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King Diamond - New Song 'Masquerade Of Madness' Streaming

As previously announced, the master of conceptual metal horror King Diamond has revealed the title and theme for the first studio album in 12 years: The Institute. For a preview of this upcoming record, the new single, "Masquerade Of Madness", has just been launched. Mixed by Andy Larocque and King Diamond at Sonic Train Studios, "Masquerade Of Madness" can be heard below.

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Posted: 09.11.2019 by nikarg | Comments (7)


King Diamond - Reveal New Album Details, North A. Tour Booked

After introducing a new live show, as well as music, at festivals across Europe this summer, King Diamond now unveiled the title for the first studio album in 12 years: The Institute. Fans can expect the debut single to arrive this fall and an album in 2020. In support of the upcoming effort, King Diamond will embark on a North American tour with Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats and Idle Hands this November & December. A tour teaser with a sneak peak of the new stage set can be viewed one step below.

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Posted: 19.08.2019 by Abattoir | Comments (8)


King Diamond - Classic LP Re-Issues Now Available

Following the news that King Diamond are preparing to enter the studio to begin writing and recording a new album, it has now been announced that Metal Blade Records will release LP re-issues of the classic records Abigail, Fatal Portrait, and Them. Available as 180g picture discs, these exclusive editions can be purchased now over here.

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Posted: 20.04.2018 by nikarg | Comments (1)


King Diamond - To Begin Work On New Album

Heavy metallers King Diamond are preparing to enter the studio to begin writing and recording the long-awaited follow-up to 2007's Give Me Your Soul... Please album. The writing and recording process has been delayed a few times before. The band is also putting the finishing touches on the Blu-ray and DVD filmed during King's 2015-2016 "Abigail In Concert" tour. The Blu-ray and DVD will contain two full concerts, one recorded at an indoor venue in 2015 in Philadelphia and other at the outdoor Graspop Metal Meeting festival in 2016 in Belgium.

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Posted: 06.04.2018 by Bad English | Comments (4)


King Diamond - Headlining Psycho Las Vegas 2017

Psycho Las Vegas has unveiled heavy metal icons King Diamond as the festival's grand headliners. In coming to Psycho, King Diamond mark 30 years since the release of Abigail, and this will be their only USA performance of 2017! The album will be performed in full. Psycho Las Vegas 2017 is set for August 18-20 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Posted: 11.01.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (0)


King Diamond - Update On New DVD And New Album

King Diamond have been working hard on a new DVD and a new record will follow. Now, finally, they give us some updates on that. Only when they finish work on the DVD will they write and record a brand new studio album, in 2017. Currently, the focus is on the DVD release.

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Posted: 13.10.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (5)


King Diamond - Tulsa And Houston Shows Cancelled

Currently at the end of their Abigail U.S. tour, King Diamond have been forced to announce the cancellation of their Tulsa, Oklahoma show. Unfortunately, the band didn't perform yesterday because frontman King Diamond is suffering from a severe case of acute laryngitis. The last two shows of the tour are Houston and Dallas and King Diamond won't be able to perform at the House of Blues this Friday the 4th of December neither.

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Posted: 03.12.2015 by Bad English | Comments (0)


King Diamond - Filming DVD At Philadelphia And Detroit Shows

King Diamond has revealed the shows that they will film for their upcoming DVD/Blu-ray release. The band will perform the entire Abigail album on their U.S. tour. It has now been revealed that Philadelphia (November 25th at The Fillmore) and Detroit (November 28th at The Fillmore) have been selected as the cities on the "Abigail In Concert 2015".

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Posted: 31.10.2015 by Bad English | Comments (3)


King Diamond - New DVD On The Way

King Diamond will soon embark on the "Abigail in concert 2015" tour where the legendary album will be performed in its entirety. So, they couldn't pass on the opportunity to film this event for posterity. The heavy metallers will be recording a feature length live concert video for Blu-ray/DVD/digital release while on tour this fall. Director Denise Korycki (Cannibal Corpse, Killswitch Engage) has been enlisted to direct the project, which will include footage from multiple shows throughout the entire tour.

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Posted: 19.09.2015 by Bad English | Comments (3)


King Diamond - Official Live Video Released

King Diamond official 2015 video for the "Them" song "Welcome Home", featuring footage shot at this summer's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, can be seen below. The footage was compiled by Strati Hovartos and Garrett Riker and taken from their various performances. Check out the band's performance below.

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Posted: 28.08.2015 by Bad English | Comments (11)


King Diamond - To Perform Entire 'Abigail' Album On U.S. Tour

King Diamond will be back on tour soon for an extra special event for fans - one not to be missed! As part of the set, the band will be performing the classic 1987 album Abigail in its entirety! The tour will begin on October 29th and runs through December 5th with legendary Bay Area thrash metal band Exodus as the opening act. The full list of confirmed dates is available below.

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Posted: 04.08.2015 by Bad English | Comments (5)


King Diamond - Performs Without Makeup Due To Eye Infection

Besides his range defying falsettos, vocalist King Diamond is famous for his trademark occult black and white makeup with which he performs. A makeup that also got him into legal trouble once. However, this Wednesday, fans got to see a quite different King Diamond on stage. The concert took place on the 8th of July in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at The Rave.

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Posted: 11.07.2015 by RaduP | Comments (13)


King Diamond - To Begin Working On New Album

Last year, King Diamond released a best of compilation called Dreams Of Horror and fans started asking for a new album instead. Now it seems that their wishes are finally being granted as the band will begin working on the successor of Give Me Your Soul... Please (2007). In a recent interview with Full Metal Jackie's radio show, the legendary frontman King Diamond talked about the new album and explained that the heavy metal band will start writing after they finish the ongoing Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival 2015. He doesn't want to rush anything but vows it will be their best work ever.

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Posted: 08.07.2015 by BloodTears | Comments (7)


King Diamond - New Bass Player Announced

After bassist Hal Patino was fired earlier this year, now Swedish bassist Pontus Egberg has officially joined the legendary metallers King Diamond. Egberg (The Poodles, Dark Illusion, Lion's Share) played his first show with King Diamond on July 25th at Gröna Lund in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Posted: 24.12.2014 by Bad English | Comments (2)


King Diamond - Releasing 'Dreams Of Horror' Best Of

The iconic heavy metal band King Diamond just announced the release of Dreams Of Horror, described as the only "best of" album covering the band's entire career. King Diamond and Andy LaRocque meticulously mastered and enhanced these 23 songs into the ultimate editions, chosen by the band from both the Roadrunner and Metal Blade catalogs. To whet your appetite a little, listen to "The Puppet Master" from disc 2 of Dreams Of Horror here where you can also per-order the release.

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Posted: 08.10.2014 by BloodTears | Comments (4)