Tag: King Diamond

Riff Police! Pull Over! #117: At The Gates Vs Trivium!

The last album from Swedish Melodic Death Metallers At The Gates before an 11 year hiatus was “Slaughter of the Soul“. A landmark album, it is considered alongside works by In Flames and Dark Tranquillity as one of the cornerstones of the Gothenburg sound. Produced by Fredrik Nordström (Soilwork, Arch Enemy, Opeth) in 1995 and

Riff Police! Pull Over! #82: Mercyful Fate Vs Ted Nugent!

A  re-written Brats demo that was originally titled “Night Riders” and sees King Diamond at his storytelling finest, “Curse of the Pharaohs” is one of the best known songs from the 1983 debut album “Melissa” by Mercyful Fate. Recorded and mixed at Easy Sounds Studios in Copenhagen with Producer Henrik Lund with lyrics from vocalist King

Listmania: 5x Bands For Whom It’s Halloween Every Day!

Critically acclaimed film director and musician Rob Zombie might be saying that Heavy Metal and Horror are “Treated Like They’re Just One Step Above Pornography” (which you can read about here) but we don’t think that we’re actually that bothered. Live and let live. Oh wait. It’s Halloween! Die and let die! Here’s a little

NEWS: Micawber Welcome You Home?

Seeing as it’s the week of the Halloween, Green Bay Wisconsin Death Metallers Micawber have decided to neck a few beers and record a cover. Their pick? “Welcome Home” by King Diamond! Produced, mixed and mastered by Nick Weyers at Carp Town Studios, it’s their first new tune since “Beyond The Reach Of Flame”!

Riff Police! Pull Over! #68: Mercyful Fate Vs Iron Maiden!

Danish Heavy Metallers Mercyful Fate formed in Copenhagen in 1981 with influences in Progressive and Hard Rock as well as Black Metal. Their 1983 debut album “Melissa” was recorded and mixed at Easy Sounds Studios in Copenhagen with producer and studio owner Henrik Lund in just 12 days, with the band arranging and rehearsing the

NEWS: Upon A Burning Body hold the last card!

San Antonio Texas Metallers Upon A Burning Body will be returning on 7th June with their fifth studio album “Southern Hostility” appearing via new label home Seek & Strike. Pre-orders are available over at iTunes. Starting the promotional ball rolling the band have seemingly taken inspiration from their Whiskey drinking and card playing days with

Riff Police! Pull Over! #32: Pantera Vs King Diamond!

King Diamond axe wielding duo Pete Blakk and Andy LaRocque laid down the riffage on their October 1990 released fifth album “The Eye” in fine form. Track “The Trial (Chambre Ardente)” is a particularly juicy cut in the Danish Heavy Metaller’s back catalogue and with fan favourite “Abigail” setting a bench mark, it’s no wonder that the band are