Fear, Emptiness, Decibel: King Diamond Reigns Over the Dallas Suburbs
Before there were blogs there were these things called magazines, and the only metal magazine we still get excited about reading every month is Decibel. Here’s managing editor Andrew Bonazelli…
People give Dallas a hard time. I’ve certainly enjoyed its airport multiple times since Southwest is the only airline I can afford to travel on, but have never sampled the metropolitan area. So, I can only go on hearsay, which in my experience has generalized the city as a bastion for generic, ugly dumbassery. And that’s not even taking Cowboys fans into consideration (not including our own wonderful former customer service guru Mark Evans). That said, Kill the Client rip, and, well, they’re from there, right? The city is a big part of Pantera’s history. And thanks to our January cover story, I just learned that King Diamond lives, well, in the burbs. Fuck it, Dallas rules. Let’s all move there. Actually, you go first. Email what you think.
Unassailable living heavy metal legend. Close personal friend of Anton LaVey (R.I.P.). Internationally certified lab assistant. Believe it or not, all describe the immortal King, who finally graces his first dB cover. The newly healthy Mercyful Fate/King Diamond ringleader let J. Bennett into his inner occult circle for a pretty fucking compelling (and occasionally really creepy) career retrospective.
You should be going on a AbigailMelissa/Don’t Break the Oath bender right about now—let it soundtrack our Top 40 Albums of the Year section. You will fist-pump. You will raise an eyebrow. Rest assured, you will take to the internet within minutes, registering your disgust throughout the world. It’s in the webstore now.
The January 2014 issue of Decibel also features a Toxic Holocaust flexi disc, Integrity, and D.R.I., and can be purchased here. But why not just get a full subscription to ensure that you never miss an issue?