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Andy LaRocque states that the next two King Diamond studio albums should be a continuous story

January 10, 2019

Jimmy Kay from Canada’s The Metal Voice ( https://www.facebook.com/themetalvoice)recently spoke to King Diamond guitarist Andy LaRocque. Larocque spoke about the new Live DVD CD/ "Songs For The Dead Live", gave an update on the status of the new King Diamond studio albums and spoke about their upcoming shows
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When asked about an update on the new King Diamond Studio album
“Right now, I’m actually composing some songs for King Diamond for the next album. It's probably going to be two separate albums, not released with the same package. The next album will be a continuation of the first one, part one then part two.”

When asked about the Theme being about a mental institution in 1920
  “Yes  that's correct yeah, to be honest  I don't really know too much about the story with exception to the the very few lines King told me so far. That would be something to talk to King about definitely you know next time you talk to him.  I know  it's going to be a complete new story  and it's going to be about life and death and everything in between.”

When asked about the musical direction of the new studio albums
 “I would say so far you know from what I've been doing I would say it's getting back more towards the classical style of King Diamond more towards Abigail and the first couple of albums, the fans won't be disappointed.”

When asked about the release date of the new studio albums
 “It's impossible to say  but I know that King has pretty much the full story in his head already and then he has to write down all  the specific lyrics and the details. So it's impossible to say but we're doing the best we can to finish. So far I have  three songs and I'm aiming for five songs and I think King is working on around five songs.”

When asked about the making of the New live album ‘Songs for the Dead Live’ DVD/CD
“It took some time for everything to be finished and we had some technical issues that’s why it took so long. Also there are so many video angles and it takes so long to look through  all the video material and shots, then there is the audio mix, it's  insane. Putting everything together just took a  very long time  it's two concerts, one from the Fillmore show in Philadelphia USA and also one outdoor show from Europe in Belgium at the Graspop festival. We started recording during the US tour back in 2015, we recorded the Philly show and also the Detroit show to have a backup. We also recorded our own stuff with GoPro cameras  throughout  to get all the details like a camera in the coffin, a camera on the guitar, a camera behind the drummer, all the details captured. Then combining everything  took a very long time.
 
When asked Touring plans in 2019
“We're focusing on trying to get some songs together for the next album and also planning to do  some  festival shows in Europe this summer with a new set list of course and a new stage show, we're not doing the Abigail stuff this time around. The show is going to be completely different and hopefully we’ll get to the U.S. too.”

When asked about his memories of recording Abigail back in the 80’s
“December 1986 I think we entered the studio so we kind of knew each other pretty good at that time and we played well together since we just finished touring.  So we got into  the studio with good songs and it just felt great. At that the time I really think we captured a great atmosphere on the whole album that was just something magic with the songs. I felt very creative and the band was on fire, really on fire.”
KING DIAMOND DVD/Blu-ray, "Songs For The Dead Live", will be released on January 25 via Metal Blade Records.
 
 Graspop Metal Meeting track listing
01. Out From The Asylum 
02. Welcome Home 
03. Sleepless Nights 
04. Halloween 
05. Eye Of The Witch 
06. Melissa 
07. Come To The Sabbath 
08. Them 
09. Funeral 
10. Arrival 
11. A Mansion In Darkness 
12. The Family Ghost 
13. The 7th Day Of July 1777 
14. Omens 
15. The Possession 
16. Abigail 
17. Black Horsemen 
18. Insanity

The Fillmore track listing
01. Out From The Asylum 
02. Welcome Home 
03. Sleepless Nights 
04. Eye Of The Witch 
05. Halloween 
06. Melissa 
07. Come To The Sabbath 
08. Them 
09. Funeral 
10. Arrival 
11. A Mansion In Darkness 
12. The Family Ghost 
13. The 7th Day Of July 1777 
14. Omens 
15. The Possession 
16. Abigail 
17. Black Horsemen 
18. Insanity

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