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 Fatal Portrait — King Diamond King Diamond Fatal Portrait (Album) Roadrunner Records GWC90529, RR-90529 USA & Canada 1986 Sell This Version
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VPT-118 Abigail — King Diamond King Diamond Abigail (Album) Roadrunner Records VPT-118 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
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CRC RRC 9550 King Diamond "Them" (Album) Roadrunner Records CRC RRC 9550 USA & Canada 1988 Sell This Version
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LMY-7 35719b Conspiracy — King Diamond King Diamond Conspiracy (Album) Roadrunner Records LMY-7 35719b 1989 Sell This Version
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APCY-8031 The Eye — King Diamond King Diamond The Eye (Album) Roadrunner Records APCY-8031 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
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CRC RRC 9287 In Concert 1987 - Abigail — King Diamond King Diamond In Concert 1987 - Abigail (Album) Roadrunner Records CRC RRC 9287 US 1991 Sell This Version
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SC 62.031 The Spider's Lullabye — King Diamond King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye (Album) Massacre Records SC 62.031 Argentina 1995 Sell This Version
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MAS CD0103 The Graveyard — King Diamond King Diamond The Graveyard (Album) Massacre Records MAS CD0103 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
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MB 14149-4 Voodoo — King Diamond King Diamond Voodoo (Album) Massacre Records MB 14149-4 Malaysia 1998 Sell This Version
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VICP-61080 House Of God — King Diamond King Diamond House Of God (Album) Massacre Records VICP-61080 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
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KICP 864 Abigail II: The Revenge — King Diamond King Diamond Abigail II: The Revenge (Album) Metal Blade Records KICP 864 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
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ROC 066-02 The Puppet Master — King Diamond King Diamond The Puppet Master (Album) Massacre Records ROC 066-02 Romania 2003 Sell This Version
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3984-14499-2 Deadly Lullabyes (Live) — King Diamond King Diamond Deadly Lullabyes (Live) (Album) Massacre Records 3984-14499-2 US 2004 Sell This Version
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MAS PC 0540 Give Me Your Soul... Please — King Diamond King Diamond Give Me Your Soul... Please (Album) Massacre Records MAS PC 0540 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
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none Songs For The Dead Live — King Diamond King Diamond Songs For The Dead Live (Album) Metal Blade Records none USA & Europe 2019 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

none King Diamond Demo(Cass) Not On Label none Denmark 1985 Sell This Version
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RR 125485 No Presents For Christmas — King Diamond King Diamond No Presents For Christmas (Single, Maxi) Roadrunner Records RR 125485 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
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RR 65484 Halloween — King Diamond King Diamond Halloween (EP, Single) Roadracer Records, Greenworld Records RR 65484 Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
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RR 125476 The Family Ghost — King Diamond King Diamond The Family Ghost (Single, Maxi) Roadracer Records RR 125476 US 1987 Sell This Version
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RR 2456 It Is Time For King Diamond It Is Time For "Tea"(12", S/Sided, Promo, Blo) Roadracer Records RR 2456 US 1988 Sell This Version
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RR 2455 The Dark Sides — King Diamond King Diamond The Dark Sides (Maxi, Comp, EP) Roadracer Records RR 2455 USA & Canada 1988 Sell This Version
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RR-2460 Welcome Home — King Diamond King Diamond Welcome Home (Single) Roadracer Records RR-2460 US 1988 Sell This Version
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RR PROMO 25 Eye Of The Witch — King Diamond King Diamond Eye Of The Witch (Single) Roadracer Records RR PROMO 25 Netherlands 1990 Sell This Version
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none Abigail II: The Revenge (3 Song Advance CD, v2) — King Diamond King Diamond Abigail II: The Revenge (3 Song Advance CD, v2)(CDr, Mini, Promo) Metal Blade Records none USA & Canada 2001 Sell This Version
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3984-25052-7 Halloween - Live — King Diamond King Diamond Halloween - Live(10", Shape, Single, Ltd, Pic, S/Edition, Die) Metal Blade Records 3984-25052-7 UK & Europe 2017 Sell This Version

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szyjag

szyjag

March 20, 2021
The album list, missing Conspiracy. . His fourth album.
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