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MERCYFUL FATE – Headlines Psycho Las Vegas This Coming August!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on January 31, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

From King Diamond facebook:

North America, We heard you and now it’s your turn… MERCYFUL FATE are headlining this year’s Psycho Las Vegas in August, this will be our only appearance in North America this year. Get your tickets now at vivapsycho.com | The curse of the pharaoh awaits…

LONG LIVE MERCYFUL FATE.

LONG LIVE KING DIAMOND.

STONE.

KING DIAMOND – Black Horseman Danish Style Black Lager Available October 31st!

Posted in beer, Heavy Metal, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on September 26, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

From the King Diamond facebook:

King Diamond is embarking on 23 black masses across North America starting Nov. 2. To make the tour even more memorable, King Diamond has collaborated with Surly Brewing Co., the Minneapolis-based craft brewery, for a limited release beer: Black Horsemen Danish-style black lager. The beer will be available at select venues within the Surly footprint and VIP ticketholders will have the opportunity to raise a toast of Black Horseman with King Diamond at each tour stop.

The Black Horsemen can design reflects the unforgettable album, Abigail, leading beer drinkers on a journey when they crack open a can, finding the traditionally light lager style turned pitch black. This beer is not for the faint of heart.

A limited run of Black Horsemen Danish-style black lager will be available in cans and on draft starting Oct. 31 across Surly’s distribution footprint. King Diamond ticketholders can find the beer at select venues throughout the tour, including: Riviera Theater (Chicago, Nov. 18), Palace Theater (Minneapolis, Nov. 19), and The Fillmore (Denver, Nov. 22).

“Everything regarding this beer fits perfectly together. It’s a 6% Danish style black lager named “Black Horsemen”. The label carries the front cover of the King Diamond album “Abigail”. The yeast used to brew it comes from my long time favorite Danish brewing company, Carlsberg.

Since I had the very first taste of it, I cannot wait to taste it again, and will, without hesitation, serve it to the best of my friends any time, any day of the week. I’m extremely proud to be a participant in this. In my personal opinion, this is the perfect beer.

PS: If you are in a bar somewhere, you can’t just order “one Black Horsemen”. That would not be proper English… it has to be: “two Black Horsemen”, at the least! 😈

-King Diamond

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LONG LIVE KING DIAMOND.

STONE.

KING DIAMOND – Announces North American Tour Dates With Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats Plus Idle Hands

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on September 19, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

KING DIAMOND will embark on a North American headlining tour later year. The trek will commence on November 2nd and run through December 4th. Support will be provided by Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats and Idle Hands.

Comments KING DIAMOND, “Watch out North America, we are coming for you this Winter. I’m very proud to bring two special and amazing guests to you. Their names are Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats, plus Idle Hands. Make an appointment now… kingdiamondcoven.com.”

Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats notes, “As the long nights draw in and the temperatures drop, I can’t think of a better artist to creep around North America with than the legendary KING DIAMOND. You’ll all be in for a treat…See you there!”

Adds Idle Hands, “Touring with the iconic KING DIAMOND is nothing short of a dream and we are excited to make it a reality.”

See all confirmed dates below. VIP packages with KING DIAMOND are available for the first time ever on this tour. Visit kingdiamondcoven.com to purchase your ticket or VIP upgrade now.

KING DIAMOND will be touring in support of The Institute, his first studio album in twelve years! Fans can expect the debut single to arrive this Fall and an album in 2020; in the meantime, a tour teaser with a sneak peak of the new stage set can be viewed below or at: youtu.be/AdoUczDwKh4

KING DIAMOND remarks about the upcoming full-length, “For reasons unknown to you, it is clear that you have no way of making it to The Institute on your own at this point. Therefore, we will bring The Institute to you. You don’t want to miss this special opportunity for treatment only we can give you. It could be for your own good, you know…”

KING DIAMOND w/ Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats, Idle Hands:

11/02/2019 Bomb Factory – Dallas, TX

11/04/2019 Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA

11/05/2019 Dr. Phillips Center – Orlando, FL

11/07/2019 Kings Theatre – Brooklyn, NY

11/08/2019 The Palladium – Worcester, MA

11/10/2019 The Tower Theater – Philadelphia, PA

11/11/2019 The Lyric – Baltimore, MD

11/12/2019 M-Telus – Montreal, QC

11/14/2019 The Fillmore – Detroit, MI

11/15/2019 The Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH

11/16/2019 The Palace Theatre – Louisville, KY

11/18/2019 The Riviera – Chicago, IL

11/19/2019 Palace Theater – Minneapolis, MN

11/22/2019 The Fillmore – Denver, CO

11/23/2019 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT

11/25/2019 The Paramount – Seattle, WA

11/26/2019 The Schnitzer – Portland, OR

11/27/2019 The Queen Elizabeth – Vancouver, BC

11/29/2019 The Warfield – San Francisco, CA

12/01/2019 The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA

12/02/2019 Magnolia – San Diego, CA

12/03/2019 The Grove Of Anaheim – Anaheim, CA

12/04/2019 Comerica – Phoenix, AZ

Source: Earsplit PR

LONG LIVE KING DIAMOND

STONE.

KING DIAMOND – Announces “Abigail In Concert 2015” Tour With Support From EXODUS

Posted in Heavy Metal, horror, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on August 3, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

King Diamond - Abigail In Concert - Tour Flyer - 2015 - #3366KDMMGMSASHS

KING DIAMOND will be back on tour soon for an extra special event for fans – one not to be missed. As part of the set, the band will be performing the classic 1987 album Abigail in its entirety! The tour will begin on October 29th and runs through December 5th, with legendary bay area Thrash Metal band Exodus as the opening act, The full list of confirmed dates is below. The general on sale for tickets begins Friday, August 7th at 10am EST.

KING DIAMOND w/ Exodus:
10/29/2015 The Fillmore – Denver, CO
10/31/2015 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
11/02/2015 The Warfield – San Francisco, CA
11/05/2015 The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
11/08/2015 The Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ
11/09/2015 House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
11/13/2015 The Aztec Theatre – San Antonio, TX
11/15/2015 The Civic Auditorium – New Orleans, LA
11/16/2015 The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
11/21/2015 Best Buy Theatre – New York, NY
11/24/2015 Orpheum – Boston, MA
11/25/2015 The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA
11/27/2015 Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, IL
11/28/2015 The Fillmore – Detroit, MI
11/30/2015 Myth – Minneapolis, MN
12/02/2015 Club Brady – Tulsa, OK
12/04/2015 House Of Blues – Houston, TX
12/05/2015 House Of Blues – Dallas, TX

King Diamond - Dreams Of Horror - promo cover pic - 2014 - #AL77711

Upon its release in November 2014, KING DIAMOND‘s Dreams Of Horror reached #28 on the Billboard Hard Music Charts. This is the only “best of” album covering the band’s entire career. KING DIAMOND and Andy La Rocque meticulously mastered and enhanced these 23 songs into the ultimate editions, chosen by the band from both the Roadrunner and Metal Blade catalogs. Listen to “The Puppet Master” from disc 2 of Dreams Of Horror and order your copy now at metalblade.com/kingdiamond.

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Source: Earsplit PR

* For more info:

http://www.kingdiamondcoven.com

http://www.twitter.com/realkingdiamond

http://www.facebook.com/kingdiamondofficial

http://www.facebook.com/kingdiamondmercyfulfateofficial

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LONG LIVE KING DIAMOND.

LONG LIVE EXODUS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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KING DIAMOND “Dreams Of Horror” – Releases November 10th, Via Metal Blade Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 9, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

King Diamond - Dreams Of Horror - promo cover pic - 2014 - #AL77711

As reported on the King Diamond Facebook page:

A 2xCD collection of King Diamond songs, newly enhanced into ultimate editions by King Diamond and Andy LaRocque themselves, will be released by Metal Blade Records on November 11th.

King Diamond’s Dreams of Horror is the only “best of” album covering the band’s entire career. King Diamond and Andy LaRocque meticulously mastered and enhanced these 23 songs into the ultimate editions, chosen by the band from both the Roadrunner and Metal Blade catalogs.

“Dreams of Horror” will be available on November 10th. Listen to “The Puppet Master” from disc 2 of “Dreams of Horror” and pre-order a copy now at: http://goo.gl/MB4L1c

KING DIAMOND Dreams Of Horror – Track Listing:

DISC 1 – ROADRUNNER

  1. The Candle
  2. Dressed in White
  3. The Family Ghost
  4. Black Horsemen
  5. Welcome Home
  6. The Invisible Guests
  7. At the Graves
  8. Sleepless Nights
  9. Let It Be Done
  10. Eye of the Witch
  11. Insanity

DISC 2 – METAL BLADE

  1. Dreams
  2. The Spider’s Lullabye
  3. Waiting
  4. Heads on the Wall
  5. Voodoo
  6. Black Devil
  7. Help!!!
  8. Spirits
  9. The Puppet Master
  10. Blue Eyes
  11. Never Ending Hill
  12. Shapes of Black

King Diamond - The Puppet Master - promo vinyl album pic - 2014 - #1109

In other news, King Diamond vinyl has been made available throughout 2014. Currently, vinyl versions of Them, Abigail, The Eye, Fatal Portrait, and The Puppet Master are available now on the Metal Blade webshop. Conspiracy and In Concert will be coming this January! Copies of the vinyl are available now at: http://goo.gl/n6biQA

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* For more info on KING DIAMOND:

Facebook: King Diamond

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE KING DIAMOND.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

KING DIAMOND – Announces Opening Act For 2014 North American Tour

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on September 9, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

King Diamond - 2014 North American Tour - promo flyer - #440138

KING DIAMOND would like to welcome Jess And The Ancient Ones as the opening act for the North American tour this Fall.

Jess And The Ancient Ones, personally selected by KING DIAMOND himself to be the openers on the trek, is an occult rock band from Kuopio, Finland. This seven-headed entity was given birth by Thomas Corpse and Thomas Fiend, its purpose being the exploration of magical realms beyond the mundane. The band’s lyrical concept is based upon the personal occult experiences of the writers, which combined with music, creates a strong mystical atmosphere. With the vocal talent, Jess, as their frontwoman and three guitars in the lineup, JATAO draw inspiration from Heavy Metal and Rock groups of the classic era, such as Mercyful Fate, Roky Erickson, Iron Maiden and Abba.

Watch their latest video for “Astral Sabbat” on YouTube HERE. For more information, visit their official website at THIS LOCATION.

In other news, the Atlanta, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles shows on the tour are SOLD OUT! Additionally, only a handful of tickets remain for the Seattle date. Get your tickets now before they are gone!

KING DIAMOND W/ Jess And The Ancient Ones:

10/11/2014 Center Stage – Atlanta, GA (SOLD OUT)
10/13/2014 The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
10/14/2014 Best Buy Theatre – New York, NY (SOLD OUT)
10/16/2014 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
10/17/2014 Olympia – Montreal, QC
10/18/2014 The Sound Academy – Toronto, ON
10/19/2014 Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
10/21/2014 The Vic Theatre – Chicago, IL (SOLD OUT)
10/22/2014 The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
10/24/2014 Paramount Theatre – Denver, CO
10/26/2014 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT *
10/28/2014 The Moose Theatre – Seattle, WA
10/30/2014 The Warfield – San Francisco, CA (SOLD OUT)
10/31/2014 The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA (SOLD OUT)
11/01/2014 House Of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
11/03/2014 Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ
11/05/2014 House Of Blues – Houston, TX
11/06/2014 House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/08/2014 Auditorium Shores – Austin, TX
*also with Visigoth

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on KING DIAMOND:

http://www.kingdiamondcoven.com

http://www.facebook.com/kingdiamondofficial

http://www.facebook.com/kingdiamondmercyfulfateofficial

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LONG LIVE KING DIAMOND.

LONG LIVE JATAO.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

KING DIAMOND – Announces North American Fall Tour

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on June 24, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

King Diamond - North American Tour - 2014 - promo flyer

KING DIAMOND has confirmed what has been rumored for several weeks: a full North American tour this Fall! The long-awaited trek will commence on October 11th in Atlanta and wrap up with the previously announced performance at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin. A limited edition KING DIAMOND jacket will be available through the SHOWstubs.com fan club pre-sale, which begins today, June 24th. Tickets will be on sale online and at box offices nationwide on Friday, June 27th.

KING DIAMOND will be joined on stage by longtime band members Andy LaRocque, Mike Wead, Hal Patino, and Matt Thompson. Additionally, North American fans will bear witness to the band’s full European festival stage show. These will be the most ambitious and largest North American productions of the band’s entire history. A special guest support act for the tour will be announced in the coming weeks.

KING DIAMOND North American Tour 2014: 

10/11/2014 – Center Stage – Atlanta, GA

10/13/2014 – The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD

10/14/2014 – Best Buy Theatre – New York, NY

10/16/2014 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA

10/17/2014 – Olympia – Montreal, QC

10/18/2014 – The Sound Academy – Toronto, ON

10/19/2014 – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA

10/21/2014 – The Vic Theatre – Chicago, IL

10/22/2014 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO

10/24/2014 – Paramount Theatre – Denver, CO

10/26/2014 – The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT

10/28/2014 – The Moose Theatre – Seattle, WA

10/30/2014 – The Warfield – San Francisco, CA

10/31/2014 – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA

11/01/2014 – House Of Blues – Las Vegas, NV

11/03/2014 – Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ

11/05/2014 – House Of Blues – Houston, TX

11/06/2014 – House Of Blues – Dallas, TX

Fun Fun Fun Fest

11/08/2014 Auditorium Shores – Austin, TX

King Diamond - North American Tour - 2014 - promo banner

(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on KING DIAMOND:

Website: http://www.kingdiamondcoven.com

Facebook: King Diamond

Facebook: King Diamond & Mercyful Fate

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LONG LIVE KING DIAMOND.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

KING DIAMOND – Happy METAL Birthday From Metal Odyssey!

Posted in birthdays, Heavy Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 14, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

King Diamond - publicity pic - headshot - #33660

Today, June 14th, is the birthday of a Metal icon; a powerful, true Metal warrior, a pioneer of Speed Metal, Horror Metal and Dark Metal. The Metal staff at Metal Odyssey hereby declares, with Metal pride:

HAPPY

METAL

BIRTHDAY

KING

DIAMOND! 

King Diamond - Classic Logo - B&W - #16607

* For more info on KING DIAMOND:

Facebook: King Diamond

Website: http://www.kingdiamondcoven.com/

http://www.twitter.com/realkingdiamond

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LONG LIVE KIND DIAMOND.

LONG LIVE METAL.

METAL BE THY NAME.

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KING DIAMOND – To Perform At Gröna Lund In Stockholm, Sweden, This Coming July 25th!

Posted in amusement parks, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on March 5, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

King Diamond - Gröna Lund - Sweden - concert flyer - july - 2014

As reported on the KING DIAMOND Facebook page:

King Diamond has confirmed a main stage appearance at Gröna Lund in Stockholm, Sweden this summer. This will be the band’s only appearance in Sweden for 2014. Fans will see King Diamond’s over-the-top and critically-lauded stage show on Gröna Lund’s main stage on July 25th, 2014.

The ticket situation is: you cannot buy tickets in advance. Gröna Lund is Sweden’s oldest amusement park, with a historic outdoor stage, which has been performed on by the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Slayer, Kiss, ZZ Top and many, many more. Since this is in an amusement park, you simply pay for the entrance on the day of our show, and the concert itself is free.

More information can be found at: http://goo.gl/6ntuhr

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Facebook: King Diamond

Website: http://www.kingdiamondcoven.com/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/realkingdiamond

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LONG LIVE KING DIAMOND.

LONG LIVE SWEDEN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

VOLBEAT And KING DIAMOND – Their Song “Room 24” Is Nominated For Best Metal Performance, At 56th Annual Grammy Awards

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on December 16, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Volbeat - King Diamond - Room 24 - grammy nomination - 2013 - promo pic

As reported by Metal Blade Records:

Metal Blade Records would like to congratulate Volbeat and King Diamond for being nominated for Best Metal Performance for the track “Room 24” in the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards.

The Heavy Metal icon King Diamond had this to say: “Thank you to everyone involved with voting. This is a great way to come back from the dead…literally.”

Also nominated this year are Black Sabbath, Anthrax, Dream Theater, and Killswitch Engage. The GRAMMY’s will be taking place on Sunday, January 26 2014 in Los Angeles, Calif. at The Staples Center and will be broadcast live on CBS from 8–11:30pm (ET/PT).

King Diamond - decibel magazine cover - January 2014 - Issue #111

In other King Diamond news: the current issue of Decibel Magazine featuring King Diamond on the cover is now in stores and available for purchase through the magazine’s site – http://store.decibelmagazine.com/collections/back-issues/products/january-2014-111

The issue will be on newsstands from early December until the end of the year. Keep up to date with all things King Diamond and Mercyful Fate at:

http://www.kingdiamondcoven.com/site/

Volbeat - Room 24 - king diamond - promo single cover pic - 2013

* For more info on VOLBEAT:

Website: http://www.volbeat.dk

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A WELL DESERVED NOMINATION!

LONG LIVE KING DIAMOND.

LONG LIVE VOLBEAT.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

COPENHELL – 2 DAYS OF METAL, THIS JUNE, IN COPENHAGEN! INFO YOU NEED…

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock festivals, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on May 31, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Copenhell - june - 2013 - promo flyer

COPENHELL – This June 14th & 15th in Copenhagen, Denmark, will be COPENHELL!! This is a serious, bad-ass, 100% unreal and grand METAL lineup of bands!! Just take a look at the flyer (above), the video (below) and click on the links (below) for more info YOU need about… COPENHELL!! Metal be thy name!!

Copenhell - 2013 - promo flyer - #2

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For more info on COPENHELL, click on the links below! Whoa!

facebook: COPENHELL

http://www.copenhell.dk

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LONG LIVE COPENHELL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

BURNING SEA FESTIVAL – Zadar, Croatia, June 5th – 8th, 2013 > All The Cool Info YOU Need

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal festivals, Metal, metal festivals, metal music, Music, rock festivals, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on December 17, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Burning Sea Festival - 2013 - poster promo pic!

The BURNING SEA FESTIVAL will take place in Zadar, Croatia from June 5th thru June 8th, 2013. With the legendary ICED EARTH and KING DIAMOND headlining, dozens of our Metal warriors will be there: OVERKILL, ANGEL WITCH, ENSLAVED, DESTRUCTION, AMORPHIS, CANDLEMASS  and TURISAS to name a many potent few!

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ABOUT BURNING SEA FESTIVAL:

BURNING SEA is combining the best two things in life. as the only Metal open air festival located directly on the sea beach. If you are tired of mud and rain, try something new: Metal holidays on the green peninsula, surrounded by beautiful beaches of azure Adriatic Sea. Experience the unique crimson sunset in the Mediterranean area and you’ll know why the festival is called Burning Sea. Located in an elite touristic part of over 3000 years old stony city of Zadar, Croatia, this festival will not leave any visitor cold. Enjoy the Mediterranean spirit, hot nights under a starry and moonlit sky together with the best company ever: METALHEADS like you and we are.

With Burning Sea, you decide to join a Metal festival and watch great bands on stage. Better yet, we have the mission to see you enjoying yourself while actually taking a great vacation AND hailing the gods of Heavy Metal at the same time. That’s why we chose the beautiful ancient Zadar, the everlasting heart of the Mediterranean. Visit us on www.burning-sea.com and www.metalholiday.com. Watch out for our other great events in the Balkan region that fuse holiday and musical entertainment!

For a map view of concert venue, click here: Obala kneza Domagoja 18, 23000 Zādār

Burning Sea - Festival - Large Logo - Promo - 2013__________________________________________________________

(SourceBurning Sea Festival Facebook)

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LONG LIVE BURNING SEA FESTIVAL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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KING DIAMOND – Signs Worldwide Record Deal With Metal Blade Records!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, horror metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 4, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

King Diamond - Abigail - promo cover pic - large!!

Metal Blade Records is pleased to announce that Grammy Award nominated KING DIAMOND has signed a new 3 album worldwide record deal with the label.

“This is gonna be awesome! Another perfect piece of the puzzle. We have the full backup of Metal Blade, and there’s an understanding between us that goes much, much deeper than before.

Our new business setup will noticeably benefit the fans in so many ways. You must have already noticed some of all the cool new stuff that is happening.

Now we can’t wait to get out there and start touring again!”

Stay Heavy,
King Diamond

King Diamond - B&W Logo!KING DIAMOND is quite possibly the most recognizable and prolific personality ever in heavy metal. Revered by icons as big as Metallica and Pantera to inspiring new upstarts like Goatwhore; KING DIAMOND, the man and the band, have left an indelible mark on the history, and now again, the future of heavy metal.

In August of 2008, KING DIAMOND joined Metallica on stage at Ozzfest in Dallas to perform the Mercyful Fate medley made famous from the Garage, Inc. album. Additionally, KING DIAMOND was featured alongside Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister as a playable character in Guitar Hero: Metallica in 2009.

By 2012, KING DIAMOND was prepared to return to the stage for a select number of shows. The band’s triumphant return to the stage were the highlights of both the Hellfest and Sweden Rock festivals in France and Sweden. Fans at these festivals were treated to the largest and most involved stage production in the band’s storied history. Horror concepts from multiple albums were used in the décor; fans can rest-assured that this show will only get larger and more impressive at future performances.

KING DIAMOND’s 30+ year musical career is one of the most storied in history of heavy metal, but the tale is not yet over. The most recent release, 2007′s Grammy nominated album Give Me Your Soul…Please, stands as one of the most critically acclaimed albums in an already iconic discography. Future albums will feature entirely new horror stories, concepts, haunting orchestrations, and the band’s signature brand of heavy metal from the mind of KING DIAMOND and the talented group of musicians in tow: Andy La Rocque, Mike Wead, Hal Patino, and Matt Thompson. Many more albums, tours, and ventures lay ahead.

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For news, updates, and all things King Diamond, go to: www.kingdiamondcoven.com

Official King Diamond links:

http://www.kingdiamondcoven.com

http://www.kingdiamondstore.com

https://twitter.com/realkingdiamond

http://www.youtube.com/realkingdiamond

https://www.facebook.com/kingdiamondofficial

http://www.facebook.com/kingdiamondmercyfulfateofficial

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(Source: Metal Blade Records)

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LONG LIVE KING DIAMOND.

Stone.

KING DIAMOND – To Headline Bloodstock Open Air 2013

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal festivals, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 21, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

As reported on KingDiamondCoven.com:

Hey Everyone! We have an official announcement regarding another festival!

“Here at Bloodstock HQ we’re excited to announce our first headliner for 2013. The Grammy-nominated, Danish metal legend KING DIAMOND will dazzle eyes and perforate eardrums in the Friday night top slot.

After a six-year touring hiatus, the band triumphantly returned to the stage in 2012 for European festivals, Hellfest and Sweden Rock. Friday night’s closing performance at Bloodstock Open Air 2013 marks not only their first ever UK festival appearance, but their first UK show of any kind in many years and will be their only UK date in 2013. When asked about Bloodstock, the mighty King quoth: “I’m looking so much forward to this, we all are. Finally back in England! The people at Bloodstock have gone the extra mile to make this possible, and will be expanding the stage to fit our full production. This is gonna be DARK and very HEAVY!”

Hugely-respected, with a 30+ year career, check out some spooktacular KING DIAMOND, both old and new, while you’re getting your scare on this October…

Sleepless Nights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwYS5rOf4Nc

Give Me Your Soul – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAOD2R-Kyxk

The Invisible Guests – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1mNwxt-8Vw

The Family Ghost – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wexpKeSFOQ

At The Graves – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFIuoRyC7Cc

Them – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNksBGFIM_o

…or even some fan-filmed footage of good friends Metallica and the King rockin’ out together at Metallica’s 30th Anniversary Show earlier this year – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STmyPGNPOJs

This special headline appearance racks up alongside the previously announced special guests, ANTHRAX and ACCEPT, and UK exclusive appearances from FIREWIND and FOZZY.

Bloodstock ‘Early Bird’ tickets are available from the Bloodstock store at the bargain price of £100 (plus booking fee) for a four-day weekend pass. Snap ‘em up quick, as this limited time offer won’t last forever!”

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Bloodstock Open Air 2013 will take place August 8th through August 11th. To find out more about this essential Metal festival, click on the links below!

http://www.bloodstock.uk.com

facebook: Bloodstock Festival

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(Sourcehttp://www.covenworldwide.org/)

King Diamond facebook: King Diamond

http://www.twitter.com/realkingdiamond

LONG LIVE KING DIAMOND.

LONG LIVE BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR FESTIVAL.

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KING DIAMOND – Official Merch Store And Website Now Live!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on August 23, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

King Diamond guest on upcoming episode of That Metal Show!

King Diamond fans, rejoice! Metal Blade Records has teamed up with the infamous master of Metal himself, KING DIAMOND, to unleash a brand new official website and line of official merchandise. KingDiamondCoven.com is the new go-to spot for all things KING DIAMOND and MERCYFUL FATE; there you will find all the latest news, videos, photos, tour dates, discography, and more! In the brand new official web store, items ranging from t-shirts, hoodies, gym shorts, and bootie shorts, to items like beanies, sweat cuffs, and backpacks are currently available for preorder with more items set to be added each month!

Designs will cover KING DIAMOND’s entire catalog, not just the Metal Blade releases, so be sure to head over to KingDiamondStore.com (European fans go HERE) to check out current designs available for preorder and be sure to check back every few weeks for new designs and exclusive items including limited items that once sold out, will not be made again.

Metal Blade Records’ team has been working tirelessly around the clock with the King himself to bring his devoted fans high quality and highly demanded merchandise; gone are the days of having to pay too much money for low quality bootlegged merch! All items are being made with the utmost care to design and quality, worthy of even the most devout fans celebrated collection.

In other KING DIAMOND news; King recently took a trip out to Southern California to be a guest on the 11th season of VH1 Classic’s “That Metal Show” with hosts Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine, and Don Jamieson. Tune into VH1 Classic on Saturday, September 8 @ 11pm EST. Go HERE for all the latest news on “That Metal Show.”

http://www.kingdiamondcoven.com/

http://www.kingdiamondstore.com/

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For more info on Metal Blade Records, click on the links below!

http://www.metalblade.com/

http://www.facebook.com/metalbladerecords

http://twitter.com/MetalBlade

http://www.youtube.com/MetalBladeRecords

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(Source: Metal Blade Records)

LONG LIVE KING DIAMOND.

LONG LIVE METAL BLADE RECORDS.

Stone.

KING DIAMOND – False Reports Of New Shows & Tours

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on June 4, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

As reported by Ole Bang, on Coven Worldwide (June 3rd, 2012):

Word has recently been going around; that we are in the planning of new show dates. To avoid any Rip Off, I shall here let you all know that we are not. In particular; we are not in the making of any plans to tour South America.

Any promoter saying differently is lying.

Do not pre-order or buy any ticket for a King Diamond or Mercyful Fate show. Once we have shows booked it will be announced here.

King Diamond is currently in pre-production for the Sweden Rock Festival and Hellfest, and those 2 performances are the only booked shows.

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Coven Worldwide is the only official King Diamond and Mercyful Fate website.

Get all your Official King Diamond and Mercyful Fate news by clicking the link below!

KING DIAMOND

LONG LIVE KING DIAMOND.

Stone.

KING DIAMOND – Stone’s Metal Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on April 20, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

KING DIAMOND – Metal Icon. Vocal brilliance. Lyrical mastermind. A true KING of Horror Metal. Any fan of King Diamond and/or Mercyful Fate knows what I’m talking about. My “Metal Pick Of The Day” for Friday, April 20th, 2012, is KING DIAMOND.

If you have never listened to any King Diamond or Mercyful Fate Metal in your life just yet… the time has cometh for you to realize; that you are missing out on some serious and historical Metal. You are missing out in a very profound way.

Yes, Abigail is the Metal Gem of the King Diamond discography. However, The Graveyard is one fantastically horrifying story to listen to. I’ll say this much: a young female child with a devotion to a severed head; plus it’s a severed head that is pure evil. ‘Nuff said.

Originally released back in 1996, this King Diamond album has grown on me like there is no tomorrow. I Am is my favorite song on The Graveyard, giving me the chills in a way I cannot even explain.

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For more info on KING DIAMOND, click the link below:

KING DIAMOND

LONG LIVE KING DIAMOND.

Stone.

KING DIAMOND – To Headline At Sweden Rock Festival And Hellfest In 2012!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal festivals, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, speed metal with tags , , , , , , , , on January 26, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

EXCITING KING DIAMOND NEWS JUST KEEPS ON COMING!

KING DIAMOND has recently teamed up with Nick Storch at ICM and Paul Ryan at The Agency Group.

Nick Storch will be in charge of booking KING DIAMOND concerts in North and South America, and Paul Ryan will be in charge of booking concerts in Europe and the rest of the world.

But that’s not all…!

In the past year King Diamond focused on the recovery from an open heart triple bypass surgery and is now going to return to the stage!

Yeah, that’s right:

KING DIAMOND will be headlining the Rock Stage at the Sweden Rock Festival on Saturday, June 9, 2012.

This will be the only show in Scandinavia in 2012!

Please check out the links below for more info:

http://youtu.be/HX97_JOqpDY

http://www.swedenrock.com/index.cfm?pg=1&lg=2

KING DIAMOND will also be headlining the Main Stage 2 at the Hellfest in France on Friday, June 15, 2012!

Visit http://www.hellfest.fr for further information.

King Diamond about the band’s appearance at the Hellfest:

“I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone at HELLFEST for giving us the perfect scenario to return to the stage in France.

The lineup is still:

Andy LaRocque and Mike Wead: Guitars – both from Sweden
Hal Patino: Bass – from Denmark
Matt Thompson: Drums – from the USA.

Of course I’ll be there too, singing and conjuring up the DEVIL at HELLFEST.

We can’t wait to see you there.”

(Source: Massacre Records)

* For more info on KING DIAMOND, click on the link below:

KING DIAMOND

LONG LIVE KING DIAMOND.

Stone.

KING DIAMOND – More Great News!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on January 17, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

As reported on Coven Worldwide, the Official Website of King Diamond & Mercyful Fate:

By King Diamond

January 16th, 2012

Hail to all of you,

It has just been confirmed that King Diamond has joined forces with Nick Storch at ICM and Paul Ryan at The Agency Group.
Nick Storch will be in charge of booking King Diamond concerts in North and South America, and Paul Ryan will be in charge of booking King Diamond concerts in Europe and Rest of World.

“It is great to be in the top professional hands of Nick and Paul. They both come highly recommended by Brian Slagel of Metal Blade, who personally suggested the partnership that is now in effect. ICM and The Agency Group have so much combined experience, which will open new doors for us. When it comes to getting us back on stage again, we all agree on how to bring King Diamond to a whole new level. Within a few weeks, we should be able to announce the first part of our plan.
WELCOME ON BOARD AND STAY HEAVY.” – King

“I can speak for the entire team here at ICM that we are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with such a legend of heavy metal. I could not be happier to be involved with King Diamond’s return to the stage.” – Nick Storch

“It’s a huge honour, and one I and everyone here at The Agency Group shares, to be part of King’s team moving forward!… Being such an influence on the metal genre and an artist I have personally enjoyed and been inspired by for many years; it’s a very exciting time to be involved!” – Paul Ryan

King Diamond adds: “There’ll be a lot more great news coming the next couple of weeks. It’s been difficult keeping everything under wraps, but soon it will all be out in the open.

I want to thank you for your amazing patience.
We will get back to the Skype sessions in not too long as well.”

Stay Heavy,

King Diamond

* For more info on KING DIAMOND, click on the link below:

KING DIAMOND

LONG LIVE KING DIAMOND.

Stone.

Happy Metal New Year From Metal Odyssey! 2012 Shall ROCK! \m/

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, holidays, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, politics, pop culture, rock music, rock music news, sports with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 1, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Metal Odyssey would like to THANK ALL OF YOU who come to visit all year, sharing the same passion for Rock, Hard Rock and… METAL! Throughout the past year, Metal Odyssey receives support in ways too numerous to mention. However, there are those “thank yous” that I need to mention, If I leave anyone out, believe me, you are included.

THANK YOU to all the super cool PR people and record companies that have made it possible for Metal Odyssey to deliver the METAL news and album reviews! Each and every one of you ROCK beyond belief! Without them, I am in the dark.

THANK YOU to all the bands and musicians that have been mentioned, featured and/or interviewed here on Metal Odyssey this past year. Without them, life would suck big time. Really.

THANK YOU to all my Metal Buddies around the world! You know who you are and I don’t take any of you for granted.

THANK YOU to Best Metal Buddy/Metal Researcher Scott Coverdale & staff photographer Tom Coderre.

THANK YOU to Rob Rockitt and HARD ROCK HIDEOUT

THANK YOU to KINGER at Demolish Fanzine – 1980’s Heavy Metal Revival

THANK YOU to Metal Mark at Heavy Metal Time Machine

A very, very, very special THANK YOU to Metal Chick.

Now, here are some Metal thoughts, um, ramblings from Stone:

The world will NOT end in 2012. Sorry. If I’m wrong and the dreaded doomsday does come to pass this year, I will hopefully be with my family while any ORANGE GOBLIN album is blasting LOUD around me.

2012 IS GONNA ROCK! WHY?

Cause… Ozzy, Tony, Geezer and Bill are… BACK!

Cause… KISS is releasing a new studio album titled: MONSTER.

Cause… KING DIAMOND is better and… back in action! Just ask Metallica.

Cause… VAN HALEN IS BACK!

BOLD SPORTS PREDICTION:

The New York Yankees will win the 2012 World Series.

STONE’S 2012 NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS:

There are so many that are too boring to list. Okay, here’s two:

I shall eat less potato chips and listen to MORE METAL \m/

STONE’S WISHES FOR 2012:

I wish for an end to world hunger and human suffering of any kind. May there be world peace? On a smaller scale, I wish that Motörhead would receive a deserved “Lifetime Achievement Award” from The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.

I wish CHEAP TRICK would follow Metal Odyssey on twitter. If this happens, I will write, without hesitation, a positive article on ABBA and feature it right here on Metal Odyssey for the world to read and see. I’m honestly not kidding. CHEAP TRICK F’n RULES.

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SEE MORE OF ON METAL ODYSSEY?

Would you like more album reviews? Short or long album reviews? More/less Metal news? Classic Rock news? Are you demanding more band interviews? Are “lists” good or bad? More or less of Stone’s ramblings? Let your thoughts and feelings be heard by leaving a comment! Man, it would be greatly appreciated!

METAL BE THY NAME.

Thank you to my Metal Buddy down South, for that thoughtful package of CD’s and videos after the hurricane struck. You know who you are.

Stone.

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