Mercyful Fate ‎– Return Of The Vampire

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Roadrunner Records ‎– RR 9184 2
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1 Burning The Cross
Written-By – Petersen*, Diamond*
8:49
2 Curse Of The Pharaos
Written-By – Shermann*, Diamond*
4:28
3 Return Of The Vampire
Written-By – Shermann*, Diamond*
4:51
4 On A Night Of Full Moon
Written-By – Shermann*, Diamond*
6:40
5 A Corpse Without Soul
Written-By – Shermann*, Diamond*
8:12
6 Death Kiss
Written-By – Shermann*, Diamond*
5:53
7 Leave My Soul Alone
Written-By – Diamond*, Denner*
3:21
8 M.D.A.
Written-By – Denner*
4:21
9 You Asked For It
Written-By – Shermann*, Diamond*
4:13

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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

Made in Germany (printed on Cd & back inlay)
All tracks recorded live in the studio, with exception of solos and vocals which were overdubbed

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 16861-9184-2 2
  • Matrix / Runout: SONOPRESS G-0628/ RR91842 A
  • Other: 79184 2 / MU 760
  • Other: D. IRS 983.384
  • Rights Society: STEMRA
  • Label Code: LC 9231
  • SPARS Code: AAD

Other Versions (5 of 28) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
3984-25076-1 Mercyful Fate Return Of The Vampire(LP, Comp, Pic) Metal Blade Records 3984-25076-1 USA & Europe 2018 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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