From Planet Rock.
NWOBHM legends Diamond Head have unleashed a ferocious cover of Metallica’s ‘Kill ‘Em All’ classic ‘No Remorse’.
Metallica, of course, have acknowledged countless times they’re influenced by Diamond Head and they’ve covered a number of their tracks including ‘Sucking My Love’, ‘The Prince’, ‘Helpless’ and, most notably, ‘Am I Evil?’.
Taking things full circle, Diamond Head have now covered Metallica’s blistering thrash opus ‘No Remorse’ from way back in 1983.
The Metallica cover appears on the 40th anniversary reissue of Diamond Head’s debut album ‘Lightning To The Nations’ – aptly renamed ‘Lightning To The Nations 2020’ – alongside newly recorded covers of Judas Priest’s ‘Sinner’, Led Zeppelin’s ‘Immigrant Song’ and Deep Purple’s ‘Rat Bat Blue’.
Augmenting the Metallica cover, Diamond Head have also premiered the thought-provoking animated video, created and directed by Costin Chioreanu.
Diamond Head lead guitarist and founding member Brian Tatler says: “I wanted to cover a song from Metallica’s debut album Kill ‘Em All. Partly because Metallica covered songs from Diamond Head’s debut album ‘Lightning To The Nations’ and it felt like things have come full-circle to me.
“None of the band members knew how to play any of the songs from Kill ‘Em All and I eventually decided we should all learn ‘No Remorse’. Then when we got into the rehearsal room, we played ‘No Remorse’ and immediately it just sounded great, it was very “Diamond Head” and it really suited us as a band.
“Of the four covers we ended up doing, ‘No Remorse’ sounded the best straight away. I’ve seen Metallica live over twenty times and they don’t play ‘No Remorse’ very often, but it’s always great when they do!”
Singer and producer Rasmus Bom Andersen adds: “Of all the four covers, we almost didn’t have to work on ‘No Remorse’.
“We all had to learn the parts, and it’s very difficult to play, but in rehearsal it did sound fantastic and we thought: ‘yeah, yeah, it’s gonna be mega’. It was almost surreal when we did it because it just felt incredibly familiar.”
‘Lightning To The Nations 2020’ is released on Friday 27th November 2020 via Silver Lining Music. You can pre-order it RIGHT HERE.
Diamond Head play Planet Rockstock in Trecco Bay, Wales in December 2021.
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METALLICA Reload (Seriously Rare German Test Pressing for the Limited Edition 2010 US 13-track 4-LP set pressed by the Pallas Group on 180gram Vinyl at 45rpm. The studio labels are custom printed with 'Manufactured In Germany' text, complete with stickered reference sleeves with a '23.02.2010' review date. Pressed in tiny numbers to test the sonic qualities pre-release, the vinyl discs are all in 'as new' condition - A stunning set!)
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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)
- Metallica - Until It Sleeps - Red Vinyl - Sealed - UK - 10" vinyl - £35.00, $47.60, €39.20 (New Item) (arrived 11-Jan-2021 09:55)on April 20, 2021 at 11:40 am
METALLICA Until It Sleeps (1996 UK limited edition 3-track 10" single pressed on Red Vinyl, also including the Herman Melville Mix and a live version of 2 x 4 recorded at Donington on 26/08/95, housed in atitle sticker-sealed clear PVC sleeve with the back picture insert METAL12)
- Metallica - Garage Inc. - Sealed - US - 3-LP vinyl set - £175.00, $238.00, €196.00 (New Item) (arrived 19-Jan-2021 10:54)on April 20, 2021 at 11:40 am
METALLICA Garage Inc. (1998 US limited edition 27-track vinyl 3-LP set, featuring New Recordings 98, Garage Days Re-Revisited 87, Revisted 91 and B-Sides & One-Offs 88-91, housed in a gatefold picture sleeve. This collector's copy remains factory sealed from new in the original shrink, Mint and Unplayed!)
- Metallica - Fuel - UK - CD single - £9.99, $13.59, €11.19 (New Item) (arrived 25-Jan-2021 14:46)on April 20, 2021 at 11:40 am
METALLICA Fuel (Deleted 1998 UK 3-track [Part 1] CD single including live versions of 'Sad But True' and 'Nothing Else Matters' performed at the Brisbane Entertainment Center, Australia on 20th April 1998, complete with picture sleeve)
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