That fuzzy, dark, powerful sound


Home of Metal recently visited Brian Tatler at his home in Stourbridge. Brian is guitarist in Diamond Head who are playing on the same bill as Metallica at the Sonisphere Festival in July.

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Advert for 1981 tour. Lars Ulrich attended the final gig at the Woolwich Odeon.

Home of Metal collected some items for our exhibition and recorded Brian recounting the tale of how Black Sabbath influenced his band, who in turn influenced another band who happened to become one of the biggest Heavy Metal acts of the late 20th century and influenced countless more Heavy Metal fans and musicians alike. The story of how Lars Ulrich of Metallica met Diamond Head is a great yarn.

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Lightning to the Nations (1980) The mail order album in a plain sleeve that sold for £3.50 via adverts in Sounds



That fuzzy, dark, powerful sound… Brian Tatler describes meeting Lars by Home of Metal

Diamond Head are playing closer to the Home of Metal at the Slade Rooms Wolverhampton on 6th July.