WDR‘s “Rockpalast” has uploaded professionally filmed video footage of KING DIAMOND‘s entire performance at this year’s edition of the Summer Breeze festival, which was held August 14-17 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. Check it out below.
The band’s setlist was as follows:
01. The Candle
05. A Mansion In Darkness
06. Let It Be Done
07. Behind These Walls
09. Masquerade Of Madness
10. Out From The Asylum
12. The Invisible Guests
13. Sleepless Nights
14. The Lake
16. Black Horsemen
Earlier this month, KING DIAMOND released a new song called “Masquerade Of Madness”. Mixed by Andy La Rocque and King Diamond at Sonic Train Studios, the track will appear on KING DIAMOND‘s first studio album in 12 years, “The Institute”, which will be released in 2020 via Metal Blade Records.
King Diamond commented: “‘Masquerade Of Madness’ is one of the first KING DIAMOND studio songs in a long time. It will be featured on a future two-album horror concept story, of which the first part is titled ‘The Institute’.
“The style is very classic KING DIAMOND with lots of dynamics and limited amounts of compression to achieve very natural sounding vocals and instruments throughout the song. You’ll find some complex orchestrations, including the typical choir works you’re used to hearing from KING DIAMOND, and a special thought process bringing vocals back to the forefront: ‘All vocals are lead vocals.’
“Both Andy and I are presently working on several different songs with high potential for the upcoming album; all of which are absolute killers. We will continue this work when we’re back from our North American tour in December, during which you can hear the live version of ‘Masquerade Of Madness’. For now, we hope you’ll enjoy the brand new studio version of ‘Masquerade Of Madness’.”
This past March, King Diamond told Full Metal Jackie‘s nationally syndicated radio show that the next album from his namesake band will be “absolutely gruesome. The storyline is… well, it’s in a way where I can’t even put it into just one album,” he said. “So, it has to be over two albums. And it’s really planned out to work in a very special way with the show as well. So the show is being built right now in Denmark and it’s built around that story, so that it really can go hand in hand. Right now, I already know how the production will develop for the next tour, after this tour, so that when we do part two of that story, I know how the whole thing ends, of course, already, and I know how the production is gonna change and how it’s gonna be culminating in one very, very big thing. So it’s a long project, several years. Actually, the next three years are gonna be very, very intense for us. There is a lot of things that is in the planning. Also, after we signed up with 5B [artist] management, a lot of good stuff is coming out of that, piece by piece. We are getting a plan that is gonna be amazing for our fans for the next three years — something that’s gonna come that they would not expect, I think. So some very, very cool prospects.
“[The album] has something to do with parallel worlds and punishment, and other stuff like that. You’ll see us torture our dear little Abigail on stage. It’s part of the story; you’ll see it. But it’s great to be here enjoying life. And [my son] Byron, it’s been almost two years now [since he was born], and it’s incredible. But it hasn’t changed me very much when it comes to what I stand for and the stories that’s coming and the musical style that’s coming. It’s total, utter KING DIAMOND.”