The Dark Sides

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The Dark Sides
EP by King Diamond
Released 1988
Genre Heavy metal
Length 20:47
Label Roadrunner
Producer King Diamond
King Diamond chronology
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Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

The Dark Sides is a compilation of King Diamond songs, released in 1988 by Roadrunner Records. This album contains five tracks (and an outro), released on previous albums, but are mostly unrelated in their stories (as King's albums were concept albums).


The album cover featured King Diamond with face paint that resembled KISS bassist Gene Simmons' "Demon". Simmons claimed that King's face paint was copyright infringement and sued him. The lawsuit was eventually dropped when King changed his design.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Halloween" – 4:14 (previously released on Fatal Portrait)
  2. "Them" – 1:58 (instrumental track, previously released on Them)
  3. "No Presents for Christmas" – 4:21 (previously released as the A-side of No Presents for Christmas single; later as a bonus track on the 2007 remastered version of Fatal Portrait)
  4. "Shrine" – 4:23 (previously released as the b-side of The Family Ghost single; later as a bonus track on the 2007 remastered version of Abigail)
  5. "The Lake" – 4:13 (previously released as a b-side of Halloween single and as a bonus track on CD versions of Fatal Portrait)
  6. "Phone Call" – 1:38 (previously unreleased on CD versions of Them)