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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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King Diamond – Deadly Lullabies-Live

December 1st, 2004

Reviewed: December 2004
Released: 2004, Metal Blade
Rating: 3.5/5
Reviewer: JP

Along with King’s X, Malevolent Creation and a few others this year, King Diamond has finally released his long-awaited and long-overdue live CD. I’m slightly disappointed because originally this was supposed to be a triple Live CD with Abigail I & II in their entirety with a bonus disc of stuff. Oh well. We do get an Abigail mini-suite and overall five of my favorite KD tunes of all time. The production is awesome, almost too good but I suspect there was little post-production because the players are so talented, the band so well rehearsed and so tight I bet they do sound that good live. The all-star line-up and visual extras scream for a DVD treatment. For an evil guy, the King sure thanks the crowd a lot! Ha! ha! The package could use a little more info, like lyrics and where these songs were recorded and so on. The problem with waiting so long for a live CD is that the catalogue is so extensive they can’t nearly cover it all and so several albums had no representation on the disc at all. This is more of a ‘point in time/ tour document’ live CD than the monumental career retrospective I was maybe hoping for. Still it’s the King and he reigns supreme.


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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
15. Welcome Home
16. The Invisible Guests
17. Burn
18. Introductions
19. Halloween
No Presents For Christmas

Lineup:
King Diamond-vocals
Andy LaRoque-guitar
Mike Wead-Guitar
Hal Patino-Bass
Matt Thompson-drums

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King Diamond – Deadly Lullabyes Live

October 1st, 2004

Reviewed: October 2004
Released: 2004, Metal Blade
Rating: 4.8/5
Reviewer: Lord of the Wasteland

All hail to the King! After a brilliant return with last year’s THE PUPPET MASTER (my pick as the best CD of 2003), King Diamond embarked on a lengthy U.S. tour where several shows were recorded for later release. Unfortunately, I was unable to make last October’s Seattle show so the next best thing is King’s latest, DEADLY LULLABYES LIVE, a stunning two-CD set recorded on THE PUPPET MASTER tour. This collection traces King’s solo career from 1986’s FATAL PORTRAIT right up to THE PUPPET MASTER. Oddly, there are four consecutive albums that are completely omitted from the live set””THE SPIDER’S LULLABYE, THE GRAVEYARD, VOODOO and HOUSE OF GOD. No reason is given, but with the exception of THE SPIDER’S LULLABYE, all had their high points. King’s voice truly has never sounded better and he is still able to hit the inhumanly-high falsetto he is known for. In fact, his voice even sounds BETTER in places than on the original recordings! It is no secret that live albums typically suck. They are just unable to capture the ambience and emotion of a live show. They are released for contractual obligations and the “die-hard” fans snap them up while most other people save their money. DEADLY LULLABYES LIVE, however, is the rare exception to this archetype. The audience is not artificially boosted at the choruses and then silenced during the verses and there are some slight imperfections that were left in to legitimize the live feel, as well. It is as if the listener is actually right there in the audience. Backing King is long-time collaborator Andy LaRocque on lead guitar, Mike Wead on rhythm, Hal Patino on bass and Matt Thompson on drums and they are an incredibly tight live band. Hearing this CD just makes me kick myself for not making the trip to Seattle because if the CD is any indication of how great the tour was, all I can say is “WOW!”

In a brilliant choice of sequencing, the first eight tracks of DEADLY LULLABYES LIVE trace the Abigail story covering both the original ABIGAIL from 1987 through 2002’s ABIGAIL II: THE REVENGE. Not every song from the original CDs are played however the chosen tracks are played in exactly in same the running order as they initially appeared. ABIGAIL is one of the best heavy metal CDs of all time, so hearing “A Mansion In Darkness,” “The Family Ghost” and “Black Horsemen”””three of King’s best songs ever””strung together is absolutely spellbinding. Followed up with “Eye of The Witch” and “Sleepless Nights,” the crowd is going crazy, singing along with the choruses and it is obvious King is getting off on their energy.

The second CD follows suit with what could be called “THE PUPPET MASTER Suite.” The first five songs cover that album and are just as powerful when played next to the timeless ABIGAIL tracks. “Blood To Walk” has become a King Diamond classic and the live version is just as strong as the studio track. LaRocque and Wead trade solos on this track and demonstrate what a force they indeed are. Background vocalist Livia Zita was taken on tour to sing the parts of Victoria, the doomed girlfriend of THE PUPPET MASTER’s narrator. Zita’s vocals on “Blood To Walk” and, especially in her duet with King on “So Sad,” make these tracks absolutely unforgettable. I can only imagine the powerful visual experience of witnessing this track live. 1988’s THEM is covered by “Welcome Home” and “The Invisible Guests,” each among King’s finest moments. The opening riff of “The Invisible Guests” is instantly recognizable and LaRocque and Wead trade intense solos to get things going. For his encores, King trots out every metalhead’s holiday favorites, “Halloween” and “No Presents For Christmas.” King’s demonic cackle closes out the festive proceedings with holiday wishes to everyone and as the saying goes, all good things must come to an end.

DEADLY LULLABYES LIVE is sure to be immortalized among the great metal live albums of all time. LIVE AFTER DEATH, WORLDWIDE LIVE, ALIVE!””DEADLY LULLABYES LIVE has every right to be included. Those new to the evil, twisted tales of King Diamond would do well to get started with this release, but long-time fans will also revel in hearing King’s unmistakable voice churn through his macabre melodies in the Grand Guignol-like live setting. The only thing that could top this would be a live DVD. Metal Blade/King…are you listening???


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Disc 1
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

Disc 2
1. The Puppet Master
2. Blood To Walk
3. So Sad
4. Living Dead \”Outro\”
5. Welcome Home
6. The Invisible Guests
7. Burn
8. \”Introductions\”
9. Halloween
10. No Presents For Christmas

Lineup:
King Diamond””Vocals
Andy LaRocque””Lead Guitar
Mike Wead””Rhythm Guitar
Hal Patino””Bass
Matt Thompson””Drums

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King Diamond – The Puppet Master

December 1st, 2003

Reviewed: December 2003
Released: 2003, Metal Blade
Rating: 4.5/5
Reviewer: Lord of the Wasteland

All hail the King for He has returned! Last year’s dismal ABIGAIL II: THE REVENGE gave further proof that sequels always suck but King Diamond is back with his best album in years, THE PUPPET MASTER. Long-time guitarist Andy LaRocque is back again celebrating 17 years with King’s band. As always, King has constructed an amazing concept album based around his own horrific story. This time, King’s macabre imagination brings the story of a young man and his girlfriend who witness a strange puppet show in 18th Century Budapest only to have their lives changed forever.

“Midnight” is a great intro that sets the mood for the entire album as the main character reflects back on the horrors he has witnessed in the Puppet Master’s workshop. The title track follows and gets the ball rolling as we first witness the eerily lifelike puppets. This song has a very catchy chorus and great riff and solo from Andy LaRocque. “Magic” is another standout track with an excellent opening riff. “Emerencia” is the best track on the album with its three solos, wretched finale and display of King’s still impressive vocal range. “Blue Eyes” has a creepy church organ intro that will send chills down your spine. “The Ritual” reminds me of early King tracks like “The Candle” and “The Jonah” from 1986’s FATAL PORTRAIT album. “No More Me” is a slower song and the most lyrically graphic on the album as our poor victim has his eyelids cut off, eyeballs pulled out with fingers and cut off with scissors before the puppet master’s wife begins “stripping skin from all my bones… and throws my carcass in the trash”. “Blood To Walk” and “Darkness” feature catchy choruses, as well. “So Sad (Ghost’s Song)” is an interesting duet between King and his girlfriend as the lost lovers facing separation. It’s a ballad and a bit cheesy but suits the story well. The final two tracks are the weakest on the CD. “Christmas” features an excerpt of the holiday classic, “The Little Drummer Boy”, but it doesn’t have a catchy hook to it and King’s vocal performance is a bit off from the rest of the songs. “Living Dead” kind of plods along but the final two minutes feature an acoustic guitar part by LaRocque that brings the song some life.

The German import features a bonus DVD of King telling the story of The Puppet Master in full makeup. **BEWARE: this DVD is “region-free”, meaning it will not work in most North American DVD players. I managed to get it to play in my computer’s DVD-ROM drive but the other two players in the house just flashed “ERROR” when I tried playing it.

King Diamond has been telling his fans that THE PUPPET MASTER would be the best story of his career and he wasn’t far off. It is right up there with his masterpieces, THEM and ABIGAIL

KILLER KUTS: “Midnight,” “Magic,” “Emerencia,” “Blood To Walk”


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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

Lineup:
King Diamond””Vocals/Keyboards
Andy LaRocque””Guitars/Keyboards
Mike Wead””Guitars
Hal Patino””Bass
Matt Thompson””Drums

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King Diamond – Abigail II: The Revenge

March 1st, 2002

Reviewed: March 2002
Released: 2002, Metal Blade
Rating: 4.5/5
Reviewer: Mosquito

Well here it is folks. The one I know everyone has (or should have) been waiting for. I’m sure some have been waiting since the release of THEM. This record definately has some hype behind it, and a legend to live up to. The first Abigail, as everyone knows, is one of the greatest albums in metal history and is one that everyone should own.

Obviously this is a continuation from where the first Abigail left off. I’m not going to go into the story for two reasons. The first is because I haven’t been able to figure it all out myself yet. The second reason is, there’s subliminal messages in the album telling me I can’t reveal the secrets to you (Yes King, Yes my master.). You must purchase it yourselves to find out!

I personally think this is quite a bit better than House Of God. I also believe that, while not as good as the first Abigail, this does live up to it’s predecessor. Now I will have to play Abigail AND Abigail II on Halloween (Not that I’m complaining..) This album is everything you could expect from the King. The artwork is awesome too, and is done by the great Travis Smith (Iced Earth, Jag Panzer, Opeth, etc) and is also worthy of the Abigail name. You can check out the classic picks section to see the review of Abigail.

If you don’t own Abigail II: The Return, go buy it because you won’t be disappointed. If you don’t own Abigail, then may the King have mercy on your pitiful soul.

There’s one thing that I have to ask though. When is the King going to get some sort of movie deal? These albums would make great movies! They would tear all these girly horror movies to shreds!


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King Diamond – Abigail & Abigail II-The Revenge

March 1st, 2002

Reviewed: March 2002
Released: 2002, Roadrunner / Metal Blade
Rating: 5.0/5
Reviewer: JP

Abigail
February 2002 | Released 1987
Label: Roadrunner | Rating 5/5 | Reviewer: JP

Abigail II-The Revenge
February 2002 | Released 2002
Label: Metal Blade | Rating 5/5 | Reviewer: JP

There are over 20,000 heavy metal releases in existence and less then 1% of those are concept albums. What is a concept album? A CD where all the songs played in a row, in sequence tell a story via the lyrics. Play one song out of order or alone and the lyrics do not make sense standing alone. Each song is a chapter in the story. In the last 4 years there has been a massive proliferation of concept CD’s as metal fans continue reject vapid, nu-metal posing and seek lyrics and stories with substance instead of mindless, juvenile ranting about how much they hate life. Even so there are probably fewer than 200 concept CD’s in existence and in relation to the entire history of metal music since 1970 or so these CD’s are rare and indeed to be treasured.

King Diamond is the undisputed master of the concept album with eight such releases under his belt, more than any other metal artist to date. King Diamond gave us one of the first heavy metal concept CD’s ever with Abigail in 1987. Many people, myself included, felt that Abigail stood as the crown jewel in King’s long, prolific and illustrious career. I have thoroughly enjoyed every KD and MF release since but none of them quite captured that magic of Abigail. It seems that the King himself feels that way by revisiting his triumphant tale of horror, 15 years later.

Abigail II has been long awaited, having been originally slated for release on Halloween, 2001! The three-month delay seemed like an eternity! Reports of a massive Triple Live CD to follow the giant, theatrical tour excited me even more! Supposedly King was to play Abigail and Abigail II in their entirety with a four-song intermission between the sets. Using a system of a maximum of twelve songs selected from over his career and four of those picked at random per night, those twelve tracks recorded over selected dates would encompass the third live CD. As reported here at Metal-Rules.com, the King is having label problems and the future of the massive Abigail tour seems to be in danger.

Tour or no tour, Live CD or no Live CD we still have what are two of the greatest metal concept CD’s of all time.

ABIGAIL

As mentioned earlier Mr. Diamond’s second solo CD set the bar very high in terms of the entire metal genre, in terms of, song composition and technical ability and of course atmosphere generated by the multiple character storyline itself. The use of sound effects and voices added another dimension to any already dark and brooding CD.

The story, narrated by King, is quite long and complex with multiple characters and covers a time span from July 1777 to 1845. I won’t go over the full story-line here, but it is a classic, gothic tale of horror involving a mansion, a ghost, possession, an affair, murder, revenge and more.

The music itself is truly incredible. Most songs have two or three guitar solos with Michael Denner and Andy Laroque trading off brilliant solo after solo. Acoustic guitar, keyboards and sound effects help to add atmosphere to the haunting tale. Mickey Dee’s drumming is his finest to date. I agree with EvilG, he is wasting his talent in Motorhead…shame. I strongly encourage you to buy or revisit the album that started it all for King Diamonds great career of classic, horror concept CD’s. EvilG’s review of this timeless album is available in our reviews database as well.

ABIGAIL II-The Revenge

What a difference 15 years makes when it comes to presentation! Abigail II features a haunting cover artwork by Travis Smith. The computer-generated images that adorn this 14 page booklet take the horror imagery to a new level. King’s cover art were always dark and horror oriented but occasionally some of them were cartoon-like or perhaps even dull (The Graveyard). Travis does a great job and keeps the purple and black colour scheme of many other covers (Abigail, Them, The Eye, The Graveyard and Voodoo, Nightmares and Black Rose). King is looking as creepy as ever and his new make-up is great.

This CD sees the main core of Andy and King writing all the material. Again King has the revolving door of musicians sees Glen, David and John out the door and Hal Patino back on bass, the highly respected, veteran Mike Wead on guitar (he was born to be in this band) and newcomer Matt Thompson pounding the skins. What is it with King Diamond and short-haired drummers? This is the third in a row!

The CD was recorded in Nomad Studios in Texas as were the last two CD’s were recorded and King’s reputation as a perfectionist in the studio is well deserved. The production is immaculate as always. The high standard of production King has always demanded has been achieved yet again.

The story line continues on with Abigail as a grown woman and revisiting the mansion, the scene of horror so many years ago. I won’t ruin the plot by exposing too many details but essentially Jonathan and Abigail did not die in part one as I had assumed. Needless to say King has produced another lyrical triumph about the family Lefay and and it’s twisted and sordid history of affairs and murder. A keen King fan can catch a few lyrical references to characters and objects from past albums which brought an evil grin to this metal-head’s face!

And at last the music. King Diamond and his assembled crack team of uber-metallions have created the second finest KD solo CD to date. Everything is pure metal perfection, crushing guitars, pounding bass, thunderous drums. To top it off it has King’s freaky multiple voices, orchestration, cool and haunting sound effects and extra character voices. Solos are well constructed and not too frantic and the songs are innovative and avoid a dull verse, chorus verse chorus pattern. Tracks like “More than Pain” and “Sorry Dear” are truly haunting and tracks like “The Storm” and “The Wheelchair” are totally crushing. Mike’s guitarwork on “Spirits” is a highlight, putting musical expression to the lyrical situation of the character, (I won’t reveal who or what) in an almost too perfect solo.

This CD is intense and I thoroughly enjoyed every note. Abigail II is easily a contender for a Top 10 CD of 2002.

If I may make a recommendation… This is not the kind of CD you play while you blast down the highway in your convertible with the top down on a sunny, summer day, drinking a slurpee and checking out the girls. No sir. Try this instead. Listen to Abigail and Abigail II back-to-back. No interruptions. Around midnight. Alone. Have several glasses of (blood) red wine or brandy in your system. Headphones. No lights… or maybe candles or the fireplace. Loud. That is what King Diamond is all about. Metal at it’s very finest. Enjoy.


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King Diamond – House of God

July 1st, 2000

Reviewed: July 2000
Released: 2000, Metal Blade Records
Rating: 4.0/5
Reviewer: EvilG

It seems like many either hate or love King Diamond. Well, if you caught my classic review of Abigail a few months back you know that I fall into the later category! With House of God, King has again lived up to the high standards of his previous works. House Of God was produced by King, guitarist Andy La Rocque and Kol Marshall.

This is a concept album, something that King is no stranger to. I’ve only read the lyrics a couple of times through so far. But in very general terms this is a tale that begins with a traveler who meets up with a pack of wolves who then lead him to the “House of God” where he finds his desires but there is a price to pay, a pact to sign. After the pact is signed comes despair then madness. Finally a secret is revealed…You’ll have to read the lyrics to find out what it’s all about. King definitely has not lost his touch as a great storyteller. If only something he wrote was made into a movie…can you imagine Them / Conspiracy or Abigail as a movie?

On to the music…if you’ve like King Diamond’s other CD’s it’s simple, you’re going to like this one as well. This is probably not quite as strong as his last CD, 1998’s Voodoo, but I’ve only heard House of God a few times before reviewing it so after a few more months of repeated listens I’ll have a better idea of how this fits in with the rest of the KD discography. As usual, all the music was written by King and guitarist Andy La Rocque. These are the only 2 members on House of God who were on Voodoo. I guess the other guys are just hired guns?!?! After the CD’s intro “Upon The Cross” (what’s a King CD without an evil intro?) is one of the best tracks on the CD – “The Trees Have Eyes” (in reference to the wolves in the forest with their glowing eyes). This song is pure KD. Next up is “Follow The Wolf” with a main riff that is somehow reminiscent of something from Abigail although I can’t quite put my finger on the song. The song “Help!!” has one of the more memorable choruses on the CD. Most songs are mid-paced and straight ahead metal. There’s not as much fast double kick work like Mikkey Dee brought to the band on the earlier albums like Them. There are plenty of double kicks – check out “The Pact” – but they are not a thousand miles an hour. The only other somewhat critical comment I can make is with the cover art. It’s “OK” but on King Diamond standards it’s below average. It’s not a godly piece of art like on Abigail, Them or Voodoo…too bad.

Musically, this does not cover any new ground, but this is well written and well played melodic metal. For those who steer clear of Diamond because of his beliefs, you’re missing out on some great music and some great story telling. I just hope King can continue to put out killer CD’s with both Mercyful Fate and his own band with Andy La Rocque for MANY, MANY more years!


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King Diamond – Fatal Portrait

May 1st, 2000

Reviewed: May 2000
Released: 1986, Roadrunner Records
Rating: 4.5/5
Reviewer: Joe

The first solo album from the notorious King Diamond after the break up of Mercyful Fate (who, as you all know, reunited in ‘93), Fatal Portrait proved to the metal world that even without the backing of his infamous former band, King was a musical force to be reckoned with. Even though he still retained the services of former Fate guitarist Michael Denner and bassist Tim Hansen, this album was pure King Diamond. The only other band member to contribute to the writing process was Denner, who co-wrote the music for only three tracks, “Charon”, “Halloween”, and “Haunted”. Fatal Portrait also introduced us to guitarist Andy LaRocque (the only band member still with King) and Mikkey Dee (currently in Motorhead), one of the most incredible drummers to ever grace the metal scene.

It was also the first time King had attempted to link songs conceptually (something he is now famous for) with the trilogy of “The Candle”, The Jonah”, and “The Portrait”, the CD’s opening tracks. Unfortunately, my copy of the disc doesn’t have the lyrics printed in the booklet, so I have no idea what the story is about (Maybe I should take the time to actually LISTEN to the CD, huh? haha…).

Every song on this CD is great, in my opinion. I really don’t know what else to say about the disc other than if you like King Diamond’s music at all, then this is a “must have”. An amazing start to the solo career of the most unique vocalist of all time and a true Metal Legend. All hail… THE KING!!!

King Diamond Discography

No Presents For Xmas (single)
Fatal Portrait
Abigail
Live: In Concert ‘87
Them
The Dark Sides (EP)
Conspiracy
The Eye
A Dangerous Meeting (King D./ M. Fate compilation)
The Spider’s Lullabye
The Graveyard
Voodoo

Mercyful Fate Discography

The Beginning (EP)
Melissa
Don’t Break the Oath
Return of the Vampire (compilation of demos and unreleased songs)
In the Shadows
Time
Into the Unknown
Dead Again
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King Diamond – Voodoo

July 1st, 1998

Reviewed: July 1998
Released: 1998, Metal Blade
Rating: 4.0/5
Reviewer: EvilG

Aw, gold ‘ole King Diamond. You can count on the King to deliver, whether it be with Mercyful Fate or his solo band with the amazing Andy La Rocque on lead guitar. King’s new CD Voodoo is in my mind the best material he’s done since Abigail (my personal favorite). His last couple of CD’s (Graveyard and Spider’s Lullaby) although good, were not up to Abigail’s high standards. But Voodoo is on par with Abigail. King’s vocals are better than ever and he show no signs of letting up, especially considering he is keeping two bands on the go releasing an album almost EVERY YEAR!!! This guy works for a living, unlike some unmentionables who wait 4-5 years between CD’s. Currently Mercyful Fate and the King Diamond band are both on tour together!

The CD’s best tracks are “LOA House” – love the intro riff with the double kicks wow, very reminiscent of the Abigail stuff, as well as “A Secret” featuring probably the best vocal delivery (King’s high and low vocal lines blend beautifully) and most reminiscent chorus on the CD.

There are a few new guys on the CD – I don’t know what “Graveyard” King digs these guys out of, but he has always surrounded himself with great musicians. However, it’s King and La Rocque that make this band. King himself is credited with the lions share of ALL the song writing credits.

Well that’s all I can say…Looking forward to finding the new Mercyful Fate SOON, still hasn’t showed up here!!!


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