Diamond Head will release their self-titled seventh album on March 11.
And mainman Brian Tatler has admitted he had no plans for a studio return – until new vocalist Rasmus Bom Andersen injected a spark of energy to the band.
The NWOBHM icons, acknowledged as influences on Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and many others, hadn’t recorded anything since 2007’s What’s In Your Head?
Tatler says: “Ras has certainly renewed the energy. I had no interest in doing a record – but after working with Ras on the European tour, that suddenly changed.
“I wanted to make a record with him. He’s a confident singer and he’s not trying to fill anyone’s shoes.”
He continues: “This album has an echo of the early albums, but I always try to push out music forward. When we began, Ras said we should write as a band, just like we did at the beginning. There’s no substitute.”
Andersen says: “We wanted to write songs with ties to the best parts of all the previous albums. We hope everyone will hear and feel the Diamond Head spirit.”
- Shout At The Devil
- Set My Soul On Fire
- See You Rise
- All The Reasons You Live
- Wizards Sleeve
- Our Time Is Now
- Blood On My Hands