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KING DIAMOND’s Album Will Be Out Before New MERCYFUL FATE Record

In a new interview with Creem, King Diamond has revealed that he plans to finally unleash his new album prior to the new Mercyful Fate record.

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In a new interview with CREEM, King Diamond has revealed that he plans to finally unleash his new album prior to the new MERCYFUL FATE record. He also noted that the 2019 single “Masquerade Of Madness” probably won’t be on the album and that “it’ll be all new songs.”

King Diamond says: “We’re working on it. Brian Slagel at Metal Blade said he wants the King Diamond album to be released first. We’re not going to change things just because everything has been postponed, and now it’s Mercy playing live. [King Diamond guitarist] Andy [LaRocque] sent me eight songs of his for the King Diamond album, but that’s maybe enough for his share for two albums. The story will be over two albums. I don’t even think ‘Masquerade of Madness‘ will be on the album. It’ll be all new songs.”

King Diamond also went on to explain that the new record will be a concept album set in an insane asylum during the ’30s alongside the use of questionable medical procedures meant to “help” patients. 

He says: “It’s going to be totally asylum 1930s, the pioneering of experimenting with human beings, medically, and all this sick shit like that., We want to do some stuff onstage… I don’t want to say it now because it has to be a surprise. But it’s going to be very horror. When this is done with Mercy here, we will focus 150% on King Diamond, getting it all done and recorded.”

The legendary frontman went on to say that he will commence working on the release once MERCYFUL FATE finish up their touring duties.