King Diamond discography

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King Diamond discography

Vocalist King Diamond and guitarist Andy LaRocque performing in 2006
Releases
Studio albums 12
Live albums 2
Compilation albums 4
EPs 2
Singles 5
Music videos 4

The discography of King Diamond, a Danish heavy metal band, consists of twelve studio releases, two live albums, four compilations, six singles, and four music videos. King Diamond was formed in 1985, after the dissolution of the group Mercyful Fate, by vocalist King Diamond, guitarists Andy LaRocque and Michael Denner, bassist Timi Hansen, and drummer Mikkey Dee. The following year, the band released their debut album Fatal Portrait, which charted at number 33 in Sweden.[1] King Diamond's second studio album, Abigail, was released on October 21, 1987, and reached number 123 in the US,[2] number 39 in Sweden[1] and number 68 in the Netherlands.[3] Following some line-up changes, the group released the album "Them" in 1988, which peaked at number 38 in Sweden,[1] number 65 in the Netherlands,[3] and at number 89 in the US,[2] making "Them" King Diamond's highest charting album in North America.[2] The following year, the band released the follow-up album Conspiracy, which charted at number 111 in North America,[2] number 41 in Sweden[1] and at number 64 in the Netherlands.[3] In 1990, after more line-up changes, King Diamond released the album The Eye, which only charted at number 179 in the US,[2] which makes The Eye King Diamond's lowest charting album in North America.[2]

After Mercyful Fate was reformed in 1993, King Diamond remained inactive until 1995, when the band released the album The Spider's Lullabye with the line-up of King Diamond, Andy LaRocque, guitarist Herb Simonsen, bassist Chris Estes and drummer Darrin Anthony. The album went on to reach number 31 in Finland.[4] The Spider's Lullabye was followed by The Graveyard (#23 in Finland)[4] and Voodoo (#27 in Finland, #55 in the Netherlands)[3][4] in 1996 and 1998 respectively. In 2000, King Diamond released the album House of God, which peaked at number 60 in Sweden.[1] After the release of 2002's Abigail II: The Revenge, which peaked at number 42 in Sweden[1] and at number 24 in Finland,[4] King Diamond's line-up has remained stable to this day, consisting of King Diamond, Andy LaRocque, bassist Hal Patino, guitarist Mike Wead and drummer Matt Thompson. In 2003, the band released The Puppet Master, which reached number 36 in Sweden.[1] In 2007, King Diamond released their 12th studio album Give Me Your Soul...Please, which peaked at 174 in the US,[2] number 28 in Sweden[1] and at number 25 in Finland.[4]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Sales
US
[2]
SWE
[1]
FIN
[4]
NLD
[3]
1986 Fatal Portrait 33
1987 Abigail
  • Released: October 21, 1987
  • Label: Roadrunner
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
123 39 68
  • US: 47,049+[5]
1988 "Them"
  • Released: September 13, 1988
  • Label: Roadrunner
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
89 38 65
  • US: 51,854+[5]
1989 Conspiracy
  • Released: August 21, 1989
  • Label: Roadrunner
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
111 41 64
1990 The Eye
  • Released: October 30, 1990
  • Label: Roadrunner
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
179
  • US: 54,793+[5]
1995 The Spider's Lullabye
  • Released: June 6, 1995
  • Label: Metal Blade
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
31
  • US: 29,224+[6]
1996 The Graveyard
  • Released: October 1, 1996
  • Label: Metal Blade
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
23
1998 Voodoo
  • Released: February 24, 1998
  • Label: Metal Blade
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
27 55
  • US: 32,907+[6]
2000 House of God
  • Released: June 20, 2000
  • Label: Metal Blade
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
60
2002 Abigail II: The Revenge
  • Released: January 29, 2002
  • Label: Metal Blade
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
42 24
  • US: 13,466+[6]
2003 The Puppet Master
  • Released: October 21, 2003
  • Label: Metal Blade
  • Format: CD, LP
36
2007 Give Me Your Soul...Please
  • Released: June 26, 2007
  • Label: Metal Blade
  • Format: CD, LP
174 28 25
  • US: 4,500+[7]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details
1990 In Concert 1987: Abigail
  • Released: December 7, 1990
  • Label: Roadrunner
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
2004 Deadly Lullabyes
  • Released: September 21, 2004
  • Label: Metal Blade
  • Formats: CD

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details
1992 A Dangerous Meeting
  • Released: October 6, 1992
  • Label: Roadrunner
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
2001 20 Years Ago – A Night of Rehearsals
  • Released: February 6, 2001
  • Label: Metal Blade
  • Format: CD
2001 Nightmare in the Nineties
  • Released: March 6, 2001
  • Label: Metal Blade
  • Format: CD
2003 The Best of King Diamond
  • Released: September 15, 2003
  • Label: Roadrunner
  • Format: CD

Extended plays[edit]

Year EP details
1988 The Dark Sides
  • Released: November 1, 1988
  • Label: Roadrunner
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
1999 Collector's Item
  • Released: 1999
  • Label: Metal Blade
  • Formats: CD, LP

Singles[edit]

Year Single details
1985 "No Presents for Christmas"
1986 "Halloween"
1987 "The Family Ghost"
  • Released: July 1, 1987
  • Album: Abigail
  • Label: Roadrunner
1988 "Welcome Home"
  • Released: 1988
  • Album: "Them"
  • Label: Roadrunner
1988 "It is Time for Tea"
  • Released: 1988
  • Album: "Them"
  • Label: Roadrunner
1990 "Eye of the Witch"
  • Released: 1990
  • Album: The Eye
  • Label: Roadrunner

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director
1987 "The Family Ghost" Unknown[8]
1988 "Welcome Home" Unknown[9]
1989 "Sleepless Nights" Unknown[10]
2008 "Give Me Your Soul" Unknown[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "King Diamond – Chart history" (in Swedish). swedishcharts.com. Retrieved December 23, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "King Diamond – Chart history". Billboard charts. Retrieved December 23, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "King Diamond – Chart history" (in Dutch). dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved December 23, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "King Diamond – Chart history". finnishcharts.com. Retrieved December 23, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c http://www.metalsludge.tv/?p=30340
  6. ^ a b c "Metal/Hard Rock Album Sales In The US As Reported By SoundScan". www.blabbermouth.net. Retrieved December 23, 2012. 
  7. ^ "KING DIAMOND Already Has Title In Mind For His Band's Next Studio Album". www.blabbermouth.net. Retrieved December 23, 2012. 
  8. ^ "King Diamond - "The Family Ghost" music video". Retrieved 2012-12-24. 
  9. ^ "King Diamond - "Welcome Home" music video". Retrieved 2012-12-24. 
  10. ^ "King Diamond - "Sleepless Nights" music video". Retrieved 2012-12-24. 
  11. ^ "King Diamond - "Give Me Your Soul" music video". Retrieved 2012-12-15. 

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