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King Diamond still reigns in Philadelphia!

Posted by on November 11, 2019

King Diamond brought the Institute to Philadelphia this past November 11, 2019 and, of course, Metal Insider was there! Let me say this… if you still, for some crazy reason, have never seen King Diamond live, stop reading this article and go click here to get yourself some tickets. Even if you’ve never really listened […]

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Five essential songs to check out 11/8/19

Posted by on November 8, 2019

Today is a big day for new songs. While albums such as The Dark Element, Agnostic Front, Blind Guardian and Slayer’s The Repentless Killogy arrived today (8th), there have been quite a few notorious new tracks released as well. Here are five essential songs to check out! 05) Ozzy Osbourne – “Under the Graveyard” We […]

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Editorial: Michael Denner needs to be part of Mercyful Fate reunion

Posted by on September 30, 2019

As we reported last month, Mercyful Fate has announced that they will reunite in the Summer of 2020 at a number of European events. It was announced that the lineup would be King Diamond on vocals, Hank Shermann on guitar, Bjarne T. Holm behind the kit, and Mike Wead also on guitar. Timi Hansen, who […]

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Top Five best King Diamond/Mercyful Fate promo videos

Posted by on September 12, 2019

With the announcement of the upcoming Mercyful Fate reunion shows in 2020 and the forthcoming King Diamond release, The Institute, we thought now would be a good time to count down our Top 5 favorite promotional videos featuring King Diamond in either his own band or with Mercyful Fate. 01) “The Family Ghost” Ah, the 1980’s.  […]

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King Diamond announces fall North American tour, new album arriving in 2020

Posted by on August 19, 2019

We already knew 2020 is a big year for King Diamond when Mercyful Fate announced their first reunion show in two decades. However, it was obvious there would be more as the legend performed a live debut of the new song “Masquerade of Madness.” Today (19th), King Diamond has announced the title and theme for […]

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Watch King Diamond’s live debut of new song “Masquerade of Madness” at Hellfest

Posted by on June 24, 2019

While Hellfest’s original schedule didn’t go according to plan, King Diamond delivered one hell of a performance on Friday (21st). According to Setlist.FM, not only did the legend perform “Behind These Walls,” from 1990’s The Eye live for the first time, he also delivered a few songs we haven’t heard in a while including “Voodoo,” […]

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Metal By Numbers 2/13: The charts can’t resist temptation

Posted by on February 13, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   So the Grammys have come and gone and, yet again, the metal community can really only respond with a shrug. Sure, High On Fire won a Grammy and that’s pretty sweet, but as […]

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Metal By Numbers 2/6: Bring Me The Horizon chart high, sell low

Posted by on February 6, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   An album selling less than its predecessor is a common thing nowadays. Some of it does come down to trends: a band that was doing hot three or four years ago might experience […]

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Metal Insider counts down the Top 5 King Diamond records of all time

Posted by on January 31, 2019

  With the recent release of King Diamond’s Live DVD, Songs For the Dead Live (read our review), we thought it was an appropriate time to revisit some of King Diamond’s most celebrated work in his vast catalog. Though all of King’s 12 studio records are classic, we comprised this Top 5 list of what we think are […]

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New & Noteworthy: January 25th, 2019: New Releases for the Dead

Posted by on January 25, 2019

New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. The new music releases are starting to pick up for the year. This week brings new music from Swallow the Sun, Bring me the Horizon and more. You can check out the […]

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