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Diamond Head

Diamond Head is a name that crosses any metalhead's mind when thinking both about NWOBHM bands and about bands whose influence supersedes their commercial success. Releasing their landmark album Lightning To The Nations forty years ago and then having mixed commercial success, influencing some of the biggest bands to come in the years following, and then reunions and breakups would follow until a more stable lineup would release 2016's self titled Diamond Head and our own fan favorite The Coffin Train (which we nominated for best heavy metal album of 2019). Now Diamond Head are using this lineup to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Lightning To The Nations with a re-recording of it. We're here with the last founding member still in the band: Brian Tatler.

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Posted: Today by RaduP | Comments (0)

Interviews
Shrapnel

2020 has been a year to regret and forget for most, serving only as an annus horribilis for those who have lived through it. Things haven't been bad for everyone, though, for East Anglia thrashers Shrapnel saw the release of their much-anticipated new album from their new lineup, Palace For The Insane. I was lucky enough to chat with guitarist and cofounder Nath Sadd about the record and how the year has been for the band.

omne metallum: How are things? I hope all is well and you are all keeping safe in these unusual times.

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Posted: 07.11.2020 by omne metallum | Comments (3)

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Uriah Heep

I shouldn't have to tell you just how important Uriah Heep were (and to some degree still are) to metal, especially in its infancy stages in the early 70s. They also have a lot of personal importance to me, being one of the first bands I ever saw live back in 2006 when I wasn't even 10 years old yet and I only have very vague memories of it. But my dad was a pretty big fan, as he was of a lot of 70s stuff, and he's partly the reason why I'm into this music in the first place. I haven't told him yet that I interviewed Mick Box, but I can't wait to see the look on his face when I show his this interview. As for Uriah Heep, since they can't tour right now, they decided to go over their entire catalog, reunite with some old pals, including the sadly late Lee Kerslake, to compile their career into the massive upcoming Fifty Years In Rock boxset.

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Posted: 25.10.2020 by RaduP | Comments (5)