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Pantera, Metallica, King Diamond members and more paid tribute to Vinnie Paul

Posted by on June 25, 2018

Vinnie Paul, another metal icon that is gone  too soon, has shocked the entire community as many have shared their reactions on social media. While we still don’t know the official cause of death, it’s been reported that the 54-year-old Pantera/HellYeah drummer had a heart attack and died in his sleep on Friday night (22nd). […]

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New King Diamond album in the works!

Posted by on April 4, 2018

While King Diamond hasn’t put out new music since the excellent 2007’s Give Me Your Soul… Please, he’s kept himself plenty busy between taking part in the last run of the Mayhem Festival as well as taking out Exodus to celebrate the anniversary of the classic Abigail (which will be released for a live DVD), […]

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New King Diamond Action Figure and Collectible Statue Coming Soon

Posted by on February 20, 2018

2018’s Toy Fair is wrapping up here in New York City, and Metal Insider was there to cover it.  Today we focus on two new incredibly detailed King Diamond items coming out in the coming weeks – and these look great! The King Diamond 3 3/4″ action figure by Super 7 Super 7, makers of […]

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King Diamond Rock Iconz statue arrives early next year

Posted by on October 5, 2017

Are you a King Diamond fan? If you’re a true fan, you’ll probably want to pick up this new limited edition King Diamond collectable. The hand-painted figurine, by Rock Iconz, is labeled as a fine art piece and there are only 1777 available worldwide. Pre-orders are currently available. Those that pre-order now will be included in a drawing […]

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Watch Myrkur reinvent King Diamond’s “Welcome Home”

Posted by on August 31, 2017

The multi-talented Myrkur recently showed us her dark and light side, both leading to her upcoming album Mareridt, which will be released on September 15th via Relapse Records. However, after seeing a brand new clip via the newly-relaunched Revolver, she could almost be mistaken for Tori Amos. Essentially, there’s nothing she can’t do as she continues […]

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King Diamond becomes a first time dad at age 61

Posted by on July 11, 2017

The late Sir Christopher Lee taught us, we are never too old to record a metal album. Now, King Diamond proves we are never too old to become a parent. After three months of silence, the icon and his wife, 33 year-old Livia Zita, revealed to the public their newborn son, Byron. Zita has been […]

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Slayer, Motley Crue, Iron Maiden among those called out by Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament at rock hall induction

Posted by on April 10, 2017

While we didn’t attend the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this past Friday, with the exception of Rush’s Geddy Lee playing bass with Yes as they were inducted, it doesn’t appear like we missed all that much. Journey was inducted, and while Steve Perry was present, he didn’t perform with the band, despite media […]

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King Diamond to headline Psycho Las Vegas

Posted by on January 10, 2017

  Earlier this past Fall, King Diamond announced the finalization of a DVD capturing footage from 2015’s Abigail Tour. While announcing it, King said that while he’d be spending most of 2017 recording a new album, he’d  have time to “fit in a few special festival shows, performing the same set on the Abigail tour.” Today […]

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Artist/photographer Nathaniel Shannon’s favorite photographs

Posted by on October 26, 2016

  This Friday (28), Brooklyn photographer Nathaniel Shannon will be expressing himself in an entirely different medium, as his debut album Trespasses will be released via Aqualamb Records. The album, released under the name Nathaniel Shannon and the Vanishing Twin, is a dark Tom Waits-like collection of Shannon’s bedroom recordings from over the last decade, and […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Metallica guest appearances

Posted by on June 16, 2016

Today, Heart released the title track of their forthcoming album, Beautiful Broken, via Rolling Stone. What makes it worthy of being written about here is that the upbeat, riffy rock song, originally released as a bonus track on the band’s 2012 album, features Metallica’s James Hetfield on background and occasional lead vocals. The 2:30 song is punchy enough that it […]

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