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King Diamond + Former Bassist Hal Patino Exchange War of Words Following Patino’s Exit

King Diamond / Hal Patino
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The longtime bassist has parted ways with King Diamond's band, but why is Patino gone? That depends on who you believe.

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King Diamond Plots 2014 North American Tour

Promo Photo, Last.fm
Promo Photo, Last.fm

It's actually happening! Heavy metal icon King Diamond has officially announced a batch of North American tour dates for 2014.

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Filed Under: Category: Concerts, Metal, News

Judas Priest, King Diamond + More Confirmed for 2014 Fun Fun Fun Fest

Judas Priest / King Diamond
Kevin Winter, Getty Images / Metal Blade

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.

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2014 Grammy Nominees for Best Metal Performance: Anthrax, Black Sabbath, Dream Theater, Killswitch Engage + Volbeat With King Diamond

Anthrax Black Sabbath Dream Theater Killswitch Engage Volbeat King Diamond
Kevin Winter / Jason Merritt, Getty Images / Century Media Roadrunner Records / Liz Ramanand, Loudwire / Metal Blade

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.

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Ronnie James Dio vs. King Diamond – Greatest Metal Frontman, Round 1

Ronnie James Dio vs. King Diamond
Paul Kane, Getty Images / Metal Blade

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.

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Volbeat Frontman Michael Poulsen Recalls Early Worship of King Diamond + Mercyful Fate

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

When listening to Danish act Volbeat, it's clear that the band was influenced by great number of bands and genres, and frontman Michael Poulsen says that fellow Danish rocker King Diamond and his influential band Mercyful Fate are among the acts that truly inspired him.

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Volbeat Offer King Diamond Collaboration ‘Room 24′ As Free Download

Volbeat
Republic Records

Volbeat's 'Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies' album arrives next week, but the band has an early treat for their fans. They've made 'Room 24,' their collaboration with famous Mercyful Fate leader King Diamond, available to their fans as a free download.

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Guns N’ Roses vs. King Diamond – March Metal Madness 2013, Round 1

Guns N Roses vs. King Diamond
Geffen / Roadrunner

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?

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Volbeat Recruit King Diamond + Other Guests for ‘Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies’ Album

Volbeat
Republic Records

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.

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King Diamond Signs New Deal With Metal Blade Records

King Diamond
Metal Blade Records

It has been more than five years since the last King Diamond studio album, and now the legendary vocalist has announced he has signed a new three-album deal with Metal Blade Records.

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Filed Under: Category: Metal, News

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