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 - Broken, Beat & Scarred - CD1 + Digi - Sealed - German - CD single - £19.99, $24.59, €22.39 (New Item) (arrived 31-Jan-2023 16:00)on February 3, 2023 at 8:06 pm
METALLICA Broken, Beat & Scarred (2009 German issue 3-track CD single [CD 1 of 3], also including live versions of the title track and End OF The Line. The disc is UNPLAYED and sits nestled within the stickered & sealed fold-out digipakpicture sleeve [with space to house the other 2 discs])
- Metallica - The $5.98 E.P.: Garage Days Re-Revisited - 180gram Orange Vinyl - Sealed - UK - 12" vinyl - £24.99, $30.74, €27.99 (Back In Stock) (arrived 29-Nov-2022 16:12)on February 3, 2023 at 8:06 pm
METALLICA The $5.98 E.P.: Garage Days Re-Revisited (Indie Store Exclusive 2018 UK/EU limited edition 5-track 12" EP, available for the first time since 1989, now remastered and pressed on 180-gram Orange Vinyl. Metallica performing their cover versions of classic tracks by metal, post-punk & hardcore legends Diamond Head, Holocaust, Killing Joke, Budgie and Misfits. Picture sleeve with hype sticker, factory sealed)
- Metallica - An Interview With Lars Ulrich - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.45, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 29-Sep-2022 10:54)on February 3, 2023 at 8:06 pm
METALLICA An Interview With Lars Ulrich (Circa 1988 UK Limited Edition LP pressed on Red Vinyl, featuring an interview with Lars believed to be from around the Master Of Puppets tour, spoken in both English& Danish. The unique picture sleeve shows some ring wear yet the vinyl is Excellent with few signs of play PORK1)
- Metallica - Death Magnetic - UK - vinyl box set - £125.00, $153.75, €140.00 (New Item) (arrived 05-Oct-2022 17:15)on February 3, 2023 at 8:06 pm
METALLICA Death Magnetic (2008 UK limited edition 10-track 5-LP set pressed on 45RPM 180gram Audiophile Vinyl - produced by the legendary Rick Rubin, Metallica's 9th studio album 'Death Magnetic' was recorded in Sound City Studios [Nirvana] and is the first time they have recorded outside of the Bay Area since the making of 'The Black Album' at One-on-One Studios in '90 & '91; presented in a deluxe metallic-embossed picture box still factory sealed from new)
- Metallica - The Metallica DVD Collection Sampler - US - DVD - Promo - £30.00, $36.90, €33.60 (New Item) (arrived 12-Oct-2022 17:34)on February 3, 2023 at 8:06 pm
METALLICA The Metallica DVD Collection Sampler (Rare 2000 US 6-track promotional-only DVD sampler, featuring Of Wolf & Man, Fuel, Sad But True, Enter Sandman, For Whom The Bell Tolls and Seek & Destroy. Housed in a custom black eco-pak picturesleeve with the Metallica 'ninja star' logo on the front PROVD1520)
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