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King Diamond Splits With Hal Patino

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King Diamond, who recently announced a North American Tour for this fall (the first full fledged tour since his triple bypass surgery over three years ago), has fired long time bassist Hal Patino.

In an announcement on Facebook, King stated: "Hal Patino has been relieved of his duties with King Diamond, for reasons very similar to why he was fired from the band in 1990. This will have NO negative impact on our upcoming shows whatsoever. On the contrary."

Patino is expected to make a statement on the situation later today via Facebook, where his latest post reads: "Hal Patino Leaves King Diamond! An official statement will be announced later today on why I've decided to leave the King Diamond band."

King Diamond is currently working on a new album, the first in seven years (2007's "Give Me Your Soul....Please"). The album is slated for release sometime in 2015, as King will await the building of his home studio in order to start recording.

The North American tour is set to commence on October 11th in Atlanta.

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4 Comments on "Hal Patino Fired From King Diamond"

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1. Dw writes:

Soo what are the previous reasons king is referring too?

# Jul 19, 2014 @ 3:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. wilco writes:

dw read on the face book page from the king d
its about money and the amount of touring well if you do read it hall had about 1 year to respond and he did not so he did quit the band did not get fired but hey he did show up for rehearsal in denmark
its about making 1000 euro per head line show and some head lines shows did not gonna happen

# Jul 20, 2014 @ 11:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Dw writes:

Yeah I saw that wilco. Seems like a lot of back and forth bickering. In the end doesn't really matter long as I c king in Pittsburgh! Long live the king!!!

# Jul 20, 2014 @ 12:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. fvckmerunning writes:

Who cares... He plays the bass. LMAO!

# Jul 21, 2014 @ 11:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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