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Topic: Anyone a king diamond fan?
Message: Posted by: seadog93 (Nov 13, 2010 02:03PM)
Just curious.
King Diamond is a metal band (headed by King Diamond, who also heads Mercyful fate), that puts out dark story albums.

The man King Diamond has a very strong character and Dark themes. When I was younger I had an album called voodoo, the individual songs were great but the story from beginning is a story of encountering secret voodoo practitioners.

He's basically a bizarre practitioner who doesn't performer magic. Here's a song:
Message: Posted by: S.WARD (Nov 14, 2010 03:27AM)
Been a big fan since the release of 'Them' in 1988. That has a fantastic story to it. I really like his concept albums he produces.
Message: Posted by: seadog93 (Nov 14, 2010 01:13PM)
Right on, I knew some one else here had to be a fan. :) It seems to me that there is something for the bizarrist to learn with his albums.

...I haven't heard "Them," but I'll try to get a copy soon.
Message: Posted by: Matthew St. Cyr (Nov 15, 2010 04:41PM)
I love me some King Diamond!

There was a great write up on King Diamond in a fairly recent issue of Rue Morgue Magazine......
Message: Posted by: corsufle (Nov 16, 2010 01:31AM)
I like King Diamond. Have you listened to much Black Metal?
Message: Posted by: seadog93 (Nov 16, 2010 02:20AM)
On 2010-11-16 02:31, corsufle wrote:
I like King Diamond. Have you listened to much Black Metal?
Oh yes, I went through a phase. ;)
Mostly it was something backward, in that I had read about it and became interested in the philosophy and history of it. I think it has relevance to bizzare magick too.

I don't listen to much anymore, but I occasionally turn on King Diamond, Mercyful fate and Venom. Also the Electric Hellfire Club, which is an industrial/pop/glam band and Einherjar, which is Viking metal.
That's all I still have I think.

For me, bands like King Diamond and Mercyful fate and Einherjar and Unleashed tell wonderful stories and paint pictures. This of course is great for a bizarrist; also, or course black metal is overtly occult and satanic, which is not necessary for bizarre, but fun nonetheless.

For example, this is one of my favorite Mercyful Fate songs. I like this style of music and I like the picture he paints (lyrics included for those who cannot understand metal singing :) )

Posted: Nov 16, 2010 3:35am
This is another good Mercyful fate, more story than the above but also centered around a witches sabbath (this has no lyrics printed, but is actually a music video):


edit: haha, I was thinking whether or not to post "Hero of the land" by Unleashed, but that lead me to "working man" by rush ...and now I'm listening to 9 to 5 by Dolly Parton. Love it!
Message: Posted by: Joshua J (Nov 17, 2010 01:24PM)
I have a few Merciful Fate records still kicking around. I still listen to Abigail from time to time, but not been so fussed with the more recent. I got sent Give me your soul to review back when it came out and can't say it did much for me.
Message: Posted by: celticninja (Apr 22, 2011 10:07PM)
Hail fellow King Fans,

I am trying to do some King Diamond inspired music mixed with bizarre magic. I have actually met King a couple of times and his health is not too good right now, so sadly we fans won’t be able to see him for some time. I sing like him on some songs and want to add a theatrical bizarre magic approach. I am currently doing bizarre magic at http://www.thehauntedcottage.com/ but would like to combine both at some point, would love to send some samples of my tunes upon request. I love King and am trying to inspire the younger generation to experience some true classically inspired metal.

Live Long and Prosper!

Message: Posted by: Marlowe (Apr 25, 2011 07:41AM)
As a kid, I used to fall asleep listening to 'Them'..hoping it would give me nightmares..
Message: Posted by: Marlowe (Apr 25, 2011 07:41AM)
As a kid, I used to fall asleep listening to 'Them'..hoping it would give me nightmares..