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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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Mercyful Fate bassist Timi Hansen battling Cancer

Posted by on August 2, 2019

Mercyful Fate bassist Timi Hansen has explained why he is unable to perform for their 2020 reunion shows. Unfortunately, the bassist has revealed he is “fighting a fight against cancer.” Hansen is doing everything he can to get better as he’s eager to return to the stage. King Diamond’s wife, Livia Zita-Bendix, shared Hansen’s statement […]

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Mercyful Fate announce first reunion show in over two decades

Posted by on August 1, 2019

Are we dreaming? Mercyful Fate have surprised us this morning by announcing their official return to the stage in over two decades. The group’s last concert was from October 1999, and now they will reunite for an unspecified number of shows throughout Europe during the summer of 2020. The lineup for these shows will for […]

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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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New & Noteworthy, October 2nd – Picture Perfect

Posted by on October 2, 2015

Maybe I spoke too soon last week when I talked about the slow decline of the release calendar as we headed into October. There is quite a lot coming to us this week, coming from all across the spectrum of heavy music. Read on and find out what new music is coming your way today! […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Abigail’ by King Diamond turns 27 years old

Posted by on October 21, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. After the breakup of Mercyful Fate, this was King Diamond’s second album after he decided to fly solo. This album gets some of the most IMMENSE praise I have ever seen an album get […]

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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 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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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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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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