View recently released first single "It's Electric" HERE
Lightning To The Nations 2020 will be released via Silver Lining Music in CD digipak, double gatefold vinyl, and digital formats as well as special D2C bundles. For preorders, go to THIS LOCATION.
Recorded over several sessions between various locations from France to band member home studios, Lightning To The Nations 2020's central hub was vocalist and producer Rasmus Bom Andersen's Raw Sound Studios in London. It's where Tatler and Andrew "Abbz" Abberley did the guitars in February and March of this year. With the COVID-19 chaos striking, Andersen worked on the album between April and July, with Tatler's watchful ear inspecting final mixes and tweaks in early August before sending off to mastering at Metropolis Studios. It is, however, fair to say that the crunch, scream, and crackle of the production is yet another feather in Andersen's producer hat.
"How I hear music when I produce is that I look for a certain density and weight, because that's what I want;" says Andersen. "I want it to be like a brick house that literally lands on your face when you listen to it. And there are techniques and methods to do that. To me, that's a lot of layers. It's about emphasizing certain parts and making a dynamic shift. In 1980 you had very different recording capabilities."
Lightning To The Nations 2020 will unite fans worldwide with a genuine genesis point for modern heavy metal music, and DIAMOND HEAD is delighted to have the chance to celebrate in such a powerful, potent, and present way. As if these carefully shaped recordings weren't enough, there are four supreme cover versions rounding out the release. This edition sees DIAMOND HEAD spreading their wings and creating the heaviest of homages to Led Zeppelin, Judas Priest, Deep Purple, and... Metallica. With DIAMOND HEAD having featured so heavily in Metallica's early career, the cover of "No Remorse" seems especially appropriate.
Lightning To The Nations 2020 Track Listing:
1. Lightning To The Nations
2. The Prince
3. Sucking My Love
4. Am I Evil?
5. Sweet And Innocent
6. It's Electric
8. No Remorse
9. Immigrant Song
11. Rat Bat Blue
Brian Tatler - lead, rhythm guitars
Rasmus Bom Andersen - vocals, orchestration, additional guitars
Karl Wilcox - drums
Andrew "Abbz" Abberley - rhythm, lead guitars
Dean Ashton - bass, organ