by Peter Aaron
Diamond Head was formed 40 years ago and is perhaps best known for being a major early influence on Metallica, who recorded four of the group’s songs: “Am I Evil,” “Helpless,” “The Prince,” and “It’s Electric.” “If it wasn’t for Metallica,” said Brian Tatler, the group’s lead guitarist, “Diamond Head would not have had this second wind.”
Here’s a vintage clip of Diamond Head performing “Am I Evil”:
Diamond Head will perform with Fiction, Pitch Black Sunrise, and the Greg Woods Band at the Chance in Poughkeepsie on November 19 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $17. For more information, call (866) 777-8932 or visit http://www.thechancetheater.com/.