KING DIAMOND - THE DARK SIDES - heavy metal from denmark 12" Vinyl LP Album

Album Description & Collectors information:

 

"The Dark Sides" A rare 6 track vinyl EP by King Diamond. It was produced by: King Diamond, Roberto Falcao. This web-page has detailed information on each of the tracks on this vinyl record.

 

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

Danish metal legend King Diamond. Shocking makeup, chilling falsetto vocals, and dark, theatrical concepts. A true master of horror-infused heavy metal. Explore his world

Andy LaRocque: Swedish guitar virtuoso behind King Diamond's sound. Neo-classical shred, melodic mastery, & top-notch production skills. Dive into his legacy:

Hal Patino: American bassist who fueled the sound of Danish heavy metal giants Geisha and King Diamond. His powerful basslines are a hallmark of their iconic albums. "Learn about him"

Michael Denner: Mercyful Fate's guitar master. Iconic melodies, wicked solos, his riffs shaped heavy metal history. Explore his legacy

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"

Timi "Grabber" Hansen: Mercyful Fate's bass legend. His powerful grooves shaped the sound of 80s heavy metal. Remember his legacy

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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Note: The images on this page are photos of the actual album. Slight differences in color may exist due to the use of the camera's flash.

Music Genre:

Danish Heavy Thrash Metal 

Album Production Information:

The album: "The Dark Sides" was produced by: King Diamond, Roberto Falcao

Record Label Information:

Roadrunner RR 2455

Media 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

    Pete Blakk: Swedish shredder known for his work with King Diamond. His riffs and solos defined a heavy metal era. "Learn more about him"

  • Timmi Hansen - bass

    Timi "Grabber" Hansen: Mercyful Fate's bass legend. His powerful grooves shaped the sound of 80s heavy metal. Remember his legacy

  • Hal Patino - bass
  • Mikkey Dee - drums

    Mikkey Dee: Drum legend behind Motörhead, Scorpions, King Diamond. A powerhouse of rhythm. Explore his journey

Brief band-member biographies:

Hal Patino: American bassist who fueled the sound of Danish heavy metal giants Geisha and King Diamond. His powerful basslines are a hallmark of their iconic albums. "Learn about him"

 

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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