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Diamond Head

Diamond Head

Nov 30th 2016 @ 3 Kings Tavern

Denver, CO
I Was There
Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
10:00 PM
3 Kings Tavern
60 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80209-1506
54 RSVPs
By

Tom Murphy

Diamond Head — part of the mid-’70s new wave of British heavy metal whose output was faster and noisier than early hard rock — became widely known after being championed by Metallica and Megadeth. Both cited the band as an influence, and the former even covered “Am I Evil” on the reissue of its 1983 debut, Kill ’Em All. Although Diamond Head garnered enough attention to secure a tour with AC/DC in 1979, the group didn’t have official management, and its debut, Lightning to the Nations, came out in 1980 on its own Happy Face Records instead of on a major label. Back then, of course, you couldn’t break your band on the Internet. But with the recent resurgence in the popularity of heavy metal, pioneers like Diamond Head are finally getting some of their due.