King Diamond Talks About Taking A Photo With Post Malone At A Slayer Concert, But Not Having A Clue Who He Was

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Back in the day, while attending a Slayer concert, King Diamond of Mercyful Fate ran into rapper Post Malone and the two took a picture together. The funny part is that, while the two were interacting and taking the photo together, King Diamond had no idea who Post Malone was.

Via a recent conversation with Metal Hammer, King Diamond spoke to this moment; the story comes up when he is asked about a potential collaboration involving him and that of rapper Post Malone. Per the Metal Hammer story:

“I did meet Post Malone backstage at a Slayer concert,” says King when asked if he planned to collaborate with the rapper. “It was funny, because he got a picture with me and I didn’t know who he was. It was only later that I found out he was this huge star, far bigger than I’ll ever be. I don’t know much about new music – the closest I get is Volbeat.”

It is pretty funny when two major artists bump into each other and only one of them knows about the other.

Another fun note about this story is that, when King Diamond and Post Malone took their photo together, they were joined by another major heavy metal star: Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett.

Hammett actually posted the photo of the three together, which you can find below:


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We are also very interested in what such a collaboration between King Diamond and rapper Post Malone might sound like.

Post Malone has been pretty open about his enjoyment of heavy metal music. He has collaborated with the likes of Ozzy Osbourne in the past and a collaboration with the Mercyful Fate singer sounds like an awesome idea.

We wrote about why Post Malone is good for the metal world in a past op-ed of ours. You can read that list for yourself by clicking the link below.

10 Reasons Why, Love Him or Hate Him, Post Malone Is Good for Metal


Words by: Michael Pementel