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PiercingMetal Talks To King Diamond (10/7/2004)

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Artist: King Diamond
Interview Date: 10/7/2004
Label: Metal Blade Records
Interviewer: Ken Pierce

King Diamond……..need I say more? King Diamond is truly the Master Of Terror when it comes to Heavy Metal music. The man is a legend in Metal and not only for his work with Mercyful Fate but also for the prolific solo career which he embarked on afterward. For years he has been weaving tales of despair and intrigue and like the mere mortals we are, we follow him into the Darkness on a continual basis. I had the sinister pleasure of speaking to King Diamond via the telephone about his recent release of “Deadly Lullaby’s – Live” and whatever else came to mind. Here is a transcription of that conversation.

KP – Hello King Diamond how are you today

King Diamond – Good how are you Ken

KP – Great man, I totally expected a different voice on the phone, you know something a little more sinister.

King Diamond – (changes his tone dramatically) Oh you mean like thisssss.
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“Deadly Lullabye’s – Live” by King Diamond

Artist: King Diamond
Title: “Deadly Lullabyes – Live”
Label: Metal Blade
Release Date: 9/2004
Genre: Heavy Metal
Rating: 9/10

King Diamond has always been one of the most creative forces in heavy metal music. He has been this way for the past 20 years. Fortunately for the fans of his music we have an excellent example of the last tour he did. The CD is called “Deadly Lullabyes – Live” and this double CD piece showcases the King at his very best. The short North American tour was to support his latest CD entitled “The Puppet Master” which is a killer release with one of the creepiest stories King Diamond has ever come up with. It is worth looking for in addition to the live CD. Both can be found on Metal Blade’s website.
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King Diamond @ B.B. King Blues Club (4/20/2005)

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Artist: King Diamond
Venue: B.B. King Blues Club (New York, NY)
Opener: Nile, Behemoth, Black Dahlia Murder
Date: 4-20-2005
Label: Metal Blade Records

The King Returns!!! Long Live The King!!!! It has been over a year since King Diamond last made the rounds to the City that never sleeps and for two sold-out nights B.B. King Blues Club was the place to be. Joining him would be a truly killer lineup for not only did he arrive with Metal Blade label mates Black Dahlia Murder but also Nile and the mighty Behemoth as well. All bands would be delivering the metal goods this evening. Initially I was surprised that King Diamond, a more “traditional” metal performer would travel with three Death Metal bands, but it all worked out very well in the end.
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King Diamond: Live Photos @ L’Amour (11/7/2003)

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King Diamond’s performance at L’Amour from our King Diamond @ L’Amour (11/7/2003) can be viewed via the photos that were captured below. He was supporting his latest release on Metal Blade Records, “The Puppetmaster”.

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

King Diamond @ L’Amour (11/7/2003)

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Artist: King Diamond
Venue: L’Amour’s (Brooklyn, NY)
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Label: Metal Blade Records
Date: 11/7/2003

I have to start this off by saying that although I have been a fan of King Diamond and Mercyful Fate for many years that I never ever went to see him perform live. Last night I finally got the chance, and boy was I glad I did this.

Atmospherically, the stage was loaded with amps and each had bones strewn across them. The Road Crew laid a small white casket with the name “Abigail” on it (a popular character theme that has been maintained through many of the King’s albums). Across the casket, several black roses. I think that this was an tribute to his early days band that was called “Black Rose” as well as a suitable stage decoration but I could be wrong. Following the theme of his new CD – “The Puppetmaster”, there was a large puppet onstage.
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