King Diamond

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King Diamond is the band that King Diamond (Kim Petersen) formed after he left Mercyful Fate which eventually caused the remaining members to split up (although Michael Denner and Timi Hansen were also members of King Diamond) - following the departure of Hank Shermann. Although the first incarnation of King Diamond featured members of Mercyful Fate, the band lost most of its proto-black metal style and become a heavy metal band. The Satanic focus of Mercyful Fate's lyrics was replaced by a focus on horror stories. Apart from two albums, each of the albums contained a story told throughout the songs; some stories span more than one album. Only Fatal Portrait and The Spider's Lullaby deviate here, in that only four of the songs form a story while the other songs are independent. His extremely high falsetto vocal style is notable.


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  1. Abigail  -  277,936 plays
    Solo: andy.
    The darkness came closer to home on the
    Following night
    And miriam slept like a rock when
    Jonathan's face went white
    The Family Ghost  -  256,072 plays
    Grandma' welcome home... You have
    been gone for far too long
    Is this a dream, are You really back?
    Let me help You out of the chair...
    Welcome Home  -  246,140 plays
    Theme: andy.
    Riding up the alley in the rain
    No lights to show the way
    How could this ever be their home
    Through the darkness you could only see
    A Mansion in Darkness  -  223,614 plays
    "we are gathered here tonight,
    To lay to rest abigail lafey,
    Whom we now know
    Was first born dead
    On the 7th day of july 1777.
    Funeral  -  171,807 plays
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