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King Diamond Announces Return To The Stage

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Metal legend King Diamond will return to playing concerts. The official King Diamond/Mercyful Fate Website, Coven Worldwide, issued a statement regarding new booking agents. King Diamond will use Nick Storch at ICM for booking concerts in North and South America, and Paul Ryan of the Agency Group to book Europe and the Rest of the World.

King comments:

“It is great to be in the top professional hands of Nick and Paul. They both come highly recommended by Brian Slagel of Metal Blade, who personally suggested the partnership that is now in effect. ICM and The Agency Group have so much combined experience, which will open new doors for us. When it comes to getting us back on stage again, we all agree on how to bring King Diamond to a whole new level. Within a few weeks, we should be able to announce the first part of our plan. WELCOME ON BOARD AND STAY HEAVY.”

King Diamond adds: “There’ll be a lot more great news coming the next couple of weeks. It’s been difficult keeping everything under wraps, but soon it will all be out in the open.
I want to thank you for your amazing patience. We will get back to the Skype sessions in not too long as well.”

King Diamond last released "Give Me Your Soul" in 2007. Due to issues related to a herniated disc, he canceled a North American tour with Kreator and has not announced any new tour plans. King experienced further draw backs when he underwent Triple Bypas Surgery in December 2010.

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1. ThrashtillDeathTFV writes:

Bow Down To The KING!!!
I wonder if there will be a mercyful fate tour aswell!
Ither way Its King Diamond!!

# Jan 18, 2012 @ 11:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. wilco writes:

dont hink there will be ever a meryful fate tour again
but looking for ward to see the king soon again live

# Jan 18, 2012 @ 11:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. R10 writes:

Good news! The return of the mighty King Diamond! I had advanced tickets to his last US tour in Worcester,he had to cancel. Great to see him getting ready to hit stages again! He has definately been missed!!! Man oh my,how i'd love to see Mercyful Fate live! Hopefully King records another MF album,does a tour also!

# Jan 18, 2012 @ 12:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. hellrat writes:

HELL YEAH!!! Fvcking great news...glad the King is feeling healthy and back up to speed

Never have had the chance to see him live, but THAT is going to change goddammit!

Right on \m/

# Jan 18, 2012 @ 1:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. ZMA writes:

This is pretty interesting news. I've never been much of a fan of him or Mercyful Fate. Mad respect though. The only song I really know from him or MF is the song Jay & Silent Bob were listening to in Clerks 2. I think it's "Welcome Home."

I'd definitely give a new album a listen if they came out with one though. I feel like that's the big news. Some sort of new album.

# Jan 18, 2012 @ 3:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. spiral_architect writes:

WELCOME BACK, KING DIAMOND! I THINK THE BIG NEWS IS A LIVE DVD RELEASE. HE WAS SUPPOSED TO RELEASE IT SOONER, BUT EVERYTHING GOT POSTPONED DUE TO HIS HEART SURGERY.

# Jan 18, 2012 @ 5:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Cynic writes:

Was gonna come in here and praise King a whole lot but that's pretty redundant really. I will say I listened to "In The Shadows" again the other day and man, that album kicks ass. It's unfair his other albums are so good it doesn't get more limelight :P

# Jan 18, 2012 @ 5:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. hellrat writes:

Redundancy can have its place brother ;)

This dude is STILL so underappreciated by the wider metal audience its disgusting...especially when the majority of these uninformed people are enthusiastic fans of the massive pile of bands that has begged, stolen, or borrowed at least a thing or two from the King at some point.

Hell, even Zman, whom I consider a pretty dedicated young metalhead, has only ever heard ONE song! Amazing...and it obviously ain't really his fault

There are simply not enough of us out there "singing the praises of the King" :)

NP---Welcome Princes of Hell---MF

# Jan 18, 2012 @ 6:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. R10 writes:

Could not have said it better myself HR! About time King gets his proper due i think! A massive influence on our beloved genre,who cant be spoken highly enough of!

# Jan 18, 2012 @ 6:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Cynic writes:

To true HR - I take that back, KD deserves 10x the amount of praise. He's one of the most metal people in metal, never backed down or sold out, was evil as hell before it was just the standard metal thing to do, pioneered corpse paint, and probably one of the only people in metal who can pull off both a top hat and a moustache.

And that's not even starting on the actual music.

# Jan 18, 2012 @ 7:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Rex_84 writes:

I haven't been to a King Diamond/Mercyful Fate in twelve years. I last saw him during the "House of God" tour in Grand Rapids, MI. I missed the next time he came my way, which was in California on the Puppet Master tour in '05. I was bummed about his canceling the tour with Kreator, two of my top-ten favorite artists on one bill!

# Jan 18, 2012 @ 8:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Spaghetti_Motel writes:

f*** yeah the King is back, LONG LIVE THE KING!!! Listening to Voodoo right now, probably my fav release from him.

# Jan 18, 2012 @ 9:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. musicologist writes:

those Metallica 30th anniversary SF shows probably deserve some credit for this

# Jan 19, 2012 @ 12:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. silvermountains writes:

HELLLFVCKINYEAH!!! HAIL. haha this just brought such a smile to my face.

# Jan 19, 2012 @ 1:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Emperor4Ever writes:

GREAT NEWS! Hope he's all better and ready to rock on! Metal Lives Again!!!

# Jan 19, 2012 @ 1:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Tosh writes:

Fantastic News!!! Hopefully an appearance at the U.K's Bloodstock Festival is on the cards, it would make a great line up a truly awesome line up!!!

# Jan 19, 2012 @ 6:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Netromancer writes:

Cookies for breakfast and now this? What a great day. Hail to the King, baby!

# Jan 19, 2012 @ 12:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. obscured_by_clouds writes:

wow im so excited to hear that, ive always been a huge KD fan but for whatever reason almost all my friends say that they cant take his voice seriously, i hope his new album is a little better than his last

# Jan 19, 2012 @ 12:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Sarjoo writes:

King Diamond is such a talented singer and songwriter and has also influenced two decades worth of heavy metal and even black metal bands.

Hopefully this time away for reasons beyond his control will have his batteries charged and his creative abilities even more burning with that creative spark to write some memorable stuff, which was quite prevalent on Them and The Conspiracy records.

# Jan 19, 2012 @ 10:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. KREDD writes:

Abigail is one my favorite albums of all time!

# Jan 20, 2012 @ 11:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. obscured_by_clouds writes:

i thought give me your soul was really cheesy

# Jan 20, 2012 @ 12:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Dretch writes:

Hail the f***ing King! Let's get a new MF album going with Sherman/Denner.

MF/KD has been my favorite bands the past 15 years.

# Jan 21, 2012 @ 3:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Rod green writes:

hi king , im glade to hear your doing very well in recovering from triple bypass heart surgery you had. i own just about every studio album from king diamond , mercyful fate. also my mother that is 70 now also listens to your albums as well; be cause of me when i was a teenager. ilike the different pitches you can sing in. she agrees with me a 100% . i hope you get much better so you put out a new studio album in the future. sincerly yours rod from racine , wi.

# Jan 28, 2012 @ 8:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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