Tag: Mercyful Fate

Last Rites’ Facebook Albums Of The Week: June 24th – June 30th

“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

Last Rites Cover Art Tournament: The Championship

Friends, we have arrived at the end, and what a journey it was to arrive here. We saw a King of the Dead take out Ozzy and his Ultimate Sin. Metallica’s Puppets were no masters

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 One

We are at it again. Having previously compiled the 100 Most Essential Albums of both the 1990s and the 2000s, the Last Rites staff set its sights on that golden age of heavy metal, the

Things That Go Blargh In The Night – Songs That Scare Our Scribes

Our friends, coworkers, and subway-squinters-at-our-patches all say the same thing: “Metal? You like scary music.” Like every cut pumping through our cans is nothing but a game of Candyman. To them, we’re frittering away our

Riffology 110 – Doomed By The Living Dead

This being the tenth installment of Riffology, I thought I would celebrate this mini-milestone by covering one of my favorite bands: Mercyful Fate. I could go on for days about how great this band was