Friday, December 18, 2015

CD Review: King Diamond's Deluxe Sized "Spider's Lullabye" And A Metal Comedy Duo Terrorizes Telemarketers

Danish heavy metal musician King Diamond is considered to be one of the founding fathers of the current heavy metal sound. Since his beginnings as a founding member of Merciful Fate and his own solo early days, many of today's modern metal artists name King Diamond as an early influence. He has released twelve solo studio albums throughout his career and one in particular is getting the deluxe treatment. His 1995 album "The Spider's Lullabye" was his debut album on Metal Blade Records and to celebrate it's 20th anniversary, Metal Blade Records recently released a newly remastered version of the album with four demos added on as bonus tracks. King Diamond's voice is as strong as ever on this album as the screams of "Killer" and "Dreams" are the perfect setting for these haunting tales. The second half of the album tells the story of a certain individual's fear of spiders as King Diamond does a masterful job telling the story through song. The demos have a raw sound, but show the development of songs like "Moonlight" and "The Spider's Lullabye" as they become the metal magic we have known for the past 20 years. To find out more about the new deluxe edition of King Diamond's "The Spider's Lullabye" album, please visit

Also new is the double-team of comedians Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson for volume 6 of their on-going series "Terrorizing Telemarketers." It was released on December 6th through Metal Blade Records and features 17 tracks of the duo causing trouble on the phone (similar to the Jerky Boys). It has been seven years since their last release and in that time, they have become famous as two-thirds of hosting team of "That Metal Show" along with music guru Eddie Trunk. While comedy may have been their first brush with fame, heavy metal music was their first love and their appearance on the VH1 Classic show has propelled them into the spotlight as comedians as well as metal music fanboys. The two team up for some great skits as you need to make your way through this album a least once for a great laugh. To find out more about Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson's "Terrorizing Telemarkets, Vol. 6," please visit

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