King Diamond

Also known as Himself
Members of King Diamond: Anders Allhage, Chris Estes, Darrin Anthony, David Harbour, Glen Drover, Hal Patino, Herb Simonsen, John Luke Hebert, King Diamond (2), Matt Thompson, Michael Denner, Mike Wead, Mikkey Dee, Pete Blakk, Sharlee D'Angelo, Snowy Shaw, Timi Hansen
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.kingdiamondcoven.com, http://www.myspace.com/kingdiamond, https://www.facebook.com/#!/kingdiamondmercyfulfateofficial

Discography of King Diamond:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Abigail 13 Audio 1997-11-11 Roadrunner Records
2 The Eye 11 Audio 1997-11-11 Roadrunner Records
3 Them 14 Audio 1997-11-11 Roadrunner Records
4 Fatal Portrait 11 Audio Roadrunner Records
5 The Eye 11 Audio 1990-10-00 Roadrunner Records
6 Abigail 9 Audio 1987 Roadrunner Records
7 "Them" 11 Audio 1988 Roadrunner Records
8 Conspiracy 10 Audio 1989 Roadrunner Records
9 Voodoo 14 Audio 1998 Massacre Records
10 Decade Of Horror 55 Audio 2001 Massacre Records
11 Abigail II: The Revenge 13 Audio 2002 Metal Blade Records
12 The Puppet Master 13 Audio 2003 Massacre Records
13 Satanic Rites 10 Audio 1990 Braintrash Records
14 "Them" 12 Audio 1988 Roadrunner Records
15 The Dark Sides 6 Audio 1988 Roadracer Records
16 Conspiracy 41 Audio 1989 Roadrunner Records
17 The Dark Sides 6 Audio 1988 Roadrunner Records
18 Deadly Lullabyes (Live) 20 Audio 2004 Massacre Records
19 Abigail II: The Revenge 13 Audio 2002 Metal Blade Records
20 Nightmares In The Nineties 14 Audio 2001 Massacre Records
21 The Graveyard 14 Audio 1996 Massacre Records
22 Abigail 13 Audio Roadrunner Records
23 In Concert 1987 - Abigail 12 Audio 1997 Roadrunner Records
24 Them 14 Audio 1997 Roadrunner Records
25 Conspiracy 12 Audio Roadrunner Records
26 The Spider's Lullabye 10 Audio 1995 Massacre Records
27 The Eye 11 Audio 1997 Roadrunner Records
28 Conspiracy 10 Audio 1989 Roadrunner Records
29 Deadly Lullabyes (Live) 20 Audio 2004 Massacre Records
30 The Eye 11 Audio 1995 Metal Mind Records
31 Abigail 27 Audio 2005 Roadrunner Records
32 Fatal Portrait / Abigail 28 Audio 2003 Roadrunner Records
33 "Them" / Conspiracy 30 Audio 2004
34 The Puppet Master 13 Audio 2003-10-21 Metal Blade Records
35 Give Me Your Soul... Please 13 Audio 2007-06-26 Metal Blade Records
36 House Of God 13 Audio 2000-06-20 Metal Blade Records
37 The Spider's Lullabye 10 Audio 1995 Massacre Records
38 The Spider's Lullabye 10 Audio 1995-06-15 Metal Blade Records
39 The Graveyard 14 Audio 1996 Metal Blade Records
40 Voodoo 14 Audio 1998 Metal Blade Records
41 Fatal Portrait 10 Audio 1986 Roadrunner Records
42 The Dark Sides 6 Audio 1988 Roadrunner Records
43 In Concert 1987 - Abigail 12 Audio 1991 Roadrunner Records
44 The Best Of King Diamond 15 Audio 2003-09-23 Roadrunner Records
45 A Dangerous Meeting 16 Audio 1992 Roadrunner Records
46 A Dangerous Meeting 16 Audio 1992-10-06 Roadrunner Records
47 Conspiracy 12 Audio 2001 Metal Mind Records
48 Halloween 3 Audio 1986 Roadrunner Records
49 The Spider's Lullabye 10 Audio 1995 Massacre Records
50 Conspiracy 10 Audio Roadrunner Records (6)


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).


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