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.

The King comments: "'Masquerade Of Madness' is one of the first King Diamond studio songs in a long time. It will be featured on a future two album horror concept story, of which the first part is titled The Institute. The style is very classic King Diamond with lots of dynamics and limited amounts of compression to achieve very natural sounding vocals and instruments throughout the song. You'll find some complex orchestrations, including the typical choir works you're used to hearing from King Diamond, and a special thought process bringing vocals back to the forefront: 'All vocals are lead vocals.'

"Both Andy and I are presently working on several different songs with high potential for the upcoming album; all of which are absolute killers. We will continue this work when we're back from our North American tour in December, during which you can hear the live version of 'Masquerade of Madness'. For now, we hope you'll enjoy the brand new studio version of 'Masquerade of Madness'."

Band profile: King Diamond
Posted: 09.11.2019 by nikarg


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09.11.2019 - 02:05
I was stoked but sadly, this did nothing for me. His vocals are not as 'shrill' as they were on Give me your soul.
09.11.2019 - 10:35
Lord Slothrop
Written by Paradoxical on 09.11.2019 at 02:05

I was stoked but sadly, this did nothing for me. His vocals are not as 'shrill' as they were on Give me your soul.

Strongly, but respectfully, disagree. This sounds like something he might have released with Fatal Portrait. I love it.
09.11.2019 - 10:44
JoHn DoE
I enjoyed it, looking forward to listening to the whole thing.
I thought the two primary purposes for the internet were cat memes and overreactions.
09.11.2019 - 12:52
What Lord Slothrop said. This is a great comeback song.
09.11.2019 - 19:38
Fantastic song. Classic King.
It's a shame completing the album will take another year or two.
09.11.2019 - 20:18
Archie 666
Yes please!
11.02.2020 - 06:41
Sounds similar to "The Possession" from Abigail

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