Diamond Head will be releasing an updated version of “Lightning To The Nations” on September 30. The effort, which has been retitled “Lightning To The Nations (The White Album) [Remastered 2021],” can be pre-ordered HERE.
The band shared the following information regarding the release:
“Featuring the original “Lightning To The Nations” album from the ¼ inch master tapes which [Metallica’s] Lars Ulrich helped Brian [Tatler] retrieve back in 1990, plus alternative mixes of “Lightning To The Nations”, “The Prince”, “Sucking My Love”, “Am I Evil?” & “Sweet And Innocent” never publicly released before! A 24-hour exclusive pre-sale is available now via our D2C store HERE.
General pre-orders available on Friday, August 12 via the same link.
•Deluxe 180 gms gatefold triple-vinyl edition – containing the original album remastered, the lost mixes & 7 bonus tracks
•180 grams gatefold vinyl edition – containing the original album remastered
•Double CD – containing the original album remastered, the lost mixes & 7 bonus tracks
•Download & Streaming
•Special D2C bundles”
Brian Tatler also added:
“In 1990, as a celebration of the tenth anniversary of the NWOBHM, Lars Ulrich and Geoff Barton compiled the double album ‘New Wave Of British Heavy Metal ’79 Revisited’ which came out on Phonogram Records. It was Lars who made it his business to track down wherever possible the original master tapes because all he had were the old, often scratched singles. He told me that he would often call up members of the bands they wanted to feature on the album and the confused guy on the other end of the phone would assume it was wind-up. ‘Who? Lars Ulrich? From METALLICA? Fuck off!’ When Lars called me, I explained that the original quarter-inch masters for ‘Lightning To The Nations’ hadn’t been seen since they were sent by our old manager to a guy called Horgi at Woolfe Records years back. Apparently Horgi didn’t return the tapes, so Lars dispatched someone from METALLICA’s German label to pay the guy a visit… The tapes were duly returned and after Phonogram had finished with them, Lars made sure they came home to me. I still have them stored safely.”