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Diamond Head
Diamond Head

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. Diamond Head Band File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Diamond Head Band File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Heavy metal is a genre of rock music that emerged as a defined musical style in the 1970s, having its roots in hard rock bands which, between 1967 and 1974, took blues and rock to create a hybrid with a thick, heavy, guitar-and-drums-centered sound, characterised by the... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1976 calendar). ... Map sources for Stourbridge at grid reference SO8883 Stourbridge is a town in the West Midlands, England. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the United Kingdom (light green), with the Republic of Ireland (blue) to its west Languages None official English de facto Capital None official London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked... The New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) emerged in the late 1970s, in part a reaction to the decline of traditional heavy metal bands such as Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Black Sabbath. ... Metallica is an American heavy metal band formed in October 1981. ... Megadeth is an American speed/heavy/Thrash metal band led by Dave Mustaine. ...

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Early history

The band released demo tapes in 1977 and 1979 and gained enough attention through radio play to tour with AC/DC and Iron Maiden. Their first album, Lightning to the Nations, was released in 1980 with Happy Face Records and its success led to a deal with MCA Records in 1981. Two more albums, Borrowed Time and Canterbury, followed in 1982 and 1982 before the band split up for the first time in 1985. For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... AC/DC is a hard rock band formed in Sydney, Australia in November, 1973 by rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young and his brother, lead guitarist Angus Young. ... Iron Maiden is a New Wave of British heavy metal band from East London. ... Lightning to the Nations is a recording by Diamond Head. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... The Music Corporation of America, commonly known as MCA, is a United States based corporation in the music business. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Borrowed Time is a recording by Diamond Head. ... Canterbury is a recording by Diamond Head. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ...


Later history

In 1991 Tatler and Harris reformed Diamond Head and went on to release the album Death and Progress in 1993, featuring contributions by Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath and Dave Mustaine of Megadeth. In 1994 the band split again and did not reform until 2002. During which time they did a tour with Megadeth, who'd also re-formed after Mustaine had recovered enough to be able to play guitar again. After news of work on a new album, fans were surprised to hear of the departure of Sean Harris in 2004 and his replacement by Nick Tart. Brian Tatler is now the only ever-present member in the Diamond Head line-up. The band's latest album, All Will Be Revealed, was released in 2005, but was very different from their early material, and was considered a disappointment by most NWOBHM fans. 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is in need of attention. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Tony Iommi Frank Anthony Tony Iommi (born February 19, 1948) is a guitarist from Birmingham, England, who is best known as a member of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath. ... This article is about the British heavy metal band. ... Dave Mustaine (born September 13, 1961) is a heavy metal guitarist, songwriter, and singer. ... Megadeth is an American speed/heavy/Thrash metal band led by Dave Mustaine. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... All Will Be Revealed is the latest recording by Diamond Head. ... Template:Diffgggtgerent calendars 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Influence on Metallica

Diamond Head are probably most famous among heavy metal fans for their association with Metallica, who acknowledge them as a very important early influence and have often covered Diamond Head songs at gigs. The song Helpless was a particular favorite of Lars Ulrich's, as he is rumored to have forced the band to struggle through the song live as an unrehearsed encore in the early days. Sucking My Love, Am I Evil and The Prince were also common live covers at that time. The earliest known actual recording of these songs exists as a rehearsal demo recorded at then-bassist Ron McGovney's house in March of 1982. The Metal Up Your Ass live demo, recorded in November of that year, featured a live rendition of Am I Evil. The Prince was also played, but the tape ran out too soon to catch it. The song would see another demo release as part of the Horsemen Of The Apocalypse demo in 1983. Sucking My Love exists on various bootlegs that have been circulating since 1982 along with a recording on the early demo 'No Life Til Leather'. Metallica is an American heavy metal band formed in October 1981. ... Lars Ulrich (born December 26, 1963) is the drummer of Metallica. ... Original Metallica bassist Ron McGovney. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... As a noun, bootleg means the top part of a boot, the part that is around the leg instead of the foot. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The first official release of Am I Evil came in 1983 as part of the Creeping Death EP, paired with another NWOBHM classic Blitzkrieg, by the band of the same name. The two songs were also included in the first pressing of the Kill 'Em All LP when it was re-released by Elektra Records. 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... EP can stand for: Emotional perfectness, a emotion status within Hominid Emotion Deficiency European Parliament Evolutionary psychology Extended play music recording EP (music CD), a singles compilation by The an extended play record by The Mission Veo Extra Long Play (VCR format) Electric piano e. ... Kill Em All is Metallicas first album, released July, 1983 on Megaforce Records // Impact Released in 1983, Kill Em All was the first album to completely feature everything that made the nascent Bay Area thrash metal scene so unique, and while even today it is still uncompromisingly heavy, upon... LP or lp may stand for: Look up LP and lp in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Elektra Records was a record label started in 1950 by Jac Holzman and Paul Rickholt, who both invested $300. ...


Helpless would see a proper release with Garage Days Re-Revisited in 1987, and The Prince was included as a B-side to the Harvester Of Sorrow single. The $5. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In recorded music, the terms A-side and B-side refer to the two sides of 7 inch vinyl records on which singles have been released since the 1950s. ...


The official recordings of Helpless, Am I Evil, and The Prince would also be featured on Metallica's 2-CD Garage Inc. compilation, a collection of numerous other cover songs that the band had played over the years. The first CD in the set was newly recorded covers, one of which was Diamond Head's It's Electric. Metallica is an American heavy metal band formed in October 1981. ... Garage Inc. ...


Line-up

Current

  • Nick Tart — vocals (formerly of The Outcasts, Alabama Bombshell, Notorious, Life)
  • Brian Tatler — lead guitar (Radio Moscow, Quill)
  • Eddie "Chaos" Moohan — bass
  • Karl Wilcox — drums

Quill was a popular Northeast band that played extensively throughout New England and New York in the late 1960s and that gained national attention by performing at the original Woodstock Festival in 1969. ...

Past members

  • Sean Harris — vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Floyd Brennan — guitars
  • Josh Phillips-Gorse — keyboards
  • Colin Kimberley — bass
  • Pete Wilcox — bass
  • Mervyn "Merv" Goldsworthy (Samson)
  • David Williamson — bass
  • Duncan Scott — drums
  • Pete Vuckovic (3 Colours Red) — bass
  • Robbie France — drums

Sean Harris is a British actor. ... Named after sticking a pin in a London listings magazine, 3 Colours Red were one of several British Hard Rock bands with a pop sensibility that achieved chart success at the end of the 1990s. ... Robbie France. ...

Discography

Compilations or alternative versions Lightning to the Nations is a recording by Diamond Head. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Borrowed Time is a recording by Diamond Head. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Canterbury is a recording by Diamond Head. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is in need of attention. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... All Will Be Revealed is the latest recording by Diamond Head. ... Template:Diffgggtgerent calendars 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

  • Am I Evil? (1987)
  • Behold the Beginning (1991)
  • Singles (1992)
  • The Friday Rock Show Sessions / Live At Reading (1992)
  • To Heaven From Hell (1997)
  • Lightning To The Nations (1997)
  • The Best Of (1999)
  • Live - In The Heat Of The Night (2000)
  • The Diamond Head Anthology: Am I Evil? (2004)

Am I Evil? is a song by British heavy metal band Diamond Head and first appeared on their Lightning to the Nations album. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Diamond Head — official website
  • Diamond Head — profile on BNR Metal Pages
  • Diamond Head — profile on Metal Roots
  • Diamond Head! — fansite
  • Diamond Head on Metallian — profile on Metallian

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Diamond Head (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (685 words)
Diamond Head are a British heavy metal band formed in 1976 in Stourbridge, England.
The band's latest album, All Will Be Revealed, was released in 2005, but was very different from their early material, and was considered a disappointment by most NWOBHM fans.
Diamond Head are probably most famous among heavy metal fans for their association with Metallica, who acknowledge them as a very important early influence and have often covered Diamond Head songs at gigs.
Diamond Head, Hawaii - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography (488 words)
Diamond Head is the name of a tuff cone on the Hawaiian island of [[OahuO]] and known to Hawaiians as Lē (photograph at right).
Diamond Head is part of the complex of cones, vents, and their associated eruption flows that are collectively known to geologists as the Honolulu Volcanic Series, eruptions from the [[Koolau RangeKo Volcano]] that took place long after the volcano formed and had gone dormant.
Diamond Head, like the rest of the Honolulu Volcanics, are much younger than the main mass of the Ko Mountain Range.
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