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10th May 2017

diamond head

Diamond Head have released a brand new video for the song 'Diamonds' which is teken from their acclaimed 2016 self-titled album. The Heavy Metal pioneers have also annouced more tour dates.

Vocalist Rasmus Andersen told us:

"'Diamonds' is a song that pays homage to the legacy of the band. It features vintage and modern performance footage from Diamond Head's career. It reflects on the band's fourty years and gives lyrical nods that point to some of Diamond Head's best songs."

And here is 'Diamonds'...

The video, created by Emmy Award nominee Roman at Snakejam Studios, precedes the band's upcoming return to the United States for the first of two short runs that include performances at Rocklahoma Festival on May 27th and Psycho Circus in Las Vegas on August 19th.

"We are really looking forward to Rocklahoma which will be our largest US festival to date," notes Rasmus. "We hope to see and meet loads of fans on our shows between the 17th and 27th of May. We will be playing songs from our new album and classic catalogue along with one or two surprises for the hard core fans.”"

Released via Dissonance Productions last June, Diamond Head is the first album to feature Andersen on vocals. Its release ended an eight-year silence for the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal icons.

The album won MetalTalk's 2016 Album Of The Year, as you can see here.

We also ran Diamond Head's exclusive US tour diary last year and in case you missed it at the time, check it out here.

Upcoming Diamond Head tour dates are:

17th May: Ace of Cups, Columbus OH
18th May: HQ, Indianapolis IN
19th May: Ribco, Rock Island IL
20th May: Legions of Metal Festival (Reggies Live), Chicago IL
27th May: Rocklahoma Festival, Pryor OK
23rd June: Tons of Metal Festival, Oslo, Norway
14th July: Dynamo, Eindhoven, Holland
15th July: Bang Your Head Festival, Germany
16th July: Baroeg, Rotterdam, Holland
23rd July: Amplified Festival U.K
1st August: Mystic Theater, Petaluma CA
2nd August: Goldfield Trading Post, Sacramento CA
5th August: Cumbria Rock Festival Haven & Hell, UK
12th August: Leyendas del Rock, Spain
19th August: Psycho Circus Festival, Las Vegas NV
23rd August: Bossanova Ballroom, Portland OR
23rd November: Fibber Magees, Dublin, Ireland
24th November: Voodoo Lounge, Belfast, UK
25th November: Dolson’s Warehouse. Limerick, Ireland
1st December: La Belle Angèle, Edinburgh, UK
2nd December: HRH Festival Sheffield, UK
7th December: The Robin Bilston, UK
9th December: Blast from the Past Festival, Belgium

judas priest


monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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