Formed in Stourbridge, England, in 1979, the original line-up of Diamond Head comprised Sean Harris (vocals), Brian Tatler (guitar), Colin Kimberley (bass) and Duncan Scott (drums). The band was one of the pioneers of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal and their debut single, Sweet And Innocent, showcased the bands blues influences and Harris impressive vocal talents. After gigging extensively, the band recorded a session for the Friday night rock show on BBC Radio 1. Play It Loud and Shoot Out The Lights were both released in 1981 to minor critical acclaim. The press even went as far as to hail the band as the new Led Zeppelin.
With interest growing, Diamond Head decided to self-finance their debut album, which they sold through the pages of Sounds magazine under the title Lightning To The Nations. This was quickly snapped up by the German-based Woolfe Records in the same year, and released on...