NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) legends DIAMOND HEAD, one of the most influential British rock bands of the past 25 years, are making excellent progress in recording what could prove to be their best album ever. With a working title of "What's In Your Head?", the new CD is shaping up to be "a powerful but varied collection of songs," according to a posting on the group's web site. Songtitles set to appear on the album include "This Planet and Me" (which is said to be "an immediate favorite"), "Nothing to Lose" ("an hypnotic track with great lyrics from [singer] Nick Tart"), and the "Reign Supreme" ("the heaviest track DIAMOND HEAD have recorded since 'Am I Evil?'").Karl Wilcox recorded all the drums for "What's In Your Head?" at his home studio in Los Angeles. According to a posting on the band's web site, "The neighbors called in the cops because of the noise — anyone who has heard Karl play will know that he is one of the most powerful drummers in the world!" Dave Nicholls is the recording engineer and producer with guitarist Brian Tatler. Dave recently recorded the SLIPKNOT live album, and has also worked with THE WILDHEARTS. He is on tour with STONE SOUR during the next few months, so recording with DIAMOND HEAD will resume in January 2007. Commented the band: "Brian and Nick have spent months writing these songs and all you fans will be thrilled with the results. We believe this will be the album DIAMOND HEAD have always threatened to make. What 'All Will Be Revealed' promises, 'What's In Your Head?' delivers — and then some!" As previously reported, DIAMOND HEAD will release its new DVD, entitled "To the Devil His Due", in North America on November 21 via MVD Visual. "To the Devil His Due" was recorded at London's Astoria theatre on November 4, 2005, and features a mixture of classic tracks and new material. It is the first DIAMOND HEAD DVD to feature singer Nick Tart, who made his debut on 2005's critically acclaimed album "All Will Be Revealed". "To the Devil His Due" is both a celebration of DIAMOND HEAD's heritage and a reaffirmation that the band is very much back in business. As guitarist and founding member Brian Tatler explains, "We've never sounded better live, and a lot of that comes down to having a new singer. Nick has re-energized the band. He's brought a lot of fresh ideas and fresh enthusiasm. And the response we've had to the new material has been fantastic." DIAMOND HEAD's European tour with MEGADETH in early 2005 marked their first outing with Tart and rhythm guitarist Adrian Mills. The band's current lineup is completed by Eddie Moohan (bass).
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