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King Diamond (band)
KING DIAMOND is a Danish heavy metal band formed in 1985 by vocalist King Diamond , guitarists Andy LaRocque and Michael Denner , bassist Timi Hansen and drummer Mikkey Dee . Diamond, Denner and Hansen had recently departed the group Mercyful Fate , and decided to form a new band under the King Diamond moniker, as it was already known from the Mercyful Fate days. In 1986, King Diamond released their debut album Fatal Portrait . Since then the band have released a total of twelve studio albums (most of them concept albums ), two live albums , two extended plays , five compilations and five singles . Since the band's inception, there have been over fifteen musicians in and out of King Diamond, with the only two mainstays being vocalist King Diamond and guitarist Andy LaRocque. In 1987 the band released their second studio release Abigail (their first concept album). Throughout the 1980s, King Diamond released a total of four studio albums. In the early 1990s, the band was put on hold when King Diamond reunited with his former outfit Mercyful Fate. After reforming King Diamond in 1994, Diamond would balance recording and touring with both Mercyful Fate and his eponymous band throughout the 90's
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Hellfest (French Music Festival)
HELLFEST, also called HELLFEST SUMMER OPEN AIR, is a French rock festival focusing on heavy metal music , held annually in June in Clisson
Clisson
in Loire-Atlantique
Loire-Atlantique
. Its high attendance makes it the French music festival with the largest turnover. It is also one of the biggest metal festivals in Europe and the first to exist in France. It originated in another music festival, the Fury Fest, held from 2002 to 2005, in different areas of Pays de la Loire . Hellfest took over in 2006 and over the years has seen a continuous rise in visitors, from 22,000 in the first edition, to 55,000 tickets sold in 2017. Its programming is primarily focused on hard rock and metal on the two main stages, while each of the four other festival's stages are dedicated to a particular style like black metal, death metal, hardcore punk, doom metal or stoner rock, making possible the presence of groups such as Iron Maiden, Deep Purple, ZZ Top, Motörhead and KISS, as well as that of Slayer, Megadeth, Sepultura, Cannibal Corpse or Anthrax. CONTENTS * 1 Overview * 2 History * 2.1 Early Years * 3 References * 4 External links OVERVIEWThe festival was the successor of Fury Fest , which was held in 2002 and 2003 in Clisson
Clisson
and Nantes respectively, and 2004 and 2005 in Le Mans
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Mike Wead
MIKE WEAD (real name Mickael Vikström) (born 6 April 1967), is a Swedish guitarist who lives in Stockholm
Stockholm
. Wead contributed to heavy metal bands such as Hexenhaus, Memento Mori , Abstrakt Algebra , The Haunted , Edge of Sanity , Candlemass
Candlemass
, The Project Hate . Currently Wead is the guitarist of Mercyful Fate , King Diamond
King Diamond
, and bibleblack . As a guitarist in King Diamond, Wead shares lead guitar duties with Andy LaRocque . Wead also works as a producer and sound engineer. CONTENTS * 1 Equipment * 2 Discography * 2.1 With Mercyful Fate * 2.2 With King Diamond
King Diamond
* 2.3 With Hexenhaus * 2.4 With Candlemass
Candlemass
* 2.5 With Memento Mori * 2.6 With Abstrakt Algebra * 2.7 With Bibleblack * 2.8 With Escape The Cult * 3 Selected Guest Appearances * 4 References * 5 External links EQUIPMENT * ESP E-II Horizon * ESP E-II ST-1 * ESP Horizon 27 * ESP Standard Horizon * Yamaha CPX-1200 * Yamaha CPX-700 * Line 6 Pod HD Pro X * Crown power amps * Seymour Duncan pickups * Dunlop picks "> * ^ "King Diamond, Memory Garden members join forces in Bibleblack". Blabbermouth.net . 2 March 2009. Archived from the original on 6 March 2009
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Hal Patino
HAL PATINO (born HASSO PATINO in Las Vegas
Las Vegas
, Nevada
Nevada
) is an American bass guitar player, who has been a member of the King Diamond and Force of Evil metal bands. He also played in Blakk Totem, Maltese Falcon, Palladion and Doctor Butcher. On May 4, 2010, the band Pretty Maids announced that Patino would be their new bass player, replacing Kenn Jackson. He left the band in early 2011, due to musical differences. In 2013, Patino started the band Nordic Beast with John Norum
John Norum
and Mic Michaeli from the band Europe
Europe
. The drummer is Mikkey Dee from Motörhead
Motörhead
and the lead singer is Åge Sten Nilsen from Wig Wam . Hal Patino also has a son, who is the lead singer of the band Maryann Cotton. On July 19, 2014, King Diamond's official Facebook announced that " Hal Patino has been relieved of his duties" from the band
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King Diamond
KIM BENDIX PETERSEN (born 14 June 1956), better known by his stage name KING DIAMOND, is a Danish heavy metal musician. As a vocalist, he is known for his extensive vocal range, in particular his usage of falsetto . He is the lead vocalist for both Mercyful Fate and the eponymous King Diamond
King Diamond
. CONTENTS* 1 Career * 1.1 Early days * 1.2 Mercyful Fate * 1.3 King Diamond
King Diamond
* 1.3.1 Other media * 2 Stage presence * 3 Influences * 4 Religion * 5 Marital status * 6 Legacy * 7 Discography * 8 Awards * 9 References * 10 External links CAREEREARLY DAYSKing Diamond's first heavy rock band was called Brainstorm (1974–76), with Jeanette Blum (Jean Blue) vocal and bass, Michael Frohn (Mike West) guitar and Jes Jacobsen (Jesse James) drums. King Diamond left Brainstorm and began singing with local Danish hard rock band Black Rose . It was during this time in Black Rose that King Diamond began experimenting with horror themed theatrics as well as shaping a malevolent quasi-Satanic stage persona. He left Black Rose and joined the punk -metal band Brats where he met Hank Shermann . Soon after, the two of them were asked to help Michael Denner (also formerly a member of Brats) with his own project Danger Zone
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Andy LaRocque
ANDY LAROCQUE (real name ANDERS ALLHAGE, born 29 November 1962, Gothenburg
Gothenburg
, Sweden
Sweden
) is best known as a guitarist, songwriter, and occasional synth player for the band King Diamond . CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Discography * 2.1 With E.F. Band * 2.2 With King Diamond * 2.3 With Death * 2.4 With IllWill * 2.5 With X-World/5 * 2.6 As guest musician * 2.7 As producer * 2.7.1 Compilations * 3 References * 4 External links BIOGRAPHYLaRocque started in the Swedish hard rock band Swedish Beauty that later switched names to Swedish Erotica . He also played on the Death album Individual Thought Patterns and the IllWill album Evilution , along with other former members of Mercyful Fate
Mercyful Fate
. According to Metal-Rules.com, Death's Individual Thought Patterns is the 100th greatest heavy metal album of all time. Also according to Metal-Rules, it is the 11th greatest extreme metal album of all time. It is included in Guitar Player Magazine's Metal Guitar albums Top 20. LaRocque contributed a guitar solo to the track "Cold", featured on the album Slaughter of the Soul by Swedish melodic death metal group At the Gates
At the Gates
. Producer Fredrik Nordström
Fredrik Nordström
was responsible for the idea, and telephoned LaRocque
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Copenhagen
COPENHAGEN (Danish : _København_ (_ listen ); Latin : Hafnia_) is the capital and most populous city of Denmark . The city has a population of 763,908 (as of December 2016 ), of whom 601,448 live in the Municipality of Copenhagen . The larger urban area has a population of 1,280,371 (as of 1 January 2016 ), while the Copenhagen metropolitan area has just over 2 million inhabitants. Copenhagen is situated on the eastern coast of the island of Zealand ; another small portion of the city is located on Amager , and is separated from Malmö , Sweden, by the strait of Øresund . The Øresund Bridge connects the two cities by rail and road. Originally a Viking fishing village founded in the 10th century, Copenhagen became the capital of Denmark in the early 15th century. Beginning in the 17th century it consolidated its position as a regional centre of power with its institutions, defences and armed forces. After suffering from the effects of plague and fire in the 18th century, the city underwent a period of redevelopment. This included construction of the prestigious district of Frederiksstaden and founding of such cultural institutions as the Royal Theatre and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts
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Heavy Metal Music
HEAVY METAL (or simply METAL) is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom and the United States . With roots in blues rock and psychedelic /acid rock , the bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion , extended guitar solos , emphatic beats, and overall loudness. Heavy metal lyrics and performance styles are sometimes associated with aggression and machismo . In 1968, the first heavy metal bands such as Led Zeppelin , Black Sabbath and Deep Purple attracted large audiences, though they were often derided by critics. During the mid-1970s, Judas Priest helped spur the genre's evolution by discarding much of its blues influence; Motörhead introduced a punk rock sensibility and an increasing emphasis on speed. Beginning in the late 1970s, bands in the new wave of British heavy metal such as Iron Maiden and Saxon followed in a similar vein. Before the end of the decade, heavy metal fans became known as "metalheads " or "headbangers ". During the 1980s, glam metal became popular with groups such as Mötley Crüe and Poison
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Roadrunner Records
ROADRUNNER RECORDS is a major record label that concentrates primarily on heavy metal and hard rock bands. It is a division of Warner Music Group and is based in New York City . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 International labels * 2.1 Roadrunner Records UK * 3 Signed bands and previous artists * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links HISTORYThe label was launched in 1980 in the Netherlands. Roadrunner's initial business was importing North American metal-band recordings into Europe. In 1986, Roadrunner opened its US headquarters in New York City and later opened offices in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Japan, Australia, Denmark, Russia and the latest in Canada. Early successes included albums from King Diamond (the first Roadrunner artist to enter the Billboard Top 200 albums chart) and Annihilator . The label also handled early Metallica releases in the Scandinavian region. The end of the 1980s saw the release of two albums that are now considered classics of their respective genres: Obituary 's _ Slowly We Rot _ and Sepultura 's _ Beneath the Remains _. The 1990s saw the arrival of acts such as Life of Agony , Machine Head , Suffocation , Type O Negative , and underground grunge rockers Willard
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Metal Blade Records
METAL BLADE RECORDS is a heavy metal record label founded by Brian Slagel in 1982. The U.S. corporate office for Metal Blade is located in Agoura Hills, California . It also has offices in Germany, Japan, Canada, and the UK. The label is distributed in the U.S. by RED Distribution , and in Canada by Sony Music Entertainment . It was distributed by Warner Bros. Records in the United States from 1988 to 1993. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Artists * 2.1 Current * 2.2 Former * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links HISTORY Metal Blade Records was founded by Brian Slagel , who at the time was a record store employee in suburban Los Angeles, as a way to increase the recognition of local metal bands. The label's first release was a compilation album called _The New Heavy Metal Revue presents Metal Massacre_, and included Metallica , Ratt , and Black \'N Blue
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Michael Denner
MICHAEL DENNER (born 5 November 1958) is a Danish heavy-metal guitarist. He is part of the heavy metal duo Denner/Shermann with Hank Shermann . Denner was a member of Mercyful Fate
Mercyful Fate
and King Diamond amongst others. He has made guest appearances with Furious Trauma, Jack Cracker, Volbeat
Volbeat
, Notre Dame and Saturnus . Denner is a fourth generation musician. Denner plays Gibson Flying V guitar and lists his inspirations as Uli Jon Roth
Uli Jon Roth
, Michael Schenker and Ollie Halsall
Ollie Halsall
. Denner owns a record shop in Copenhagen
Copenhagen
called "Beat Bop". REFERENCES * ^ Huey, Steve. "Biography: Mercyful Fate". Allmusic . Retrieved 13 April 2010. * ^ "Saturnus Discography". www.saturnus.dk. Retrieved 29 September 2013. * v * t * e Mercyful Fate
Mercyful Fate
* KING DIAMOND * HANK SHERMANN * SHARLEE D\\'ANGELO * BJARNE T
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Timi Hansen
TIMI "GRABBER" HANSEN (28 October 1958) is a Danish bass player. He played in the Danish heavy metal band Mercyful Fate
Mercyful Fate
from 1981 to 1985 and from 1992 to 1993, and King Diamond from 1985 to 1987. He plays with his fingers rather than with a guitar pick. Many have asked about how Timi acquired "Grabber" as a nickname. Timi apparently used to play a Gibson G3 Grabber. A music store clerk began to call him "Grabber" and the name stuck. Aware that the meaning might be misunderstood, he slowly changed his stage name, Timi Grabber, back to his real name, Timi Hansen. CONTENTS* 1 Discography * 1.1 With Mercyful Fate
Mercyful Fate
* 1.2 With King Diamond * 2 References DISCOGRAPHYWITH MERCYFUL FATE * Nuns Have No Fun * Melissa * Don\'t Break the Oath * Return of the Vampire
Return of the Vampire
* In the Shadows * The Bell Witch EP WITH KING DIAMOND * No Presents for Christmas
No Presents for Christmas
* Fatal Portrait * Abigail * The Dark Sides
The Dark Sides
REFERENCES * ^ Huey, Steve. "Biography: Mercyful Fate". Allmusic . Retrieved 14 March 2010. * ^ Prato, Greg. "Biography: King Diamond". Allmusic . Retrieved 14 March 2010
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Mikkey Dee
MICAEL KIRIAKOS DELAOGLOU (born 31 October 1963), known better by his stage name MIKKEY DEE, is a Swedish rock musician. He is the current drummer for German rock band Scorpions since April 2016. Dee is best known for his time in British rock band Motörhead
Motörhead
, with whom he played for from 1992 to 2015; the band disbanded following the death of frontman Lemmy
Lemmy
. He has also played with King Diamond , Don Dokken , Helloween
Helloween
and Thin Lizzy
Thin Lizzy
. CONTENTS* 1 Career * 1.1 Early life * 1.2 King Diamond (1985–1989) * 1.3 Don Dokken
Don Dokken
(1990) * 1.4 Motörhead
Motörhead
(1992–2015) * 1.5 Scorpions (2016–present) * 2 Equipment * 3 Discography * 3.1 King Diamond * 3.2 Don Dokken
Don Dokken
* 3.3 Motörhead
Motörhead
* 3.4 Helloween
Helloween
* 3.5 Other * 4 References * 5 External links CAREEREARLY LIFEHe was born in Gothenburg
Gothenburg
, Sweden to a Greek father and a Swedish mother. Delaoglou began his musical career with local bands Nadir and Geisha. His favourite drummer is Ian Paice
Ian Paice
. Other influences include Brian Downey , Neil Peart and Steve Smith . Dee also gives credit to Buddy Rich
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Mike Moon
MIKE MOON is the stage name of MIKAEL MYLLYNEN, born 1968, a guitar player from Sweden
Sweden
. He is more well known for his guitar work while in the King Diamond band. Before joining King Diamond in 1987 at age 19, Mike was in the Swedish band Madison from 1984–1986, which also featured Göran Edman (of Yngwie Malmsteen
Yngwie Malmsteen
and John Norum
John Norum
fame). Moon was part of King Diamond during the Abigail Tour through the USA and Europe, but he was replaced by Pete Blakk after the tour ended. He owns an entertainment company in Frölunda , Sweden
Sweden
called MoonVision
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Snowy Shaw
SNOWY SHAW (birth name TOMMIE MIKE CHRISTER HELGESSON), born on 25 July 1968, is a Swedish heavy metal musician (primarily a drummer ), based in the port city of Gothenburg
Gothenburg
in the west coast of Sweden. He has played with many heavy metal bands, like King Diamond , Dream Evil , Mercyful Fate
Mercyful Fate
, IllWill , Notre Dame and Memento Mori . Snowy is adept at playing guitar as well as drums and additionally featured as a primary songwriter in Dream Evil. In October 2006 Snowy joined the symphonic metal band Therion , singing on the Gothic Kabbalah album and participating in the 2007 tour together with already established singer Mats Levén
Mats Levén
. On 24 August 2010, he was announced as the new bassist and clean vocalist of symphonic black metal band Dimmu Borgir
Dimmu Borgir
, although he was only officially a member for one day then quit and rejoined Therion. Snowy also works as a photographer and designer for bands and artists, and has arranged promotional shoots for bands such as Falconer , Easy Action , Engel , Loud N´Nasty, Passenger , Therion , The Crown , Hellfueled , Nightrage
Nightrage
, Wolf , Dream Evil, Amon Amarth, Aggressive Chill, Medusa, K2, XXX, Hardcore Superstar. In 2012 and 2013 Snowy Shaw
Snowy Shaw
was on tour with Sabaton , replacing the (then) current drummer Robban Bäck due to parental leave
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Sharlee D'Angelo
SHARLEE D\'ANGELO (born CHARLES PETTER ANDREASON, 27 April 1973) is the Swedish bassist for the melodic death metal band Arch Enemy , as well as the classic rock/AOR band The Night Flight Orchestra , the stoner metal band Spiritual Beggars
Spiritual Beggars
and the blackened thrash /speed metal band Witchery . D'Angelo has also been in various bands in the past, either as a studio session player or full member. These include Arch Enemy , Mercyful Fate
Mercyful Fate
, Dismember
Dismember
and King Diamond . CONTENTS * 1 Equipment * 2 Influences * 3 Discography * 3.1 With Mercyful Fate
Mercyful Fate
* 3.2 With Facelift * 3.3 With IllWill * 3.4 With Witchery * 3.5 With Sinergy * 3.6 With Arch Enemy * 3.7 With Dismember
Dismember
* 3.8 With Spritual Beggars * 3.9 With the Night Flight Orchestra * 4 References * 5 External links EQUIPMENTHe plays with Dunlop picks and primarily used Rickenbacker
Rickenbacker
basses in his early career, before switching to playing and endorsing Ibanez Iceman basses in 2005. Ibanez
Ibanez
now produces the Sharlee D'Angelo signature bass, called the SDB2, which is tuned to D'Angelo's preferred C standard (Low to High – C,F,Bb,Eb)
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