Tag Archives: Mercyful Fate

King Diamond To Appear On New Volbeat Album

Posted by on March 6, 2013

While Volbeat sounds more like Social Distortion covering Misfits songs, they’ve announced that King Diamond will be making a guest appearance on their forthcoming album, Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies. The King will appear on “Room 24,” a song that was, according to the bio, inspired by a terrifying experience in a hotel room somewhere in […]

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Rob Caggiano Joins Volbeat As New Guitarist

Posted by on February 4, 2013

Shortly after departing Anthrax, Rob Caggiano revealed that he would be co-producing Volbeat’s new album Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies. Now comes word that he’ll be doing a little more than producing, as Caggiano has been announced as the Danish rockabilly metal group’s new guitarist. Volbeat frontman Michael Poulsen had the following to say about […]

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King Diamond Returns To Metal Blade Records With New Record Deal

Posted by on December 3, 2012

It’s been five years since King Diamond released his last album, Give Me Your Soul…Please. Since then, Diamond has been slowly making his way back onstage following his triple-bypass heart surgery. Now it looks like the metal world will finally get some new King Diamond material, as the metal legend has signed a new recording deal […]

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Brian Posehn Talks Metal, Being A Nerd

Posted by on June 18, 2012

Metal Insider’s sister site, The Laugh Button, is all about the comedy. They recently attended the Just For Laughs Chicago festival, where they ran into Brian Posehn, who was there to peform The Nerd Show with fellow comedians Pete Holmes, Brent Weinbach, Dan Telfer, Hari Kondabolu, and Mike Lawrence. The Laugh Button’s Chris Elles caught up with him the following day to talk nerd jokes […]

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King Diamond Performs Sweden Rock Fest With Members Of Mercyful Fate, Volbeat, And Motörhead

Posted by on June 11, 2012

Technically, King Diamond made his return to the stage at the Metallica 30th anniversary shows and with a surprise three song set in Dallas. However, the metal legend performed his first full show since his triple-bypass heart surgery this past Saturday (June 9) at the Sweden Rock Festival. And fans were indeed in for something special. In addition […]

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King Diamond Plays Three Song Surprise Set In Dallas

Posted by on January 30, 2012

The metal community was psyched last week when it was announced that King Diamond would be playing some of his first shows since his triple bypass heart surgery that he had last year. While his first performance back was at the Metallica 30th anniversary shows last year, when he did a mini Mercyful Fate set, he […]

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King Diamond Announces Two European Summer Festival Dates

Posted by on January 24, 2012

Last week, King Diamond announced details regarding his new booking agents. That made it pretty clear that the Mercyful Fate/ solo singer was planning his return to the stage following his triple-bypass heart surgery last year. Well, here’s the good news: King Diamond has confirmed his first festival appearances of 2012! Though he did take part in the […]

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Happy Martin Luther King (Diamond) Day!

Posted by on January 16, 2012

In case you were confused by the headline, this story has nothing to do with Martin Luther King Jr. or today’s holiday. Rather, it’s regarding the almighty King Diamond and some news that would imply that more is to come. It was announced today that the Mercyful Fate/ solo singer has joined forces with Nick […]

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Volbeat Tap Mercyful Fate Guitarist For Gigantour

Posted by on December 19, 2011

Last month, Volbeat announced that they had parted ways with guitarist Thomas Bredahl. At the time, it wasn’t clear whether the band would fulfill their upcoming tour commitments as a trio or with a temporary replacement. Well today, the Danish metal rockabilly band announced that they have tapped none other than Mercyful Fate guitarist Hank […]

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Mercyful Fate Manager Recaps The Band’s Performance With Metallica

Posted by on December 15, 2011

By now you know about all of the special surprise guests that appeared during Metallica’s 30th Anniversary shows. Hell, you probably could name the exact night each guest appeared on. If that’s so, then you know that one of the biggest surprises during the second night came from Mercyful Fate. Seeing Metallica perform with four […]

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