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Widely regarded as one of the finest metal vocalists (who possesses a multi-octave range), Danish theatrical rocker King Diamond first rose to prominence as a member of the gothic black metal group Mercyful Fate before launching a solo career in 1986. Known for his elastic falsetto, distinctive face paint, occult leanings, femur- and tibia bone-adorned microphone stand, and seminal 1987 concept album Abigail, Diamond is one of the most iconic heavy metal figures of the late 20th and early 21st century. He has issued a slew of quality, narrative-driven albums including Conspiracy (1989), The Graveyard (1996), Abigail II: The Revenge, and Give Me Your Soul...Please (2007), the latter of which earned a Grammy nomination. Diamond and his eponymous band continued to tour into the 2010s and beyond, releasing "Masquerade of Madness," the first single from their forthcoming 13th studio album, The Institute, in 2019.

Copenhagen, Denmark
14 June 1956
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