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Tue. October 8th 2013 Rickshaw Theatre (No Minors)
8pm doors at 7pm
$25 advanced / $30 door
Presented by: The Invisible Orange

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Music: Punk / Metal / Hardcore
Legendary NWOBHM veterans Diamond Head to play Vancouver for the first time.

“When we made ‘Kill Em All’, it was just Diamond Head and Motorhead”
- Lars Ulrich

“I place Diamond Head at the forefront of the best of the best”
- Dave Mustaine

The Invisible Orange Productions is proud to announce one of the most legendary bands in the history of Heavy Metal, Diamond Head will be co-headlining the Rickshaw Theatre with fellow NWOBHMers Raven on Tuesday October 8th, 2013.

Synonymous with Iron Maiden, Def Leppard and Saxon, Diamond Head’s songs were first made popular in North America by Metallica. “We’re a combination of the two heads, Diamond Head and Motorhead. The epic feel is definitely from Diamond Head, while the simplicity came from Motorhead” says Metallica frontman James Hetfield. Writing heavy metal anthems such as “Helpless”, “It’s Electric”, “The Prince” and of course “Am I Evil” founding member Brian Tatler is quoted as saying “The songwriting was always one of my favourite parts of being in a band – the actual creative spark, when you both look at each other and laugh, like, that’s it!”

As a special treat, Raven will share the Rickshaw stage with them. Although Raven were a NWOBHM band and seen as highly influential to both speed and thrash metal they commonly referred to themselves as "Athletic Rock!."

DIAMOND HEAD and RAVEN with local guests TITANS EVE. Tuesday October 8th, 2013. Tickets are 25$ presale available at Scrape Records and


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Diamond Head (NWOBHM)

Brian and Duncan first started writing music together in early 1976 with Brian on cheap fuzz guitar and Duncan on Biscuit tins. Brian had a poster of an album by Phil Manzanera called Diamond Head that was released in 1975 and he thought “that would be a good name for the band”, but they needed a singer and auditioned several school chums until... more info


According to the pages of the various metal media, the labels "LEGENDARY," "INNOVATIVE," "TRUE ORIGINALS," as well as "LUNATICS!” have been rightfully pinned upon RAVEN over the years. In a music scene filled by clones nurtured with a cookie-cutter mentality, the unique personality, power and humor of the three band members has always shone throu... more info