"The Coffin Train" is set for release via Silver Lining Music on May 24, 2019. The band has just released the video for the furious, ripping and relentless first single, "Belly of the Beast"
Formed in 1976 under the riff-rolling leadership of guitarist Brian Tatler, Diamond Head would quickly establish themselves as a vanguard of the exploding New Wave of British Heavy Metal scene. With their genre-defining debut album Lightning to The Nations, Diamond Head became the band who influenced and opened gates for many metal bands.
The Coffin Train, Diamond Head’s eighth studio album, was written on the road and recorded in several different places. Guitars, bass and vocals at Vigo Studios in Walsall, drums at Circle Studios in Birmingham, and the album was produced and mixed at vocalist Rasmus Bom Andersen's Raw Sound Studio in London.
|1. Belly of the Beast|
|2. The Messenger|
|3. The Coffin Train|
|4. Shades of Black|
|5. The Sleeper (Prelude)|
|6. The Sleeper|
|7. Death by Design|
|8. Serrated Love|
|9. *The Phoenix|
|10. Until We Burn|
[*CD/digital only. Vinyl includes Download Card including redemption code for “The Phoenix”]
Excited to bring The Coffin Train to the world, Diamond Head will be touring Europe for most of 2019 and are confirmed on the line-up of two very special UK shows with NWOBHM giants, SAXON, which will take place on October 19th at London’s iconic Hammersmith and October 20th at the O2 Apollo in Manchester.
|21st June – Hellfest, France|
|25 –28th July – Camp Bestival, UK|
|25 –27th July – Rock & Blues Festival, UK|
|24th August – Stonedeaf Festival, UK|
|19th October – Hammersmith Apollo, UK*|
|20th October – O2 Apollo Manchester, UK*|
|7-10th November – Hard Rock Hell Festival, Great Yarmouth, UK|
|29th November – Winter Storm, Scotland, UK|
More dates to be announced.
Diamond Head are:
- Brian Tatler – lead & rhythm guitars
- Rasmus Bom Andersen – vocals
- Karl Wilcox – drums
- Andy “Abbz" Abberley – rhythm & lead guitars
- Dean Ashton – bass guitar, backing vocals
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