Tag Archives: King Diamond

King Diamond announces fall North American tour, new album arriving in 2020

Posted by on August 19, 2019

We already knew 2020 is a big year for King Diamond when Mercyful Fate announced their first reunion show in two decades. However, it was obvious there would be more as the legend performed a live debut of the new song “Masquerade of Madness.” Today (19th), King Diamond has announced the title and theme for […]

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Watch King Diamond’s live debut of new song “Masquerade of Madness” at Hellfest

Posted by on June 24, 2019

While Hellfest’s original schedule didn’t go according to plan, King Diamond delivered one hell of a performance on Friday (21st). According to Setlist.FM, not only did the legend perform “Behind These Walls,” from 1990’s The Eye live for the first time, he also delivered a few songs we haven’t heard in a while including “Voodoo,” […]

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Metal By Numbers 2/13: The charts can’t resist temptation

Posted by on February 13, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   So the Grammys have come and gone and, yet again, the metal community can really only respond with a shrug. Sure, High On Fire won a Grammy and that’s pretty sweet, but as […]

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Metal By Numbers 2/6: Bring Me The Horizon chart high, sell low

Posted by on February 6, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   An album selling less than its predecessor is a common thing nowadays. Some of it does come down to trends: a band that was doing hot three or four years ago might experience […]

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Metal Insider counts down the Top 5 King Diamond records of all time

Posted by on January 31, 2019

  With the recent release of King Diamond’s Live DVD, Songs For the Dead Live (read our review), we thought it was an appropriate time to revisit some of King Diamond’s most celebrated work in his vast catalog. Though all of King’s 12 studio records are classic, we comprised this Top 5 list of what we think are […]

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New & Noteworthy: January 25th, 2019: New Releases for the Dead

Posted by on January 25, 2019

New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. The new music releases are starting to pick up for the year. This week brings new music from Swallow the Sun, Bring me the Horizon and more. You can check out the […]

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King Diamond unveils “A Mansion In The Darkness” performance video for upcoming BluRay

Posted by on December 20, 2018

  King Diamond has released another clip from his upcoming DVD/BluRay, Songs For The Dead Live. We recently reviewed this set as it includes the group’s June 17th, 2016 set at the Graspop Metal Meeting festival in Dessel, Belgium as well as his performance at The Fillmore in Philadelphia, PA on November 15th, 2015. King Diamond has previously […]

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King Diamond shines so brilliantly on new ‘Songs for the Dead Live’ release

Posted by on December 10, 2018

If you missed King Diamond on their 2015 Abigail tour, you missed metal history.  But, I’ve got some good news!  King Diamond is releasing an epic live set that features a whopping 36 tracks from their Philadelphia, PA tour stop at the Fillmore and their 2016 show from the Grasspop festival.  As an avid King […]

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King Diamond to release ‘Songs For the Dead Live’ DVD/BluRay in January

Posted by on December 6, 2018

King Diamond has announced his new DVD/BluRay Songs For the Dead Live will be released on January 25th via Metal Blade Records. The set will include two live performances from Graspop Meal Meeting Festival in Dessel Belgium on June 17th, 2016 and The Fillmore in Philadelphia, PA on November 25th, 2015. These performances include the […]

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Pantera, Metallica, King Diamond members and more paid tribute to Vinnie Paul

Posted by on June 25, 2018

Vinnie Paul, another metal icon that is gone  too soon, has shocked the entire community as many have shared their reactions on social media. While we still don’t know the official cause of death, it’s been reported that the 54-year-old Pantera/HellYeah drummer had a heart attack and died in his sleep on Friday night (22nd). […]

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