Metal Blade Records To Release More King Diamond Classics In May

Just over a week ago, I shared the news about Metal Blade Records releasing two of King Diamond’s earliest classics. If you missed that announcement just click HERE to be up to date. Earlier, the label announced four more and you can read all about it down below.

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The Press Release:
Next month, King Diamond will release CD and LP versions of the classic albums “Conspiracy” (May 1st), “Them” (May 1st), “The Eye” (May 15th), and “In Concert 1987” (May 15th) via Metal Blade Records. The vinyl editions feature spined sleeves with an insert and download card; the CDs contain a mini-LP CD-insert with a small fold-out poster.

King Diamond adds, “These are not remasters. These are the albums as they were originally done in the old days from the original production masters. They retain all the original dynamics that were captured at the time. It’s very exciting to present these to fans as they were originally released.”

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Pre-order your copies now at:
* USA: https://www.indiemerch.com/metalbladerecords/search/?q=KingDiamond-Classics-2020
* EU: https://eu.kingsroadmerch.com/metal-blade/artist/?id=985
* UK: https://eyesoremerch.com/metalblade

See below for an overview of available formats:

“Conspiracy” CD and LP versions:
– hardcover digisleeve “mini-LP” CD
– apple red w/ black haze vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 700 copies)
– clear w/ apple red splatter vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
– 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
– opaque cherry red vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 1000 copies)
– white / red marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
– clear / skin orange marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
– pink / blue marbled vinyl (EMP exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
– bloody skin marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
– red / white & purple splatter vinyl (EU webshop exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
– red purple “melt” vinyl (EU webshop exclusive – limited to 100 copies)

“Them” CD and LP versions:
– hardcover digisleeve “mini-LP” CD
– transparent blue w/ black smoke vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 700 copies)
– white w/ sky blue haze vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
– 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
– clear royal blue vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 1000 copies)
– pastel violet marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
– clear lavender marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
– lilac blue marbled vinyl (EMP exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
– olive green / brown marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
– purple / white splatter vinyl (EU webshop exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
– dark rose black “melt” vinyl (EU webshop exclusive – limited to 100 copies)

“The Eye” CD and LP versions:
– hardcover digisleeve “mini-LP” CD
– purple smoke vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 700 copies)
– amethyst vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
– 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
– aubergine marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 1000 copies)
– purple / black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
– white / black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
– lilac marbled vinyl (EMP exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
– clear / violet / red / blue marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
– purple/red splattered vinyl (EU webshop exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
– “flame” splatter vinyl (EU webshop exclusive – limited to 100 copies)

“In Concert” 1987 CD and LP versions:
– hardcover digisleeve “mini-LP” CD
– 180g black vinyl (available in the EU+US)
– translucent red / white marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
– wine red / black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
– cool grey marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
– red “blackdust” vinyl (EU webshop exclusive – limited to 100 copies)

“Conspiracy” track-listing (CD and LP)
1. At the Graves
2. Sleepless Nights
3. Lies
4. A Visit from the Dead
5. The Wedding Dream
6. “Amon” Belongs to “Them”
7. Something Weird
8. Victimized
9. Let It Be Done
10. Cremation

“Them” track-listing (CD and LP)
1. Out from the Asylum
2. Welcome Home
3. The Invisible Guests
4. Tea
5. Mother’s Getting Weaker
6. Bye, Bye, Missy
7. A Broken Spell
8. The Accusation Chair
9. “Them”
10. Twilight Symphony
11. Coming Home

“The Eye” track-listing (CD and LP)
1. Eye of the Witch
2. The Trial (Chambre Ardente)
3. Burn
4. Two Little Girls
5. Into the Convent
6. Father Picard
7. Behind These Walls
8. The Meetings
9. Insanity
10. 1642 Imprisonment
11. The Curse

“In Concert 1987” track-listing (CD and LP)
1. Funeral
2. Arrival
3. Come to the Sabbath
4. The Family Ghost
5. The 7th Day of July 1777
6. The Portrait
7. Guitar Solo (Andy La Rocque)
8. The Possession
9. Abigail
10. Drum Solo (Mikkey Dee)
11. The Candle
12. No Presents for Christmas

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Despite the self-isolation of the recommended quarantine, I’ve been finding myself very, very busy and with that being the case I will not add much to the mix here in this closing. I mentioned having the original CD’s of the albums that are coming out this month (as noted in the previous narrative about this topic) and well, I also have the ones in this announcement. Right now I am not sure about using too much reserve cash based on what is going on out there and my need to save money for necessary life things. It’s great to have a new complete set of King Diamond albums but the bills needs to be paid first for sure. What do you readers think about these re-releases? Will you be purchasing? Chime in down below and please be mindful of yourself and your surroundings since it seems like we have a long way to go with this virus stuff. It sure does suck so far but I’ve been lying low myself and hope all of our readers are as well. See you next time.

Official Websites:
King Diamond: http://www.kingdiamondcoven.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/realkingdiamond
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