LIVE: King Diamond

King Diamond summoned "Abigail" -- his 1987 metal masterpiece album -- to life before a packed Observatory North Park crowd on Nov. 4, 2015. Holy Grail opened.

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King Diamond headlined the Observatory North Park on Nov. 4, 2015, with Holy Grail opening.
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The Danish heavy metal icon performed his 1987 masterpiece, "Abigail," in its entirety.
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As a vocalist, he is known for his extensive vocal range, in particular his usage of falsetto. He's also the lead vocalist for the band Mercyful Fate.
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The band was formed in 1985 by Diamond, guitarists Andy LaRocque and Michael Denner, bassist Timi Hansen and drummer Mikkey Dee.
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In 1986, King Diamond released their debut album "Fatal Portrait."
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Since then the band has released a total of 12 studio albums (most of them concept albums), two live albums, two extended plays, and five compilations
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"Abigail" was the band's sophomore release and their first concept album. Released in 1987, it is arguably their most well-known record.
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On stage, King Diamond uses a microphone handle consisting of a femur bone and a tibia bone in the shape of a cross.
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He had previously used a human skull, called Melissa, on stage.
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Music journalist Michael Moynihan has called him "one of the only performers of '80s satanic metal who was more than just a poseur using a devilish image for shock value."
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According to King Diamond's biography on his official website, the first two albums he bought were Deep Purple's "Fireball" and Black Sabbath's "Master of Reality."
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King Diamond cites Arthur Brown, David Byron, Alice Cooper, Ronnie James Dio, Ian Gillan, Ozzy Osbourne and Robert Plant as his primary influences.
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Since the band's inception, there have been over 15 musicians in and out of King Diamond, with the only two mainstays being vocalist Diamond and guitarist LaRocque.
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King Diamond follows LaVeyan Satanism, which he does not see as a religion, but a philosophy by which he lived even before reading Anton LaVey's "The Satanic Bible."
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King Diamond performs at the Observatory North Park on Nov. 4, 2015.
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King Diamond performs at the Observatory North Park on Nov. 4, 2015.
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King Diamond performs at the Observatory North Park on Nov. 4, 2015.
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King Diamond performs at the Observatory North Park on Nov. 4, 2015.
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King Diamond performs at the Observatory North Park on Nov. 4, 2015.
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King Diamond performs at the Observatory North Park on Nov. 4, 2015.
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King Diamond performs at the Observatory North Park on Nov. 4, 2015.
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King Diamond performs at the Observatory North Park on Nov. 4, 2015.
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King Diamond performs at the Observatory North Park on Nov. 4, 2015.
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King Diamond performs at the Observatory North Park on Nov. 4, 2015.
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King Diamond performs at the Observatory North Park on Nov. 4, 2015.
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King Diamond performs at the Observatory North Park on Nov. 4, 2015.
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King Diamond performs at the Observatory North Park on Nov. 4, 2015.
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King Diamond performs at the Observatory North Park on Nov. 4, 2015.
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King Diamond performs at the Observatory North Park on Nov. 4, 2015.
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King Diamond performs at the Observatory North Park on Nov. 4, 2015.
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King Diamond performs at the Observatory North Park on Nov. 4, 2015.
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King Diamond performs at the Observatory North Park on Nov. 4, 2015.
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King Diamond performs at the Observatory North Park on Nov. 4, 2015.
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King Diamond performs at the Observatory North Park on Nov. 4, 2015.
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King Diamond performs at the Observatory North Park on Nov. 4, 2015.
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King Diamond performs at the Observatory North Park on Nov. 4, 2015.
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King Diamond performs at the Observatory North Park on Nov. 4, 2015.
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King Diamond performs at the Observatory North Park on Nov. 4, 2015.
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King Diamond performs at the Observatory North Park on Nov. 4, 2015.
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King Diamond performs at the Observatory North Park on Nov. 4, 2015.
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King Diamond performs at the Observatory North Park on Nov. 4, 2015.
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King Diamond performs at the Observatory North Park on Nov. 4, 2015.
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Holy Grail performed at the Observatory North Park on Nov. 4, 2015, opening for King Diamond.
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The Pasadena, California-based metal band are set to release their third studio album, "Times of Pride and Peril" in 2016.
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Holy Grail performed at the Observatory North Park on Nov. 4, 2015, opening for King Diamond.
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Holy Grail performed at the Observatory North Park on Nov. 4, 2015, opening for King Diamond.
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Holy Grail performed at the Observatory North Park on Nov. 4, 2015, opening for King Diamond.
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Holy Grail performed at the Observatory North Park on Nov. 4, 2015, opening for King Diamond.
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Holy Grail performed at the Observatory North Park on Nov. 4, 2015, opening for King Diamond.
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Holy Grail performed at the Observatory North Park on Nov. 4, 2015, opening for King Diamond.
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Holy Grail performed at the Observatory North Park on Nov. 4, 2015, opening for King Diamond.
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Holy Grail performed at the Observatory North Park on Nov. 4, 2015, opening for King Diamond.
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Holy Grail performed at the Observatory North Park on Nov. 4, 2015, opening for King Diamond.
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Holy Grail performed at the Observatory North Park on Nov. 4, 2015, opening for King Diamond.
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