New King Diamond album is coming soon and fans are freaking excited.
In a new interview with The Metal Voice, Andy La Rocque and bassist Pontus Egberg discussed the new album.
“So far, we only have one song from the upcoming album, because we’re working on the new songs for the next album.”
“But we really haven’t composed that many songs yet. I have, like, four or five in the loop, and King has a lot of ideas [in his head] that he hasn’t had time to realize down on the computer yet. So one song is what we managed this summer to play live.”
According to Andy, he came up with the music for “Masquerade Of Madness” first before passing it off to King, who “needed to arrange a few things and change just a small few things for making it work with his vocals. And then, of course, he wrote the lyrics for it,” the guitarist revealed. “So we [went] a little back and forth until he felt like, ‘Okay, this is cool, man. This is the right key to sing in,’ and all that.”
Andy talked about King’s duty with Mercyful Fate.
“He’s doing a few shows with MERCYFUL FATE next summer, so he’s gonna be busy with that, while I will still work on songs [for KING DIAMOND] and record and mix. So I’ll be busy with other things. But next summer, I don’t have to travel, which is good. I can stay put and do my thing, for sure, with the album.”
As for the musical direction of the new KING DIAMOND material, Andy said:
“I’ve been looking back to the origin of KING DIAMOND, back in the ’80s. And that’s what we tried to go back and find — the original roots kind of thing. So I would say it’s back to the roots. A lot of riffs will be, like, well, you’ll recognize some of the style from the early albums. And it seems like everyone likes that.”