The longtime bassist has parted ways with King Diamond's band, but why is Patino gone? That depends on who you believe.
It's actually happening! Heavy metal icon King Diamond has officially announced a batch of North American tour dates for 2014.
This year's Fun Fun Fun Fest has just been announced to take place Nov.7-9 at Auditorium Shores and Butler Park, and Judas Priest have been announced as festival headliners while the almighty King Diamond will also play a rare live show.
Metal may not get the wealth of recognition that other genres receive, but the big category that every metalhead music fan should be paying attention to is the Best Metal Performance category. The nominees for the 2014 Grammy Awards were just announced and there's a diverse group of acts populating the category.
This matchup in our Greatest Metal Frontman tournament sees two legendary singers with mutual respect towards each other. In 2009, King Diamond was asked to open for Heaven and Hell, but King had to decline to his back issues. He stated it had always been a dream of his to tour with Ronnie James Dio.
The final battle of the Headbanger Region's first round is perhaps the highest-pitched matchup within the entire competition. Both albums in contention, which are fighting to be named the greatest ever in our 2013 March Metal Madness feature, also share the similarity of being released in 1987, so which album will advance into the seconds round?
Danish rockers Volbeat have just unveiled a mountain of details for their 2013 album, 'Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies.' Set for an April 9 release, the upcoming record is packed with stories of characters both real and fictional, while tapping the sonic talent of former Anthrax guitarist and new band member Rob Caggiano, as well as Danish legend King Diamond as one of many guest musicians.