DIAMOND HEAD FAN CLUB AND MERCHANDISING. Heavy Metal – New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Diamond Head.
DIAMOND HEAD FAN CLUB AND MERCHANDISING
DIAMOND HEAD FAN CLUB AND MERCHANDISING
DIAMOND HEAD FAN CLUB AND MERCHANDISING

DIAMOND HEAD FAN CLUB AND MERCHANDISING

1983. Wraps. An official merchandising kit for the influential English heavy metal band Diamond Head, prepared in conjunction with the release of their album Canterbury (1983). Included here are a pictorial tour program, an official fan club and merchandising brochure, and two copies of a pictorial order form featuring merchandise from the band’s 1983 British tour. All the pieces are printed in full color on glossy stock and housed in printed black cardstock folder emblazoned with the Diamond Head logo. Some minor edgewear to the folder; else crisp and clean. Scarce. Formed in 1976, Diamond Head was part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM), which drew on the hard rock of the 1970s and infused it with the intensity of punk rock to produce fast and aggressive songs. The DIY attitude of the these bands led to the spread of raw-sounding, self-produced recordings that were crucial to the rise of thrash and other extreme metal subgenres. Few NWOBHM bands are as revered as Diamond Head, who have been acknowledged as an important influence on Metallica and Megadeth, among many others. In fact, prior to a performance of the Big Four (Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, and Slayer) at the 2011 Sonicsphere Festival in Knebworth, drummer Lars Ulrich said that there was “a pretty good chance that none of us would be here” without Diamond Head guitarist Brian Tatler, whose songwriting credits include essential cuts like “The Prince”, “It’s Electric”, “Helpless”, and “Am I Evil?” ... yes, I am. Very good. Item #71071

Price: $150.00