Diamond Head have premiered a new video for the 2020 version of “Am I Evil?” The track is from the new re-recorded version of “Lightning To The Nations,” which will be released on November 20.
Brian Tatler commented:
“‘Am I Evil?’ is one of the songs that Metallica covered. I got a call from Lars Ulrich on September 20th, 1986 to say that Metallica were playing that evening as part of the ‘Master Of Puppets’ tour at the Birmingham Odeon which was the best venue in the Midlands to see bands. Lars invited me along, so I caught the number nine bus, picked up my backstage pass, and was shown into Metallica’s dressing room. I was then introduced to James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Cliff Burton. Lars suggested that I get up and play ‘Am I Evil?’ on stage with them in the encore. I, of course, agreed and, after watching their amazing set for an hour, I went backstage again where the guitar techs strapped James’s white Flying V onto me. Then Lars ran to the center vocal mic and introduced me as ‘the guy who wrote this next song!’ The five of us played ‘Am I Evil?’ up to the fast section then Metallica went into ‘Damage, Inc.’ and I scarpered off stage. It was a brilliant experience!”
He also added:
“It’s been a really great experience to revisit and re-record ‘Am I Evil?’ and the ‘Lightning To The Nations’ album for 2020. It’s also about time that Diamond Head’s biggest song finally has a video. Thank you to Andy Pilkington [Very Metal Art] for this mini epic.”