KING DIAMOND - The Eye 12" VINYL LP ALBUM

 This is an re-issue of King Diamond's album "The Eye" pressed on 180 grams audiophile vinyl

"The Eye" is the third concept album by "King Diamond" , in this album the story is being told from a different viewpoint. The main parts of the stories told on this album are true, and took place during the French Inquisition, 1450-1670.

This marked the first King Diamond album without Mikkey Dee recording the drums. The drummer on this album was Snowy Shaw

 

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Essential Album Information For: KING DIAMOND - The Eye

Music Genre:

Black / Death / Thrash Metal from Denmark

Label & Catalognr:

Metal Blade Records 3984-15316-1

Media Format:

Record Format: 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

1990-2014

KING DIAMOND - The Eye Production & Recording Information

Album Packaging

This album includes a black and white custom inner sleeve with portrait photos of the musicians in King Diamond band and lyrics of all the songs on this record.

Producers:

Roberto Falcao - Producer

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

King Diamond - Producer

Andy La Rocque - Producer

Sound & Recording Engineers:

Flemming Rasmussen - Producer, Sound Engineer

  Flemming Rasmussen is a music producer from Denmark, who has produced and sound engineered over 1200 productions for bands like Metallica as well as many other well-known heavy metal bands including Artillery, Blind Guardian, Ensiferum, King Diamond, Morbid Angel.

Recording Location:

This album was recorded June-July-August 1990 at: Sweet Silence Studios, Copenhagen, Denmark

 SWEET SILENCE STUDIO is a Danish music recording music in Copenhagen, Denmark. It is owned by Freddy Hansson and Flemming Rasmussen (producer of Metallica albums).

Album Cover Design & Artwork:

Jorgen Bak - Cover Art, Photography

Thomas Holm - Artwork artist

 Thomas Holm started his career as art designer in the early 1980's and has done the album covers for bands like: Mercyful Fate, King Diamond, Spartan Warrior, Dark Heart. For the "King Diamond" and "Mercyful Fate" albums he has often been working together with "Thorbjorn Jorgensen".

Thorbjorn Jorgensen - Artwork artist

 Thorbjorn Jorgensen a Swedish illustrator and graphic designer and member/founder of the Studio Dzyan in Malm√∂. Thorbjorn has been working on all the artwork for the albums of Mercyful Fate, King Diamond, S.P.O.C.K, Lord Belial and many others. For the "King Diamond" and "Mercyful Fate" albums he has often been working together with "Thomas Holm".

Photography:

Alex Solca - Photography

  Alex Solca is a photographer with several decades of experience in photographing Heavy Metal bands, these bands include Journey, Dio, Alice Cooper, Fates Warning, King Diamond, Mercyful Fate, Vasco Rossi, Glenn Hughes, Jeff Blades, Jeff Scott Soto, Danzig, Lee Rocker, Reo Speedwagon, Machine Head,Tower of Power, B'Z, Skinlab, Gotthard, Dave Weckl, Kyuss, Christopher Cross, to name just a few.

Orvar Thunstrom - Photography


Musicians:

Below is a listing of the musicians performing on "The Eye", for each of them there is a short biography:

  • King Diamond - Vocals, keyboards

      Kim Bendix Petersen better 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.

  • Andy LaRocque - Guitars

      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.

  • Pete Blakk - Guitars

      Pete Blakk a guitarist with many years of experience by playing in Danish and Swedish Heavy Metal bands. After the Geisha band split-up he joined "King Diamond" followed by "Blakk Totem"

  • Hal Patino - Bass

      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.

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  • Snowy Shaw - Drums

     Snowy Shaw is a musician mainly drums, who started his career in 1989 by joining the King Diamond's band during their North America tour. In 1990 Snowy Shaw played drum pads on King Diamond's The Eye album.

  • Roberto Falcao - Keyboards

    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.

Tracklisting:
  1. Eye of the Witch 3:47 (Diamond)
  2. The Trial (Chambre Ardente) 5:13 (Diamond)
  3. Burn 3:42 (Diamond)
  4. Two Little Girls 2:41 (Diamond)
  5. Into the Convent 4:47 (LaRocque - Shaw)
  6. Father Picard 3:19 (Blakk)
  7. Behind these Walls 3:45 (Diamond)
  8. The Meetings 4:31 (LaRocque)
  9. Insanity 3:00 (LaRocque)
  10. 1642 Imprisonment 3:31 (LaRocque)
  11. The Curse 5:42 (Diamond)

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