Hank Shermann

Real Name:
René Krolmark
Profile:
Danish guitarist. Member of Brats, Danger Zone (6), Demonica (2), Denner/Shermann, Fate (5), Force Of Evil, Gutrix, Mercyful Fate, Zoser Mez

HANK SHERMANN started playing guitar in March 1977. His first ever guitar was a Japanese black Les Paul copy bought for around 100 USD. He started in the punk-scene in Copenhagen, but soon found his alley in Heavy Metal bands like Judas Priest, UFO and Black Sabbath. His first ever concert was July 28th 1978 with the band called Brats. Michael Denner then joined the band and they released an album in 1980, six month later the band broke up.
MERCYFUL FATE came to surface in early 1981 , when singer King Diamond joined the band, starting a new breed in heavy metal music. Shermann started to compose MF’s music, which later became classic songs for the band. “EVIL”, “SATAN’S FALL”, “CURSE of the PHAROAHS”, “BLACK FUNERAL”, ”A CORPSE WITHOUT SOUL” and “DESECRATION of SOULS” to name a few. Mercyful Fate recorded their legandary Albums “Melissa” & “Don’t Break The Oath” in 1983 and 1984.
Hank formed the band DEMONICA and recordings was completed in May 2009, style is Old School Thrash Metal featuring guitarist Craig Locicero, Drummer Mark Hernandez, bassist Marc Grabowski & vocalist Klaus Hyr. The Album “DEMONSTROUS” was released in 2010. Demonica is shelved for now, no future plans at this point!
Shermann performed with VOLBEAT in all of their 2012 live shows, 74 concerts in all, across USA, Europe and South America. Including the Wacken 2012 show. 2 songs from this show was added to the “Outlaw Gentlemen & shady ladies” Album as special bonus tracks!

Formed the new band SHERMANN TANK “After the VOLBEAT tours completed in 2012, I decided to start working on a New Album” says Hank. Things developed and I have now joined forces with Marc Grabowski, Vocalist & bass player, working on this new output together. They released one video “The Bloodbath“

Shermann also works as a music producer and songwriter, and was behind the single release “Angel” with legendary female singer Kate Svanholm, known from the punk scene in Denmark in the late 1970s and early 80s, where Hank also started his musical path..

Hank teamed up with Michael Denner in May 2014, to form DENNER / SHERMANN. They recently video-taped “Dont Break The Oath” to celebrate the Albums 30 years Anniversary. Now working on new music with a lot of guitars involved and an incredible line up of musicians: Sean Peck on vocals, Snowy Shaw on Drums & Marc Grabowski on Bass. “We recorded the EP called “Satan’s Tomb” released on October 2nd 2015!. Brand new full length Album “Masters Of Evil” was released June 24th 2016.
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3984-25028-1 Hank Shermann - Dead Again album art Mercyful Fate Mercyful Fate - Dead Again(2xLP, Album, RE) Metal Blade Records 3984-25028-1 Europe 2016 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

KPLP 1 Hank Shermann - Pære Punk album art Various I Do What I Wanna Do (as Hank The Wank) and 2 more… Various - Pære Punk (Comp) Kong Pære KPLP 1 Denmark 1979 Sell This Version
40-84327 Hank Shermann - 1980 album art Brats Brats - 1980 (Album) CBS 40-84327 Scandinavia 1980 Sell This Version
PRO 102 Hank Shermann - B-Brains / Vivian Wants To Dance album art Brats / Tyrantz Brats / Tyrantz - B-Brains / Vivian Wants To Dance CBS PRO 102 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
EBON 6 Hank Shermann - Metallic Storm album art Various Black Funeral Various - Metallic Storm(LP, Comp) Ebony Records EBON 6 UK 1982 Sell This Version
RMLP-002 Hank Shermann - Mercyful Fate album art Mercyful Fate Mercyful Fate - Mercyful Fate (MiniAlbum, Comp, EP, Album, Single) Rave-On Records RMLP-002 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
MRI-369 Hank Shermann - Melissa album art Mercyful Fate Mercyful Fate - Melissa (Album) Roadrunner Records MRI-369 US 1983 Sell This Version
SN1002 Hank Shermann - Live From The Depths Of Hell album art Mercyful Fate Mercyful Fate - Live From The Depths Of Hell (Album) Satan's Nightmare SN1002 Benelux 1984 Sell This Version
MX-8011 Hank Shermann - Don't Break The Oath album art Mercyful Fate Mercyful Fate - Don't Break The Oath (Album) Roadrunner Records MX-8011 US 1984 Sell This Version
1395 821 Hank Shermann - Fate album art Fate (5) Fate (5) - Fate (Album) EMI 1395 821 Scandinavia 1985 Sell This Version
J 8989L Hank Shermann - Live album art Mercyful Fate Mercyful Fate - Live(LP, Album, Unofficial) R.O.S. Records Inc. J 8989L UK 1985 Sell This Version
064 13 9662 1, 13 9662 1 Hank Shermann - A Matter Of Attitude album art Fate (5) Fate (5) - A Matter Of Attitude (Album) EMI 064 13 9662 1, 13 9662 1 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
038 26 1009 1 Hank Shermann - Hard Attack 2 album art Various Victory (as Hank Sherman) Various - Hard Attack 2(LP, Comp) EMI 038 26 1009 1 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
MM 90010 Hank Shermann - Return Of The Living Dead album art Mercyful Fate Mercyful Fate - Return Of The Living Dead(CD, Unofficial) Metal Memory Records MM 90010 Italy 1990 Sell This Version
MM 90017 Hank Shermann - Crush The Cross album art Mercyful Fate Mercyful Fate - Crush The Cross (Album) Metal Memory Records MM 90017 Italy 1991 Sell This Version
ZR 7001 Hank Shermann - Vizier Of Wasteland album art Zoser Mez Zoser Mez - Vizier Of Wasteland (Album) Zoser Records ZR 7001 Denmark 1991 Sell This Version
RR 9184 2 Hank Shermann - Return Of The Vampire album art Mercyful Fate Mercyful Fate - Return Of The Vampire (Comp, Album) Roadrunner Records RR 9184 2 UK & Europe 1992 Sell This Version
CLAS 0003 Hank Shermann - In The Shadows album art Mercyful Fate Mercyful Fate - In The Shadows (Album) Metal Blade Records CLAS 0003 Poland 1993 Sell This Version
PCDS 53911 Hank Shermann - The Bell Witch album art Mercyful Fate Mercyful Fate - The Bell Witch (EP, MiniAlbum) Metal Blade Records PCDS 53911 US 1994 Sell This Version
CLAS 0031 Hank Shermann - Time album art Mercyful Fate Mercyful Fate - Time (Album) Metal Blade Records CLAS 0031 Poland 1994 Sell This Version
77115-2 Hank Shermann - A Tribute To Judas Priest Legends Of Metal Vol. 1 album art Various The Ripper Various - A Tribute To Judas Priest Legends Of Metal Vol. 1 (Comp, Album) Century Media 77115-2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
3984-17026-2 Hank Shermann - Into The Unknown album art Mercyful Fate Mercyful Fate - Into The Unknown (Album) Metal Blade Records 3984-17026-2 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
77169-2 Hank Shermann - A Tribute To Judas Priest - Legends Of Metal album art Various The Ripper Various - A Tribute To Judas Priest - Legends Of Metal (Comp) Century Media 77169-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
DzRCD006 Hank Shermann - Mushroom Songs album art Gutrix The Mushroom Song Gutrix - Mushroom Songs (Album) Dzynamite Records DzRCD006 Scandinavia 1997 Sell This Version
CDM 898-173 Hank Shermann - Don't Break The Oath / Return Of The Vampire Part 1 album art Mercyful Fate Mercyful Fate - Don't Break The Oath / Return Of The Vampire Part 1(CD, Comp, Unofficial) CD-Maximum CDM 898-173 Russia 1998 Sell This Version