King Diamond

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Eligible since: 2010 (The 2011 Induction Ceremony)

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I've decided to open up the King Diamond posting page cause this guy certainly deserves credit on one front. His 1988 ep "The Dark Sides" contains a wonderful song called "No Presents for Christmas" which opens up with about 30 seconds or so of "Jingle Bells", followed w/ a wonderful psychotic scream. While watching a metal retrospective it had me thinking back to when I used to use this around holiday season on girls answering machines. It makes a great impression (suprisingly positive, I've found) and it's a real shocker for people who don't know what's coming. Just leave a holiday message over the first 30 seconds, and let Mr. Diamond work his magic. As a matter of fact, I'm willing to bet this may be one of the most utilitarian pieces of rock ever. Is there anything else out there that can provide multiple uses, outside of melting gold albums down to try & fool people?

Posted by Cheesecrop on Saturday, 08.23.08 @ 15:12pm

After my Coven post, I expect a flood of tributes to King Diamond to begin!

Come one and come all, to the King Diamond page.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Thursday, 09.17.09 @ 05:42am

After my Coven post, I expect a flood of tributes to King Diamond to begin!

Come one and come all, to the King Diamond page.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Thursday, 09.17.09 @ 05:42am
Alas, the mass migration to the King Diamond site is not going as I had forseen it.


Was it something I said?

Posted by Cheesecrop on Thursday, 09.17.09 @ 17:31pm

I have to be in a really bad mood to listen to King Diamond...and I have to get a certain part of my body caught in a zipper to sound like that, which puts me in a bad mood, at which point I can listen to King Diamond...!!!!

Figure that one out...???!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Thursday, 09.17.09 @ 17:37pm

80's onward is simply not my stronger suit, Cheese. 'Fraid I'm just not familiar with King Diamond as I should be. But just reading about him, I'm just not convinced.

Posted by Philip on Thursday, 09.17.09 @ 17:49pm

I like some of his Mercyful Fate stuff. My first exposure to them was through the Metallica covers. They had a very Spinal Tapish, cartoonish image and Diamond's vocal's are kind of funny(in a good way). I don't get why they are classed as black metal. I know several thrash bands that are louder then them.

Posted by Dude Man on Thursday, 09.17.09 @ 17:58pm

dude man, it aint about bein loud. KD's voice took years to reach what it is. Its hard to sing like that. its very good, too. A lot of his music is actually quite operatic. Like he took technical music classes or something. he knows what hes doing, he has stories to tell, and one hell of a voice to tell it with. He was one of the first truly satanic bands, also. He deserves his spot

Posted by Blerpengloogel on Friday, 10.8.10 @ 18:26pm

Hell yeah, man! He needs to go in!

Posted by Neckbeard on Sunday, 10.7.12 @ 10:50am

Ohhhhh, Boy, It's Halloween!!!!!

in about 10 months, of course...

Posted by Cheesecrop on Friday, 01.11.13 @ 16:26pm

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