Psycho Las Vegas has announced KING DIAMOND as the festival’s grand headliner. In coming to Psycho, King Diamond mark 30 years since the release of Abigail, and this will be King‘s only USA performance of 2017!
With a career spanning more than 35 groundbreaking years, King Diamond‘s namesake stands among the ultimate heavy metal icons. From landmark records with Mercyful Fate to establishing the band King Diamond in 1985 and unleashing the unholy trinity of Fatal Portrait (1986), Abigail (1987) and “Them” (1988) on the world, King Diamond‘s vocals, atmosphere and songs have become the staple diet of multiple generations of headbangers.
Don’t miss your chance to see one of metal’s ultimate legends take the stage at the biggest underground fest the US has ever known when King Diamond plays Psycho Las Vegas 2017 in August at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino!
Additional headliners, full lineup & official festival artwork revealed Jan 2017.
– confirmed lineup –
KING DIAMOND (Headliner / USA 2017 exclusive)
MURDER CITY DEVILS
WOLVES IN THE THRONEROOM
CULT OF LUNA WITH JULIE CHRISTMAS
ZEAL & ARDOR
VIP tickets are on sale as of Jan. 18.
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Psycho Las Vegas 2017 is set for Aug. 18-20 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Tickets are available at vivapsycho.com.
The legendary heavy metal titan KING DIAMOND has been confirmed to headline Brazil’s Liberation Festival, to be held in Sao Paulo on June 25th, at the prestigious Espaco das Americas, issued Metal Blade Records.
This will be KING DIAMOND‘s first South American appearance in over twenty years, a highly anticipated event for entire generations of heavy metal enthusiasts, many of whom have never had the chance to experience his acclaimed monumental live performances.
KING DIAMOND is set to perform his 1987 iconic classic algum “Abigail” in its entirety. Tickets will go on sale on December 19th at ticket360.com.br
King Diamond: “I’ve been waiting for this opportunity for way too long. Finally we get back to Brazil and with our biggest production ever. We will feature the entire Abigail album plus a lot more! You might even hear some Mercyful Fate songs too.
I CAN’T WAIT!
Till then, Stay Heavy.
SF Bay Area/Phoenix/Vegas based heavy metallers KILL RITUAL are currently recording their new album. The band’s lead guitarist Steve Rice has issued the following update:
Hey gang, it’s been awhile since we laid down an official update! Good news no one died, became a Jehovah Witness or joined a Satanic Cult (yet)! We’ve actually been recording the follow up to our last CD Karma Machine and are about 80-90% there. Luckily we were able to enlist the talents of none other than Matt Thompson from King Diamond to lay down the drums tracks for the CD and as expected it’s pretty goddamn awesome. Of course he’s not joining the band as he has bigger fish to fry, but it was nice to have some talent of his caliber involved. 11 tunes’ in the bag and again we’ll hit up Andy La Rocque and Sonic Train for the mix and mastering. The CD went down as a trio this time with Matt on drums as mentioned, David Reed Watson on vocals and Steven D. Rice on all guitars, bass, etc. as well as engineering/producing the recordings. Song titles and all the usual press/promo BS at a later date as we get it done. Expect an early 2017 release with the usual tour dates etc. to follow up is in the works. Rock!
KILL RITUAL released their latest effort “Karma Machine” in 2015 along with a video for the song “Rise” that was mixed/mastered by guitar legend, King Diamond member, Andy LaRocque at his Sonic Train Studios.
More information at https://www.facebook.com/KillRitual
KING DIAMOND will return to the UK this June, to play their first indoor UK show in 15 years. This exclusive UK show takes place Tuesday 21st June at London’s O2 Forum Kentish Town.
One of the most massively influential artists in the rock and metal scene, KING DIAMOND’s incredible vocal performances under both his own name, and his former band MERCYFUL FATE – which featured current Motörhead drummer Mikkey Dee – has demanded the attention and adulation of fans across the globe. The Danish singer also counts a number of high profile artists in the world of metal as fans, including the likes of Dave Grohl, who invited KING to guest on his PROBOT album, Trivium’s Matt Heafy, who collaborated with the Danish singer on the ROADRUNNER UNITED project, as well as being covered by METALLICA, who as well as inviting KING DIAMOND to perform alongside them on stage, immortalized him as a playable character in their 2009 video game Guitar Hero: Metallica.
KING DIAMOND will host his first full UK indoor headline performance in over 15 years at London’s O2 Forum Kentish Town on 21st June, where they will, as part of their live set, perform the iconic “Abigail” album in its entirety for the first and possibly last time ever in the UK, as well as numerous other hits. This will be the most ambitious theatrical horror production by KING DIAMOND to date. Both sonically and visually this will take the band to a whole new level.
For a taste of what to expect check out this performance from last summer’s MAYHEM tour:
Tickets are on sale now at www.myticket.co.uk and www.seetickets.com
KING DIAMOND have announced the cancellation of tonight’s Tulsa show, due to King‘s acute bout of laryngitis. The band stated:
“We are sorry to have to announce the cancellation of the Tulsa, Oklahoma show.
King is suffering from a severe case of acute laryngitis. He was examined by a doctor this afternoon, and during the exam an anesthetic was used together with a laryngoscope. Not long after that, he had an extreme sensitivity reaction to the anesthetic no one had a chance to foresee, which he is still recovering from.
For ticket refunds, please contact your place of purchase.”
KING DIAMOND have been performing the classic 1987 album “Abigail” in its entirety on their tour of North America, which began on October 29th and runs through to December 5th, along with legendary thrash metallers EXODUS as the opening act.
Photo courtesy of Andrew Bansal / MetalAssault.com
Fans in Philadelphia and Detroit will bear witness to “Abigail in Concert 2015″ on November 25th and 28th, respectively. Those two shows will be filmed by acclaimed director Denise Korycki with an array of approximately 18 cameras, including GoPros positioned all over the stage. This will be the best looking and sounding live video, ever, from KING DIAMOND, and the band needs each and every diehard fan in those cities to be a part of the experience! Tickets are available for Philadelphia at The Fillmore here: http://goo.gl/wllzSz, and Detroit, also at The Fillmore, here: http://goo.gl/yKts3u.
The feature length live video will also include clips from various shows throughout the tour. Tickets are still available for many of the remaining shows, which are linked below. Two of the three New York shows for this week are SOLD OUT!
“Abigail in Concert 2015″
With special guests Exodus
Nov. 19 – New York, NY – PlayStation Theater – http://goo.gl/SWOudU
Nov. 20 – New York, NY – PlayStation Theater – SOLD OUT
Nov. 21 – New York, NY – PlayStation Theater – SOLD OUT
Nov. 23 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE (Electric Citizen supporting) – http://goo.gl/9XOvi8
Nov. 24 – Boston, MA – Orpheum – http://goo.gl/h043ID
Nov. 25 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore (DVD Filming Show!) – http://goo.gl/wllzSz
Nov. 27 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom – http://goo.gl/1AiiKl
Nov. 28 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore (DVD Filming Show!) – http://goo.gl/yKts3u
Nov. 30 – Minneapolis, MN – Myth – http://goo.gl/gHYBMh
Dec. 2 – Tulsa, OK – Brady Theater (Club Brady) – http://goo.gl/MJNpKe
Dec. 4 – Houston, TX – House of Blues – http://goo.gl/bKznKr
Dec. 5 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues – http://goo.gl/hACjzK
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