Metal Correspondent Todd Owens of Capital Chaos TV probes Brian Tatler & Karl Wilcox of Diamond Head on their influence on Metallica, new Diamond Head, touring North America versus touring Europe and more @ Slims – San Francisco, California 11/02/16
Diamond Head are an English heavy metal band formed in 1976 in Stourbridge, England. The band is recognized as one of the leading members of the new wave of British heavy metal and is acknowledged by thrash metal bands such as Metallica and Megadeth as an important early influence.
On 5 December 2011 Brian Tatler and Sean Harris joined Metallica onstage at the legendary Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco to celebrate Metallica’s 30th Anniversary. Together they played “The Prince”, “It’s Electric”, “Helpless” and “Am I Evil?”. Brian and Sean also took part in a group encore of Seek and Destroy.
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