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King Diamond to be Best Thing About New Volbeat Album

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King Diamond is going to make a guest appearance on the new Volbeat album, according to this statement from the band:

“The track ‘Room 24’ features a massive coup for Volbeat with the guest appearance from King Diamond, the legendary front man of Danish metal pioneers Mercyful Fate, and one of Poulsen’s  musical idols.  He reveals, ‘I’m a huge fan of Mercyful Fate and King Diamond.  Having King on the record is a huge privilege. Normally, it’s not something he does. He wrote his own lines, and it is half my lyrics and half his. It’s a weird, scary story, and he’s the perfect person for it.’  Additional guests include Anders Pedersen on slide guitar, Rod Sinclair on banjo and Jakob Øelund on double bass.”

This isn’t exactly the worst news ever — it’s not like he lost a game of foosball to Ghost or anything — but for the love of all things holy, hasn’t poor King Diamond suffered enough? Now he needs to be subjected to this rockabilly horse shit? Fuck did he ever do to deserve such a fate?

I guess this means I’m going to have to listen to at least one song on the new Volbeat record. Sigh.

[via Metal Injection]

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