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.
For a preview of Songs For The Dead Live, a video for "Sleepless Nights (Live at The Fillmore)" can be viewed at: http://metalblade.com/kingdiamond/ - where you can also pre-order the release in the following formats: --2DVD/CD 6-Panel Digipak --Blu-ray (includes audio digital download of Philadelphia Show) --special edition box set with 5 discs (2DVD, 2CD, 1 Blu-ray) plus poster, flier, laminate, setlist, ticket, sticker, and guitar pick (limited to 3000 copies) --opaque blue with white splatter vinyl (US retail exclusive - limited to 600 copies) --opaque red with black splatter vinyl (US webstore exclusive - limited to 200 copies) --opaque white with black splatter vinyl (US webstore exclusive - limited to 200 copies) --180g black vinyl (EU exclusive) --transparent amber marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 700 copies) --clear ghost white vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 500 copies) --orange-brown/black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 300 copies) --black/purple melt vinyl (Nuclear Blast exclusive - limited to 200 copies) --orange/red marbled vinyl (Napalm exclusive - limited to 300 copies) --clear lavender marbled vinyl (EMP exclusive - limited to 200 copies) --clear ash grey marbled vinyl (Bengan exclusive - limited to 200 copies) --pink blue marbled vinyl (Ebay exclusive - limited to 200 copies)