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North American tour cancelled.


Most regretfully we have to announce that King will not be able to tour North America as planned.

King has over the past 6 month been suffering from a herniated disc in the spine, and has still not recovered to a satisfactory level.

He was prescribed absolute rest for several months, and this appear to be more than half a year.

Following several visits to specialists and most recent MRI-scan; we have to realize that his condition need far more rest than expected in the first place. At the moment he can neither walk for more than an hour at a time, nor can he sit like you would do in a normal daily life; ie. there is no chance that he will fully recover in time for the tour start in March.

We deeply regret the inconvenience caused for everyone involved, for promoters, bands and fans; and most of all we're very very sorry that we can not go out and perform for the fans; who have been waiting for the tour to kick off.

Unfortunately life is unpredictable, and it's completely out of our hands when illness kick in, and no medicine, how harsh it might have been, can cure the situation. If anything could remedy the situation it would have been done, but for now we simply just have to wait, and let King get the much needed rest.

I will post news about any developments as soon as it's available.

At this time we will also like to say Thanks, for all the kind words of a speedy recovery we have received.
Ole Bang


...

Wellicht zal het pas 2009 zijn wanneer King Diamond zich op Europese bodem beheeft.

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In de loop van volgend jaar komen de CD's vanaf in the shadows uit op vinyl. (Ook the bell with EP zal er bij zijn!!!)
en nog een andere KD EP die niet op MuMe staat

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tl-N9FJMpY

Eerste King Diamond videoclip sinds 1989!
Vanaf 4 maart in officiële première op MTV2!

Binnenkort worden de eerste tourdates verwacht.

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Bij King Diamond - Give Me Your Soul... Please (2007):

Joy schreef:
toch apart dat je met steeds hetzelfde concept decennia lang zo popi kan blijven

(als 50 plusser nog steeds je gezicht blijven beschilderen, het is noemenswaardig)

muizkaal allang geen moer meer an maar ach het zal best wat mensen warm maken

Als 50 plusser met rugklachten nog elke 2/3 jaar een plaat uit brengen, dat is toch wel iets anders. Kijk naar Metallica: amper 40 zijn, geen rugklachten, zwemmen in het geld, studio en veel mensen, om de 5 jaar een plaat uitbrengen ... en het trekt dan nog op niets.

Geef mij maar King Diamond. Veel interesanter dan pakweg alle zooi tesamen (tool, opeth, trivium, slipknot, ... ), en veel cooler en veel minder verlept dan Slayer, Metallica,enz

En muziekaal er niets aan vinden, dat is een kwestie van smaak?

En dit is echt een knappe prestatie. Hoe je 't ook draait of keert. Ik hoop dat de King rap een Europese tour doet.

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Als King Diamond weer gaat touren ben ik van de partij, heb hem live gezien en vond het 1 van de beste metalconcerten ooit gezien. Metallica viel live behoorlijk door de mand zeker in vergelijking met de hoofdact van Monster of rock: AC/DC. Master of puppets vind ik overigens wel 1 van de beste metalplaten. De stem van King diamond is uniek, je vind het mooi of niet.

Joy
@ AGE-411:

metallica amper 40?

hetfield 03-08-1963
hamlet 08-11-62
lulrich 26-11-63
newsted 04-03-63 (na vertrek newsted geen metallica meer)

en je argument betrefd smaak, dat geld net zo hard voor mij, en als je dat argument nu blijft gebruiken gooi dan meteen het hele forum dicht want die heeft dan weinig functie meer;)

argument betrefd tool is uiteraard wartaal, idem slayer

er is geen coolere heavy band als als slayer in dat genre, en kd beter vinden dan tool,. geen verstand van muziek, werkelijk niet, of ene klap van de molen gehad, heel hard, het pleit voor je



kd is ene ouwe zak die niet kan zingen nooit heeft kunnen zingen maar een aantal leuke platen heeft gemaakt die het zonder zijn balleknijpgekrijs 10 keer beter hadden gedaan en daar hadie het bij moeten houden


Empyrium
No Presents for christmas!

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Joy schreef:
metallica amper 40?

hetfield 03-08-1963
hamlet 08-11-62
lulrich 26-11-63
newsted 04-03-63 (na vertrek newsted geen metallica meer)

blijven ze toch nog een pak jonger dan King Diamond.

Joy schreef:
en je argument betrefd smaak, dat geld net zo hard voor mij, en als je dat argument nu blijft gebruiken gooi dan meteen het hele forum dicht want die heeft dan weinig functie meer;)

Slayer is slachtoffer van hun eigen cliché.
Ook een vergane glorie... (Christ illusion was anders best goed, wat ik niet verwacht had)

Joy schreef:
argument betrefd tool is uiteraard wartaal, idem slayer
er is geen coolere heavy band als als slayer in dat genre.

Tool vindt ik gewoon zoooooo saai. Er gebeurt dus niets in die albums. Geen sticky vocals. Geen goede riffs of solo's van waar ik het warm krijg. (ik zeg wel 'ik'. Mss dat andere mensen er anders over denken)

Joy schreef:
En kd beter vinden dan tool,. geen verstand van muziek, werkelijk niet, of ene klap van de molen gehad, heel hard, het pleit voor je

Wat moet ik hier nu op antwoorden? ("niettes")?
Laten we het op persoonlijk smaak houden.
En indien je toch van slechte wil bent:
- bijna 100% van de mensen die op KD stemmen zullen hem beter vinden dan Tool.
- Niet veel van de honderden stemmers van Tool kennen KD.

Een spreuk: Appels met peren vergelijken....


Joy schreef:
kd is ene ouwe zak die niet kan zingen nooit heeft kunnen zingen maar een aantal leuke platen heeft gemaakt die het zonder zijn balleknijpgekrijs 10 keer beter hadden gedaan en daar hadie het bij moeten houden

King Diamond is bijna 10 jaar ouder dan Metallica, en ie maakt al 19 jaar langer betere albums. Ik zou ook met bijvoorbeeld Tool willen vergelijken, maar aangezien die nog maar 4 albums gemaakt hebben en ze nog maar sinds 1993 bezig zijn zou ik graag willen zien waar die na 19 albums staan.

Dat King Diamond na al die albums en jaren nog zulke albums maakt kunnen we enkel maar goed keuren. Ik leg graag de link met Lemmy van Motörhead: een 2de ace of spades zit er niet meer in, maar alles blijft gewoon moddervet.

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http://webzine.pivotalallia...

In dit intervieuw vertelt King Diamond:

1) Dat zijn rug snel geneest.

2) Men werkt aan een DVD met oud matriaal van Mercyful enzo. Men had wat zeer goede bootlegs in handen gekregen.

3) Er komt een soort "gig game" samen met Lemmy, Halford, Dio, ... En KK Downing heeft al wat solo's geschreven voor dat ding (weten we ook meteen waarom dat Judas Priest album niet op schiet)

4) Omdat ie nu ie tijdelijk niet kan doen tijd over heeft heeft ie al dingen geschreven voor het volgende album (gewoon wat hersenspinsel). Later dit jaar gaat ie met Andy LaRoque praten over een volgend album.

5) De nieuwe videoclip mag er zijn. Ondanks dat het low-budget is. Het was al van de jaren 80 geleden dat de King nog een video maakte.
Toen waren ze echter niet low-budget: the family ghost

6) Rob zombie heeft al met King gepraat over een eventuele film van een van de verhalen in de albums.

7) I don't see Mercyful Fate as disbanded: King Diamond sluit een volgend album niet uit. En ze hebben nog steeds een contract bij de platenfirma's.

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Bij King Diamond - Conspiracy (1989):

@ Sinner: Vraag me wel af of zijn stem live echt live is, zoja dan klonk zijn stem heel goed ong. 2 jaar geleden.

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Tis met up's and downs.
De ene keer gaat het goed, de andere keer is het een schorre kraai.
Zoals hier in 2006 ging het goed

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Bij Slayer - Christ Illusion (2006):

Raekwon the chef schreef:
King Diamond en Mercyful Fate (welgeteld 1(!) album , en die ik heb gekocht) hier ook allemaal boven de 20 euries
Iron Maiden allemaal stuk voor stuk 7,50 tot 10,-

helaas dat Hell Awaits hier iets van 22,- is


Belachelijk he. Ik zit al tijden te zoeken naar een King Diamond cd, maar ik ga echt geen 18 euro neertellen voor één enkele cd. Kapitalisten!!

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Stijn_Slayer schreef:
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Belachelijk he. Ik zit al tijden te zoeken naar een King Diamond cd, maar ik ga echt geen 18 euro neertellen voor één enkele cd. Kapitalisten!!


Ik heb Abigail gekocht voor 17,99 op vinyl. (remasterd 2-LP)
Voor 'Them' hetzelfde. Intussen is deze al afgeslagen naar 12,99€ !: linkje

Don't break the oath voor 14,99. En Melissa op CD (weet niemer hoeveel, maar was + DVD). Melissa kan je nu nog steeds voor 12,99 kopen in de large: linkje
Andere Mercyful Fate albums komen dit jaar voor het eerst uit op vinyl: let op! limited editions: couloured vinyl!: slecht 500 exemplaren wereldwijd! (Heb 'TIME' (nr 091 staat op de hoes) 'Into the unknown' was direct uitverkocht)


En nu we toch over slayer bezig zijn:
Heb ook eentje van live undead op vinyl. Ook gelimiteerd tot 500 stuks. Gekleurd vinyl. nr 236.

Raekwon the chef
natuurlijk wel heel vet om 'm origineel in je bezit te hebben, maar toch kosten de meeste classics handen met geld, zijn al jaaaaaren oud, maar prijzen veranderen niks, kan het geld voor betere dingen gebruiken die je niet gratis kunt krijgen.

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Raekwon the chef schreef:
natuurlijk wel heel vet om 'm origineel in je bezit te hebben, maar toch kosten de meeste classics handen met geld, zijn al jaaaaaren oud, maar prijzen veranderen niks, kan het geld voor betere dingen gebruiken die je niet gratis kunt krijgen.


Ik bedoel nieuwe gelimiteerde versies.

- 'Melissa' en 'don't break the oath' zijn indertijd uitgekomen op vinyl. Dus daarvan zijn er genoeg. In 1997 kwam het eindelijk uit op CD. En nu onlangs heeft men die remastered versie ook terug op Vinyl uit gebracht.
- Maar de albums die na de reunië uit kwamen is iets anders. Intussen was het 9 jaar later en had CD zijn intrede gedaan. Er werd voor het eerst een videoclip opgenomen. (van Egypt) Het album werd nooit op vinyl uitgebracht. Evenals de opvolger Time uit 1994. Into the shadows in 1996 en 'Dead again' en '9' uit respectievelijk 1998 en 1999. Geeneen kwam op vinyl uit.
--> Tot nu Elke van bovenstaande albums komt op vinyl uit in slecht 500exemplaren. Time en into the unknown waren al aan de beurt. Normaalgezien volgt volgende maand Dead Again, 9 of Into the shadows.

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Wist niet goed waar het te plaatsen:

REBEL MEETS REBEL: IHSAHN INTERVIEWS KING DIAMOND
Emperor’s dark lord confers with Mercyful Fate and King Diamond’s infernal majesty







By Jon Wiederhorn
Illustration by Lorenzo Mariani



From the start, it seemed like there were forces in play that didn’t want black-metal pioneer Ihsahn (frontman of Norwegian masters Emperor) and occult-metal legend King Diamond (Mercyful Fate, King Diamond) to talk. The day before the original scheduled interview, Diamond told Revolver he’d hurt his back and was bedridden in extreme pain. The battle between good and evil was on. We rescheduled for a week later, only to receive an email from Ihsahn that he had a throat infection and was unable to speak. When we told Diamond, he said it was just as well because his black cat, Magic, was pissing blood and had to be rushed to the hospital.

This was getting weird.

Fortunately, both artists wanted to try again. After all, Diamond has a new record, Give Me Your Soul…Please (Metal Blade), to discuss, and Ihsahn is a huge fan of the King and relished the opportunity to talk with him.

“I liked the style of King Diamond even before I heard original recordings by him,” Ihsahn explained. “A friend of mine once played the opening riff of “Welcome Home” [from King Diamond’s 1988 album "Them"] on guitar, and I was hooked. And I believe "Them" is one of the albums I’ve heard the most times in my life. I used to listen to it several times a day.”

All true metalheads know Diamond’s importance. In 1983, when bands like Venom and Slayer were writing about Satan for shock value, his Danish group Mercyful Fate addressed the Beast from a seemingly more genuine and experienced place. Then, after Fate’s first breakup in 1985, Diamond emerged as a solo artist, and by his second album, 1987’s Abigail, he had found his own niche, composing haunting, progressive concept albums with horrific storylines. The dark imagery of both bands, as well as Diamond’s distinctive demon growls, falsetto banshee wails, and theatrical stage makeup, would have a huge influence on metal to come, particularly the black-metal revolution that swelled up in Scandinavia just a few years later.

Chief among this movement was Ihsahn’s band Emperor. Between 1994 and 2001, the group released four seminal forward-thinking black-metal albums that are still hailed as some of the best in the genre. Emperor also gained international notoriety for their criminal acts: Original drummer Faust was convicted of murder in ’94, while guitarist Samoth was imprisoned in ’95 for over a year for burning a church. Though Emperor broke up in 2001, they reunited in 2005 exclusively to play shows, ans Ishan-much like Kind Diamond-went solo. Candlelight released his first CD, The Adversary, last year.

Given the historical, thematic, and aesthetic similarities between King Diamond and Ihsahn, it was no real surprise that when the two musicians finally did connect, there was no silencing them, and for 90 minutes both seemed to completely forget their ailments. Ihsahn sat in a black rocking chair in the library of his home in Nodtodden, Norway, sipping tea between comments, and Diamond paced the bedroom of his house in Dallas, eagerly offering his thoughts. The forces of good didn’t have a prayer.



Ihsahn King, how are you?
King Diamond Fine, under the circumstances. Yourself?
Ihsahn Under the circumstances. My tonsils are the size of tennis balls.
Diamond Oh, man. I have a pinched, enflamed nerve in my lower left back. It’s the worst pain I’ve had in my entire life. During our mixing session, I was sitting hunched over on the couch for three weeks straight for a minimum of 12 hours a day. At some point, your body says, “You’re a fucking idiot, and this is what you get.”
Ihsahn I totally understand. Sometimes I’m in one position in the studio for six hours without a break. You just become obsessive.
Diamond Yes, when I’m in there, nothing else exists. I don’t even come out and eat.
Ihsahn It’s strange. This throat infection is the first one I’ve had since 1994. Before that, I had several a year. But I changed my singing technique, and now even touring doesn’t wear my voice out.
Diamond I don’t have a problem with my voice wearing out. It’s usually other people’s fault when I get sick on tour. You hear someone coughing on the tour bus, and from then it’s just a matter of time until you catch something, unless you want to dress up like Michael Jackson and wear these little masks.
Ihsahn That’s why members of royalty wear gloves. And they touch very slightly on the hands because they shake hands with so many people. They would be constantly sick otherwise.
Diamond We have the same problem. There are always lots of people to say hi to. And those are dangerous moments. And when I’m done with a show, I am drenched. Just the little trip getting back to the hotel to dry off is dangerous. If you go outside, even if it’s a summer night, it feels like you’re standing in front of a refrigerator.
Ihsahn That’s the part of touring I don’t like. I like performing, but there are health issues and technical difficulties and delays and so many things that take away from the actual music that you’re supposedly there for.
Diamond It’s like being put through a torture camp. I don’t like being away from home. I can never sleep on the bus. I hate touring. But being onstage is one of the absolute best things I know in my life. And it is so good, it makes up for all the bad.
Ihsahn So tell me about your new album.
Diamond It feels like we tried for over 20 years to get a driver’s license, and we never could pass the test. And this time, we finally got that license. I wish King Diamond had started with this album, that’s how good it feels.
Ihsahn When you’ve been part of creating something original like Mercyful Fate and King Diamond, people very much associate your early work with perfection. I’ve noticed that myself. With Emperor, we wrote the material for our first full-length album, [1994’s] In the Nightside Eclipse, when I was 16. And the second album was [1997’s] Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk, and with everything we did after that, we really had to compete with those albums. People put so much of themselves in them, you feel like your own worst competitor.
Diamond That’s exactly how I felt for so long with [1987’s] Abigail. Even if you think that some of your albums have definitely beaten it, you have to beat it by a mile before it’s accepted as being even. Abigail was the first full-length concept that we did, and the style is special, so it had a very strong impact. We can’t really do that anymore. Our fans know us now. So it’s not like the next album could be so different they won’t recognize us, because then it would not come from the heart.
Ihsahn If I had a dime for every time people asked me to record again with Emperor, I’d be wealthy. The only thing I feel I owe fans is to continue to do everything from the heart. We didn’t start Emperor playing primitive black metal to please public opinion. And I’m not going to start doing that now.
Diamond Exactly. And that’s the reason people still want to hear it. You’ll probably never go platinum, and neither will I. But that’s not important.
Ihsahn It’s about doing what you feel inside, and I’ve been able to make a living out of my music since I was a teenager. Now I’m in my early 30s, and I’m very grateful. I’ve had the privilege of living my childhood dream without compromising my expression.
Diamond That is so rare.
Ihsahn Yes, and it’s such a gift. I’m not going to spoil that by trying to fit into the box of today.
Diamond What I really like to do with my music is these concept stories, and I always like to have some life philosophies in the lyrics. I’ve noticed from reading the lyrics on your new [solo] album [2006’s The Adversary] that you do that, too.
Ihsahn Yes. That came with time. In the early days of Emperor, there was an extreme tension and energy about everything we did. Even though the attention we got was purely negative, it was still a confirmation that what we did made a difference. And I think that pushed me into thinking very seriously about my work and not relating to the lyrics like a teenager. The arrogance of youth wears off as you learn more, and then you have to start over questioning everything.
Diamond I don’t like to judge anybody, but I very much like to raise questions. This new album deals a lot with darkness and what might be in the shadows.
Ihsahn I guess that is very much what metal has always been about—the dark expression of mankind. I think overall that we really get criticized for that and become scapegoats for practically anything. I’ve had to confront that, and you probably have, too, because you had the satanic imagery and that type of philosophy. And people put accusations towards how you are as a person.
Diamond Of course, and they don’t know. I’m actually not religious in any way. I don’t have any faith. I never had that. I’m also a very private person. I don’t go to clubs. I don’t like award ceremonies. I can’t stand certain things. I don’t have a tie. If I’m not good enough without a tie for certain places, than those people who would not let me in, they are fucking not even worth being associated with.
Ihsahn The obvious counterpoint of that is Christianity. And this whole theme reflects in The Adversary. The main enemy in that album—what I criticize most—is not Christianity, it is the lukewarm. That’s what the Bible [condemns], too. The lukewarm floats a bit on this and that or whatever’s safe. And I think that’s what we see when we put ourselves on the far edge of society by being in a very extreme place because of our expression. When we put up this very black and dark wall around ourselves, or we place ourselves on that side, we reflect society.
Diamond I like to reflect it, but I would never say to a person, “Oh, what you think is wrong,” because right and wrong are very individual. I like to raise questions about what bothers me and let people make up their own minds. Like, in one part of this new album, there are 13 judges saying to a little boy who was killed by his father before the father kills himself, “You’re a suicide. You’re going down to hell.” And he’s yelling, “No, it’s a mistake!” What I’m saying is, if you believe there’s someone judging you after your life ends here on Earth, who is to say they can’t make a mistake?” Mistakes have been made by gods before. Lucifer was a mistake, right?
Ihsahn I guess I have associated with that symbolism so much because what he wanted was to be an equal. Lucifer wanted to be an individual. He didn’t just want to follow the collective mind. And that’s the basis of the struggle between so-called good and so-called evil.
Diamond No matter what side you are on religiously, there is always good and bad. How much bad has been done in the name of religion? It’s usually the route to all wars.
Ihsahn But when you try to get across these ideas by making the type of music we do, people say, “Well, why the hell don’t you live all alone in a castle and be all misanthropic?” They expect you to be so different. And at the same time, they want you to still do what they originally liked you for—in my case, being in Emperor. So people want us to follow the words of Aleister Crowley—“Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law”—as long as we do it in a fashion that pleases them.
Diamond It’s an unrealistic statement, as well. I mean, it’s a nice line, but if you live like that, you’ll be in jail so fast. You always have to take it into context and say, “I can live by that to a big degree,” but I can’t go, “Hey, I want a plasma TV. I’m going to go into a store and grab one.” You’re not gonna get far.
Ihsahn Yes, but we deal in expression that is very extreme, so we say things that are maybe 10 or 100 times more extreme than the original message. As Friedrich Nietzsche said, “I have to scream loud so that even the hard of hearing can hear me.” It’s hard enough to get your message across, and if you say, “Do almost what thou wilt,” you don’t get people inspired.
Diamond For me, telling the story is the most important thing. If I just focused on messages, it would be too much like, “Hey, this is what you should think.” That’s not what I do; that’s what preachers and politicians do.
Ihsahn I’m much better at screaming and confronting rather than being a diplomat, which is why I named my album The Adversary. I try not to tell people what to believe, but I see my role as a confronter who raises questions.
Diamond I respect all beliefs, but it’s important to realize that belief is based on faith, meaning that a person should say, “I believe it could be this way.” No one can prove they believe in the only right God. And nobody can prove they know what happens after they die.
Ihsahn They certainly can convince themselves.
Diamond But they can’t prove it to the rest of the world. It has never been proven that there is no God, either, of course. I would be stupid to say, “I don’t believe in anything, so there is definitely no God.” I just wish that if there was a God, he would show himself, so we can all have a better life. Because so many conflicts in the world are caused by some kind of religious dispute.
Ihsahn Sometimes it’s the other way around. These people in power use religious motives to control the masses.
Diamond And it goes so far back in times. The Crusades is a typical example of gaining power over the masses. And look at the Ten Commandments. I don’t think any human being could ever live up to all 10, and I’m sure that was the intent because that creates power over others.
Ihsahn You said you never had any religious belief, but when you were in Mercyful Fate, you wrote songs that were quite satanic.
Diamond Like you said, you want people to think and try to make up their mind about things that bother you. Take a song like “Nuns Have No Fun,” [off Mercyful Fate’s 1984 debut EP of the same name], for instance, which is about this cult raping a nun and crucifying her, and that’s what the artwork is based on, as well. You may ask, “What’s the good in that?” Well, I’m not saying there’s any good in it, but isn’t it funny that it’s a drawing on a cover of an album with music on it, and a lot of people freaked out over it? I had a lot of questions about Christianity at that time. And after [the album] came out, I was invited to be on live television in Denmark with a priest who wanted Mercyful Fate banned from the radio and took a personal vendetta against us. He started by making all these accusations, and the first thing I said was, “You know what? I really like your tie. I think you are very nicely dressed for this occasion.” He got totally silent, and then he said, “Well, thank you,” not knowing what else to do. And then I said, “Oops, pride. Isn’t that one of your sins? Why are you dressed up for this? Shouldn’t you just come in as you are normally? Well, forget that, let’s talk a little bit about the Inquisition. Wouldn’t that be nice to talk about, now that we’ve talked about the cover of my record. Because those are the things your faith did for real. They didn’t just draw it on a little cover. They did it for real to how many people?” He left the studio and never interfered with us again.
Ihsahn Yes, but that’s such a long time ago…
Diamond Yes, it was, and sometimes the satanic lyrics I wrote are misunderstood, like with the song “A Dangerous Meeting” [on the 1992 King Diamond album of the same name]. I had a lot of experiences with the supernatural, especially in this apartment in Copenhagen where this early stuff was written. And that song is actually a warning that says, Hey, don’t mess around with this shit. If you don’t have someone in there that can really interpret things the right way, it is way too dangerous because you don’t know what’s speaking to you. If it feels mocked or disrespected, it can give you answers back that will ruin your life. The Ouija board will spell out, “You will die from serious sickness” or something, and for the next 20 years, you’ll always be wondering, When is that going to happen? After my first experiences with the supernatural, I went to the library and read a lot of books about the occult, and I realized after a while that most of those books were written from one specific viewpoint where satanism was always depicted as these maniacs sacrificing and eating little babies. And that’s a thing I can totally not stand behind. That’s insanity.
Ihsahn That’s like in war, where it’s always the victor who describes the loser and describes the war. I’ve been making music for almost 17 years now, and I’ve gotten a lot of shit for what I’ve done and what I’ve stood for. I’ve been beaten up. Friends of mine have lost jobs just for knowing me. And all the collective hate that people managed to build up, and the things I was believed to stand for and do have nothing to do with what I put in the lyrics. Then in the beginning of 2000, people in Norway began to realize that black metal was Norway’s biggest cultural export, and Emperor was one of Norway’s best-selling bands ever. And suddenly there’s a success behind it, and people’s attitudes change. When I released my solo album, which lyrically is the most critical and most aggressive thing I’ve done, no one cares. They give me a cultural prize because I’m suddenly a celebrity and a successful musician.
Diamond Well, maybe that makes you the victor.

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Sir Spamalot (crew)
Bij King Diamond - A Dangerous Meeting (1992):

paulisdik schreef:
Inderdaad een hele mooie tracklist Sir Spamalot, met een ook een aantal klassiekers uit King's Mercyful Fate jaren.

Welke live-album kan jij mij aanraden?

Hier volgens AGE-411 kunnen we wel een live-dvd verwachten van King Diamond en Mercyful Fate.

http://www.musicmeter.nl/album/76782


Age-411 is de kenner: ik ken enkel de eerste twee van MF heel goed en de eerste van KD. De andere albums van beiden moet ik dringend weer eens "onder handen nemen". Die live-dvd zou wel eens het ideale kerstgeschenk kunnen worden: heb in mijn leven enkel eens King Diamond live gezien in het voorprogramma van Motorhead in de Vooruit in Gent in mijn apejaren = studentejaren... (zie mijn bericht bij Don't Break The Oath).

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Sir Spamalot schreef:
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Age-411 is de kenner: ik ken enkel de eerste twee van MF heel goed en de eerste van KD. De andere albums van beiden moet ik dringend weer eens "onder handen nemen".


Dat moet je zeker doen

AGE-411: Welke live plaat raad jij mij aan King-Diamond-specialist ?

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Dat moet je zeker doen

AGE-411: Welke live plaat raad jij mij aan King-Diamond-specialist ?


Er zijn er dus 2:

- "In concert 1987": Goede tracklist. Maar helaas wat een povere kwaliteit. (Bootleg mss zelf?) King was ook niet echt super die dag.
- "Deadly Lullabyes ": groter album. Betere opnamekwaliteit, en King is beter in vorm.

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Dan zet ik Deadly Lullabyes op mijn verlanglijstje, Bedankt AGE-411

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"Hail to all of you,

Now that it's been made official, yes, I will participate in the tribute to "Dimebag" at OZZFest. It's an honor to have been asked to participate, and my back is steadily getting better, definitely good enough for a short appearance, and it couldn't be for a better cause.

I live only 7 minutes by car from the soccer stadium where OZZFest takes place, so there is no way in hell I would miss this opportunity to pay tribute to "Dimebag".

I do have to say though, that my back is not yet fit to undertake a full King Diamond tour.

I know it sounds like I'm saying the same thing over and over 'my back is steadily getting better', but let me assure you all that it is significantly better and really getting stronger and stronger week by week!!! There is nothing I'd rather do than get back on the road, but it has to be for good and not just for a week or two and then find out that we took a stupid chance by doing it too soon.

A few other good news: Massacre Records have taken their option for another King Diamond album. Negotiations with Metal Blade Records to extend the King Diamond recording deal has been completed, and are practically ready to be signed. Further, contracts between King Diamond and MERCYFUL FATE, and Metal Blade Records and Massacre Records have been agreed upon and are almost ready to be signed for a double DVD of King Diamond and a double DVD of Mercyful Fate, consisting of mainly never before seen private recordings in very high quality (King Diamond 1986-1990; Mercyful Fate 1982-1984). If all goes well, the King Diamond DVD set might hit the stores before the end of this year and the Mercyful Fate DVD set would probably hit the stores early next year.

Another project we've been working on is to create remastered versions of The Spider's Lullabye and The Graveyard, plus Voodoo and House Of God. Andy La Rocque is undertaking this project at his Sonic Train Studio in Sweden, and so far I have heard his version of The Spider's Lullabye and it kicks some serious ass. It was as if I was listening to a brand new album, it sounded exactly like it should have sounded back when it was released (we did not at that time master our albums ourselves, and let me tell you, they suffered by it). For the first time ever, I heard all the things we actually recorded (certain vocal harmonies and guitar overdubs; all the details are there now). In my opinion, this one is gonna be a MUST HAVE. You know I wouldn't say this if it wasn't true. Andy has just told me that the remastered version of The Graveyard is in the mail for my approval. Once I've listened to it, I'll let you know how it turned out.

There is another project in the making which I unfortunately cannot speak about yet. If it comes true though, it will be a very big thing for King Diamond/Mercyful Fate. It is not a new Mercyful Fate album or tour, but it is something that could be very big for us. It is more like being a part of someone else's VERY BIG project, and which can only be announced by them.

As you can probably see, I have not been lying on my back the entire time since I last wrote to you.

Before I finish, I sincerely want to thank you all for the unreal support you give us. You are by far THE BEST!!!

Stay Heavy, King.


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Sir Spamalot (crew)
Mercyful Fate live op DVD dus. Mijn gebeden zullen eindelijk verhoord worden!

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De DVD's gaat zeker in de metalencollectie van paulisdik terecht komen.

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Stel mij wel vragen over de kwaliteit.
Maar zolang het nog rockt

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Leuke intervieuws uit de oude doos:


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Wat een Deens accent zeg
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Het gezicht van die intervieuwers wanneer ie in zijn arm snijd
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Kef
Ik hoop dat King Diamond volgend jaar weer eens naar Nederland komt. Wil hem graag een keer live zien.

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Sir Spamalot (crew)
A propos, is er al nieuws van die Mercyful Fate dvd waar King Diamond mee bezig zou zijn?

The Oath
King Diamond schreef:
Hail to all of you!

As it might have come to your attention by now, Mercyful Fate will be a part of Guitar Hero: Metallica with the song "Evil".
This is part of the surprise I have earlier mentioned, but it's only a small part of the surprise.
Full details will follow when permitted.

Regarding the DVD projects, I am currently working on the King Diamond DVD projects myself, with Livia's help on programming.
It's really beginning to shape up, but as I'm sure some of you already know, I am faced with a very steep learning curve. We're dealing with very long files (5 camera multi camera edit for the one hour 35 minute long Copenhagen show from 1990), and editing is very time consuming.
As I mentioned, my back is continuously getting better, but 5 hours in front of the computer per day is the limit. We ARE working on this every single day, but it's impossible to estimate a release date at this point.
Right now this King Diamond DVD is the top priority to get finished.
Next will be to find and optimize at least 1 bonus video clip for each of the 4 remastered King Diamond albums ("Spider's Lullabye", The Graveyard", "Voodoo" and "House Of God").
THEN, we focus on doing the Mercyful Fate DVD. Once the Mercyful Fate DVD has been delivered to the record labels, I plan to invest in much better songwriting equipment and start working on new King Diamond / (Mercyful Fate???) material, and then we go from there.

The knowledge gained from working on these DVD projects myself, will hopefully come in very handy with regards to creating exciting bonus material for upcoming albums (such as story narrating in full makeup like on "The Puppet Master", footage from songwriting sessions, studio sessions, etc; all in all, some special insight into what goes on behind these walls, these thick black walls stuffed with demons and Grandmas... stop stop... I gotta stop... you get the picture).

This is the best update I can give you at this point.

Sorry for not being able to give you the full scope of our participation in the Guitar Hero: Metallica video game at this point.


Stay Heavy,

King Diamond.



- Voor de King Diamond DVD gaat het om de geremasterde bootleg van Copenhagen open air 1990. Je moet dus geen superieur beeldmatriaal verwachten, maar het zal allesinds wel tof zijn eens te zien.
Enig nadeel is (omdat het in copenhagen is) dat King Diamond tussen de nummers in Deens spreekt tegen het publiek

- Hierna komen dus de remasters uit van Spider's Lullabye, The graveyard, Voodoo en House of God met elk een liveclipje als bonusmatriaal. Normaal zijn de albums al allemaal geremastered. Andy LaRocque heeft zich daar met bezig gehouden tijdens de scandinavische winter.

- Daarna volgt de Mercyful Fate DVD

- En daarna beginnen ze nieuw matriaal te schrijven voor het volgende album. En als soort van bonus zal daar wellicht een soort van 'making off' bij zitten.

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The Oath schreef:


- Hierna komen dus de remasters uit van Spider's Lullabye, The graveyard, Voodoo en House of God met elk een liveclipje als bonusmatriaal. Normaal zijn de albums al allemaal geremastered. Andy LaRocque heeft zich daar met bezig gehouden tijdens de scandinavische winter.



Tijd dat dat spul eens fatsoenlijk op vinyl uitkomt. Want ze zijn wel uit als picture-discs, maar niet als normale LP's. En picture-discs klinken meestal belabberd.

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