King Diamond started this solo project after his main band, Mercyful Fate, broke-up in 1985.
His solo project is somewhat similar to Mercyful Fate, but KD has pretty much dropped the Satanic themes of Mercyful Fate and embraced
concept albums. Each King Diamond album is a concept album revolving around a horror/fantasy stories written by the King himself.
King Diamond play traditional Heavy Metal, with a touch of thrash and theatrical atmosphere and the King's trademark falsetto.