As King Diamond and Company gear up for the promotion of The Institute, their first studio album in 12 years, their stage setup has morphed into a crumbling mental hospital, replete with metal bars and an upside-down cross.
Deep in the heart of Brooklyn, on a hot September night, a meeting of international, transcontinental metal was held. The ingredients were simple enough: two parts thrash, two parts death, and a supersized helping of groove....
After a long and tumultuous legal battle over a contract dispute with Roadrunner Records, the band recorded a third album in the early Aughts with Jack Endino and Martin Feveyear (QOTSA, Mudhoney). It was shelved... until now.
I’m pretty sure weed isn’t legal in New York yet, but nobody told the crowd in Saint Vitus as Bongzilla took the stage. The sickly sweet stench filled the room, mingling with the familiar stale beer/body odor scent at once both familiar and gross...
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