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King Diamond

King Diamond

King Diamond Biography

Biography

King Diamond is the band that King Diamond (Kim Petersen) formed after the split up of Mercyful Fate - following the departure of Hank Sherman. He was joined by most members of the then defunct Mercyful Fate. The style has lost most of its proto-black metal style and become a heavy metal band. The Satanic focus was replaced by a focus on horror stories. Apart from two albums, each of the albums contained a story told throughout the songs; some stories span more than one album. Only Fatal Portrait and The Spider's Lullaby deviate here, in that only half of the songs form a story while the other songs are independent. His extremely high falsetto vocal style is notable. Current line-up King Diamond - Vocals, Keyboards (1985-) (Black Rose (Dnk), Mercyful Fate, Danger Zone (Dnk), Brats) Andy LaRocque aka Anders Allhage (1985-) - Guitars (ex-Death, ex-E.F. Band, Illwill) Mike Wead aka Mikael Wikström (2000-) - Guitars (Mercyful Fate, Abstrakt Algebra, Memento Mori, Witch (Swe), ex-Candlemass, Maninnya Blade, Hexenhaus) Hal Patino - Bass (1987-1989, 2000-) (Force of Evil, ex-Blakk Totem, ex-Maltese Falcon, ex-Palladion, ex-Doctor Butcher) Matt Thompson - Drums (2000-) (Batcastle, ex-Autumn Silence, Shaolin Death Squad, ex-Michael Harris) Guest vocals: Livia Zita Former/past member(s) Guitars : Michael Denner (1985-1987) (ex-Mercyful Fate, Force of Evil, Zoser Mez, Iron Space, Brats, Danger Zone (Dnk)) Pete Blakk aka Peter Jacobsson (1987-1990) (ex-Blakk Totem, ex-Geisha, ex-Trazer) Glen Drover (1998-2000) (Eidolon, Megadeth) Michael Moon aka Mikael Myllynen (1987 tour) (ex-Madison) Herb Simonsen (1995-1998) Floyd Konstantin (1985) (ex-Geisha, ex-Destiny (Swe)) Bass : Chris Estes (1995-2000) Timi ``Grabber`` Hansen (1985-1987) (Mercyful Fate, Danger Zone (Dnk)) David Harbour (2000) (ex-Chastain, ex-Equimanthorn (US), ex-Michael Harris, ex-Leather, ex-David T. Chastain) Sharlee D'Angelo aka Peter Andreason (1990-1993) (Arch Enemy, ex-Dismember, ex-Facelift, Illwill, Mercyful Fate, ex-Sinergy, Spiritual Beggars, ex-Witchery (Swe)) Drums : Mikkey Dee aka Michael Delaouglou (1985-1989) (Motörhead, Helloween (as guest), ex-Dokken, ex-Geisha) Snowy Shaw aka Tommy Helgesson (1989-1994) (Illwill, ex-Dream Evil, ex-Mercyful Fate, ex-Notre Dame, Memento Mori) Darrin Anthony (1995-1997) John Luke Herbert (1997-2000) (Chastain, Leather) Chris Whitemeier (1988) Keyboards : Roberto Falcao (1988-1990)

King Diamond Metal Albums

Deadly Lullabyes: Live Thumbnail Image
★★★★½

Horror Metal ARTIST BIO: An underground icon and purveyor of all things dark, KING DIAMOND and his cohorts continue to find new ways to put the [...]

Abigail Thumbnail Image
★★★★½

Vinyl LP reissue of the 1987 album from the former vocalist for Mercyful Fate featuring three bonus tracks.

Them Thumbnail Image
★★★★½

Buckethead’s latest is another surprise twist. This time he points his guitar downward, plunging aurally into territories previously explored only by Dante and Hieronymous Bosch. The Cuckoo [...]

In Concert 1987: Abigail Thumbnail Image
★★★★☆

Arguably the bands best record! This version, from Mayhem Records, contains a 2nd disc featuring 4 songs captured live – including ’Your River,’ ’A Sea to [...]

Abigail II: The Revenge Thumbnail Image
★★★★☆

The story continues with the doomed saga of the family La Fey, a cold-blooded tale of revenge from the master storyteller. Metal Blade Records. 2002.King Diamond’s [...]

Fatal Portrait Thumbnail Image
★★★★½

No Description AvailableNo Track Information AvailableMedia Type: CDArtist: KING DIAMONDTitle: FATAL PORTRAITStreet Release Date: 11/11/1997<Domestic or Import: ImportGenre: HEAVY METAL

Conspiracy Thumbnail Image
★★★★½

Finland only 17 track collection, booklet is in Finish language. Also comes with a bonus dvd featuring the live videos of ”8th Commandment”, and ”My Land”, [...]

The Graveyard Thumbnail Image
★★★★☆

Digitally remastered and expanded edition of the Heavy Metal icon’s 1996 album including bonus video content. . King Diamond is quite possibly the most recognizable and [...]

The Spider's Lullabye Thumbnail Image
★★★★☆

Digitally remastered and expanded edition of the Heavy Metal icon’s 1995 album including bonus video content. . King Diamond is quite possibly the most recognizable and [...]