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Past And Present Members Of KING DIAMOND, HAMMERFALL, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Form New Project

October 22nd, 2010
Andy La Rocque

Andy La Rocque

KING DIAMOND guitarist Andy La Rocque (pictured) has confirmed to BraveWords.com that he has joined forces with past and present members of HAMMERFALL and YNGWIE MALMSTEEN to form and as-yet-unnamed supergroup.

Says Andy, “We are recording just a few songs to start with, just to see if there is interest in this thing.”

The lineup is as follow:

Magnus Rosén (bass – ex-Hammerfall)

Andy La Rocque (guitar – King Diamond)

Anders Johansson (drums – Hammerfall, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen)

Mats Olausson (keyboards, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen)

Mikael Ågren (vocals/guitar – ex-NOSTRADAMEUS)

The group will be working on the new songs at La Rocque’s Sonic Train Studios in Varberg, Sweden. Stay tuned for further updates.

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Snowy Shaw (Therion, Dimmu Borgir, King Diamond, Dream Evil)

September 29th, 2010

SNOWY SHAW

Drummer/Vocalist/Bassist of Therion, Dimmu Borgir, Mercyful Fate, King Diamond & Dream Evil

 

Interview by Lord Of The Wasteland


Snowy Shaw is a veteran of the heavy metal wars.  Since first surfacing with King Diamond back in 1989, to his tenure with Dream Evil, Therion and briefly Dimmu Borgir earlier this year, Shaw’s multi-instrumentalism and ever-broadening artistic vision have kept him busy both in the spotlight and behind the scenes.  Despite his wearing many hats, Shaw has always remained a unique and interesting character.

This interview, conducted initially to showcase Snowy Shaw’s joining Dimmu Borgir, was consequently forced to change direction after the rather sudden announcement that Shaw was leaving Dimmu Borgir and re-joining Therion.  This shift was even more confusing given the fact that both bands were set to release their latest CDs within days of each other.

As Snowy does his best to diplomatically explain the various moves, it is clear that there is more to the story, but we will have to wait to hear that.  In the meantime, enjoy this lengthy chat with one of metal’s more charismatic personalities.


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bibleblack – vocalist Kacper Rozanski, guitarist Mike Wead and Simon Johansson

August 12th, 2010

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Vocalist Kacper Rozanski, Guitarist Mike Wead and Simon Johansson

 

Interviewed by: Anders Sandvall

Thanks to The Boss of Vic Records Roel van Reijemersdal for all the help

Thanks to Vic Records for the promo pictures of the band taken by: P. Hellström and K. Alutoine/Seance

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THE BLACK SWAN EPILOGUE is the name of the excellent debut album that comes from the Swedish progressive doom metal act BibleBlack. The band consists of some very well known Swedish musicians like Mike Wead (King Diamond, Mercyful Fate) and his partner in crime Simon Johansson (Memory Garden, ex- Steel Attack). They have joined forces together with Tobhias Ljung on drums, Jonaz Bulund on bass and Kacper Rozanski on lead vocals and this is what they came up with. A brilliant debut album. I had the pleasure to have a talk with Kacper, Simon and Mike about the band, the future as well as some personal matters with Mike. 

 


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#6 – Behind The Scenes I

February 26th, 2008

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#5 – Reader Response

February 19th, 2008

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#4 – The Awards Show

February 11th, 2008

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#3 – The Family Ghost II

February 3rd, 2008

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#2 – The Family Ghost I

January 28th, 2008

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#1 – In The News…

January 22nd, 2008
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Welcome to the first installment of our new comic series, Diamond In The Rough. A new comic will be posted every week or there abouts….so remember to check back often!

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King Diamond – GIVE ME YOUR SOUL…PLEASE

June 18th, 2007

Interviewed by EvilG

All live photos by Arto Lehtinen
Transcribed by HannTu

Interviewing King Diamond was one of the most enjoyable things I’ve done for Metal-Rules.com. It will certainly be one of the more memorable moments for me as I’ve been a fan of King’s for close on 20 years. Getting the opportunity to speak with this metal legend was nothing short of amazing. King came across as being very enthusiastic and passionate. The only regret is that we only had 30mins. With King giving very detailed and long answers, there was so much more I would of loved to hear about. For me, the best part of the interview was the end where he talks about the storyline for the new album GIVE ME YOUR SOUL…PLEASE. It was like having a personal reading….just wow! So without further ado, gals and ghouls……..KING DIAMOND!

 

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Andy LaRocque & Mike Wead of KING DIAMOND

December 31st, 2006

Many things have happened in the King Diamond camp since their last visit to Finland. The band has released two studio albums ABIGAIL II and THE PUPPET MASTER and and also a live album called "Deadly Lullabies" which came out in 2004. Although it’s already been three years since the release of "Puppet Master" King Diamond hasn’t been able to do any touring outside U.S for a while and actually this tour was his first in Europe in five years. So it was about time to get an update on what’s going on in the world of King Diamond. I managed to reach bands guitarists Andy LaRocque and Mike Wead before the band’s first sold out night in Helsinki and they were nice enough to have this brief conversation.. Hope you like it!

 

INTERVIEW AND PICTURES BY MARKO SYRJALA

TRANSCRIPTION BY ANDY OSBORN

 

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King Diamond

July 17th, 2005

Interview By Lord of The Wasteland

Transcription by Duke

***Pics courtesy of Metal Blade Records, Roadrunner Records, King’s official site & Metal Rules staff.

One of the great things about this job is getting to speak with the legends of heavy metal.  Despite being online for ten years, Metal Rules has never spoken to King Diamond himself (a conversation with guitarists Mike Wead and Andy LaRocque was done in 2001 and may be read here), so when the opportunity came up, I was on it like flies on stink. 

Calling from his home in Texas, King is a dream interview subject as he loves to talk and is also one of the nicest guys in metal today.  I could have spent hours and hours talking to him but during the course of our 50-minute conversation, King discusses his latest offering, DEADLY LULLABYES LIVE, new stuff from Mercyful Fate in 2005, the possibility of turning to movies, and loads of other things, so sit back and enjoy this interview with the one, the only?KING DIAMOND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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