Tag Archives: King Diamond

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, he’d performed a comeback concert in Sweden, […]

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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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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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