Diamond Head: Announce North American Tour

“I had no interest in doing another record but after working with Ras on the 2014 European tour that suddenly changed.  I wanted to make a record with him.  He’s a confident singer and he’s not trying to fill anyone’s shoes”. Recording of the album commenced last July with the band and engineer Adam Beddow at the helm.  Tatler notes: “I gave Rasmus some music to listen to last January.  He selected songs or riffs that he wanted to work on and we began rehearsing.  We whittled things down to fourteen songs by April”.  Eleven songs were selected in the end for the album; all mixed by Dave Nicholls, and mastered by John Davis at London’s Metropolis. The album’s June 24 North American release follows the recent European release. Tatler says, “The album’s energy and excitement are perfect.  It echoes our early albums, but as always, pushes forward”. In addition to the new album, Dissonance Productions will issue, for the first time in North America, the band’s 2005 album ‘All Will Be Revealed’, and 2007 album ‘What’s In Your Head’. Both will be released on July 1. Diamond Head are considered one of NWOBHM’s early members. Formed in 1976, their songs influenced a slew of early 80s thrash metal bands, in particular Metallica who recorded the band’s “Am I Evil” as a b-side to their 1984 ‘Creeping Death’ single, and again included on the band’s multi-platinum 1998 covers album ‘Garage Inc.’.  Tatler joined members of Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, and Anthrax at the 2011 Sonisphere Festival. Metallica drummer, Lars Ulrich, addressed the crowd saying, “If it wasn’t for Brian Tatler, there’s a pretty good chance none of us would be here tonight”.  Later speaking about the event Tatler said, “If it wasn’t for Metallica, Diamond Head would not have had this second wind”.  Metallica would record three additional Diamond Head songs; “Helpless” (Garage Days, 1987), “The Prince” (“Harvester of Sorrow” Single b-side, 1989), “It’s Electric” (Garage Inc., 1998). US Tour Dates: 11/02 – Slim’s, San Francisco CA 11/03 – Whiskey, Hollywood CA 11/04 – LVCS, Las Vegas NV 11/05 – Brick By Brick, San Diego CA 11/10 – Grizzly Hall, Austin TX 11/11 – Concert Pub North, Houston TX 11/12 – Rock Box, San Antonio , TX 11/13 – Trees, Dallas TX 11/17 – Sellersville Theater, Sellersville PA 11/18 – Fish Head Cantina, Baltimore MD 11/19 – The Chance, Poughkeepsie NY 11/20 – Webster Hall’s Marlin Room, New York NY 11/21 – Bug Jar, Rochester NY 11/22 – Katacombes, Montreal QC 11/23 – Brass Monkey, Ottawa ON 11/24 – Garrison, Toronto ON 11/25 – Token Lounge, Detroit MI 11/26 – Tailgators, Chicago IL11/27 – Metal Grill, Milwaukee WI UK/Europe June 2016 5th    ALVESTA – Muskelrock på Tyrolen, Sweden 8th    SOLVESBORG – Sweden Rock Festival, Sweden 18th    DAUN – Der Detze Rockt, Germany July 2016 30th    BARNET – Barnet Rugby Club, United Kingdom August 2016 12th    BLOODSTOCK, Catton Hall, United Kingdom 18th    BILSTON – The Robin, United Kingdom 27th    LES ESCUELAS Jaén, Andalusia – Skulls of Metal Fest, Spain September 2016 1st    SOUTHAMPTON – The Brook 2nd  NUNEATON – Queens Hall 17th    PUCHERSREUTH – Stormcrusher Festival, Germany 22nd    DUBLIN – Fibber McGee’s, Ireland 23rd    BELFAST – Voodoo, United Kingdom 24th    LIMERICK – Dolans, Ireland 29th    NORWICH – The Waterfront, United Kingdom October 2016 4th    YORK – Fibbers, United Kingdom 5th    GLASGOW – Academy, United Kingdom 6th    EDINBURGH – La Belle Angèle, United Kingdom 7th    ABERDEEN – Moorings Bar, United Kingdom 8th    SHEFFIELD – Academy, United Kingdom 9th    LONDON – Islington Academy, United Kingdom  ]]>

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