Some sad news

We have some sad news to announce Karl our drummer extraordinaire would like to let all the DH fans know those who have ever bought merchandise from his mom, the lady at the back of the room at Diamond Head shows since 2007 (Val) aka Mom has passed away. We found out a few hours before the show in Houston 11/12.

You all made it special for her and my step dad Peter. She enjoyed talking with you all. Thanking you all and with much feeling, join with me in condolences for Pete.

Love you Mom.

Thank you for everything.



Update Alert: DH fans who wish to pay their last respects to Karl’s mom Aka Auntie Val the funeral service will be held on:

FRIDAY 2ND December 2016 At GORNAL WOOD Crematorium Located at:

Chase Rd Gornal Wood, Dudley W.Mids DY3 2RL Tel: 01384 813970 Time :11am


In lieu of flowers a donation to: Guide Dogs for the Blind will be taken at the Service.

As the band cannot pay their last respects personally xanax due to touring obligations your support would be very much appreciated.

Peace and Music

Karl, Brian, Ras, Abbz and Dean.




  1. Ed Weist says:

    I am so sorry to hear that u have my deepest Condolences,it is a sad day when we lose someone we love. Always remember how they lived. God bless and Take Care

  2. Ruben Ojinaga says:

    Im so sorry for your loss. You will be in my prayers. I saw your show on Nov. 7th in Las Cruces Nm. I bought the new cd and a dvd. Im enjoying them everyday. My deepest condolences to you and the rest of the band. Ruben OJ

  3. John Jenkins says:

    I met your Mom a few times, the last being at The Patriot in Crumlin earlier this year. She was very proud of you and went to great lengths to tell me all about your drumming. I think it was Germany where you had won a drumming award. Your mom’s face was beaming with pride. She was a wonderful lady. Ironically I was telling somebody the story about your mom on Friday night at the Raveneye gig in Worcester. Very sad news.

  4. John & Ann Marie Overdorf says:

    Sorry for your loss Karl, it is never easy to lose a parent 🙁
    Our thoughts, love and prayers are with you.

    It was great seeing you in Sellersville, Pa.

  5. Patrick says:

    Very sad news! Nothing compares to losing your mom…

  6. Jameson Calantoc says:

    Our condolences.

  7. Andy says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. I had a great chat with her at the Edinburgh gig 10/6, bought a record and t shirt and she looked after them for me until the end of the gig and thankfully remembered who i was at the end when I went to collect them. She had a lot of trouble working out the android payment system as well and was very apologetic! I didn’t realise it was your mom Karl, my condolences.

  8. Bob Tyrrell says:

    Karl and Pete, I’m so sorry to hear. She was awesome. I just bought merch from her at the Whisky on November 3rd. I just wanted to send my condolences to both of you, that’s a really hard one man. I hope you guys are ok. Take care, see you in Detroit tonight.


  9. Jonathan says:

    Sorry for your loss Karl. You guys destroyed us in Toronto last night. Thank you so much and please come back soon!! Absolutely amazing show!!!

  10. Aidan says:

    My deepest condolences, their ain’t nothing worse than loosing a mother. I am truly sorry that I couldn’t make it to the funeral, I live to far and I’m broke. But best of luck to you all.

  11. Tom Ashley says:

    Sorry for your loss Karl. I lost my mother twelve years ago. The sadness eventually fades and the memories are remembered with a smile…Thanks for a great London show in Islington. You guys blew us into next week.


  12. Mark Rumble says:

    So sorry for your loss Karl. I met your mum and Dad at the Swindon gig. Lovely people and such a sad loss.

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