Tag: King Diamond

Last Rites’ Facebook Albums Of The Week: June 10th – June 16th

“Album Of The Day” is a Last Rites Facebook feature we started whose purpose is quite straight-forward: highlight one album per day and say a few words about it. Understanding that not everyone chooses to

A Devil’s Dozen – Mercyful Fate

You knew we wouldn’t leave you hanging for too long, yes? Halloween without King’s solo works would have been bad enough, but no Mercyful Fate? That’s like rock without the roll, a shot without the

A Devil’s Dozen – King Diamond

Last Rites has done 36 Devil’s Dozens over the course of precisely five years, and we’re just now finally getting to the indomitable King Diamond. I wish we had a serviceable excuse for our procrastination,

Hail To The King – An Interview With King Diamond

You ever get asked that stupid question, “If you could have dinner with five people, living or dead, who would they be?” I’ve never been able to give a definitive answer on it, because I’ve

80s Essentials – Volume Three

Welcome to the third installment of The 100 Most Essential Albums of the 80s. If you need to catch up, you can do so here. As was hinted, this week’s crop of essentials is a

Vintage Hallows – King Diamond

Ahhh, 1986: Americans were sailing hiiiigh and happy, thanks in a large part to an aggressive pursuit of ‘faith and family values’ and bloated Reaganomics debt. But hey, at least the Contras loved us. And despite Ron’s wildly successful War

King Diamond – Give Me Your Soul…Please Review

Find me another artist who polarizes metal fans more than King Diamond, and I’ll eat my damned hat. And while you’re at it, if you can deliver more than a handful of people who’ve seen

King Diamond – Deadly Lullabyes Review

Originally written by Harley Carlson. Over the past two decades the emperor of all that is eerie has unleashed quite the bizarre, yet widely acclaimed body of work; both with Mercyful Fate and the band that shares his alias, King