Tag Archives: King Diamond

King Diamond gets a midget burlesque tribute (NSFW)

Posted by on February 24, 2015

Every now and then, something happens on social media that you see too much of not to react to. Browsing Facebook in the past day or so, we saw that a lot of our metal friends had a video of a King Diamond burlesque show. It being work, it was something we marked in the back of […]

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Immortal get immortalized in new cartoon

Posted by on January 28, 2015

It seems like only yesterday that we named Immortal’s “Grim and Frostbitten Kingdoms” our #1 song about snow (it was actually Monday). Not only because of the title, but also because of the meme that it’s video and the video for “Call of the Wintermoon” spawned. Those two videos, hastily filmed, featured the band in their […]

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Amazon offering $5 digital metal albums

Posted by on December 25, 2014

If you got an Amazon gift card this holiday season, head over to Amazon.com for a great deal on heavy metal digital music. The Amazon MP3 store has around 500 metal albums on sale for just $5, including recent releases like The Satanist by Behemoth, Deathless by Revocation, and Siren Charms by In Flames. They’ve got plenty of oldies, too, from […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Abigail’ by King Diamond turns 27 years old

Posted by on October 21, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. After the breakup of Mercyful Fate, this was King Diamond’s second album after he decided to fly solo. This album gets some of the most IMMENSE praise I have ever seen an album get […]

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Photos: King Diamond, Best Buy Theater, New York, NY 10/14/2014

Posted by on October 17, 2014

It had been years since King Diamond played in the United States, and after undergoing triple-bypass heart surgery in 2010, it was beginning to look like his touring days might be over. His appearance the following year for Metallica’s 30th anniversary proved he was back, and in 2012, began doing the festival circuit in the […]

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King Diamond to release double-disc best-of

Posted by on October 7, 2014

Just in time for his first North American tour in years to start, King Diamond has announced that there’s going to be a two-disc compilation of his work, Dreams of Horror, being released on November 11th. The 23-song greatest hits album will consist of music from his tenures at both Roadrunner and Metal Blade, with a disc […]

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King Diamond announces Jess & the Ancient Ones as openers

Posted by on September 9, 2014

King Diamond today announced that Finnish occult rock band Jess & the Ancient Ones will be opening his North American tour. The month-long trek that kicks off on October 11th is already sold out in five of its 19 dates.

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Headbangers Brawl: What tour are you looking most forward to?

Posted by on August 15, 2014

Usually, for Headbanger’s Brawl, we’ll pick a topic that might lead to some general disagreement of opinions. This week, what we’ll be arguing about is purely subjective, and there isn’t really a wrong answer. It’s been a busy few weeks, with plenty of fall and winter tours being announced. So this week’s debate is a […]

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Metal Insider’s top 5: musicians that came back from health issues

Posted by on July 21, 2014

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. As we write this, Primus drummer Tim Alexander has just successfully underwent triple bypass heart surgery following a heart attack on Friday. An update from the band suggests that everything went well, stating: “The Mighty Tim ‘Herb’ Alexander […]

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King Diamond parts ways with bassist Hal Patino, battle of words ensues

Posted by on July 21, 2014

Many musicians have come in and out of King Diamond’s band. However, bassist Hal Patino’s departure from the group has caused its fair share of drama in a rather short amount of time. Just a few months away from his long overdue return to the States, King Diamond announced Saturday that Patino was no longer […]

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