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KING DIAMOND THE DARK SIDES

Collectors information & Description: 

A rare 6 track EP by King Diamond , Details of each of these tracks is listed near the end of this oage.

 

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Collector's notes ( detailed background information on the persons working on this album)

Kim Bendix Petersenbetter known by his stage name King Diamond, is a Danish heavy metal musician. As a vocalist, he is known for his extensive vocal range, in particular his usage of falsetto.

He started his career in 1974 with a band called Brainstorm and has since performed with Black Rose, Brats, Danger Zone, Mercyful Fate and the eponymous King Diamond band.

Anders Allhage mostly known under the alias: "Andy LaRocque" and is best known as guitarist with King Diamond. He started his musical career in the Swedish "Swedish Beauty" aka "Swedish Erotica" and E.F. Band he moved in 1985-1986 to play with the "King Diamond" band.

Hasse "Hal" Patino (bass, guitars) is one of the cornerstones of the development of Heavy Metal from Denmark. He performed as Hasse "Hal" Patino in the band "Maltese Falcon", before joining Geisha in 1988. After the split of Geisha he went together with Pete Blakk to join the King Diamond band.

Michael Denner is a Danish heavy-metal guitarist. He is part of the heavy metal duo Denner/Shermann with Hank Shermann.

Michael Denner plays guitar with Brats from 1979-1980, Mercyful Fate from 1981-1996 (with several interruptions.

Micael Kiriakos Delaoglou alias Mikkey Dee started his long career in 1985 with King Diamond, switched to Dokken in 1990, followed by Motorhead and Scorpions today.

Pete Blakk has many years of experience by playing in Danish and Swedish Heavy Metal bands. After Geisha split-up he joined "King Diamond" followed by "Blakk Metal"

Timmi "Grabber" Hansen is a Danish bass player. He played in the Danish heavy metal band Mercyful Fate from 1981 to 1985 and from 1992 to 1993, and King Diamond from 1985 to 1987.

Roberto Falcao is producer and sound engineer of the first King Diamond record "No Presents for Christmas" on later "King Diamond" albums, he is guest playing the keyboards.

Album cover photos of : King Diamond The Dark Sides

 

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Description / Collectors information: 

 

Music Genre:  Danish Heavy Thrash Metal 
Album  Production information: The album: "The Dark Sides" was produced by: King Diamond, Roberto Falcao
Record Label:  Roadrunner RR 2455
Record Format 12" Vinyl Full-Length Stereo Long-Play  Gramophone Record
Album weight: 230 gram  
Year & Country  1988 Made in Holland

Band Members and Musicians on: King Diamond The Dark Sides

    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • King Diamond - all vocals
  • Andy LaRocque - guitars
  • Michael Denner - guitars
  • Pete Blakk - guitars
  • Timi Hansen - bass
  • Hal Patino - bass
  • Mikkey Dee - drums

Brief band-member biographies:

Hasse "Hal" Patino (bass, guitars) is one of the cornerstones of the development of Heavy Metal from Denmark. He performed as Hasse "Hal" Patino in the band "Maltese Falcon", before joining Geisha in 1988. After the split of Geisha he went together with Pete Blakk to join the King Diamond band.

 

Track Listing of: "The Dark Sides"

The Songs/tracks on "The Dark Sides" are

  • Halloween 4:14
  • Them 1:58
  • No Presents for Christmas 4:21
  • Shrine 4:23
  • The Lake 4:13
  • Phone Call 1:38

Halloween - From the first King Diamond LP "Fatal Portrait (March 1986), "Halloween" is the ultimate "fright night" anthem. A resurrection of this holiday classic is definetely in order.

Them - Originally appearing as the title track of King Diamond's third LP "Them" (June 1988)- This eerie instrumental is sure to arouse even the sleepiest of spirits, especially since it is oen of King's personal favorites.

No Presents for Christmas - December 1985 marked the releae of the "No Presents for Christmas 12" Single" - the firt recorded material by King Diamond, following the demise of the legendary Mercyful Fate. This now classic holiday favorite is a light-hearted yuletide message from King to all his fans. Christmas will never be the same.

Shrine - Originally appearing as the B-side of "The Family Ghost 12" Single (July 1987). Shrine was recorded during the sessions that produced the second King Diamond LP "Abigail". "Shrine" is not related to the haunting talge of young Abigail's revenge and therefore wasn't included on that LP. Nonetheless, it stands out as one of the stronget and heaviest tunes ever recorded by the band.

The Lake - Recorded during the sessions of "Fatal Portrait" , "The Lake" ranks as probable the rarest of all King Diamond tracks. Until now, it was only available on the limited edition "Halloween" pictured disco, which quicklycame and disappeared in September 1986.

Phone Call - There's no music here - just pure horror. Previously appearing only on the CD of "Them". this "phone call" from King's deceased grand-mother helps to further paint the gory details surrounding the story of Them.

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