Tag Archives: King Diamond

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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King Diamond talks new album, struggles with recovery, and drinking with Metallica

Posted by on July 2, 2014

First we get rumors of King Diamond touring, then we actually got confirmation of King Diamond touring, and now it’s coming to light that the legend himself plans on writing a new album. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone magazine, King spoke about an album coming in the future as well as some of […]

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Metal Insider top 12: metal albums of 1984

Posted by on July 1, 2014

And just like that, 2014 is half over. Hard to believe it’s gone this fast, right? At any rate, instead of listing our top ten records of the year so far, we thought we’d look back – 30 years back – to celebrate some of the best albums of 1984. It was a banner year […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Give Me Your Soul… Please’ by King Diamond turns 7 years old

Posted by on June 26, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. 7 years ago to day, King Diamond released his most recent studio album, with a different, but mature sound, called Give Me Your Soul… Please. This is King Diamond’s eleventh, and at time […]

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Exclusive: Jonas Albrektsson discusses King Of Asgard’s new album, premieres brand new song

Posted by on June 25, 2014

For over five years, King Of Asgard has been gaining momentum for its Nordic inspired melodic death metal. And their third album, Karg (coming out on July 22 via Metal Blade Records), takes its brutal sound to new heights. That’s why Metal Insider is not only excited to premiere a new song off the album, […]

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King Diamond officially announces North American tour

Posted by on June 23, 2014

Well, the rumors have proven to be true: King Diamond will be touring North America this fall. Granted, his slated appearance at Fun Fun Fun Fest essentially confirmed that King Diamond would be embarking on at least a mini-trek. But now we have confirmation that he’ll be doing his first full-fledge North American tour since […]

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King Diamond potentially touring North America this fall

Posted by on June 13, 2014

Just last month we found out that King Diamond would be performing with other big names like Judas Priest at this years Fun Fun Fun Fest. From that news, we’ve all been secretly hoping this wouldn’t be the only date King Diamond would be playing, and now it seems that there might be a tour […]

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