Metal Blade To Reissue Classic King Diamond Albums
September 22, 2009
is quite possibly the most recognizable and prolific personality ever in heavy metal. Revered by icons as big as Metallica
(R.I.P.) 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'
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 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.
Both King Diamond
and Mercyful Fate
have worked out a deal with C1rca Shoes
to have featured artwork on several of their sneakers, the first pair set to arrive in October 2009 with more to follow in 2010. Make sure to keep an eye on the official King Diamond/Mercyful Fate
for product details and updates.
Expect the first ever DVD from King Diamond
as early as the winter 2009 or as late as early 2010.
For more info on King Diamond
, visit http://www.covenworldwide.org/
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