Yesterday, legendary metal vocalist and connoisseur of conceptual theatrics, King Diamond released his first song in twelve years entitled, “Masquerade of Madness“. The brand new track will be featured on his upcoming record ‘The Institute‘ that will be released via Metal Blade Records in 2020.
Listen to “Masquerade of Madness” here:
It’s also been revealed this past March in an interview with Full Metal Jackie that ‘The Institute‘ will include two full-length releases and is actually a story set in a 1920’s mental asylum.
“I chose that because I think it’s a very creepy scenario, and the thing is that I know that somebody has talked about that, but that’s not the setting, actually. There’s a lot of other things involved, but the setting looks as if it was a 1920’s asylum — that’s exactly what it looks like. And some of the things that go on that we’re gonna show onstage is also things that certainly was going on back then, when medicine was beginning to take a beneficial turn in history and actually being able to help human beings live longer. But there was some experimentation going on, too, that was absolutely gruesome.” says Diamond.
Stay tuned for further info to come on Metal From The Inside including ‘The Institute‘ release date, future King Diamond tour dates, and more!
See King Diamond on The Institute North American Tour 2019 happening now through December. Find upcoming tour dates below!
KING DIAMOND LIVE
W/ UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS, IDLE HANDS
11.8 — Worchester, MA — The Palladium
11.10 — Upper Darby, PA — Tower Theater
11.11 — Baltimore, MD — Lyric Opera House
11.12 — Montreal, QC — MTELUS
11.14 — Detroit, MI — The Fillmore
11.15 — Cleveland, OH — Agora Theater
11.16 — Louisville, KY — Palace Theater
11.18 — Chicago, IL — Riviera Theater
11.19 — St. Paul, MN — Palace Theater
11.22 — Denver, CO — The Fillmore
11.23 — Salt Lake City, UT — Rockwell at The Complex
11.25 — Seattle, WA — Paramount Theater
11.26 — Portland, OR — Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
11.27 — Vancouver, BC — Queen Elizabeth Theater
11.29 — San Francisco, CA — The Warfield
12.1 — Los Angeles, CA — The Wiltern
12.2 — San Diego, CA — Magnolia Performing Arts Center
12.3 — Anaheim, CA — The Grove of Anaheim
12.4 — Phoenix, AZ — Comerica Theatre