DIAMOND HEAD: Lightning To The Nations (The White Album) [Remastered 2021] Release From NWOBHM Pioneers Out Now Via Silver Lining Music

Lightning To The Nations (The White Album) [Remastered 2021], the latest release from British heavy metal icons DIAMOND HEAD is out now and available via Silver Lining Music.

DIAMOND HEAD’s debut album Lightning To The Nations was a key influence on the heavy metal genre, and Lightning To The Nations (The White Album) [Remastered 2021] is the ultimate version of this ultimate album. The release features not only the original album from ¼ inch master tapes which Lars Ulrich helped Brian Tatler retrieve back in 1990, but also alternative mixes of classic cuts “Lightning To The Nations,” “The Prince,” “Sucking My Love,” “Am I Evil?,” and “Sweet And Innocent” never publicly released (or heard) before. The original tapes were first quite literally baked (a process which allows degraded tape to be returned to playable quality), then restored and digitized before DIAMOND HEAD frontman Rasmus “Ras” Bom Andersen remastered the tracks. The restored masters are supplemented by a set of bonus tracks originally recorded in 1980s and rounding-out this ultimate edition are a set of deep and detailed notes on both the era and each song by Brian Tatler.

Watch/listen to the recently released “Lightning To The Nations (Original Lost Mix)” and “Sweet And Innocent (Original Lost Mix)” HERE.

Lightning To The Nations (The White Album) [Remastered 2021], is available as a double CD, a deluxe 180-gram gatefold triple-vinyl edition containing the original album remastered, the lost mixes, and the bonus tracks. There is also a single vinyl edition of just the remastered album, also on 180-gram vinyl. The complete recordings are available to stream and download.

Buy and stream the record at THIS LOCATION.

Lightning To The Nations (The White Album) [Remastered 2021] 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
  7. Helpless
  8. Lightning To The Nations (Lost Original Mix)
  9. The Prince (Lost Original Mix)
  10. Sucking My Love (Lost Original Mix)
  11. Am I Evil? (Lost Original Mix)
  12. Sweet And Innocent (Lost Original Mix)

Bonus Tracks:

  1. Shoot Out The Lights
  2. Streets Of Gold
  3. Play It Loud
  4. Waited Too Long
  5. Diamond Lights
  6. We Won’t Be Back
  7. I Don’t Got

DIAMOND HEAD will embark on a string of shows where they will be joining Saxon as special guests for the European and UK dates on their Seize The Day world tour. See all confirmed dates below.

10/02/2022 Trianon – Paris, FR
10/03/2022 013 – Tilburg, NL
10/04/2022 Capitol – Hannover, DE
10/06/2022 Admiralspalast – Berlin, DE
10/07/2022 Muffathalle – Munich, DE
10/08/2022 Capitol -Offenbach, DE
10/10/2022 Alcatraz – Milan, IT
10/11/2022 Z7 – Pratteln Z7
10/12/2022 Trix – Antwerp, BE
10/13/2022 Patronaat – Haarlem, NL
10/15/2022 Train – Aarhus, DK
10/17/2022 Pustervik – Gothenburg, SE
10/18/2022 Rockefeller – Oslo, NO
10/19/2022 Amager Bio – Copenhagen, DK
10/21/2022 Hedon – Zwolle, NL
10/22/2022 La Bam – Metz, FR
10/23/2022 Les Docks – Lausanne, CH
11/11/2022 Regent Theatre – Ipswich, UK
11/12/2022 O2 Guildhall – Southampton, UK
11/13/2022 De La Warr Pavilion – Bexhill, UK
11/14/2022 St. David’s Hall – Cardiff, UK
11/15/2022 Forum – Bath, UK
11/16/2022 Corn Exchange – Cambridge, UK
11/18/2022 O2 City Hall – Newcastle, UK
11/19/2022 King George’s Hall – Blackburn, UK
11/20/2022 Music Hall – Aberdeen, UK
11/21/2022 Barrowland – Glasgow, UK
11/22/2022 City Hall – Hull, UK
11/23/2022 Barbican – York, UK
11/25/2022 De Montfort Hall – Leicester, UK
11/26/2022 Roundhouse – London, UK

For EU tickets visit: https://www.saxon747.com/tour
For UK tickets visit: https://myticket.co.uk/artists/saxon

“If you’re gonna say, ‘name one record that’s the blueprint for Metallica’s sound,’ this is it. I’ve said that a thousand times; I’ve said it 10,000 times.” – Lars Ulrich [Metallica]

“Lightning To The Nations underpins the very foundations of the NWOBHM as one of the greatest debut of the era.” – Metal Hammer

“Lightning To The Nations represents the music and DIY ethic of the NWOBHM at their best.” – Record Collector

“Lightning To The Nations was a tour de force of inventive, aggressive, but supremely-well arranged heavy metal, that bridged the transition between the ‘70s and ‘80s.” – Ultimate Classic Rock

“In Lightning To The Nations there are more good riffs in your average single song than there are in the first four Black Sabbath albums.” – Sounds

“Lightning To The Nations was certainly one of the most influential and important albums in the evolution of heavy metal, that much cannot be denied. If your record collection is missing this album, you are lacking an important historical piece of the evolution of heavy metal.”  – Metalreviews.com

“Lightning to the Nations has gone down forever in heavy metal lore, as one of the style’s ultimate underdogs done good. And that, of course, is the very definition of what a heavy metal band should be.” – Ultimate Classic Rock

DIAMOND HEAD 2022 Lineup:
Rasmus Bom Andersen – vocals
Brian Tatler – lead, rhythm guitars
Karl Wilcox – drums
Andrew “Abbz” Abberley – rhythm, lead guitars

DIAMOND HEAD 1980 Lineup:
Sean Harris – vocals
Brian Tatler – guitar
Duncan Scott – drums
Colin Kimberley – bass