The Diamond Head T shirts Collection
One of the most important British Heavy Metal bands ever Diamond Head has influenced many generations of music to follow. Massive band such as Megadeth and Metallica have noted their influence and they formed part of the new metal invasion that swept through the US.
Originating from Stourbridge, England the band was originally formed by Brain Tatler and Duncan Scott and the band remained an enigma from day one. They wrote some 100 songs before ever releasing one and they remained for a long time independent working from their own label Happy Face Records.
As such they often missed out in the marketing engine the record companies had yet despite this their brand of music was so instantly recognisable they found themselves touring with Iron Maiden and AC DC and even found themselves headlining the Reading Festival.
The band themselves had said Black Sabbath and other groundbreaking artists such as Led Zeppelin heavily influenced their early work but they have long been revered and admired rather than actually obtaining commercial success. There could be many reasons for this some saying failure to obtain record deals at the right moments others say it was their lack of professional management but that just adds to the enigma. One of the world’s greatest heavy metal bands but who never reached their potential, it’s the common mix of flawed genius we all love.