As previously announced, NWOBHM pioneers DIAMOND HEAD return to the world stage with a new album. "The Coffin Train" will be released via Silver Lining Music on May 24th. You can watch the music video for the new single, "Death By Design", below.
With a mean driving riff that resembles a thunderous machine gun, the album’s second single, "Death By Design", is a powerful track. It is a song that takes the listener along for one hell of a ride which promises to put the fire back in the spirit of anyone daring to jump aboard!
Remarks Brian: “"Death By Design" is the second song from the new DIAMOND HEAD album, "The Coffin Train" to be released. This song began life in my home studio in 2015. I had the opening top E string riff and tried to build a song around it. I gave a demo to Ras and he added a new verse riff. We worked on the arrangement and made another demo early 2017 before trying it out in rehearsal. It has a four bar guitar solo that was recorded in a hotel room on Ras’s laptop while on tour, another first for DIAMOND HEAD!”
Singer Ras adds: “Contrary to the title, "Death By Design" is not a song about death but about life. It’s about choosing life, your path and on your terms. It’s saying “no” to rotting in the giant hamster wheel and drowning in pre-conceived notions of “the good life” checklists, so that when you’re done and heading down into the fire, you can wear that big smile saying you did it your way and had one hell of a ride.”