Mercyful Fate ‎– Return Of The Vampire

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Roadrunner Records ‎– RR9184 1
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Compilation release of Rare and Unreleased tracks early 80's demo material.

Tracks 1-5 are From The Burning The Cross demo.
King Diamond - all vocals
Hank Shermann - guitars
Benny Petersen - guitars
Timi Hansen - bass
Kim Ruzz - drums

Track 6 : same line-up, but from a 1982 session in England for Ebony Records,
before the recordings of the EP.

Tracks 7-8 are from Danger Zone demo.
King Diamond - all vocals
Hank Shermann - guitars
Michael Denner - guitars
Timi Hansen - bass
"Old Nick" - drums

Track 9 is from the first demo of the band as Mercyful Fate, before Michael
Denner's recruitment.
King Diamond - all vocals
Hank Shermann - guitars, bass
C. Volsing - guitars
Jan Musen - drums

Tracks 1-5: Recorded late autumn 1981
Track 6: Recorded early spring 1982
Tracks 7+8: Recorded summer 1981
Track 9:Recorded early spring 1981

Track 4 was later renamed 'Desecration Of Souls' and ended up on the 'Don't Break the Oath' album

Track 6 was later renamed 'A Dangerous Meeting' and was included on the 'Don't Break the Oath' album

Track 9 was later renamed 'Black Masses' and was recorded as the B-side of the 'Black Funeral' single

Distributed in the
Netherlands by Sony Music
in Belgium by Sony Music
in Germany by Intercord
in Austria by Sony Music
in Switzerland by Disctrade
in Italy by Dischi Ricordi
in Spain by D.R.O.
in Portugal by Anonima
in France by Musidisc
in U.K. by Pinnacle
in Ireland by Metal Sales
in Sweden by MNW
in Norway by Sony Music
in Denmark by Sony Music
in Finland by Unitor Oy
in Greece by FM Records

Manufactured in The Netherlands

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 16861-9184-1 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A (Stamped)): A 08 30909 20 2B1 9184-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B (Stamped)): A 08 30909 20 2A1 9184-1
  • Rights Society: BIEM/STEMRA
  • Label Code (Sleeve): LC 8103
  • Label Code (Label): LC 9231
  • Other (Distribution code): 79184.1
  • Other (Distribution code): MU 205
  • Barcode: 08-030909-20

Other Versions (5 of 26) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RR 9184 2 Mercyful Fate Return Of The Vampire(CD, Comp) Roadrunner Records RR 9184 2 UK & Europe 1992 Sell This Version
RRC 9184 Mercyful Fate Return Of The Vampire(Cass, Comp) Roadracer Records RRC 9184 US 1992 Sell This Version
RRD 9184 Mercyful Fate Return Of The Vampire(CD, Comp, RP) Roadracer Records RRD 9184 US Unknown Sell This Version
APCY-8076 Mercyful Fate Return Of The Vampire(CD, Comp) Far East Metal Syndicate APCY-8076 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
460502601088 Mercyful Fate Return Of The Vampire(CD, Comp) Universal Music Russia 460502601088 Russia 2006 Sell This Version

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