Theatrics! Heavy metal! Falsetto! Yes, it’s that time again kids, as the one and only King Diamond has (have?) announced a US tour coming this Fall. Including a promise for the “most ambitious and largest productions in North America in the band’s entire history”, this should lay to rest any doubts as to the act’s continuing career. Tickets go on sale tomorrow and you’d best be quick about it, as their shows are notoriously popular.
If you’ve been living under a rock for the past twenty odd years and you don’t know who King Diamond is, his pseudonym has been associated with numerous acts including Mercyful Fate and Probot. His own solo career has been an explosive journey deep into the theatrical core of heavy metal, invoking his signature style and look. Here’s this writer’s favorite track, just to give you a taste in case you need it.