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King Diamond and Mercyful Fate => King Diamond and Mercyful Fate => Topic started by: Livia Zita on December 03, 2012, 01:01:14 PM

Title: KING DIAMOND SIGNS WORLDWIDE DEAL WITH METAL BLADE RECORDS
Post by: Livia Zita on December 03, 2012, 01:01:14 PM
KING DIAMOND SIGNS WORLDWIDE RECORD DEAL WITH METAL BLADE RECORDS!

Agoura Hills, Calif. – December 3, 2012 – Metal Blade Records is pleased to announce that Grammy Award nominated KING DIAMOND has signed a new 3 album worldwide record deal with the label.

"This is gonna be awesome! Another perfect piece of the puzzle. We have the full backup of Metal Blade, and there's an understanding between us that goes much, much deeper than before.

Our new business setup will noticeably benefit the fans in so many ways. You must have already noticed some of all the cool new stuff that is happening.

Now we can't wait to get out there and start touring again!"

Stay Heavy,

King Diamond
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Post by: KingOfTheRotten on December 03, 2012, 01:05:00 PM
This is awesome news! I can't wait for new albums!  \m/
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Post by: bartgabriel on December 03, 2012, 01:09:18 PM
Congratulations!
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Post by: stefanbogi on December 03, 2012, 01:11:50 PM
Great news!  :king:
Can't wait to hear more!  :king:
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Post by: Amidiatus on December 03, 2012, 01:14:46 PM
So cool!!!!! New music and new creepy stories from KING on the way :king: :king: :king:
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Post by: Satans KINGdom on December 03, 2012, 01:21:44 PM
Very cool, and really happy for the King camp and all they have gotten done over these past few years. Can't wait to hear some new music and see a tour in the US soon!  \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/
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Post by: bolivarmaxi on December 03, 2012, 01:37:38 PM
awesome, great, congratulations  :king:

post data: so go to the studio and make a full album with  a bonus of  making the record of it
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Post by: HeadOnTheWall777 on December 03, 2012, 01:54:08 PM
Congratulations King! This is great news! Can't wait! HAIL!!!! :king: \m/
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Post by: Hammerheart on December 03, 2012, 02:13:16 PM
Awesome! But what about Mercyful Fate? We gotta have a new fate album and it WILL sell, because of the hardcore fans like me. Make it retro (more organic, raw like the early 80's, have King go back to his early MF look, get Denner & Hansen back, just everything retro!!) It would be more of a contrast between the two bands that way!!Mercyful Fate WILL SELL. Just give it a chance!!!!
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Post by: Jean le Noir on December 03, 2012, 02:23:53 PM
Excellent news!!

What about Europe and Massacre Records?
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Post by: scarhcqc on December 03, 2012, 03:37:11 PM
KING DIAMOND SIGNS WORLDWIDE RECORD DEAL WITH METAL BLADE RECORDS!

3 album worldwide record deal with the label.
\m/ \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/
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Post by: Bub on December 03, 2012, 03:51:33 PM
Excellent news!  \m/
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Post by: Nocturne Wraith on December 03, 2012, 05:51:07 PM
Just now got caught up on this.  This is absolutely great news, as Metal Blade seems to have treated King Diamond and Mercyful Fate with such great respect concerning the re-release of their classic material.

I can't wait to see how King's new album is handled, and maybe just maybe a new Mercyful Fate album?
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Post by: Brian on December 03, 2012, 06:46:28 PM
Very cool, and really happy for the King camp and all they have gotten done over these past few years. Can't wait to hear some new music and see a tour in the US soon!  \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/
I will second this and also got chills /warm fuzzy feeling when I saw there will be 3 albums in the contract ! This news is freakin awesome ! :king: \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/  Hope the line up of musicians( Hal , Andy , Mike and Matt ) working with him now run the course as well . :)
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Post by: Grace on December 03, 2012, 08:24:16 PM
Great news indeed! I hope Metal Blade Records put their money where their mouth is and give you guys all the backing you deserve!

2013 seems brighter (darker?) already. Bring it on!
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Post by: pinky6 on December 03, 2012, 09:08:54 PM
Oh the time is coming soon as I can feel it (new album). This has been an interesting trip since Feb 2011 after discovering King Diamond and Mercyful fate for the first time. To hear The Oath on youtube for the first time and then soon after learn that King had this massive surgery just months before I discovered the 2 bands was really strange. Since then I have checked this sight and the forum DAILY for new news of his recovery and new developments . I feel like I have been part of this journey King has made back from the other side. Each new update we have heard over the last 22 months has kept me going in the hope of a full recovery and of hearing a new album again. To see the live metallica event in Dec 2011 with MF then the suprise at Trees in Dallas. The summer festivals were really special to see on you tube. The band sounds so good! The progress has been exciting. It has made me feel like I was back in the 1987 waiting for a new album from Maiden and Metallica. I became a metal fan in early 1987 after Maiden and Metallica had already released their 86 albums. So anticipating a new release back in 87-88 reminds me a lot of what I have been going through 25 years later. I never new of King Diamond or Mercyful fate back then. I regret a little not knowing of them back in the day but really I am glad I didn't  as I have had so much fun the last almost 2 years. I have enjoyed buying the records, cassettes and cd's and listening to them on my vintage equipment. The music is mesmerizing and just so damn good! Congratulations King Diamond, Livia and the band. You deserve it from all the hard work you have gone through!! :icon_biggrin: 
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Post by: Satans KINGdom on December 04, 2012, 01:11:47 AM
Awesome! But what about Mercyful Fate? We gotta have a new fate album and it WILL sell, because of the hardcore fans like me. Make it retro (more organic, raw like the early 80's, have King go back to his early MF look, get Denner & Hansen back, just everything retro!!) It would be more of a contrast between the two bands that way!!Mercyful Fate WILL SELL. Just give it a chance!!!!
For once I agree with you! Would be great, but I don't see it happening. At least not the whole 80's retro thing. I'll setle for a new Fate album in any era though!  \m/ \m/ \m/
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Post by: Satans KINGdom on December 04, 2012, 01:19:08 AM
reminds me a lot of what I have been going through 25 years later. I never new of King Diamond or Mercyful fate back then.

Bummer for you, cuz you missed out. Not sure if it's the same for an older person to discover the first few albums of Mercful fate as it is when your younger and more prone to getting high, sitting in a candle lit room hunched over your album cover with lyrics in hand studying everything about the album, absorbing every single note and vibe that comes out of your speakers, penetrating your soul till your head goes WTF did I just hear? Back when it was fresh and we weren't already used to this kind of music! Those days were fucking magical to me, and I still get chills when I hear DBTO and Melissa. They always bring me back to those times when first I heard them. Guess it's the same thing for my mother when she listens to the Beattles lol
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Post by: RipperBendix on December 04, 2012, 01:38:56 AM
Three albums! Hell yeah!  :king: Here's to a kickass partnership with Metal Blade!
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Post by: Azalin on December 04, 2012, 07:44:16 AM
what awesome news! I'm really looking forward to this! congratulations, King!  \m/  :cool:
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Post by: Maiden Jersey on December 04, 2012, 08:12:12 AM
Its about fucking time  :gah:  This is really fantastic news.  :king: \m/
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Post by: hatecrewadb on December 04, 2012, 10:21:03 AM
Best news ever, well besides US tour dates with my town on the list! Very happy!
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Post by: Black Devil 13 on December 04, 2012, 11:59:25 AM
Great news indeed.King finally gets the respect he deserves from a record label.I really hope a full-double featured blu-ray is included in the deal.Fans deserve this too... :king:
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Post by: bolivarmaxi on December 04, 2012, 12:03:55 PM
Great news indeed.King finally gets the respect he deserves from a record label.I really hope a full-double featured blu-ray is included in the deal.Fans deserve this too... :king:

absolutly right, that is the dream for the fans
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Post by: The Betrayer King on December 04, 2012, 02:01:50 PM
I'm so happy now...three new king diamond albums....now these will shut my mouth when I said king was soon to retire.....LONG LIVE THE KING!
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Post by: Satans KINGdom on December 04, 2012, 05:44:33 PM
I just hope 3 isn't ALL we are going to get.....yeah I'm greedy so fucking what! lol
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Post by: Anonymous on December 05, 2012, 08:07:48 AM
ok hope this time MBR will move their ass for the DVD !!!!!!!!!!!!!! TBA since 20.............
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Post by: bolivarmaxi on December 05, 2012, 09:31:10 AM
ok hope this time MBR will move their ass for the DVD !!!!!!!!!!!!!! TBA since 20.............

yeath, and why not a new full blue ray
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Post by: hatecrewadb on December 05, 2012, 01:07:31 PM
if he get in the rotation he used to be in for album releases 3 albums is about 4 yrs ..  :gah:...so 5 maybe but realistic!
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Post by: Satans KINGdom on December 05, 2012, 06:13:58 PM
yeath, and why not a new full blue ray
HEY!!!! Something different than your usual post! Well different, but the same... :kopfpatsch:

lol
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Post by: bolivarmaxi on December 06, 2012, 07:31:41 AM
some day they will do my ideas :king:
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Post by: Bloodfreak on December 07, 2012, 12:32:29 PM
Excellent news!!! I will buy every record King Diamond will put out, because it's always high quality stuff!

I have only one wish:"King, please don't trigger the drums and please don't make the sound too sterile, like a lot of bands do it nowadays! In my opinion it would ruin a lot of the horror atmosphere..." - but I think you will do it right  :king:
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Post by: demetman on December 19, 2012, 11:07:02 AM
This is exciting news! We now have official forward momentum for a new beginning with Metal Blade records! It great to see all the new shows confirmed and exciting additions to the merch store etc. For what it's worth, I too would love for MB to release limited special edition Blue ray disc material with the next release.  Those of us with the equipment to enjoy this incredible format will kill for it! Congrats King!
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Post by: bolivarmaxi on December 19, 2012, 11:17:30 AM
This is exciting news! We now have official forward momentum for a new beginning with Metal Blade records! It great to see all the new shows confirmed and exciting additions to the merch store etc. For what it's worth, I too would love for MB to release limited special edition Blue ray disc material with the next release.  Those of us with the equipment to enjoy this incredible format will kill for it! Congrats King!


AMEM :king: :king: :king: :king: :king: :king: :king: :king: :king:
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Post by: Hammerheart on December 19, 2012, 07:43:06 PM
Excellent news!!! I will buy every record King Diamond will put out, because it's always high quality stuff!

I have only one wish:"King, please don't trigger the drums and please don't make the sound too sterile, like a lot of bands do it nowadays! In my opinion it would ruin a lot of the horror atmosphere..." - but I think you will do it right  :king:

Took the WORD RIGHT OUT OF MY MOUTH!!! And if the next KD is over-produced, sterile, and too LOUD, can we AT LEAST get an old school analogue production of a new MF album?
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Post by: evilmessenger91 on January 17, 2013, 01:50:43 PM
^ I have a feeling the sound will be spot on! King  wont settle for trash. He want's an eerie atmosphere as much as all of us :D

Have great expectations for the net 3 albums  \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/
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Post by: Davidk on January 30, 2013, 09:14:08 PM
This is exciting news! We now have official forward momentum for a new beginning with Metal Blade records! It great to see all the new shows confirmed and exciting additions to the merch store etc. For what it's worth, I too would love for MB to release limited special edition Blue ray disc material with the next release.  Those of us with the equipment to enjoy this incredible format will kill for it! Congrats King!

 Yes! blu-ray would be amazing!!!
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Post by: VoltronLions on February 11, 2013, 10:58:36 PM
Congrats! Cant wait for a new album
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Post by: kingslungs on February 23, 2013, 11:49:15 PM
Awesome news can't fuckin' wait for these albums  :king:
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Post by: Hammerheart on February 26, 2013, 05:17:15 PM
I really hope MB puts 100% into KD now!! And I also hope they sign Mercyful Fate with a better deal, so we can get a great, OLD SCHOOL album!!! (AND PLEASE, bring Denner back!! He's the ONLY guy I think NEEDS to be in MF, who isn't in the band now, of course. I think D'Angelo and Holm are a GREAT rythem section!)
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Post by: Shadowswhisper on March 22, 2013, 03:16:22 AM
Im so pleased to hear that i love all kd/mf albums cant wait to hear more  :king:
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Post by: CorpseWithoutASoul on April 13, 2013, 12:11:09 AM
This is indeed fantastic. More master volumes of music coming from the King!  :king:
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Post by: Tremil1332 on September 01, 2013, 05:08:28 PM
I really hope MB puts 100% into KD now!! And I also hope they sign Mercyful Fate with a better deal, so we can get a great, OLD SCHOOL album!!! (AND PLEASE, bring Denner back!! He's the ONLY guy I think NEEDS to be in MF, who isn't in the band now, of course. I think D'Angelo and Holm are a GREAT rythem section!)

Not sure how much Metal Blade seams to put into King Diamond at the moment, when there is still no mention of the 10th aniversory reissue of "The Puppet Master", anywhere on their webpage.
But the reissue looks killers, so they put some work into it, so all hope is not lost.

Also wanna join in and hope they don't make the records to sterile soundwise.
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Post by: maynardjames on January 23, 2014, 09:05:54 PM
any updates
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Post by: James Riff Wreath on April 13, 2014, 05:14:44 PM
Yes....are there any current updates  about the Metal Blade deal in terms of when King's new album will be out....or when work will begin on it? And Any Mercyful Fate neews? Thank you! :king:
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Post by: Brian on April 26, 2014, 11:34:14 AM
Im at Ventura Theatre were King Diamond is about to play and ....pooofff . I wake up and find that there is know American dates scheduled ....period ...yet???
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Post by: kingrules42 on June 25, 2014, 11:42:27 PM
cant wait :king: :king:
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Post by: vitalsign0 on April 27, 2016, 07:07:53 PM
Damn this was 3 1/2 years ago. Where are the albums?
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Post by: pinky6 on April 30, 2016, 01:05:46 PM
No kidding. Its totally ridiculous to have to wait almost 10 years? I became a fan in 2011 so I haven't had to wait since 2007 but come on?
Please no more touring until the album comes out. The voice damage he had at the end of the year must have been pretty bad.
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Post by: Satans KINGdom on May 01, 2016, 12:12:49 PM
The band touring is probably making a shit ton more money doing that than making a new album. The way the music industry is these days, it seems making albums cost more than they are worth, or close to it. Maybe with all the long layoffs while dealing with Kings health, they are just trying to make some money to cat ch up a little bit and make up for it. I'm getting tired of waiting too, but I'm sure we'll get something soon....I hope!
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Post by: DevilEeeyes on May 02, 2016, 06:49:52 AM
I think it was probably a bit of a mistake to announce the 3 album deal in 2012, because it's quite obvious that they weren't really ready to do anything new at the time.  It would have made more sense to announce it once a new album was nearly ready.  But, I suppose the benefit of hindsight is a great thing.

I would also say that, while I'm a massive King Diamond fan, I don't really mind if/when a new album comes along.  I've already got 12 great KD albums to listen to  :king:
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Post by: pinky6 on May 02, 2016, 04:50:45 PM
I should be grateful he is still around. I was lucky to discover him when I was 40 years old in 2011. So all of it was new to me. I purchased all of his vinyl so I went a little nutz and got to listen to a new album every couple months. Now I'm just wanting something new thats all.  I agree about announcing the deal when they did. Little bit too soon considering we still have nothing.
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Post by: zorrow on May 04, 2016, 03:49:23 AM
The band touring is probably making a shit ton more money doing that than making a new album. The way the music industry is these days, it seems making albums cost more than they are worth, or close to it.
^This, very probably.

Just to add to it, King Diamond is a well-established band with a high-quality discography. Touring exposes the band to new fans who would buy merchandise, including a fair amount of the existing albums. There's no real need for them to record new material. Well, an artist always wants to create, and a new album would in addition cause some hype and fuel future tours, but there's certainly no rush.

My side, to be frank, I'm way much more interested in the Abigail Live package than in a new album.