King Diamond

Also known as Himself

Short biography of King Diamond: This page is for the band King Diamond, all credits for the person King Diamond is to be put under [a=King Diamond (2)].

The King Diamond band was formed in 1985 by Danish vocalist King Diamond following the break-up of his previous band, [a=Mercyful Fate]. The original line-up consisted of Diamond, his former Mercyful Fate bandmates Michael Denner (guitar) and Timi Hansen (bass), and Swedes Mikkey Dee (drums) and Andy LaRoque (guitar). This line-up lasted for 2 albums before Denner and Hansen departed, the first of many line-up changes for the band. To date, LaRoque is the only musician besides King Diamond to appear on every King Diamond band release.

With the King Diamond band, King traded the occult-based and blasphemous lyrics of Mercyful Fate for a gothic horror approach. Almost all of the lyrics on King Diamond's albums revolve around a specific story. Only the band's debut, "Fatal Portrait", and 1995's "Spider's Lullaby" stray from this formula, although, even in those cases, several of the songs on the albums feature lyrics that are related to each other. In 2003, Hungarian vocalist Livia Zita was brought onboard to provide female vocals. It marked the first time that King Diamond worked with another vocalist on any of his projects (excluding any guest appearances he made on other artist's projects). King and Livia were later married.

The group saw their commercial success reach its peak in the mid and late 1980's, and their second album, "Abigail" is now considered a heavy metal classic. The group was also a target for parents and watchdog groups who objected to King Diamond's image and what they perceived to be questionable content (although the latter was mostly based on the King's work with Mercyful Fate and his personal connections to Anton LaVey's Church of Satan). The band has continued to work steadily, although they have been on hold in recent years because of King Diamond's health issues, which include back surgery (in 2007) and a triple-bypass (in 2010).

Also on the Web you may find King Diamond by links below:
  1. http://www.kingdiamondcoven.com
  2. http://www.myspace.com/kingdiamond
  3. https://www.facebook.com/#!/kingdiamondmercyfulfateofficial
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Full discography of King Diamond:

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# Album cover Album title Tracks amount Download album in mp3? Official release date Production label
1 Abigail 13
mp3, CD
1997-11-11 Roadrunner Records
2 The Eye 11
mp3, CD
1997-11-11 Roadrunner Records
3 Them 14
mp3, CD
1997-11-11 Roadrunner Records
4 Fatal Portrait 11
mp3, CD
Roadrunner Records
5 The Eye 11
mp3, CD
1990-10-00 Roadrunner Records
6 Abigail 9
mp3, CD
1987 Roadrunner Records
7 "Them" 11
mp3, CD
1988 Roadrunner Records
8 Conspiracy 10
mp3, CD
1989 Roadrunner Records
9 Voodoo 14
mp3, CD
1998 Massacre Records
10 Decade Of Horror 55
mp3, CD
2001 Massacre Records
11 Abigail II: The Revenge 13
mp3, CD
2002 Metal Blade Records
12 The Puppet Master 13
mp3, CD
2003 Massacre Records
13 Satanic Rites 10
mp3, CD
1990 Braintrash Records
14 "Them" 12
mp3, CD
1988 Roadrunner Records
15 The Dark Sides 6
mp3, CD
1988 Roadracer Records
16 Conspiracy 41
mp3, CD
1989 Roadrunner Records
17 The Dark Sides 6
mp3, CD
1988 Roadrunner Records
18 Deadly Lullabyes (Live) 20
mp3, CD
2004 Massacre Records
19 Abigail II: The Revenge 13
mp3, CD
2002 Metal Blade Records
20 Nightmares In The Nineties 14
mp3, CD
2001 Massacre Records
21 The Graveyard 14
mp3, CD
1996 Massacre Records
22 Abigail 13
mp3, CD
Roadrunner Records
23 In Concert 1987 - Abigail 12
mp3, CD
1997 Roadrunner Records
24 Them 14
mp3, CD
1997 Roadrunner Records
25 Conspiracy 12
mp3, CD
Roadrunner Records
26 The Spider's Lullabye 10
mp3, CD
1995 Massacre Records
27 The Eye 11
mp3, CD
1997 Roadrunner Records
28 Conspiracy 10
mp3, CD
1989 Roadrunner Records
29 Deadly Lullabyes (Live) 20
mp3, CD
2004 Massacre Records
30 The Eye 11
mp3, CD
1995 Metal Mind Records
31 Abigail 27
mp3, CD
2005 Roadrunner Records
32 Fatal Portrait / Abigail 28
mp3, CD
2003 Roadrunner Records
33 "Them" / Conspiracy 30
mp3, CD
2004
34 The Puppet Master 13
mp3, CD
2003-10-21 Metal Blade Records
35 Give Me Your Soul... Please 13
mp3, CD
2007-06-26 Metal Blade Records

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