King Diamond (the band)

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King Diamond is a Danish heavy metal band formed in 1985 by vocalist King Diamond, guitarists Andy LaRocque and Michael Denner, bassist Timi Hansen and drummer Mikkey Dee. Diamond, Denner and Hansen had recently departed the group Mercyful Fate, and decided to form a new band under the King Diamond moniker, as it was already known from the Mercyful Fate days. In 1986, King Diamond released their debut album Fatal Portrait. Since then the band have released a total of twelve studio albums (most of them concept albums), two live albums, two extended plays, five compilations and five singles.

Since the band's inception, there have been over fifteen musicians in and out of King Diamond, with the only two mainstays being vocalist King Diamond and guitarist Andy LaRocque. In 1987 the band released their second studio release Abigail (their first concept album). Throughout the 1980s, King Diamond released a total of four studio albums. In the early 1990s, the band was put on hold when King Diamond reunited with his former outfit Mercyful Fate. After reforming King Diamond in 1994, Diamond would balance recording and touring with both Mercyful Fate and his eponymous band throughout the 90's. Since the early 2000s, King Diamond have kept recording and touring and, since 2014, the band has been composed of vocalist King Diamond, guitarist Andy LaRocque, guitarist Mike Wead, drummer Matt Thompson, and bassist Pontus Egberg.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1986 Fatal Portrait King Diamond 5
1987 Abigail King Diamond 4 8
1988 “Them” King Diamond 3.5 6
1989 Conspiracy King Diamond 3
1990 The Eye King Diamond 5 3
1995 The Spider’s Lullabye King Diamond 3
1996 The Graveyard King Diamond 3
1998 Voodoo King Diamond 5
2000 House of God King Diamond 4
2001 20 Years Ago: A Night of Rehearsal King Diamond & Black Rose 3
2002 Abigail II: The Revenge King Diamond 3
2003 The Puppet Master King Diamond 2
2007 Give Me Your Soul… Please King Diamond 5 3

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 A Dangerous Meeting Mercyful Fate / King Diamond 2
2001 Nightmares in the Nineties King Diamond 1
2003 Two From the Vault: Fatal Portrait / Abigail King Diamond 1
2003 The Best Of King Diamond 1
2004 Two From the Vault: “Them” / Conspiracy King Diamond 1
2013 The Complete Roadrunner Collection 1986-1990 King Diamond 1
2014 Dreams of Horror King Diamond 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 In Concert 1987: Abigail King Diamond 2
2004 Deadly Lullabyes “Live” King Diamond 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1985 No Presents for Christmas King Diamond 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 The Dark Sides King Diamond 5 3

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