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KING DIAMOND Receives Grammy Nomination for "Best Metal Performance"

December 6, 2007

Metal Blade is both very proud and excited to announce that KING DIAMOND has received a Grammy Nomination for Best Metal Performance for the track “Never Ending Hill” off their latest album Give me Your Soul”¦Please.

King comments on his bands nomination: “It’s a great honor to be picked as a nominee; it’s totally shocking and unexpected. We do feel as a band that this is the best album we have ever done. Hopefully there will be many more albums and tours to come. We feel that we have at least another good 10 years in us! This nomination is a testament to our legion of loyal fans and our thanks go out to them for the endless support and all of the kind words.”

Metal Blade owner and CEO Brian Slagel comments on having two bands nominated for this years Grammy’s:

“All of us at Metal Blade Records are extremely honored to have 2 of our artists, AS I LAY DYING and KING DIAMOND, nominated for Grammy awards. They both truly deserve this honor for the great artistry they have accomplished on these tremendous releases.”

KING DIAMOND’s Give me Your Soul”¦Please was released on June 26th 2007 and came in at #174 on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart!

Complete List of Grammy Nominees for Best Metal Performance: (For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

Nothing LeftAS I LAY DYING Track from: An Ocean Between Us Metal Blade Records

Never Ending HillKING DIAMOND Track from: Give me Your Soul”¦Please Metal Blade Records

Aesthetics of HateMACHINE HEAD Track from: The Blackening Roadrunner Records

RedemptionSHADOWS FALL Track from: Threads Of Life Atlantic

Final SixSLAYER Track from: Christ Illusion American Recording/Columbia