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 - Sweet & Innocent + p/s - UK - 7" vinyl - £20.00, $27.20, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 19-Apr-2021 09:16)on April 19, 2021 at 1:09 pm
DIAMOND HEAD Sweet & Innocent (Scarce 1980 UK Media Records 2-track 7" vinyl single, also includes 'Streets Of Gold', picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minor signs of light creasing but the vinyl is in stunning Near Mint condition! SCREEN-1)
- Diamond Head - Four Cuts + Insert - EX - UK - 12" vinyl - £15.00, $20.40, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 14-Apr-2021 12:15)on April 19, 2021 at 1:09 pm
DIAMOND HEAD Four Cuts (1982 UK limited edition 4-track 12" vinyl EP, includes Call Me, Trick Or Treat, Dead Reckoning and Shoot Out The Lights, monochrome picture sleeve with picture insert. The sleeve displays some minor general wear mostly to the edges, whilst the vinyl remains excellent with only a few light surface marks DHMT101)
- Diamond Head - Canterbury + inserts - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £10.00, $13.60, €11.20 (New Item) (arrived 14-Apr-2021 12:12)on April 19, 2021 at 1:09 pm
DIAMOND HEAD Canterbury (1983 UK 9-track LP, the third release from one of the key influential NWOBHM bands. Includes the singles Makin' Music, One More Night, I Need Your Love & the epic Knight of Swords based around Michael Moorcock's Elricstories , glossy picture sleeve with lyric insert & tour dates insert. The sleeve has a small sticker tear in the top left corner, otherwise the sleeve is excellent and the vinyl looks barely played DH1002)
- Diamond Head - Borrowed Time - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $27.20, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 09-Apr-2021 16:28)on April 19, 2021 at 1:09 pm
DIAMOND HEAD Borrowed Time (1982 UK 7-track LP, the group's fourth recording & their second on the MCA label which proved an important influence on Metallica. Housed in a gatefold picture sleeve with lyric/tour dates inner. The sleeve shows minimal wear and the vinyl looks barely played DH1001)
- Diamond Head - Behold The Beginning - 1st - UK - vinyl LP - £40.00, $54.40, €44.80 (New Item) (arrived 09-Apr-2021 15:55)on April 19, 2021 at 1:09 pm
DIAMOND HEAD Behold The Beginning (1986 UK 'Metal Masters' issue 9-track vinyl LP featuring the rare compilation, picture sleeve with the alternate sleeve art. The sleeve has some scuffing to the edges and minor general wear, whilst the the vinyl shows only light signs of play. Allthough far from mint, this is still a nice example and an ideal play copy, now hard to find in any condition METALP10)