KING DIAMOND – The Spiders Lullabye, The Graveyard To Be Reissued In October

Posted on Sep 17, 2009 in News

- September 17th, 2009 -

KING DIAMOND is quite possibly the most recognizable and prolific personality ever in heavy metal. Revered by icons as big as Metallica and Pantera to inspiring new upstarts like Goatwhore; King Diamond, the man and the band, have left an indelible mark on the history, and now again, the future of heavy metal.

Reissued King Diamond albums The Spider’s Lullabye and The Graveyard have both been re-mastered by King Diamond guitarist Andy LaRocque and are set to be released on October 13th. Each album will include bonus material that purchasers will be able to obtain digitally. Both The Spider’s Lullabye and The Graveyard will include live “bootleg” versions (with video footage) of the following songs: ‘The Spider’s Lullabye’ from the album of the same name, and ‘Trick Or Treat’ and ‘Up From The Grave’ from The Graveyard.

“Andy LaRocque re-mastered both records and you can really hear more details and sounds that I remember recording but didn’t come through in the original mastering. The records have much more bottom end this time around. There’s even more details and clarity than the original version and you’ll hear things you’ve never heard before in both releases. Andy did a great job re-mastering and improving these albums above and beyond my expectations. The artwork has also been completely redone for Spiders and Graveyard and is just amazing. I did not expect them to come out this good and am just completely thrilled with the result.

We originally were going to include bonus footage on the albums as a CD-ROM, but the sound and video quality was going to suffer tremendously and that is just unacceptable. Instead, the bonus footage is going to be available for download to those who purchase the albums. The video downloads will be available in multiple formats so everyone can see them” commented King Diamond.

It has also been confirmed that the two King Diamond songs ‘Welcome Home’ and ‘Cremation’ will appear on the upcoming videogame, Brutal Legend, scheduled for release in October.