“We Are Setting up A thing That You Will Never Have Witnessed On A Phase Ahead of”


King Diamond guitarist Andy LaRocque, in an physical appearance on the Heels And Quads YouTube channel, spoke about the progress the band has made on The Institute, which would be the initially LP in virtually sixteen years from King Diamond. King, of system, has stayed hectic all over the a long time, in particular recently with Mercyful Fate, who premiered their initial new music given that 1999 back again in June, and announced a significant North American tour beginning this slide. Continue to, King reported in an interview with Creem previous month that his new album will preceed any new Mercyful Destiny record.

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“[King] is targeted on Mercyful Fate appropriate now, but we have been conversing a small bit about [the King Diamond album],” explained La Rocque. “I despatched him a bunch of tracks in January that we started off doing work on, arrangement-sensible, in the springtime. But then Mercyful Destiny came in involving. So as before long as they’re accomplished with [the Mercyful Fate tour] in the drop, we’re gonna decide that up again and proceed. So we have a bunch of music. And then also King will produce a several music far too, of program. So there will be lots of tunes to place on the album, that is for confident. So, yeah, we are certainly doing work on it.”

You can observe the finish interview with La Rocque down below.


At the Bloodstock Open Air competition this yr, King told Oran O’Beirne from Bloodstock Tv that “[King Diamond] have a pretty specific factor for [The Institute]. It is gonna be a two-album story. The release will be up coming 12 months. And touring in the summertime is the plan… but we are setting up a little something that you will under no circumstances have witnessed on a stage before—not that way. And with the mild person, he is under no circumstances completed it that way possibly. … It’s very diverse, quite sick. You will not have noticed musicians standing on stage in that type of gentle. It really is gonna be quite darkish. [The musicians] have to discover to perform in dim locations. It is ridiculous. I know that our mild person, he are unable to wait for us to do it. I confirmed him some pics that have the kind of feelings I want, the form of backdrops I want, stuff like that. … This is gonna blow people’s minds when they see it, I am a hundred % absolutely sure.”

In a preceding interview with CreemKing revealed he and Metallic Blade Data CEO Brian Slagel planned to release a new King Diamond album prior to the new Mercyful Destiny album. He also additional that “Masquerade Of Madness”—the stand-alone one he released in 2019—probably will not even be on the album and that “it’s going to be all new music.”

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“We are operating on it. Brian Slagel at Metallic Blade stated he wants the King Diamond album to be released first. We are not likely to change [the schedule] just because everything has been postponed, and [instead] it’s Mercy playing reside. Andy sent me eight tunes of his for the King Diamond album, but that is perhaps sufficient for his share for two albums…. I don’t even consider “Masquerade of Madness” will be on the album. It will be all new songs.”

In the meantime, Mercyful Fate will start out their tumble tour in King‘s adopted house of Dallas, and will extend coastline-to-coast over 14 dates. They will be joined by Kreator and Midnight, and you can find people dates under.

10/25 Dallas, TX – The Factory
10/27 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Financial Theatre
10/29 Inglewood, CA – Youtube Theater
10/30 Wheatland, CA – Tricky Rock Dwell Sacramento
11/1 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
11/3 Gary, IN – Tricky Rock Casino Northern Indiana
11/4 Cincinnati, OH – The Andrew J. Brady Music Center
11/5 Detroit, MI – Masonic
11/8 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
11/10 Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theater
11/11 Laval, QC – Location Bell
11/13 Boston, MA – MGM New music Corridor At Fenway
11/14 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia
11/16 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle

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