Wednesday, November 18, 2015

King Diamond at PlayStation Theater

For Immediate Release

King Diamond With Special Guest Exodus

Thursday November 19 through Saturday the 21st, the metal bands King Diamond and Exodus will be performing at the PlayStation Theater, which is on Broadway in New York City. The doors will open at 7 pm with the show beginning somewhere between 7:30-8 pm.

Metal icons as big as Metallica and Pantera to inspiring new upstarts like Goatwhore revere Kim Bendix Petersen, better known by his stage name King Diamond. Known for his extensive vocal range, in particular his use of falsetto, this Danish musician is probably one of the few examples of an opera singer turned metal musician. He has also become well known for his use of religious imagery and dramatic stage presence.

In 1981 he formed his now legendary band Mercyful Fate that he fronted in conjunction with his self-named group, which he formed in 1985. While he would be a crucial and main piece to both of these bands, he decided to put Mercyful Fate to rest in 1999 so he could focus exclusively on his self titled group. For this specific tour they will be playing in its entirety their 1987 album entitled “Abigail.” They will also have a special guest with them for this tour, American thrash metal icons Exodus.

Exodus, formed in California in 1979, will be touring in support of their new album, “Blood In, Blood Out.” This is their tenth studio release and became available worldwide on October 14. This will also be their first release since 2004, to feature their original vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza. The PlayStation Theater, formerly The Best Buy Theater, can fit 2100 people. It opened in 2005 and was designed by award winning architect David Rockwell.

--Christopher Silva

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