Tag Archives: King Diamond

Reminder: King Diamond is up for a Grammy this Sunday

Posted by on January 22, 2014

Sure, it’s not technically just King Diamond, he’d be sharing the award with Volbeat, another Danish act that borrowed his trademark falsetto for “Room 24,” a song off their album Outlaw Gentlemen and Shady Ladies. And while we might not agree on just what constitutes metal, at least we can all agree that at least all […]

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Headbangers’ Brawl 12/9: Our “Metal” Predictions For The 2014 Grammys

Posted by on December 9, 2013

Headbangers’ Brawl is a weekly column where Metal Insider’s contributors take a moment to debate and analyze two opposing sides of a topical issue occurring in the world of metal and/or the music industry. Yup, it’s that time again when we reflect on the flaws of the Grammy’s “Metal” nominations. However, something unusual has occurred: the nominees for […]

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Dream Theater, Killswitch Engage, Volbeat among Grammy nominees

Posted by on December 7, 2013

Last night, the nominees for the 56th Grammy Awards were announced in a ceremony in Los Angeles. While the hard rock and metal performance Grammys were combined a few years back, the phrasing has changed, and the category is merely “Best Metal Performance.” And unlike last year, when Halestorm was nominated (and won), at least […]

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Noctum’s Top 5: Swedish And Most Evil Bands

Posted by on October 21, 2013

Noctum is a prime example of just how evil the citizens of Sweden can be. Their new album Final Sacrifice (out October 29 via Metal Blade) has many under their spell, with Decibel Magazine even hailing them as the new wave of Satanic rock. So we asked vocalist/guitarist David Indelöf and bassist Tobias Rosén to […]

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Roadrunner Records to release 30th anniversary box set

Posted by on August 15, 2013

Roadrunner is celebrating more than 30 years of music with the release of a box set, XXX: Three Decades of Roadrunner Records, hitting the market October 1. The set, to be released in America and abroad, is a pretty good summation of the label’s beginnings as an underground label, their rise to one of America’s premier […]

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Erik Danielsson Discusses Watain’s New Album And The Misconception Of Their Evil Persona During Album Listening Party

Posted by on June 11, 2013

It’s about 1pm on a sunny Saturday afternoon. It’s a time when most metal heads would probably still be passed out from the prior evening’s debauchery. Yet Erik Danielsson, the frontman for one of the most wild black metal groups Watain, is up and at Duff’s Brooklyn bar with members of metal press and friends. […]

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Huntress Singer Jill Janus’ Top 5: Vocalists

Posted by on June 3, 2013

This summer is going to be a big one for Huntress. First, the group is going to release their sophomore album Starbound Beast, which features a single co-written by Lemmy Kilmister himself, on July 2 via Napalm Records. Then they’ll spend the rest of the summer on Mayhem Fest, leading them to launch their own […]

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Volbeat Release Animated Video For “The Hangman’s Body Count”

Posted by on April 15, 2013

Last week, Volbeat released their new album Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies. And in anticipation for what will likely be a big week on the charts for them, the Danish group has released an animated video for “The Hangman’s Body Count.” While it lacks a performance from the group (and only includes a few lyrics […]

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Headbangers’ Brawl 4/12: Who’ll Dominate The Charts – Volbeat, Stone Sour, Or Device?

Posted by on April 12, 2013

Headbangers’ Brawl is a weekly column where Metal Insider’s contributors take a moment to debate and analyze two opposing sides of a topical issue occurring in the world of metal and/or the music industry. This week saw big three releases hit stores: Stone Sour’s House of Gold and Bones – Part 2, Volbeat’s Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies, […]

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Volbeat’s Collaboration With King Diamond Available For Free Download

Posted by on April 5, 2013

Last month, Volbeat revealed that the one and only King Diamond would make a guest appearance on their new album Outlaw Gentlemen and Shady Ladies. And a few days before the album’s release, the song “Room 24” has been made available as a free download via Diamond’s website. The track is being dubbed “the Jacob […]

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