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Diamond Head

Diamond Head is a British heavy metal band formed in 1976 in Stourbridge[?], England.

The band made a demo tape in 1978, which got some radio airplay. Diamond Head soon opened for AC/DC and Iron Maiden. Diamond Head released their first album in 1980 with Happy Face Records[?]. This was untitled, but is usually referred to as Lightning to the Nations. The success of this album led to them signing with MCA Records in 1981.

In 1998, Metallica covered a song called "Am I Evil?" originally released by Diamond Head.


Compilations or alternative versions

  • Am I Evil (1987)
  • Behold the Beginning (1991)
  • Singles (1992)
  • The Friday Rock Show Sessions / Live At Reading (1992)
  • To Heaven From Hell (1997)
  • Lightning To The Nations (1997)
  • The Best Of (1999)
  • Live - In The Heat Of The Night (2000)


Diamond Head is also the name of a mountainous outcropping overlooking the city of Honolulu, Hawaii. It is one of the city's most recognizable features.

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