King Diamond has revealed that he is working on lyrics for the long-awaited new album from his namesake band. Titled “The Institute”, the group’s first studio LP in 15 years is tentatively before the end of the year via Metal Blade Records.

On Tuesday (February 1), King took to his Instagram to share a photo of several stacks of handwritten lyric sheets, and he included the following message: “In my lair working on lyrics for the new album. The words may be blurred for now but in due time the madness will unfold, you have been warned..”

Back in November 2019, KING DIAMOND released its first new song in 12 years, “Masquerade Of Madness”.