Universal Records will release a triple-CD from New Wave of British Heavy Metal legends DIAMOND HEAD in March. It will contain remastered versions of "Borrowed Time" (1982), "Canterbury" (1983) and "Live at the Reading Festival". The release will also include some bonus material, some of which has previously been unavailable. This is also the first release of "Borrowed Time" and "Canterbury" on CD in the U.K. The "Reading" set was previously released on Raw Fruit in 1992, but has long since been deleted and is a much sought-after item by DIAMOND HEAD fans.
Japan's Universal Music recently re-released the "Borrowed Time" and "Canterbury" LPs as part of a special "NWOBHM Hall Of Fame" collection series. The albums are faithful carded reproductions of the original album sleeves and feature bonus tracks, all delivered on Super High Material (SHM) CDs. "Borrowed Time" comes in a gatefold sleeve with miniature poster and lyric sheet. Bonus tracks include the "Four Cuts" EP — "Trick Or Treat", "Dead Reckoning" and "Shoot Out The Lights" — and from the "Heat Of The Night" release, "In The Heat Of The Night", "Play It Loud" (live), "Sweet & Innocent" (live) and the 1982 Tommy Vance interview with Sean Harris and Colin Kimberley. "Canterbury" comes with reproductions of the original inserts supplied with the vinyl album, lyric sheet, and bonus tracks of the 12" extended version of "Makin' Music", "Sucking My Love" (live at Reading) and the Andy Peebles interview.
"Skin on Skin", the latest video from DIAMOND HEAD, can be viewed below. The track comes off the group's new album, "What's In Your Head?", which was released on July 30 2007. The CD was previously described by the band as "a powerful but varied collection of songs." The album includes the song "Reign Supreme", which is said to be "the heaviest track DIAMOND HEAD have recorded since 'Am I Evil?'"