PARIS-MOVE, October 31st 2020 – DIAMOND HEAD news: As the 40th anniversary of Lightning To The Nations loomed, the album’s resonance and importance have long been established. A celebration was in order, thus in 2019 drummer Karl Wilcox devised an idea, pitched it to Adam Parsons (Siren Management), to re-record the whole album with this current line-up and bring the songs into the 21st Century. The result, Lightning To The Nations 2020, is quite simply, a scintillating shot of fresh metal vigour, with Diamond Head utilising all their skill, experience and revitalised energy to breathe so much new life into these freshly recorded takes, that it feels like experiencing the earth shaking all over again.

Diamond Head – Am I Evil? (Official Video): HERE

DIAMOND HEAD – Lightning To The Nations 2020 is set for release via Silver Lining Music on November 27th!

‘Am I Evil?’ is the second single to be released from the album; founding member Brian Tatler reminisces: “Am I Evil? Is one of the songs that Metallica covered. I got a call from Lars Ulrich on 20th September 1986 to say that Metallica were playing that evening as part of the Master of Puppets Tour, at the Birmingham Odeon which was the best venue in the Midlands to see bands. Lars invited me along, so I caught the number 9 bus and picked up my backstage pass and was shown into Metallica’s dressing room. I was then introduced to James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Cliff Burton. Lars suggested that I get up and play ‘Am I Evil?’ on stage with them in the Encore, I of course agreed and after watching their amazing set for an hour I went backstage again where the guitar techs strapped James’s white Flying-V onto me. Then Lars ran to the centre-vocal mike and introduced me as “the guy who wrote this next song!”. The five of us played ‘Am I Evil?’ up to the fast section then Metallica went into ‘Damage Inc.’ and I scarpered off stage. It was a brilliant experience!”
Continues Tatler: “It’s also been a really great experience to re-visit and re-record ‘Am I Evil?’ and the Lightning To The Nations album for 2020. It’s also about time that Diamond Head’s biggest song finally has a video. Thank you to Andy Pilkington for this mini epic”.

Diamond Head – It’s Electric (Official Video): HERE