King Diamond Retrospective Coming

New album also in the works for Metal Blade

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Not only is there a new King Diamond record in the works, a career retrospective is also being compiled for release sometime next year.

Metal Blade will issue the “best of” set.

Says the King to Full Metal Jackie:

“Metal Blade got the chance, through getting some of licenses from Roadrunner — well, Roadrunner is under Warner — so they got some licenses from them to actually release some vinyl of the old Roadrunner stuff, but also to do a best-of [collection]. And that’s something that’s coming out, a genuine best-of that is spanning the entire King Diamond career.

“So there is one disc that is only Roadrunner material, one disc that is Metal Blade, but it’s [being] released through Metal Blade, the whole thing. And it sounds amazing.”

He added:

“We went back to before all the remastering that was done on our stuff and got back to the original stuff and could tweak that. And you hear things that you… If you [got into the band] later on, you could only buy certain versions of the albums these days. And they don’t all sound the way I would like [them] to sound. And now we got the chance to actually select the songs ourselves, me and Andy, and we worked on them hardcore with this new gear to get them as optimal as possible. And they sound very close to how they originally sounded. You will hear things you can’t hear on the versions you can buy today.”

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