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The MetalSucks Podcast #67: Special Guest King Diamond

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The legendary King Diamond is our guest this week, and we don’t use the word “legend” lightly. His three decade history in music with Mercyful Fate and his solo band have influenced countless bands, and we consider it an honor to be able to pick his brain. We talk about his recent heart surgery, the upcoming tour and promoters’ hesitation to book him, and his public split with Hal Patino. We even get to chat with his lovely wife Livia for a bit.

Chuck and Godless also talk about the demise of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal bands of the early ’00s, inspired by Doc Coyle’s piece that discussed why so many of his contemporaries are falling by the wayside. We premiere a new segment called “Storytime With Stavros” in which Chuck and Godless ask Stavros Giannopoulos of The Atlas Moth to dig up a “good” story from his memory about Blake Judd. Really, there has to be at least one good story about Blake… right?

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Songs:
King Diamond – “The Family Ghost”
Unearth – “The Swarm”

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