To Stream King Diamond’s “songs for the Dead Live”

Feat. Seminal Album “Abigail” In It’s Entirety
Broadcast On Friday May 15th At 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7pm BST / 8pm CET
Featuring Special Merch Release Of Limited Edition “Songs For The Dead” Quarantine Shirt and King Diamond Mask Available From
Tuesday May 12th 2020- This week’s episode of the concert streaming series presented by Liquid Death Mountain Water, will be King Diamond’s “Songs For The Dead Live” shot at Philadelphia’s Fillmore in November 2015. The concert will be streaming live on on Friday May 15th at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7pm BST / 8pm CET. During the broadcast, King Diamond will be dropping a special, limited edition “Songs For The Dead” Live Quarantine shirt and King Diamond mask. Both will be available from
There is only one King Diamond, and for more than thirty years the great Dane has been dropping classic albums and putting on shows fans remember for the rest of their lives. Perhaps the only downside to having such a formidable catalogue is that there are just too many great songs to fit into a single set. However, you would be hard-pressed to find a fan who wouldn’t want to hear 1987’s seminal “Abigail” in its entirety, and “Songs For The Dead Live” captures this, twice, and in very different locales. Boasting eighteen songs per set, each of the two shows – Belgium’s Graspop Metal Meeting in June 2016 and Philadelphia’s Fillmore in November 2015 – feature a brace of classic King Diamond and Mercyful Fate tracks including “Welcome Home”, “Halloween” and “Eye Of The Witch” before launching into Abigail. The performances of the all-star lineup of musicians, comprising of guitarists Andy LaRocque and Mike Wead, bassist Pontus Egberg and drummer Matt Thompson, are absolutely ferocious, hammering home every single moment.
Captured on film by director Denise Korycki for Wild Wind Studios, she worked closely with King on every aspect of filming, and throughout the viewer finds themselves front and center as the shows unfold. This includes some inventive camera placement, such as riding in on the back of the wheelchair as it is wheeled out to “Out From The Asylum” at the start of the show, or looking up from the coffin at the commencement of “Abigail” opener “Funeral”, which add an extra dimension to proceedings. Naturally, the theatricality that has become synonymous with King Diamond is there in full force, making for an even more immersive experience. The gothic stage set and the participation of actors playing out certain scenes tying into the songs definitely increases the drama and the sense of complete disconnect from the trappings of reality, ensuring that the shows remain riveting from start to finish.
While the setlists are virtually identical, the drastic difference in the two venues make for distinctly different atmospheres. The sweeping, epic scale of Graspop and the virtual sea of baying metalheads makes for a particularly thrilling spectacle, King holding them all in the palm of his hand. The Fillmore show is immediately more intimate, and rather than a mixed bag of metal lovers drunk on a weekend of the heavy stuff the audience is comprised entirely of the King Diamond devout, screaming back every word, their love for their hero bleeding from every frame. “Songs For The Dead Live” gives those who missed out on seeing these shows in the flesh a chance to vividly experience them, offering so much deeper an experience than your run-of-the-mill live experience.
The many KNOTFEST events worldwide – KNOTFEST Festivals, KNOTFEST Roadshow Tours, and KNOTFEST At Sea – have one purpose, which is to celebrate our community of loud music, art, and culture – together. When we are unable to physically come together to do this, for the sake of the common health and safety of all – KNOTFEST is keeping the celebration going with these weekly live performances.
SLIPKNOT and KNOTFEST welcome ALL in the heavy metal community to these events. We hope you enjoy. 
In the words of Corey Taylor: Take care of yourselves, and take care of each other.
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