Diamond Head have announced the forthcoming release of a re-recording of their acclaimed debut album Lightning To The Nations. The new version, Lightning To The Nations 2020, will be released on November 20 via Silver Lining Music.
The release will feature four added cover versions, Diamond Head’s takes on Judas Priest’s Sinner, Led Zeppelin’s Immigrant Song, Deep Purple’s Rat Bat Blue and, in a nice nod to the band who re-introduced their music to a new generation of rock fans, Metallica’s No Remorse.
“We thought it’d be great to re-record the debut album with this line-up and the modern technology available,” says guitarist Brian Tatler. “The original album was recorded and mixed in a week, and we were very young, still 19/20 years old when it was recorded, so there’s a lot of that youthful energy. But we didn’t have the technique, time or craftsmanship to record it with the sort of power that we could now. So that was a real thing to savour: the opportunity to go in the studio and record these songs fresh and vibrant.”
As a preview of the album, the band have released their updated take on It’s Electric, which was Diamond Head superfan Lars Ulrich’s introduction to the band. Metallica would go on to cover four songs from Lightning To The Nations, Am I Evil?, The Prince, Helpless and It’s Electric.
Lightning To The Nations 2020 Track Listing:
1. Lightning to the Nations
2. The Prince
3. Sucking My Love
4. Am I Evil?
5. Sweet and Innocent
6. It’s Electric
8. No Remorse
9. Immigrant Song
11. Rat Bat Blue
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- Diamond Head - Four Cuts EP - UK - 7" vinyl - £8.00, $8.72, €8.96 (New Item) (arrived 28-Aug-2022 14:58)on September 25, 2022 at 5:08 am
DIAMOND HEAD Four Cuts EP (1982 UK 4-track 7" vinyl EP from the band who had a huge influence on Metallica's sound, including Call Me, Trick Or Treat, Dead Reckoning & Shoot Out The Lights, plain die-cut paper sleeve DHM101)
- Diamond Head - Sweet & Innocent + p/s - UK - 7" vinyl - £20.00, $21.80, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 20-Aug-2022 13:45)on September 25, 2022 at 5:08 am
DIAMOND HEAD Sweet & Innocent (Scarce 1980 UK Media Records 2-track 7" single, also includes 'Streets Of Gold', black & white picture sleeve. The delicate sleeve shows a little natural ring wear & the vinyl is in superb excellent condition with few signs of play SCREEN-1)
- Diamond Head - Shoot Out The Lights - UK - 7" vinyl - £20.00, $21.80, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 20-Aug-2022 13:33)on September 25, 2022 at 5:08 am
DIAMOND HEAD Shoot Out The Lights (1980 UK private press 7" single, self released on the band's own Happy Face label & never issued with a picture sleeve in order to save cost. Also features 'Helpless' on the b-side, an alternate version to the album cut & later covered by Metallica. Housed in a plain die-cut sleeve, the vinyl is in Excellent condition with a few light signs of play)
- Diamond Head - Four Cuts EP - UK - 12" vinyl - £18.00, $19.62, €20.16 (New Item) (arrived 26-May-2022 11:58)on September 25, 2022 at 5:08 am
DIAMOND HEAD Four Cuts (Original 1982 UK MCA limited edition 4-track 12" vinyl EP including Call Me, Trick Or Treat, Dead Reckoning and Shoot Out The Lights. The picture sleeve has some shelfwear evident to the edges while the vinyl itself shows minimal signs of play DHMT101)
- Diamond Head - In The Heat Of The Night - UK - 12" vinyl - £10.50, $11.45, €11.76 (New Item) (arrived 16-May-2022 11:39)on September 25, 2022 at 5:08 am
DIAMOND HEAD In The Heat Of The Night (1982 UK 12" vinyl single featuring the Full Length Version, also including Play It Loud. The glossy picture sleeve displays some general wear and the vinyl looks barely played DHMT102)