KING DIAMOND Guitarist's X-WORLD/5 To Release Debut In May

January 23, 2008

X-WORLD/5, the new band featuring KING DIAMOND guitarist Andy La Rocque alongside ex-HAMMERFALL bassist Magnus Rosén and PAGAN'S MIND vocalist Nils K.Rue, has had the release date of its debut album, "New Universal Order" (AFM Records),pushed back to May 2008 from the previously announced February 29.

The group, whose mission is to "bring heavy metal into the future," consists of the following musicians:

Magnus Rosen (HAMMERFALL) - Bass
Nils K.Rue (PAGAN'S MIND) - Vocals
Big Swede - Drums
Reeves Gabrels (TIN MACHINE, DAVID BOWIE) – Insane Guitars
Andy La Rocque (KING DIAMOND) – Heavy Guitars

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Andy La Rocque recently moved his studio (formerly known as Los Angered Recording) to Varberg, Sweden (which is located 40 minutes south of Gothenburg) and has renamed it Sonic Train. Check out the studio's web site at this location.

KING DIAMOND's latest album, "Give Me Your Soul ... Please" entered the Swedish national chart at position No. 28. The CD also landed at No. 58 on the Danish chart (the second highest new entry on the chart behind VELVET REVOLVER).

"Give Me Your Soul ... Please" sold 4,500 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 174 on The Billboard 200 chart.

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