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King Diamond To Begin Writing New Songs This Fall

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Heavy metal icon King Diamond has checked in with a message regarding future material, DVD releases and more. It reads as follows:

"As you all know 80% of the original MERCYFUL FATE line-up (King Diamond, Hank Shermann, Michael Denner and Timi Hansen) re-recorded with present MF drummer Bjarne T. Holm two ultimate Mercy classics for the upcoming METALLICA: Guitar Hero game. For those who aren’t into gaming it’s interesting to know that those two songs (‘Evil’ and ‘Curse Of The Pharaohs’) will be released on iTunes round mid April.

"Also interesting to know that Andy LaRocque mastered these two tracks for a possible EP-picture, released by Metal Blade and Massacre.

"At this moment we are working on both Mercyful Fate and King Diamond DVD’s. Both releases will contain two DVD’s and it will be worth the wait as it has some very exclusive content which surely no one outside the band has ever seen.

"We have been working on the following concerts. Please note content of the DVD’s might change. Concerts mentioned here might after all not appear on the DVD.

Mercyful Fate DVD:
Copenhagen 1982 with Benny Petersen
Amsterdam Paradiso 1984
Copenhagen 1984
Reunion MF 1993
Roskilde Festival 1994
Copenhagen 1995

King Diamond DVD:
Washington 1986
1987 supporting MOTÖRHEAD
Show footage 1989 USA + backstage footage
Full 1990 concert Spain Euro Conspiracy tour
Behind the scenes 1990 Conspiracy
Kopenhagen concert in the Park 1990 with 5 cameras

"Also remastered King Diamond CD’s are in the works. Those albums have, next to the new masters, also one or two bonus video tracks. The bonus tracks shouldn’t be the reason to buy the albums. The sound is so much better than it ever was. That should be reason to buy it. I know I would buy them.

"Remastered CD’s released with video bonus footage (might be one or two songs)

The Spider’s Lullabye
The Graveyard
House Of God
Voodoo

"This coming autumn might be the time to start writing new songs for King Diamond, and who knows if our involvement in Guitar Hero will raise our value to the record labels enough for a new Mercyful Fate record."

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Jenny's avatar

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1. Jenny writes:

"This coming autumn might be the time to start writing new songs for King Diamond"

Please do!

# Mar 10, 2009 @ 8:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Diamond Oz writes:

God this man is awesome!

# Mar 10, 2009 @ 8:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Zooluke writes:

MF-KD RULE! Cant wait for new albums and tour. All hail MF-KD! :D

# Mar 11, 2009 @ 1:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Kalis_wrath writes:

Well, Kali is happy as a clam! Ima tell Sven in person on Saturday! I want to see him grin even more over this!

# Mar 11, 2009 @ 1:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. wilco writes:

see this is a hero king diamond
not the prisondude

well time for a new album king way to long
real good news this is

abigal kingdiamond

# Mar 11, 2009 @ 6:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. ChassMasterPlus writes:

hahahah, noooooo sh**...ah good ol king diamond, "GRANDMA WHAT WAS IT LIIIIIIIIIIIIIKE!"

# Mar 11, 2009 @ 10:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. dontbombme writes:

Chassmaster: What song is that lyric from.
I've never listened to king diamond. Is the music any good?

# Mar 11, 2009 @ 1:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Westfallen writes:

Post 7; King Diamond is really offputting to some people, but he's a metal god. I think of him as a wailing wraith. Yes the music is good, and the lyrical content is shocking...in a good way :)

# Mar 11, 2009 @ 1:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. J.R. writes:

I can't wait for this. Gimme Your Soul Please was f***ing awesome!

# Mar 11, 2009 @ 4:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. wilco writes:

yeah the songs of king are supprime
i do like the theme cd he is doing but have to admitt i did like him in mercyfull fate
when you all got the change get the abigal spec edition a bonus dvd in there some cool live stuff

# Mar 12, 2009 @ 4:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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