A Dane whose shrill voice is piercing enough to shatter thy cup of hallowed blood, King Diamond is one of the more recognizable (and bizarre) faces on the death-metal circuit. He's influenced a new crop of middle-aged Halloween metalheads who are tired of doing the Gene Simmons or Alice Cooper thing with white and black makeup. Since his days in '80s premier occult act Mercyful Fate, King Diamond (born Kim Bendix Petersen) has been possessed by an obsession with Satan and shock-rock theatrics; this was clear on the group's... More >>>