King Diamond

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This page is for the band King Diamond, all credits for the person King Diamond is to be put under King Diamond (2).

The King Diamond band was formed in 1985 by Danish vocalist King Diamond following the break-up of his previous band, 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).
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Albums

GWC90529, RR-90529 King Diamond - Fatal Portrait album art King Diamond Fatal Portrait (Album) Roadrunner Records GWC90529, RR-90529 USA & Canada 1986 Sell This Version
VPT - 118 King Diamond - Abigail album art King Diamond Abigail (Album) Roadrunner Records VPT - 118 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
CRC RRC 9550 King Diamond - "Them" album art King Diamond "Them" (Album) Roadrunner Records CRC RRC 9550 USA & Canada 1988 Sell This Version
LMY-7 35719b King Diamond - Conspiracy album art King Diamond Conspiracy (Album) Roadrunner Records LMY-7 35719b 1989 Sell This Version
RRD 9346, RR 9346 2 King Diamond - The Eye album art King Diamond The Eye (Album) Roadrunner Records RRD 9346, RR 9346 2 US 1990 Sell This Version
CRC RRC 9287 King Diamond - In Concert 1987 - Abigail album art King Diamond In Concert 1987 - Abigail (Album) Roadrunner Records CRC RRC 9287 US 1991 Sell This Version
SC 62.031 King Diamond - The Spider's Lullabye album art King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye (Album) Massacre Records SC 62.031 Argentina 1995 Sell This Version
MAS CD0103 King Diamond - The Graveyard album art King Diamond The Graveyard (Album) Massacre Records MAS CD0103 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
MB 14149-4 King Diamond - Voodoo album art King Diamond Voodoo (Album) Massacre Records MB 14149-4 Malaysia 1998 Sell This Version
VICP-61080 King Diamond - House Of God album art King Diamond House Of God (Album) Massacre Records VICP-61080 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
KICP 864 King Diamond - Abigail II: The Revenge album art King Diamond Abigail II: The Revenge (Album) Metal Blade Records KICP 864 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
ROC 066-02 King Diamond - The Puppet Master album art King Diamond The Puppet Master (Album) Massacre Records ROC 066-02 Romania 2003 Sell This Version
3984-14499-2 King Diamond - Deadly Lullabyes (Live) album art King Diamond Deadly Lullabyes (Live) (Album) Massacre Records 3984-14499-2 US 2004 Sell This Version
MAS PC 0540 King Diamond - Give Me Your Soul... Please album art King Diamond Give Me Your Soul... Please (Album) Massacre Records MAS PC 0540 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
none King Diamond - Songs For The Dead Live album art King Diamond Songs For The Dead Live (Album) Metal Blade Records none USA & Europe 2019 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

RR 125485 King Diamond - No Presents For Christmas album art King Diamond No Presents For Christmas (Single, Maxi) Roadrunner Records RR 125485 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
RR 65484 King Diamond - Halloween album art King Diamond Halloween (EP, Single) Roadracer Records, Greenworld Records RR 65484 Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
RR 125476 King Diamond - The Family Ghost album art King Diamond The Family Ghost (Single, Maxi) Roadracer Records RR 125476 US 1987 Sell This Version
RR 2456 King Diamond - It Is Time For "Tea" album art King Diamond It Is Time For "Tea"(12", S/Sided, Promo, Blo) Roadracer Records RR 2456 US 1988 Sell This Version
RR 2455, RR-2455 King Diamond - The Dark Sides album art King Diamond The Dark Sides (Maxi, Comp, EP) Roadracer Records RR 2455, RR-2455 USA & Canada 1988 Sell This Version
RR-2460 King Diamond - Welcome Home album art King Diamond Welcome Home Roadracer Records RR-2460 US 1988 Sell This Version
RR PROMO 25 King Diamond - Eye Of The Witch album art King Diamond Eye Of The Witch (Single) Roadracer Records RR PROMO 25 Netherlands 1990 Sell This Version
3984-25052-7 King Diamond - Halloween - Live album art King Diamond Halloween - Live(10", Single, Ltd, Pic, S/Edition, Die) Metal Blade Records 3984-25052-7 UK & Europe 2017 Sell This Version
none King Diamond - Masquerade of Madness album art King Diamond Masquerade of Madness(File, AAC, AIFF, ALAC, FLAC, MP3, ogg, WAV, Single) Metal Blade Records none US 2019

Compilations

RR 91172 King Diamond - A Dangerous Meeting album art King Diamond / Mercyful Fate King Diamond / Mercyful Fate - A Dangerous Meeting (Comp) Roadrunner Records RR 91172 Brazil 1992 Sell This Version