlbumLightning To The Nations: White Album
Hne 2016
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Lightning To The Nations: White AlbumLightning To The Nations: White Album
High Roller Import 2019
$34.95
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Diamond Head : Electric EvilDiamond Head : Electric Evil
Secret Records 2014
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The Coffin TrainThe Coffin Train
Silver Lining Music 2019
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Am I Evil: Best ofAm I Evil: Best of
Spectrum Audio Uk 2013
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Borrowed TimeBorrowed Time
Universal 2018
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What's In Your Head?What's In Your Head?
Danger In Sound 2013
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To the Devil His DueTo the Devil His Due
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Mvd Visual 2006
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Best of: Diamond HeadBest of: Diamond Head
Half Moon Uk 2001
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It's ElectricIt's Electric
Snapper Uk 2006
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DIAMOND HEAD albums / top albums

DIAMOND HEAD Lightning to the Nations album cover 4.05 | 26 ratings
Lightning to the Nations
NWoBHM 1980
DIAMOND HEAD Borrowed Time album cover 3.71 | 7 ratings
Borrowed Time
NWoBHM 1982
DIAMOND HEAD Canterbury album cover 3.50 | 5 ratings
Canterbury
NWoBHM 1983
DIAMOND HEAD Death & Progress album cover 3.25 | 2 ratings
Death & Progress
Heavy Metal 1993
DIAMOND HEAD All Will Be Revealed album cover 3.00 | 2 ratings
All Will Be Revealed
Heavy Metal 2005
DIAMOND HEAD What's in Your Head? album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
What's in Your Head?
Hard Rock 2007
DIAMOND HEAD Diamond Head album cover 2.50 | 2 ratings
Diamond Head
Hard Rock 2016
DIAMOND HEAD The Coffin Train album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Coffin Train
Heavy Metal 2019

DIAMOND HEAD EPs & splits

DIAMOND HEAD Diamond Lights album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Diamond Lights
NWoBHM 1981
DIAMOND HEAD Four Cuts album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Four Cuts
NWoBHM 1982
DIAMOND HEAD To Heaven From Hell album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
To Heaven From Hell
NWoBHM 1997

DIAMOND HEAD live albums

DIAMOND HEAD The Friday Rock Show Sessions / Live at Reading album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Friday Rock Show Sessions / Live at Reading
NWoBHM 1992
DIAMOND HEAD Evil Live album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Evil Live
Heavy Metal 1993
DIAMOND HEAD Live in the Heat of the Night album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live in the Heat of the Night
NWoBHM 2000
DIAMOND HEAD It's Electric album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
It's Electric
Heavy Metal 2006

DIAMOND HEAD demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

DIAMOND HEAD 1977 Demo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
1977 Demo
Hard Rock 1977
DIAMOND HEAD 1979 Demo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
1979 Demo
NWoBHM 1979

DIAMOND HEAD re-issues & compilations

DIAMOND HEAD Am I Evil album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Am I Evil
NWoBHM 1987
DIAMOND HEAD Sweet & Innocent album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sweet & Innocent
Heavy Metal 1988
DIAMOND HEAD Singles album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Singles
NWoBHM 1992
DIAMOND HEAD Best of Diamond Head album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Best of Diamond Head
NWoBHM 1999
DIAMOND HEAD Diamond Nights album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Diamond Nights
NWoBHM 2000
DIAMOND HEAD Am I Evil?: The Diamond Head Anthology album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Am I Evil?: The Diamond Head Anthology
NWoBHM 2004

DIAMOND HEAD singles (3)

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Shoot Out The Lights
NWoBHM 1980
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Sweet & Innocent
NWoBHM 1980
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Waited too long
NWoBHM 1981

DIAMOND HEAD movies (DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS)

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4.00 | 1 ratings
To the Devil His Due
NWoBHM 2006

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DIAMOND HEAD Lightning to the Nations

Album · 1980 · NWoBHM
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Originally released simply titled DIAMOND HEAD in 1980 it has since been renamed after the first track LIGHTNING TO THE NATIONS. This band was another one of those influential NWOBHM bands that despite being in the top ranks didn't quite see their just dessert until Metallica covered some of the best tracks such as “Am I Evil” on their debut album. For whatever reason they couldn't find a record contract and had to resort to starting their own record label. This album was their debut and for financial reasons only released 1000 copies. Once the band became recognized as the influential entitiy it was it created a huge interest for collectors wanting to get a copy of one of the original releases.

What we get here musically is some standard NWOBHM with the obvious influences ranging from Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Judas Priest. I personally think this album is often overrated in the influence department. Very good it is, but by the time this hit the market Iron Maiden, Angel Witch, Saxon and even Def Leppard were in the same league and I actually prefer their early albums to this one. This is one of those influential albums that I actually prefer less than the bands that would be influenced by them such as Metallica or Megadeth, however I don't want to deprive this band of the dues owed them simply because the album doesn't satisfy me on some profound level. The songs here are well written and well performed and if you get the remastered CD you will also be treated to seven tracks from their earlier EP s that seem more influential to me because of the much earlier date in which they were recorded and released. Definitely a worthy addition to any metal collection.

DIAMOND HEAD Lightning to the Nations

Album · 1980 · NWoBHM
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The debut album from Diamond Head is a set of seven NWOBHM classics which the record companies of the era were utter fools to reject. Sean Harris has a knack for delivering vocals are smoother and a little more soulful than folk often expect of NWOBHM material, which helps on songs like Sucking My Love, but on material like Am I Evil? he is more than capable of stepping up the grit. The diverse range of styles offered on the album becomes a weakness at some points - not all of the band's stylistic experiments are 100% successful and the album gets a little bogged down after Am I Evil? - but it's still worth a spin if you're into NWOBHM.

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