Tag Archives: King Diamond

Mayhem Fest dates, lineup officially revealed

Posted by on April 13, 2015

For the past few years, the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival has made an announcement about their lineup. Actually, they’ve made an announcement that they’re making an announcement about their lineup. The problem is that by the time the official announcement has been made, the lineup has already been leaked, making the actual unveiling of it […]

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Metal Power Rankings: It’s mayhem!

Posted by on March 20, 2015

Welcome to Metal Power Rankings: Our weekly rankings take a number of factors into account: newsworthiness, record sales, internet buzz, word of mouth and overall importance in the genre. Ultimately, it’s subjective, but if a band generates enough buzz, they’ll wind up on the list. This week, rumors about a certain festival are making the […]

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Mayhem Fest admat leaks

Posted by on March 19, 2015

Over the weekend, the lineup for the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival’s 2015 run slipped out. While nothing’s going to be officially announced until April 13th, it’s been alleged that Slayer, King Diamond, Hellyeah and The Devil Wears Prada were the headliners of the tour and that Victory Records would have a stage. However, if […]

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Slayer, King Diamond rumored to be headlining 2015 Mayhem Fest

Posted by on March 16, 2015

Last week while at a show here in NYC, we heard a rumor about the supposed lineup of this summer’s Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival. Over the weekend, the rumor we heard got repeated  by theprp, and while the official lineup announcement isn’t coming until April 13, here are six of the bands that are reportedly […]

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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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