Metal Blade Records To Release King Diamond Classics In April

Though the world is getting a little more alarming out there on a daily basis, I’ve got some news to distract you from Metal Blade Records and the legendary King Diamond. Read on.

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The Press Release:
On April 24th, King Diamond will release CD and LP versions of the classic albums Abigail and Fatal Portrait via Metal Blade Records. The vinyl editions feature spined sleeves with an insert and download card; the CDs contain a mini-LP CD-insert with a small fold-out poster.

King Diamond adds, “These are not remasters. These are the albums as they were originally done in the old days from the original production masters. They retain all the original dynamics that were captured at the time. It’s very exciting to present these to fans as they were originally released.”

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Pre-order your copies now at:
* USA: https://www.indiemerch.com/metalbladerecords/search/?q=KingDiamond-Classics-2020
* EU: https://eu.kingsroadmerch.com/metal-blade/artist/?id=985
* UK: https://eyesoremerch.com/metalblade

See below for an overview of available formats:

“Fatal Portrait” CD and LP versions:
– hardcover digisleeve “mini-LP” CD
– opaque tangerine vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 700 copies)
– orange w/ red spots vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
– 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
– melon orange marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 1000 copies)
– golden yellow marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
– clear blue / red marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
– red / white marbled vinyl (EMP exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
– dark violet marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
– flame splatter vinyl (EU webshop exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
– orange / black melt w/ red splatter vinyl (EU webshop exclusive – limited to 100 copies)

“Abigail” CD and LP versions:
– hardcover digisleeve “mini-LP” CD
– cobalt vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 700 copies)
– clear w/ blue splatter vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
– 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
– midnight blue / white vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 1000 copies)
– khaki brown vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
– opaque light blue marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
– sulfur yellow marbled vinyl (EMP exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
– moss green marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
– clear blue w/ green and orange splatter vinyl (EU webshop exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
– olive / blue melt vinyl (EU webshop exclusive – limited to 100 copies)

“Fatal Portrait” track-listing (CD and LP):
1. The Candle
2. The Jonah
3. The Portrait
4. Dressed in White
5. Charon
6. Lurking in the Dark
7. Halloween
8. Voices from the Past
9. Haunted

“Abigail” track-listing (CD and LP):
1. Funeral
2. Arrival
3. A Mansion in Darkness
4. The Family Ghost
5. The 7th Day of July 1777
6. Omens
7. The Possession
8. Abigail
9. Black Horsemen

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: If you are a proper, card-carrying fan of Heavy Metal music that comes with a supernatural storytelling twist, then you most likely already have these two King Diamond classics in your collection. I’ve had each of them on CD for years but according to what The King has stated up above, these AREN’T remasters and are truer to the original LP’s and cassettes that came out so many years ago. Since I don’t currently own a record player, I will probably only investigate the CD version but right now I will be waiting on any miscellaneous purchases based on what’s been going on in the world. The rampant spread of this virus is finding me writing so many “cancelled” and “postponed” articles that I’d rather use the cash for needful things to keep me going each day. Anyway, sorry for the soapbox but this is getting to be a really weird time and we all seem to be in the same boat. It’s still cool news and to find these albums under the control of Metal Blade Records in this day and age. Remember, Roadrunner Records no longer exists like it used to and is now a division of Warner Music Group and as such released a lot of artists from the roster. Closing up I wonder what you readers think about this news. Chime in down below in the comments section and know that all topical submissions will be moved to the top of the approved pile. See you next time.

Official Websites:
King Diamond: http://www.kingdiamondcoven.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/realkingdiamond
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kingdiamondofficial

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