Entries tagged with: King Diamond

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Attic

Sometimes, it's perfectly OK to wear your influences proudly. Case and point, Attic who welcome their new LP, The Invocation, via Van Records this week. The German band love the riffy falsetto stylings of King Diamond/Mercyful Fate and aren't afraid to borrow the hidden pop-sensiblity that lay beneath those classics either. Stream all of The Invocation below.

So far the only live dates are scheduled for the band's home country. Those are listed below along with the album stream.

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Descendents Sweater

Back by popular demand is the uber-kitschy Descendents sweater, which features the band's mascot with crossbones amidst a grid of musical notes Available in two colors, this bastion of ridiculousity is on sale now for the Milo in your family.

Similarly, Slayer, the obvious go-to for holiday merch, has a Christmas sweater of their own on sale now. Because nothing says holiday cheer like a chest full of skulls and pentagrams.

This of course isn't the first time that Slayer has been juxtaposed against the holiest of days. Check out some of our favorite videos of Christmas lights below.

Don't like Slayer or Descendents? How about a David Bowie sweater? Or a Morrissey one? Or New Kids on The Block? Check out a few different ideas at Buzzfeed.

Lets keep on, keepin' on with spreading the holiday cheer by letting everyone know that King Diamond's holiday classic "No Presents for Christmas" will see a picture disc release for the first time in 25 years. Get yours today, Black Friday at your nearest participating record store.

Deck the halls, and reign in blood.

Continue reading "Festive holiday sweaters & a Slayer & King Diamond Christmas"

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Merry Christmas!

Our thoughts and prayers are with Vic Chesnutt.

On TV:

What started out as a scheduling lark -- Turner's 24-hour "A Christmas Story" marathon -- has now spread across the cable yuletide landscape.

For the 13th year in a row, Turner will dust off the 1983 cult fave, which will air this year from 8 p.m. Christmas Eve until 8 p.m. Christmas Day on TBS....Turner rivals have taken notice -- which means TBS isn't the only cabler decking the halls with a wall-to-wall marathon this year.

Leading the alternatives to "A Christmas Story" is FX, which is planning to run the movie "Night at the Museum" for a full day, also from Christmas Eve evening to Christmas Day evening. FX sister Fox Movie Channel will do the same with "Home Alone."...Over at AMC, the cabler is splitting its holiday marathon in two, running 1954's "White Christmas" all Christmas Eve night, and then 1989's "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" all Christmas day.

Then there's Spike TV, which will spend Dec. 25 running "Bad Santa" over and over again. [Variety]

A Holiday Poem from Brendan Benson and Cory Chisel, and other videos below.

What else?

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Lars Ulrich with his best friend & helper...ProTools
Metallica

Metallica have announced North American dates in support of their September 12th release of Death Magnetic. The Sword will open all dates with Lamb Of God, Machine Head, and Down opening select dates. The NYC area gets a pair of shows with Machine Head, January 29 @ Nassau Coliseum and Jan 31 @ Prudential Center in Newark. Ticket info is forthcoming.

In related Metallica news, the band "leaked" video of a new song, "Cyanide", as well as footage of the band blazing through a medley of Mercyful Fate classics with King Diamond from their performance at Ozzfest. Check it out, as well as the sphincter-like artwork below.

Down guitar player Kirk Windstein is going on tour in Kingdom of Sorrow with Gwar and Toxic Holocaust.

Metallica dates and videos below...

Continue reading "Metallica - 2008 Tour Dates with The Sword (and stuff)"