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King Diamond and Mercyful Fate => King Diamond and Mercyful Fate => Topic started by: Envenomed627 on July 28, 2007, 12:25:28 am

Title: "old nick"
Post by: Envenomed627 on July 28, 2007, 12:25:28 am
I see that on the return of the vamprire album, the drummer whose performance can be heard on MDA and Leave My Soul Alone is named "Old Nick"
On dead again, in the song The Night he sings about him and his imaginary friend "old nick." Is there some sort of inspiration that the old drummer has left king with?

I love hearing about where people get their inspiration.
Title: Re: "old nick"
Post by: The Albino on July 28, 2007, 12:55:58 am
"Old Nick" is old world slang for the devil. I think that is who the song refers to.
Title: Re: "old nick"
Post by: Old Nick on July 28, 2007, 03:21:56 am
Nick or Old Nick is a well-known appellation of the Devil. The name appears to have been derived from the Dutch Nikken, the devil, which again comes from the Anglo-Saxon nac-an, to slay--for as Wachter says the devil was "a murderer from the beginning." In the northern countries there is a river spirit named "Neck," "Nikke," or "Nokke" of the same nature as the water Kelpie, and the Merman of Triton.

In the song from the devil there is a word.
For the drummer only this nickname of his. Than for me.   :D

Title: Re: "old nick"
Post by: Grinder on July 28, 2007, 03:45:06 am
He is not what they say. 
Title: Re: "old nick"
Post by: Huntsm├Žnus on July 28, 2007, 06:37:41 am
There's also a Barleywine style Ale from Young's called Old Nick. It's very, very strong. It looks like they've updated the visual appearance of the label and a new design for their bottles...

(http://www.youngs.co.uk/images%5Cproducts%5Coldnick.jpg)

Here's another version...

(http://img.epinions.com/images/opti/ac/a0/Young_s_Old_Nick_Barleywine_Style_Ale-resized200.gif)
Title: Re: "old nick"
Post by: HikaruCoven on July 28, 2007, 08:16:41 am
umm, YAY....Nick? either way, I'll take him down and rule
Title: Re: "old nick"
Post by: Lucifers Mirror on July 28, 2007, 11:30:37 am
Is it hoppy? I love hoppy brews. If I ever have a microbrewery, I'm gonna make a Mercyful Fate Pale Ale!