Set to return to North American for the longest tour in their 40-year career, DIAMOND HEAD are expected to perform songs that span their extensive recording catalog, including selections from their self-titled new album.
Recorded at Vigo Studios in Birmingham , Diamond Head is the first album toe feature new vocalist Rasmus Born Anderson and ends an eight-year silence for the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) legends. Prior to 2014, the thought of a new album was bleak as guitarist and band founder Brian Tatler previously revealed.
“I had no interest in doing another record but after working with Ras on the 2014 European tour that suddenly changed. I wanted to make a record with him. He’s a confident singer and he’s not trying to fill anyone’s shoes.” Recording of the album commenced last July with the band and engineer Adam Beddow at the helm. Tatler notes, “I gave Rasmus some music to listen to last January. He selected songs or riffs that he wanted to work on and we began rehearsing. We whittled things down to fourteen songs by April.” Eleven songs were selected in the end for the album; all mixed by Dave Nicholls and mastered by John Davis at London ’s Metropolis.
DIAMOND HEAD tour dates are:
11/02 – Slim’s, San Francisco CA
11/03 – Whiskey, Hollywood CA
11/04 – LVCS, Las Vegas NV
11/05 – Brick By Brick, San Diego CA
11/10 – Grizzly Hall, Austin TX
11/11 – Concert Pub North, Houston TX
11/12 – The Korova, San Antonio , TX
11/13 – Trees, Dallas TX
11/17 – Sellersville Theater, Sellersville PA
11/18 – Fish Head Cantina, Baltimore MD
11/19 – The Chance, Poughkeepsie NY
11/20 – Webster Hall’s Marlin Room, New York NY
11/21 – Bug Jar, Rochester NY
11/22 – Katacombes, Montreal QC
11/23 – Brass Monkey, Ottawa ON
11/24 – Garrison, Toronto ON
11/25 – Token Lounge, Detroit MI
11/26 – Tailgators, Chicago IL
11/27 – Metal Grill, Milwaukee WI