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King Diamond  


Following the demise of the legendary Mercyful Fate in the mid-eighties, infamous frontman King Diamond decided to form a new band named after himself, initially bringing two other MF members with him. The early King Diamond material was a continuation of the Mercyful Fate sound, perhaps a bit more vocal-oriented and a bit less thrashy. Additionally, King toned down the satanic lyrics (one of the main reasons why MF split up), and so he now delves into horror stories for lyrical inspiration. To these ears, the band's best two albums are Them and Abigail, though all of the albums are of consistently good quality. Eventually Mercyful Fate reformed, and King has been touring and recording with both bands for some time now. The newest KD album, released in 2007, is Give Me Your Soul ... Please.

Current Members

King Diamond

vocals (Mercyful Fate)

Andy LaRocque (Anders Allhage)

guitars (Death, EF Band, Illwill, X-World/5)

Mike Wead (Mikael Wikström)

guitars (Abstrakt Algebra, Hexenhaus, Maninnya Blade, Mercyful Fate, Memento Mori)

Matt Thompson

drums (Aghora, Single Bullet Theory, Shaolin Death Squad, Surgeon)

Former Members/Guests

Michael Denner

guitars (Brats, Force Of Evil, Mercyful Fate, Zoser Mez)

Pete Blakk

guitars

Herb Simonsen

guitars

Glen Drover

guitars (Eidolon, Megadeth)

Timi Hansen

bass (Mercyful Fate)

Hasse (Hal) Patino

bass (Force Of Evil, Maltese Falcon, Pretty Maids)

Chris Estes

bass

David Harbour

bass (Chastain)

Mikkey Dee (Michael Delaouglou)

drums (Helloween, Motorhead)

Snowy Shaw (Tommy Helgesson)

drums (Dimmu Borgir, Dream Evil, Illwill, Mercyful Fate, Memento Mori, Notre Dame)

Darrin Anthony

drums

John Luke Hebert

drums (Chastain)


Discography



Fatal Portrait 
1986 Roadrunner
  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
  10. The Lake

  • King Diamond
  • Andy LaRocque
  • Michael Denner
  • Timi Hansen
  • Mikkey Dee
1986 BNR and Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Abigail 
1987 Roadrunner
  1. Funeral
  2. Arrival
  3. A Manson in the Darkness
  4. The Family Ghost
  5. The 7th Day of July 1777
  6. Omens
  7. The Possesion
  8. Abigail
  9. Black Horsemen

  • King Diamond
  • Andy LaRocque
  • Michael Denner
  • Timi Hansen
  • Mikkey Dee
1987 BNR and Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Them 
1988 Roadrunner
  1. Out From The Asylum
  2. Welcome Home
  3. The Invisible Guests
  4. Tea
  5. Mother's Getting Weaker
  6. Bye, Bye Missy
  7. A Broken Spell
  8. The Accusation Chair
  9. "Them"
  10. Twilight Symphony
  11. Coming Home

  • King Diamond
  • Andy LaRocque
  • Pete Blakk
  • Hasse (Hal) Patino
  • Mikkey Dee
1988 BNR and Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



(EP) The Dark Sides 
1989 Roadrunner
  1. Halloween
  2. "Them"
  3. No Presents For Christmas
  4. Shrine
  5. The Lake
  6. Phone Call




Conspiracy 
1989 Roadrunner
  1. At The Graves
  2. Sleepless Nights
  3. Lies
  4. A Visit From The Dead
  5. The Wedding Dream
  6. "AMON" belongs to "THEM"
  7. Something Weird()
  8. Victimized
  9. Let It Be Done
  10. Cremation

  • King Diamond
  • Andy LaRocque
  • Pete Blakk
  • Hasse (Hal) Patino
  • Mikkey Dee
1989 BNR and Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



The Eye 
1990 Roadrunner
  1. Eye of the Witch
  2. The Trial (Chamble Ardente)
  3. Burn
  4. Two Little Girls
  5. Into the Convent
  6. Father Picard
  7. Behing These Walls
  8. The Meeting
  9. Insanity
  10. 1642 Imprisonment
  11. The Curse


  • King Diamond
  • Andy LaRocque
  • Pete Blakk
  • Hasse (Hal) Patino
  • Snowy Shaw




A Dangerous Meeting (compilation) 
1992 Roadrunner
  1. Doomed By The Living Dead
  2. A Corpse Without Soul
  3. Evil
  4. Curse Of The Pharaohs
  5. A Dangerous Meeting
  6. Gypsy
  7. Come To The Sabbath
  8. The Candle
  9. Charon
  10. Halloween
  11. No Presents For Christmas
  12. Arrival
  13. Abigail
  14. Welcome Home
  15. Sleepless Nights
  16. Eye Of The Witch




The Spider's Lullabye 
1995 Metal Blade
  1. From The Other Side
  2. Killer
  3. The Poltergeist
  4. Dreams
  5. Moonlight
  6. Six Feet Under
  7. The Spider's Lullabye
  8. Eastmann's Cure
  9. Room 17
  10. To The Morgue
  • King Diamond
  • Andy LaRocque
  • Herb Simonsen
  • Chris Estes
  • Darrin Anthony

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



The Graveyard 
1996 Priority
  1. The Graveyard
  2. Black Hill Sanitarium
  3. Waiting
  4. Heads On The Wall
  5. Whispers
  6. I'm Not A Stranger
  7. Digging Graves
  8. Meet Me At Midnight
  9. Sleep Tight Little Baby
  10. Daddy
  11. Trick Or Treat
  12. Up From The Grave
  13. I Am
  14. Lucy Forever
  • King Diamond
  • Andy LaRocque
  • Herb Simonsen
  • Chris Estes
  • John Luke Hebert

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Metal Observer 



Voodoo 
1998 Metal Blade
  1. Louisiana Darkness
  2. "LOA" House
  3. Life After Death
  4. Voodoo
  5. A Secret
  6. Salem
  7. One Down Two To Go
  8. Sending To Dead
  9. Sarah's Night
  10. The Exorcist
  11. Unclean Spirits
  12. Cross Of Baron Samedi
  • King Diamond
  • Andy LaRocque
  • Herb Simonsen
  • Chris Estes
  • John Luke Hebert

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



House Of God 
2000 Metal Blade
  1. Upon The Cross
  2. The Trees Have Eyes
  3. Follow The Wolf
  4. House Of God
  5. Black Devil
  6. The Past
  7. Goodbye
  8. Just A Shadow
  9. Help!!!
  10. Passage To Hell
  11. Catacomb
  12. The Place Is Terrible
  13. Peace Of Mind (instr)
  • King Diamond
  • Andy LaRocque
  • Glen Drover
  • David Harbour
  • John Luke Hebert

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Abigail II: The Revenge 
2002 Metal Blade
  1. Spare This Life (intro)
  2. The Storm
  3. Mansion In Sorrow
  4. Miriam
  5. Little One
  6. Slippery Stairs
  7. The Crypt
  8. Broken Glass
  9. More Than Pain
  10. The Wheelchair
  11. Spirits
  12. Mommy
  13. Sorry Dear (outro)
  • King Diamond
  • Andy LaRocque
  • Mike Wead
  • Hasse (Hal) Patino
  • Matt Thompson

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Metal Observer 



The Puppet Master 
2003 Metal Blade
  1. Midnight
  2. The Puppet Master
  3. Magic
  4. Emerencia
  5. Blue Eyes
  6. The Ritual
  7. No More Me
  8. Blood To Walk
  9. Darkness
  10. So Sad
  11. Christmas
  12. Living Dead
  • King Diamond
  • Andy LaRocque
  • Mike Wead
  • Hasse (Hal) Patino
  • Matt Thompson

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Deadly Lullabyes Live  LIVE
2004 Metal Blade
  1. Funeral
  2. A Mansion In Darkness
  3. The Family Ghost
  4. Black Horsemen
  5. Spare This Life
  6. Mansion In Sorrow
  7. Spirits
  8. Sorry Dear
  9. Eye Of The Witch
  10. Sleepless Nights
  11. The Puppet Master
  12. Blood To Walk
  13. So Sad
  14. Living Dead (Outro)
  15. Welcome Home
  16. The Invisible Guests
  17. Burn
  18. Introductions
  19. Halloween
  20. No Presents For Christmas
  • King Diamond
  • Andy LaRocque
  • Mike Wead
  • Hasse (Hal) Patino
  • Matt Thompson

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility 



Give Me Your Soul ... Please 
2007 Metal Blade
  1. The Dead
  2. Never Ending Hill
  3. Is Anybody Here?
  4. Black of Night
  5. Mirror, Mirror
  6. The Cellar
  7. Pictures In Red
  8. Give Me Your Soul
  9. The Floating Head
  10. Cold As Ice
  11. Shapes of Black
  12. The Girl In The Bloody Dress
  13. Moving On
  • King Diamond
  • Andy LaRocque
  • Mike Wead
  • Hasse (Hal) Patino
  • Matt Thompson


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