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Kim Bendix Petersen

Musician

Kim Bendix Petersen Kim Bendix Petersen (born June 14, 1956 in Copenhagen), better known by his stage name King Diamond, is a Grammy Award nominated Danish heavy metal musician. As a vocalist, he is known for his extensive vocal range, in particular his usage of falsetto. He is the lead vocalist for both Mercyful Fate and the eponymous King Diamond. King Diamond's first heavy rock band was called Brainstorm (1974–76), with Jeanette Blum (Jean Blue) vocal and bass, Michael Frohn (Mike West) guitar and Jes Jacobsen (Jesse James) drums. King Diamond left Brainstorm and began singing with a local Danish hard rock band Black Rose. It was during this time in Black Rose that King Diamond began experimenting with horror themed theatrics as well as shaping a malevolent quasi-Satanic stage persona. In 1980, he left Black Rose and joined the punk-metal band Brats where he met Hank Shermann. Soon after, the two of them were asked to help Michael Denner (also formerly a member of Brats) with his own project Danger Zone. This band included Timi Hansen and the mentioned musicians would join with King Diamond in 1980 to become Mercyful Fate. Following Mercyful Fate's 1984 release of Don't Break the Oath and the  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
King Diamond,King Diamond,King Diamond,King Diamond (muusikko),קינג דאיימונד,King Diamond,Diamond, King,King Diamond
Date of birth
1956-06-14
Place of birth
Copenhagen
Profession
Musician, Record producer, Songwriter, Singer-songwriter, Singer

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