King Diamond Band Members

VOCALS

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    KING DIAMOND

  • Real name is Kim Bendix Petersen (born in 1956). Danish, currently with his wife and cats in Dallas, Texas.
  • Member During: All Time
  • Present Bands: King Diamond, Mercyful Fate
  • Former Bands: Brainstorm, Black Rose


GUITAR

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    ANDY LA ROCQUE

  • Together with King, Andy is the only band member since the beginning of the King Diamond band.
  • Member During: All Time
  • Present Bands: King Diamond, X-World 5
  • Former Bands: EF Band, Illwill; guest appearances: Death, At The Gates and many others.
    MIKE WEAD

  • One of the members of KD between ‘The Eye’ and Spider’s Lullabye (that lineup was supposed to record Spider’s Lullabye). Mike first joined Mercyful Fate to replace Michael Denner to tour with the band on the European Into The Unknown tour. Mike also joined the King Diamond band during the European House Of God tour. He replaced Glenn Drover.
  • Member During: Between ‘The Eye’ and Spider’s Lullabye. Official member since European House Of God Tour
  • Present Bands: King Diamond, Mercyful Fate, Firegod, Kryptillusion
  • Former Bands: Hexenhaus, Memento Mori, Abstrakt Algebra, Witch , Maninnya Blade, Hemisfear
    MICHAEL DENNER

  • One of MF musicians who formed the original KD lineup. Michael runs a recordshop in Copenhagen, Denmark called Beatbop.
  • Member During: No Presents For Christmas, Fatal Portrait and Abigail
  • Present Bands: Force Of Evil
  • Former Bands: Jezebel, Brats, Danger Zone, Mercyful Fate and Zoser Mez
    GLEN DROVER

  • He replaced Herb Simonsen during the Voodoo tour.
  • Member During: Voodoo Tour – The House Of God Album
  • Present Bands: Megadeth, Eidolon
  • Former Bands: None
    HERB SIMONSEN

  • King Diamond guitarist who played in the ‘new’ King Diamond band after 5 years of silence between The Eye and The Spider’s Lullabye.
  • Member During: Spider’s Lullabye – Voodoo
  • Present Bands: None
  • Former Bands: Mindstorm
    PETE BLAKK

  • Member during: ‘Them’ – ‘The Eye’
  • Present Bands: None
  • Former Bands: None
    MIKE MOON

  • He replaced Michael Denner during the Abigail tour. After that Mike Moon was replaced by Pete Blakk. Mike Moon only played on the live album In Concert 1987 – Abigail.
  • Member During: Abigail Tour
  • Present Bands: None
  • Former Bands: None


BASS

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    HAL PATINO

  • At one time Hal was kicked out of the band. Hal is fortunately back in the band again!
  • Member During: ‘Them’ – ‘The Eye’. Back in the band since Abigail II: The Revenge
  • Present Bands: King Diamond, Force Of Evil
  • Former Bands: Speaks, Malteese Falcon, Forever, Geisha, Whitchdoctor, Dr. Butcher , =Y= , Blakk Totam, Hellraiser, Charon
    TIMI HANSEN

  • Together with King and Micheal he was one of the original MF members who played during the first KD period.
  • Member During: No Presents For Christmas – Abigail
  • Present Bands: None
  • Former Bands: Mercyful Fate
    CHRIS ESTES

  • King Diamond bass player who played in the ‘new’ King Diamond band after 5 years of silence we had between The Eye and The Spider’s Lullabye.
  • Member During: Spider’s Lullabye – Voodoo
  • Present Bands: None to our knowledge
  • Former Bands: Atrox, Mindstorm
    DAVE HARBOUR

  • King Diamond bass player who replaced Chris Estes on the House Of God tour. Was replaced by Hal Patino
  • Member During: House Of God USA Tour
  • Present Bands: None
  • Former Bands: Chastain, Equimanthorn , Michael Harris, Leather, David T. Chastain


DRUMS

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    MATT THOMPSON

  • John Luke Herbert’s replacement and present King Diamond drummer.
  • Member During: European House Of God tour until now
  • Present Bands: King Diamond, Batcastle, Shaolin Death Squad
  • Former Bands: Autumn Silence, Michael Harris
    JOHN LUKE HEBERT

  • Replaced Darrin Anthony after his car accident.
  • Member During: European The Graveyard tour until USA House Of God tour
  • Present Bands: None
  • Former Bands: Chastain, King Diamond
    DARRIN ANTHONY

  • Left then band after having a serious car accident. He was replaced by John Luke Hebert.
  • Member During: The Graveyard CD
  • Present Bands: None
  • Former Bands: Mindstorm
    SNOWY SHAW

  • It is said Snowy didn’t actually play on The Eye (only parts of it). Most of the album was recorded with a drum computer
  • Member During: Conspiracy tour until The Eye
  • Present Bands: Therion
  • Former Bands: Mercyful Fate, Memento Mori, Illwill, Memento Mori, ,Notre Dame, Dream Evil
    MIKKEY DEE

  • Mikkey left the band after ‘Them’ but was hired for the studio recordings of Conspiracy.
  • Member During: No Presents For Christmas – ‘Them’, Conspiracy
  • Present Bands: Motorhead
  • Former Bands: Geisha, Dokken