King Diamond (band)

King Diamond is a Danish heavy metal band formed in 1985 by vocalist King Diamond, guitarists Andy LaRocque and Michael Denner, bassist Timi Hansen and drummer Mikkey Dee. Diamond and Hansen had departed the group Mercyful Fate, decided to form a new band under the King Diamond moniker, as it was known from the Mercyful Fate days. In 1986, King Diamond released their debut album Fatal Portrait. Since the band have released a total of twelve studio albums, two live albums, two extended plays, five compilations and five singles. Since the band's inception, there have been over fifteen musicians in and out of King Diamond, with the only two mainstays being vocalist King Diamond and guitarist Andy LaRocque. In 1987 the band released their second studio release Abigail. Throughout the 1980s, King Diamond released a total of four studio albums. In the early 1990s, the band was put on hold when King Diamond reunited with his former outfit Mercyful Fate. After reforming King Diamond in 1994, Diamond would balance recording and touring with both Mercyful Fate and his eponymous band throughout the 90's.

Since the early 2000s, King Diamond have kept recording and touring and, since 2014, the band has been composed of vocalist King Diamond, guitarist Andy LaRocque, guitarist Mike Wead, drummer Matt Thompson, bassist Pontus Egberg. The band was formed in 1985 by vocalist King Diamond, guitarist Michael Denner, bassist Timi Hansen; the three had departed from the group Mercyful Fate, which fell apart due to musical differences between King Diamond and guitarist Hank Shermann. According to Diamond, when he, Hansen decided to form a new band, they chose the name "King Diamond" to "get better deals", because the name was known from Mercyful Fate. To round-out the line-up of the King Diamond band, the group chose drummer Mikkey Dee and guitarist Andy LaRocque. In July 1985, the band began recording their debut album at Sound Track Studio in Copenhagen, Denmark. On 25 December, they released their debut single "No Presents for Christmas". Fatal Portrait, the band's first full-length studio album, was released on 17 February 1986, through Roadrunner Records.

Produced by Rune Höyer and vocalist King Diamond, the album charted at number 33 on the Swedish album chart, spawned the single "Halloween", released on 6 June 1986. In December 1986, King Diamond began recording their second studio album, once again at Sound Track Studio in Copenhagen, Denmark; the band released the single "The Family Ghost" on 1 July 1987, for which they shot their first music video. On 15 June 1987, King Diamond released the album Abigail, their first concept album based on an original story by vocalist King Diamond; the album went on to chart at number 39 in Sweden, number 68 in the Netherlands, at number 123 on the Billboard 200. Following Abigail's release, guitarist Michael Denner left the band due to touring strains, he was subsequently replaced by Mike Moon for the album's supporting tour, during which the band recorded the live album In Concert 1987: Abigail. Following the completion of the Abigail tour, guitarist Mike Moon and bassist Timi Hansen were replaced by Pete Blakk and Hal Patino respectively.

On 13 September 1988, King Diamond released the album "Them", recorded at M. M. C. Studio in Copenhagen, Denmark. Another concept album, "Them" charted at number 38 on the Swedish album chart, number 65 on the Dutch album chart, at number 89 on the Billboard 200, making "Them" King Diamond's highest charting album in America to date. Another music video was shot, this time for the single "Welcome Home". On 1 November, the group released The Dark Sides EP, a collection of released material as well as one unreleased track. Following the completion of the supporting tour for "Them", Mikkey Dee left King Diamond. However, he was rehired to play drums on the band's follow-up album, after which he was replaced by Snowy Shaw. On 21 August 1989, King Diamond released the album Conspiracy, which charted at number 41 on the Swedish album chart, number 64 on the Dutch album chart, at number 111 on the Billboard 200. A continuation of the storyline from "Them", Conspiracy was the first King Diamond album recorded in the United States being recorded at Rumbo Recording Studios in Canoga Park, California.

A music video was made for the track "Sleepless Nights". In June 1990, King Diamond began recording fifth studio album The Eye at Sweet Silence Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark, it was released on 30 October 1990. The drums on the album were performed by drummer Snowy Shaw using drum pads, it debuted at number 179 on the Billboard 200. However, the band did not tour in support of the album due to the lack of label support. Following The Eye, Hal Patino and Pete Blakk were replaced by Sharlee D'Angelo and Mike Wead respectively; however this line-up ended-up not recording any material, as vocalist King Diamond reunited with Mercyful Fate in 1993. After recording and touring with Mercyful Fate, King Diamond reformed his eponymous band in 1994. With the line-up of King Diamond, Andy La Rocque, as well as guitarist Herb Simonsen, bassist Chris Estes and drummer Darrin Anthony from the Texas band Mindstorm, the band spent September through October 1994, recording their next album. Released on 6 June 1995, The Spider's Lullabye was the band's first album on Metal Blade Records, as well as their first studio release since Fatal Portrait to not be a concept album.

The album went on to peak at number 31 on the Finnish album charts. In March 1996, King Diamond began recording their seventh studio album at the Da

Ataxin 10

Ataxin-10 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the ATXN10 gene. The autosomal dominant cerebellar ataxias are a clinically and genetically heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by ataxia, dysarthria and intention tremor. All ADCAs involve some degree of cerebellar dysfunction and a varying degree of signs from other components of the nervous system. A accepted clinical classification divides ADCAs into 3 different groups based on the presence or absence of associated symptoms such as brainstem signs or retinopathy; the presence of pyramidal and extrapyramidal symptoms and ophthalmoplegia makes the diagnosis of ADCA I, the presence of retinopathy points to ADCA II, the absence of associated signs to ADCA III. Genetic linkage and molecular analyses revealed that ADCAs are genetically heterogeneous within the various subtypes. Defects in ATXN10 have been associated with Joubert syndrome. GeneReviews/NCBI/NIH/UW entry on Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 10 Human ATXN10 genome location and ATXN10 gene details page in the UCSC Genome Browser


Tuxpan is both a municipality and city located in the Mexican state of Veracruz. The population of the city was 78,523 and of the municipality was 134,394 inhabitants, according to the INEGI census of 2005, residing in a total area of 1,051.89 km2. The municipality includes many smaller outlying communities, the largest of which are Alto Lucero and Santiago de la Peña. A local beachside community is nearby. Tuxpan or Túxpam, pronounced in Nahuatl, the language of the ancient Aztecs means "Place of Rabbits", a compound of tochtli "rabbit" and -pan "place"; the city is located on the banks of the Tuxpan River, which reaches the Gulf of Mexico 11 kilometres downstream. Being the nearest port to Mexico City, Tuxpan is an important commercial link for Mexican imports and exports. Tuxpan is now a grain port, with emphasis on soybeans and maize. Off-shore links to oil pipelines are used to transfer petroleum products to and from tanker ships operated by Pemex, Mexico's state-owned oil company; as part of the Pemex operations and infrastructure in the city, a facility on the river manufactures and maintains oil rigs for use in the Gulf of Mexico.

In the 1870s, a small colony of some hundreds of former Confederate officers and diplomats was established. Sometimes referred to as the "Puerto de Tuxpan", the port is able to handle supertanker-sized cargo ships. Due to increasing commercial shipping traffic in the city of Veracruz, Tuxpan is now the headquarters for the Mexican Navy's Gulf fleet; as such, it is the home port for several warships including three frigates named Allende and Victoria. These ships were Knox-class frigates built in the 1960s, they were purchased from the United States Navy in the mid to late 1990s after their decommissioning. Tuxpan was the port of departure for the yacht Granma, used to transport Fidel Castro, his brother Raúl, Che Guevara and other fighters of the Cuban Revolution from Mexico to Cuba in 1956 for the purpose of overthrowing the regime of Fulgencio Batista. A small museum near the river has other related memorabilia. Niquero Tuxpan municipal government DIF Tuxpan permanent dead link] Municipal Official Information Enciclopedia de los Municipios de Mexico