Origin: England
Genres: NWOBHM
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Diamond Head  


Diamond Head is one of the more well-known bands from the NWOBHM (due in no small part to Metallica's numerous covers and unabashed acknowledgment of the band as an influence), and their debut album, Lightning To The Nations, remains a classic of the genre. Upon their signing to MCA in 1981, worldwide superstardom was predicted for the band. But neither the rather hollow Borrowed Time nor the more experimental Canterbury really caught on with the public, though both have their moments, and by 1985 the band seemed to have had enough and disbanded. Many years later, the Harris/Tatler duo (always the core of the band) decided to reform, and eventually released the more poppy Death And Progress before disbanding again around 1995. Several years after that, Tatler and Harris put together yet another version of the band. A new album was recorded in 2003 but has not yet been released. The band's work has been re-released in many versions over the years, with the most recent being a 2-CD anthology released in March 2004.

In August 2004, longtime vocalist Sean Harris left the band on friendly terms, due to musical differences. With his replacement, Nick Tart, in place, a new album, All Will Be Revealed, was released in 2005.

Current Members

Nick Tart

vocals

Brian Tatler

guitars

Adrian Mills

rhythm guitar

Eddie Moohan

bass

Karl Wilcox

drums

Former Members/Guests

Sean Harris

vocals

Colin Kimberley

bass

Mervyn Goldsworthy

bass (Samson)

Paul Vuckovic

bass

Josh Phillips-Gorse

keyboards

Duncan Scott

drums

Robbie France

drums


Discography



Lightning To The Nations 
1979 self-released
  1. Lightning To The Nations
  2. The Prince
  3. Sucking My Love
  4. Am I Evil
  5. Sweet and Innocent
  6. It's Electric
  7. Helpless
  • Sean Harris
  • Brian Tatler
  • Colin Kimberley
  • Duncan Scott
1979 BNR and Internet Top Ten album




(EP) Diamond Lights 
1979 independent
  1. Diamond Lights
  2. We Won't Be Back
  3. I Don't Got
  4. It's Electric
  • Sean Harris
  • Brian Tatler
  • Colin Kimberley
  • Duncan Scott




(EP) Four Cuts 
1982 MCA
  1. Call Me
  2. Trick Or Treat
  3. Dead Reckoning
  4. Shoot Out The Lights
  • Sean Harris
  • Brian Tatler
  • Colin Kimberley
  • Duncan Scott




Borrowed Time 
1982 MCA
  1. In The Heat Of The Night
  2. To Heaven From Hell
  3. Call Me
  4. Lightning To The Nations
  5. Borrowed Time
  6. Don't You Ever Leave Me
  7. Am I Evil?
  • Sean Harris
  • Brian Tatler
  • Colin Kimberley
  • Duncan Scott




Canterbury 
1983 MCA
  1. Makin' Music
  2. Out Of Phase
  3. The Kingmaker
  4. One More Night
  5. To The Devil His Due
  6. Knight Of The Swords
  7. Ishmael
  8. I Need Your Love
  9. Canterbury
  • Sean Harris
  • Brian Tatler
  • Mervyn Goldsworthy
  • Josh Phillips-Gorse
  • Robbie France




Behold The Beginning  COMPILATION
1986 Metal Masters
  1. It's Electric
  2. The Prince
  3. Sweet And Innocent
  4. Sucking My Love
  5. Streets Of Gold
  6. Play It Loud
  7. Shoot Out The Lights
  8. Waited Too Long
  9. Helpless




Singles  COMPILATION
1992 MCA
  1. Helpless
  2. Sweet And Innocent
  3. Streets Of Gold
  4. The Prince
  5. Sucking My Love
  6. Waited Too Long
  7. Play It Loud
  8. It's Electric
  9. Trick Or Treat
  10. Dead Reckoning
  11. Shoot Out The Lights
  12. In The Hest Of The Night
  13. Makin' Music (long version)
  14. Play It Loud (live)
  15. Sucking My Love (live)




Death And Progress 
1993 Bronze
  1. Starcrossed
  2. Truckin'
  3. Calling Your Name
  4. I Can't Help Myself
  5. Paradise
  6. Dust
  7. Run
  8. Wild On The Streets
  9. Damnation Street
  10. Home
  • Sean Harris
  • Brian Tatler
  • Paul Vuckovic
  • Karl Wilcox




Evil Live  LIVE
1994 Castle
  1. Am I Evil?
  2. Dust
  3. Truckin'
  4. To The Devil His Due
  5. Sucking My Love
  6. Run
  7. To Heaven From Hell
  8. Helpless
  9. Good Lovin' Gone Bad
  10. This Flight Tonight
  11. Rock The Nation
  12. Good Rockin' Tonight
  13. Sweet Silence
  14. Feels Good
  15. Kiss Of Fire
  16. Let Me Down Easy
  • Sean Harris
  • Brian Tatler
  • Paul Vuckovic
  • Karl Wilcox




(EP) To Heaven From Hell  COMPILATION
1995 Institute Arts
  1. Dead Reckoning
  2. Heat Of The Night
  3. Borrowed Time
  4. Don't You Ever Leave Me
  5. To Heaven From Hell




The Best Of  COMPILATION
1999 Half Moon
  1. It's Electric
  2. Shoot Out The Lights
  3. Helpless
  4. Sucking My Love
  5. In The Heat Of The Night
  6. Call Me
  7. Lightning To The Nations
  8. Borrowed Time
  9. Am I Evil
  10. Makin' Music
  11. Out Of Phase
  12. Ishmael
  13. To The Devil His Due




Live - In The Heat Of The Night  LIVE
2000 Zoom Club
  1. Lightning To The Nations
  2. Feels Good
  3. I Can't Help Myself
  4. In The Heat Of The Night
  5. Calling Out Your Name
  6. She Goes Down
  7. Sucking My Love
  8. Let Me Down Easy
  9. Borrowed Time
  10. Run
  11. To Heaven From Hell
  12. Makin Music
  13. Home/Helpless/Riff Raff/ Hocuc Pocus/My Generation Medley




Diamond Nights  COMPILATION
2000 Metal Blade
  1. We Won't Be Back
  2. Sweet And Innocent
  3. Streets Of Gold
  4. The Prince
  5. Helpless
  6. I Don't Got
  7. Lightning To The Nations
  8. Play It Loud
  9. It's Electric (Remix)
  10. Am I Evil
  11. Waited Too Long
  12. Sucking My Love
  13. Shoot Out The lIghts
  14. It's Electric
  15. Diamond Lights




Am I Evil? - The Anthology  COMPILATION
2004 Sanctuary
  1. Am I Evil?
  2. Lightning To The Nations
  3. The Prince
  4. It's Electric'
  5. Sucking My Love
  6. Helpless
  7. Shoot Out The Lights
  8. We Wont Be Back
  9. I Don't Got
  10. Play It Loud
  11. Dead Reckoning
  12. In The Heat Of The Night
  13. To Heaven From Hell
  14. Call Me
  15. Borrowed Time
  16. Makin' Music
  17. Out Of Phase
  18. To The Devil His Due
  19. Knight Of The Swords
  20. Ishmael
  21. Truckin'
  22. Calling Your Name
  23. I Can't Help Myself
  24. Run
  25. Home
  26. To Heaven From Hell (live)
  27. To The Devil His Due (live)
  28. Lightning To The Nations (live)




All Will Be Revealed 
2005 Cargo
  1. Mine All Mine
  2. Give It To Me
  3. Nightmare
  4. Fallen Angel
  5. Alimony
  6. Lost At Sea
  7. Broken Pieces
  8. All Will Be Revealed
  9. Dead Or Living
  10. Drinkin' Again
  11. Come Alive
  12. Muddy Waters
  • Nick Tart
  • Brian Tatler
  • Adrian Mills
  • Eddie Moohan
  • Karl Wilcox

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 



It's Electric  LIVE
2006 Secret
  1. Am I Evil (intro)
  2. It's Electric
  3. Give It To Me
  4. The Prince
  5. Mine All Mine
  6. Lightning To The Nations
  7. Fallen Angel
  8. To The Devil His Due
  9. Alimony
  10. I Can't Help Myself
  11. Sucking My Love
  12. Streets Of Gold
  13. Helpless
  14. Am I Evil
  15. In The Heat Of The Night
  • Nick Tart
  • Brian Tatler
  • Adrian Mills
  • Eddie Moohan
  • Karl Wilcox




To The Devil His Due 
2006 Secret




What's In Your Head? 
2007 Cargo
  1. Skin on Skin
  2. I Feel No Pain
  3. This Planet and Me
  4. Reign Supreme
  5. Killing Me
  6. Tonight
  7. Pray for Me
  8. What's in Your Head
  9. Nothing to Lose
  10. Calling Out
  11. Victim

Reviews:   Blabbermouth 



Live At The BBC  COMPILATION
2010 Universal


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