"The Coffin Train", the new video from NWOBHM pioneers DIAMOND HEAD, can be seen below. The song is the title track of the band's upcoming album, which will be released on May 24 via Silver Lining Music.
"The Coffin Train" clip was produced and animated at All4Band motion and design studio under the direction of Maria Goruleva.
Guitarist Brian Tatler comments: "I am very proud of this song and it's my favorite from the new album. It is one of the best songs I have ever co-written and cannot wait for people to hear it. I love dynamics and mood changes in songs and this has it all for me. From the clean, tension-building verse, stepping up for the bridge then dropping into a massive heavy chorus. At just over six minutes, it's an aural feast."
"Easily the best song on this record," concurs singer Rasmus Bom Andersen. "We put so much effort into making this a true DIAMOND HEAD song from start to finish, and we hope our fans feel the same."
Adds drummer Karl Wilcox: "Pure class, slows the pace down. Fans and newbies will appreciate the choice of Brian's guitar work. Guitars, groove, harmonies and hooks abound, as this track rumbles along until it reaches its thundering finale. Take a seat…"
"The Coffin Train" was recorded at Vigo Studios in Walsall, Circle Studios in Birmingham and Raw Sound Studio in London, and is the second DIAMOND HEAD album to feature Rasmus Bom Andersen, who joined the band in 2014.
"Rasmus is a big part of why the album, and band, sound like we do," says Tatler. "He has a fantastic vocal range, knows exactly what to do with his voice and is incredibly knowledgeable about it.
"All along, we wanted to make sure we didn't lose sight of what we call 'The Brief.' I would never want to deny our NWOBHM style and sound; that's what originally got me excited and DIAMOND HEAD noticed. And I still enjoy the creative journey we go on."
Formed in 1976 under the riff-rolling leadership of guitarist Brian Tatler, DIAMOND HEAD would quickly establish themselves as a vanguard of the exploding New Wave Of British Heavy Metal scene. With their genre-defining debut album "Lightning To The Nations", DIAMOND HEAD has influenced and opened gates for many metal bands.
DIAMOND HEAD is:
Brian Tatler - lead/rhythm guitars
Rasmus Bom Andersen - vocals
Karl Wilcox - drums
Andy "Abbz" Abberley - rhythm/lead guitars
Dean Ashton - bass, backing vocals