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
Black / Death / Thrash Metal from Denmark
Metal Blade Records 3984-15316-1
Record Format: 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram
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.
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
Flemming Rasmussen - Producer, Sound Engineer
Flemming Rasmussen a Danish music producer and engineer who has been active in the industry since the early 1980s. He is best known for his work with the heavy metal band Metallica, for which he produced and engineered several albums including "Ride the Lightning" (1984) and "Master of Puppets" (1986).
Rasmussen got his start in the music industry as an engineer and producer at the legendary Sweet Silence Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark. He went on to work with several other prominent bands and artists, including Blind Guardian, Morbid Angel, and Rainbow.
In addition to his work with Metallica, Rasmussen is also known for his collaborations with other heavy metal and rock bands, such as Savatage, Mercyful Fate, and The Scorchers. He has received recognition for his contributions to the music industry and is considered to be one of the top producers and engineers in the heavy metal genre.
Overall, Flemming Rasmussen is a talented and experienced music producer and engineer who has made a significant impact on the heavy metal genre through his work with some of the biggest and most influential bands in the history of the genre.
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).
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 Malmö. 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".
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
Below is a listing of the musicians performing on "The Eye", for each of them there is a short biography:
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.
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.
LaRocque started playing guitar at the age of 11 and was heavily influenced by hard rock and heavy metal bands such as Black Sabbath and Judas Priest. He formed his first band, Black Rose, in the early 1980s and later joined forces with King Diamond to form the band Mercyful Fate. After several years with Mercyful Fate, LaRocque and King Diamond formed the eponymous band King Diamond in 1985.
Throughout his career, LaRocque has been known for his intricate and technical guitar playing, which has earned him a reputation as one of the top guitarists in the heavy metal genre. He has also been involved in the production of many of King Diamond's albums, as well as albums by other artists in the heavy metal and hard rock genres.
Overall, Andy LaRocque is regarded as one of the most talented and influential guitarists in the heavy metal genre, and his contributions to the genre have earned him a place in the annals of heavy metal history.
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"
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.
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 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.