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 - The $5.98 E.P. Garage Days Re-Revisited - Dutch - 12" vinyl - £20.00, $25.00, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 20-Jan-2021 13:09)on January 22, 2021 at 3:57 pm
METALLICA The $5.98 E.P. Garage Days Re-Revisited (1987 Dutch 5-track 12" vinyl EP, including their cover versions of tracks by Diamond Head, Holocaust, Killing Joke, Budgie and Misfits. The sleeve has just a little ringwear and wear to the edges and the vinyl remains excellent with just a few very light surface scuffs. An ideal play copy)
- Diamond Head - Behold The Beginning - 1st - UK - vinyl LP - £40.00, $50.00, €44.80 (New Item) (arrived 18-Nov-2020 16:22)on January 22, 2021 at 3:57 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)
- Metallica - Nothing Else Matters - Live At Wembley - UK - CD single - £25.00, $31.25, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 18-Oct-2020 11:28)on January 22, 2021 at 3:57 pm
METALLICA Nothing Else Matters (1992 UK limited edition 3-track CD single with a silver disc printed with black text, also including Sad But True and Enter Sandman, all recorded live at Wembley Stadium on 20th April 1992, issued in a slimlinejewel case with the fantastic 'bootleg style' picture sleeve! METCL10)
- Diamond Head - Borrowed Time - German - vinyl LP - £25.00, $31.25, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 27-Oct-2020 14:12)on January 22, 2021 at 3:57 pm
DIAMOND HEAD Borrowed Time (1982 German first issue rainbow label 7-track LP, the groups fourth recording, their second on for MCA which proved an important influence on Metallica, glossy gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve has some minor edgewear and, aside from a few very light paper scuffs, the vinyl is in excellent condition)
- Metallica - The Memory Remains - UK - 2-CD single set - £25.00, $31.25, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 03-Nov-2020 12:35)on January 22, 2021 at 3:57 pm
METALLICA The Memory Remains (1997 UK limited edition 6-track 2-CD single set including Memory [Demo Version], King Nothing [Tepid Mix], The Outlaw Torn [Unencumbered By Manufacturing Restrictions Version] and Fuel For Fire, each disc within their own case complete with their own original picture sleeve METCD/DD15)
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