August 3, 2015 — After years of yearning, KING DIAMOND has finally announced that the band will be performing the classic 1987 album Abigail in its entirety! The tour will begin on October 29th and runs through December 5th with Bay Area legends EXODUS as the opening act.
April 8, 2015 — Since the world should no longer wait for any form of new MERCYFUL FATE-related music, guitarists Michael Denner and Hank Shermann have announced their new name simply entitled, DENNER / SHERMANN.
May 20, 2014 — KING DIAMOND has confirmed an appearance at this year’s Fun Fun Fun Fest. This is the band’s first scheduled North American appearance since 2005 and will include their full European festival production stage set up.
February 5, 2013 — Swedish epic doom metallers MEMORY GARDEN has finished the recordings for their upcoming fifth album Doomain. MEMORY GARDEN elaborates on the project: “The recording of Doomain must be the most relaxed album session we’ve ever done.
February 5, 2013 — Before there was MERCYFUL FATE, there was BLACK ROSE and BRATS. Today, we take a listen to BRATS, which featured MERCYFUL FATE guitarists Hank Shermann and vocalist KING DIAMOND.
January 25, 2012 — KING DIAMOND will make their long awaited return to the stage with their appearance at this summer’s Sweden Rock and Hellfest. Check out King Diamond’s message below:
December 12, 2010 — Legendary vocalist King Diamond (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE) recently underwent open heart triple bypass surgery. However, he is at home and recuperating well. Here is the official update from his wife and KING DIAMOND backing vocalist Livia:
October 18, 2010 — Four albums into their career and I can happily report that VOLBEAT are still going strong. Beyond Hell/Above Heaven is more or less “a VOLBEAT record” with it’s distinct blend and balance of thrash, punk, rockabilly, country, and 50/60’s rock n’ roll.
September 13, 2010 — Nothing beats good, memorable songs and Copenhagen, Denmark’s VOLBEAT specialize in them. Their rise to fame in Europe is quite impressive as the band have earned multiple platinum and gold records, and several hit songs.
August 9, 2010 — After taking a breather in their respective other bands, namely THE HAUNTED, OPETH, and ARCH ENEMY, the members of WITCHERY offer Witchkrieg, the first album with vocalist Legion (ex-MARDUK) on board.
April 29, 2010 — WITCHERY’s new album, Witchkrieg, will feature a slew of legendary guests including SLAYER’s Kerry King, MERCYFUL FATE’s Hank Sherman, KING DIAMOND’s Andy La Rocque, and more.
September 14, 2009 — Metal Blade Records has announced that it will be reissuing KING DIAMOND’s The Spiders Lullabye and The Graveyard. Both albums have been re-mastered by KING DIAMOND guitarist Andy LaRocque and are set to be released on October 13th.
July 6, 2009 — As many of you already know, MERCYFUL FATE’s “Evil” is featured as a playable track on Guitar Hero: Metallica. MERCYFUL FATE re-recorded these two tracks specifically for the game because the original masters no longer exist.
February 29, 2008 — KING DIAMOND’s new video, “Give me Your Soul,” from the band’s latest album, Give Me Your Soul…Please, has been posted online here.
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.
November 21, 2007 — KING DIAMOND have announced that they have been forced to cancel their anticipated March 2008 tour with KREATOR, LEAVES EYES, and CELLADOR due to a serious herniated disc injury to King Diamond.
October 3, 2007 — When King Diamond promised that Give Me Your Soul”¦Please would be the best KING DIAMOND album yet, he wasn’t messing around. Though the band’s classic early albums may never be topped in the eyes of die hard DIAMOND-bangers, Give Me Your Soul”¦Please is certainly up there as one of their best releases.