King Diamond

Danish heavy metal musician

King Diamond (born Kim Bendix Petersen, Copenhagen, Denmark, on June 14, 1956[1]) is a Grammy Award-nominated 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 bands Mercyful Fate and King Diamond.

King Diamond
King Diamond live 2006 Moscow 01.jpg
King Diamond performing in 2006
Background information
Birth nameKim Bendix Petersen
Born (1956-06-14) June 14, 1956 (age 64)
Copenhagen, Denmark
GenresHeavy metal
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, musician, producer
InstrumentsGuitar, vocals, drums, piano, bass
Years active1974-present
LabelsRoadrunner, Metal Blade
Associated actsKing Diamond, Mercyful Fate, Black Rose, Brats, Metallica, Probot


  1. "King Diamond Bio". MTV. Retrieved 3 January 2013.

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