KING DIAMOND - Fatal Portrait 12" Vinyl LP Album

"Fatal Portrait" is the debut album by the Danish heavy metal band "King Diamond". The album was released in 1986 on Roadrunner Records.  

Album Front Cover Photo of KING DIAMOND - Fatal Portrait

Essentials of: KING DIAMOND - Fatal Portrait

Music Genre:

Heavy Metal

Label & Catalognr:

RoadrunneR RR 9721

Media Format:

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

Year & Country:

1985 Made in Netherlands for European Distribution 

Collector Specific Notes

 

Album Front Cover:

How can the album cover be distinguished from other versions of this album

  • The "King Diamond" logo printed in the upper half of the front cover is in the colours "Yellow" and "Orange". ( Other release have this logo printed in yellow only )
  • The title of the album "Fatal Portrait" is printed near the bottom center in "Blue" with "Red" accenting.
  • There is no catalognr printed on the front cover.
Album Back Cover

How does the album back cover be different from other versions

  • There is NO barcode on the album back cover.
  • In the bottom right cover of the album's back cover is the text: "Manufactured In The Netherlands"
Inner Sleeve
This album comes with a custom inner sleeves which has a black background with white lettering of "thank you" notes, artwork and lyrics of all the songs on this lp.
Record Label

Record label information:

  • The RoadrunneR ( boxed ) is printed in red near the top center of the label.
  • The catalognr "RR 9721" is printed on the left hand side ( 9'o clock ) on the label
  • There is NO LC ( Label Code ) on the label
  • The rights society is "STEMRA" and has been printed near 3'o clock.
  • The rim-text runs from 8 o'clock to 4 o'clock is in red and ends with "MADE IN HOLLAND"
  • The rim-text is in the English language.

Production & Recording Information

Album Packaging

This 12" LP vinyl music record comes comes in a standard sleeve and contains a custom inner sleeve with thank you notes, artwork, and lyrics

Producers:

King Diamond

  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.

Here is an interactive graphical map showing King Diamond's musical network

Rune Hoyer

Michael Denner

  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.

Sound & Recording Engineers:

Roberto Falcao

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.

Recording Location:

Soundtrack Studio, Copenhagen, July-August 1985

Album Cover Design & Artwork:

Studio Dzyan

 Studio Dzyan ( album artwork and graphics design ) has worked with Thomas Holm and Torbjorn Jorgensen to illustrate 1980s albums by "King Diamond" and "Spartan Warrior".

Thomas Holm

THorbjorn Jorgensen

Joergen Bak

Photography:

Ole Bang

 Ole Bang ( Photographer ) During the 1980's Ole Bang has done much of the photo work for Mercyful Fate and King Diamond albums.

 


Musicians:
  • King Diamond - Lead & backing vocals / All guitars on Voices from the Past

      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.

    Here is an interactive graphical map showing King Diamond's musical network

  • 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.

  • Michael Denner - Guitars

      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.

  • Timi Hansen - Bass

    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. Before joining "Mercyful Fate" TImmi Hansen performed together with Michael Denner in a band called "Danger Zone".

  • Mikkey Dee - Drums

     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.

Tracklisting Side A:
  1. The Candle 6:38
  2. The Jonah 5:15
  3. The Portrait 5:06
  4. Dressed in White 3:09
Tracklisting Side B:
  1. Charon 4:14
  2. Lurking in the Dark 3:33
  3. Halloween 4:12
  4. Voices from the Past 1:29
  5. Haunted 3:54

High Resolution & Quality Photos

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Close up of the record's label
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Photo of Side One: KING DIAMOND - Fatal Portrait
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