Head: To The Devil His Due (2006)
Brian Tatler, Nick Tart, Karl Wilcox, Eddie Moohan, Adrian
time: 142 mins.
in metal music circles, veteran British band Diamond Head
is enjoying a revival that's included a very succesful tour
with Megadeth, a CD and this DVD.
guitarist Brian Tatler is the only survivor of the band he
helped found in 1976, Diamond Head has managed to retain its
distinctive sound thanks to original songs that have stood
the test of time.
from the Birmingham area of England - home to so many great
metal bands includiung Black Sabbath and Judas Priest - Diamond
Head decided from the start to focus on original songs. Their
refusal to play play covers - aside from Black Sabbath's Paranoid
- marked Diamond Head as something specia and Megadeth and
Metallica have both cited the band as an important influence.
and reformed several times over the past 31 years, with more
than a dozen performers, Diamond Head now boasts a very strong
5-man lineup and a powerful lead singer in Nick Tart.
concert was recorded at London's Astoria in 2005 and finds
the band on top form in 15 of its classics, including Am I
Evil?, It's Electric, Sucking My Love and Helpless.
is straight ahead metal rock featuring tight drumming from
Karl Wilcox and some sizzling solo work by Tatler. It's very
well recorded - crank up the volume for a real head-shaking
experience(!) - and the DVD also includes some interesting
interviews with band members plus recording studio footage.