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 - In The Heat Of The Night - UK - 12" vinyl - £15.00, $18.30, €17.70 (New Item) (arrived 16-May-2022 11:39)on May 16, 2022 at 12:44 pm
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)
- Diamond Head - The Spirit Moves The World + Merchandise Insert & Stub - UK - tour programme - £75.00, $91.50, €88.50 (New Item) (arrived 28-Jan-2022 10:42)on May 16, 2022 at 12:44 pm
DIAMOND HEAD The Spirit Moves The World (Official 1983 UK 16-page tour programme featuring full-page band portraits with profiles and credits, also includes an official fan club and merchandising brochure, a pictorial order form featuring merchandise from the band’s 1983 British tour, and housed in printed black cardstock folder emblazoned with the Diamond Head logo. The folder shows only a light signs of age whilst the programme is in oustanding condition. This also includes a ticket stub for 'The Makin' Music Tour' 7th October show at the Apollo Theater in Glasgow)
- Diamond Head - Borrowed Time + Merchandise Insert & Stub - UK - tour programme - £75.00, $91.50, €88.50 (New Item) (arrived 28-Jan-2022 10:20)on May 16, 2022 at 12:44 pm
DIAMOND HEAD Borrowed Time (Official 1982 UK 14-page tour programme featuring full-page band portraits with profiles and credits, comes with a colour merchandise sheet and housed in custom title A4 folder. The folder shows only a few light signsof age wilst the programme is in oustanding condition. This also includes what looks like a full ticket, with the tear of section still attached, for the 30th October show at the Apollo Theater in Glasgow)
- Diamond Head - Behold The Beginning - 1st - UK - vinyl LP - £40.00, $48.80, €47.20 (New Item) (arrived 21-Dec-2021 11:40)on May 16, 2022 at 12:44 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)
- Diamond Head - Sweet & Innocent + p/s - UK - 7" vinyl - £20.00, $24.40, €23.60 (New Item) (arrived 28-Nov-2021 16:45)on May 16, 2022 at 12:44 pm
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)