Mercyful Fate

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Mercyful Fate is a heavy metal band from Copenhagen, Denmark. The band was formed by vocalist King Diamond (2) and guitarist Hank Shermann in 1981. The original MF line-up shared members with another Copenhagen band, Danger Zone, whom Diamond and Shermann were helping out. By 1982, the "classic" Mercyful Fate line up of Diamond, Shermann, guitarist Michael Denner (ex-Brats and Danger Zone), bassist Timi "Grabber" Hansen (Danger Zone), and drummer Kim Ruzz was in place. Over the next couple years, the band would release an EP and 2 LPs that would cement their reputation as one the most influential metal bands of the early 1980s. King Diamond's blasphemous lyrics and theatrical stage presence would have many label the band as part of the 1st wave of black metal, although musically the band was closer to the style of Judas Priest or Iron Maiden. The group split in 1985, as Shermann decided he wanted to pursue a more commercial direction. King Diamond launched a solo career, taking Denner and Hansen with him, while Kim Ruzz disappeared into the regular world.

The band's legend continued to grow after their split. In 1993, the classic line up, minus Kim Ruzz, reformed for a new album, "In The Shadows". Hansen dropped out after that release but the group continued on throughout the 1990s. At the same time, King Diamond kept his own solo career going. Michael Denner left the band after 1996's "Into The Unknown" and Diamond and Sherman continued on with new players. 1999's "9" is, to date, the band's last full-length release. King Diamond has stated that MF has not split up but the band is on hold for the foreseeable future. In 2009, Diamond, Shermann, Denner, Hansen, and drummer Bjarne Holm (who has played with the group since 1994) reunited to re-record the songs "Evil" and "Curse Of The Pharoah" for the "Guitar Hero: Metallica" video game.

In 2019, the group announced they would be playing a series of live dates. The line up would include Diamond, Sherman, Wead, Holm, and bassist Joey Vera (filling in for Timi Hansen, who was battling cancer). Timi Hansen lost his battle with cancer on November 4th, 2019.

Lineup:
King Diamond - vocals
Hank Shermann - guitar
Bjarne T. Holm - drums (1996 - present)
Mike Wead - guitar (1998 - present)
Timi Hansen - bass (1982 - 1985, 1993 - 1994, 2009 - 2019)
Michael Denner - guitar (1982 - 1985, 1993 - 1996, 2009)
Kim Ruzz - drums (1982 - 1985)
Snowy Shaw - drums (1993 - 1994)
Sharlee D'Angelo - bass (1994 - 1999)

Joey Vera - bass (live 2019)
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Albums

RMLP-002 Mercyful Fate - Mercyful Fate diseño del album Mercyful Fate Mercyful Fate (MiniAlbum) Rave-On Records RMLP-002 Netherlands 1982 Vender esta versión
MFN-10 Mercyful Fate - Melissa diseño del album Mercyful Fate Melissa (Album) Roadrunner Records MFN-10 UK 1983 Vender esta versión
RR 9835 Mercyful Fate - Don't Break The Oath diseño del album Mercyful Fate Don't Break The Oath (Album) Roadrunner Records RR 9835 Europe 1984 Vender esta versión
9 45318-2 Mercyful Fate - In The Shadows diseño del album Mercyful Fate In The Shadows (Album) Metal Blade Records 9 45318-2 US 1993 Vender esta versión
210172-2311 Mercyful Fate - Time diseño del album Mercyful Fate Time (Album) Metal Blade Records 210172-2311 Czech Republic 1994 Vender esta versión
MB50586-4 Mercyful Fate - Into The Unknown diseño del album Mercyful Fate Into The Unknown (Album) Metal Blade Records MB50586-4 Malaysia 1996 Vender esta versión
3984-14159-4 Mercyful Fate - Dead Again diseño del album Mercyful Fate Dead Again (Album) Metal Blade Records 3984-14159-4 Malaysia 1998 Vender esta versión
MAB 156 Mercyful Fate - 9 diseño del album Mercyful Fate 9 (Album) Metal Blade Records MAB 156 Czech Republic 1999 Vender esta versión

Singles & EPs

12 KUT 106 Mercyful Fate - Black Funeral diseño del album Mercyful Fate Black Funeral (Single) Music For Nations 12 KUT 106 UK & Europe 1983 Vender esta versión
Pro-CD-8750 Mercyful Fate - Egypt diseño del album Mercyful Fate Egypt(CD, Single, Promo) Metal Blade Records Pro-CD-8750 US 1993 Vender esta versión
CDMZORRO 78 Mercyful Fate - The Bell Witch diseño del album Mercyful Fate The Bell Witch (EP, MiniAlbum) Metal Blade Records CDMZORRO 78 Europe 1994 Vender esta versión
none Mercyful Fate - Evil / Curse Of The Pharaohs diseño del album Mercyful Fate Evil / Curse Of The Pharaohs (Maxi, Single) Massacre Records none 2009 Vender esta versión

Compilations

RR 49648, SPV-65-3927 Mercyful Fate - Melissa & Don't Break The Oath diseño del album Mercyful Fate Melissa & Don't Break The Oath(Cass, Comp) Roadrunner Records RR 49648, SPV-65-3927 UK 1984 Vender esta versión
3111, none Mercyful Fate - The Beginning diseño del album Mercyful Fate The Beginning (Comp, Album) Roadrunner Records 3111, none Brazil 1987 Vender esta versión
RRD 9184 Mercyful Fate - Return Of The Vampire diseño del album Mercyful Fate Return Of The Vampire (Comp) Roadrunner Records RRD 9184 US 1992 Vender esta versión
RRC 9117 Mercyful Fate - A Dangerous Meeting diseño del album King Diamond / Mercyful Fate King Diamond / Mercyful Fate - A Dangerous Meeting (Comp) Roadrunner Records RRC 9117 US 1992 Vender esta versión
FM 8196 Mercyful Fate - The Curse Of Evil diseño del album Mercyful Fate The Curse Of Evil(CD, Album, Comp) Roadrunner Records, Metal Hammer & Heavy Metal, FM Records FM 8196 Greece 1997 Vender esta versión
RR8339-2 Mercyful Fate - The Best Of diseño del album Mercyful Fate The Best Of (Comp) Roadrunner Records RR8339-2 US 2003 Vender esta versión
1686-183572 Mercyful Fate - Melissa / The Beginning diseño del album Mercyful Fate Melissa / The Beginning (Album, Comp) Roadrunner Records 1686-183572 US 2003 Vender esta versión
DBL CD RR 8268 2 Mercyful Fate - Don't Break The Oath / Return Of The Vampire diseño del album Mercyful Fate Don't Break The Oath / Return Of The Vampire (Album, Comp) Roadrunner Records DBL CD RR 8268 2 UK & Europe 2004 Vender esta versión

Miscellaneous

Pro-CT-8932 Mercyful Fate - Selections From "In The Shadows" diseño del album Mercyful Fate Selections From "In The Shadows"(Cass, Promo, Smplr) Metal Blade Records Pro-CT-8932 US 1993 Vender esta versión

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RAVIMAR

RAVIMAR

27 de agosto de 2019
i buy live dvds of mercyfull fate and of King diamond.:raul:
vivi_mar69@hotmail.com
JonHarding

JonHarding

13 de marzo de 2018
How come Curse of the Pharoah isn't listed? It was a fan club exclusive.
DeeDeeDrum

DeeDeeDrum

21 de enero de 2017
I bought a vinyl supposed to be "drunken in Stonehenge" of the band Queens of the Stoneage but while listening I had to find out it was NOT the band! After searching what appeared to be an eternity I finally found the band "mercyful fate". It's a live recording from Brazil (maybe from 1996!?)! More research explained there is no such Album with this particular playlist:
A1 ?
A2 Angel of Light
A3 Egypt
A4 curse of the pharaohs
A5 Doomed by the living dead
A6 the uninvited guest
B1 the bellwether
B2 satan's Fall
B3 ?
B4 come to the sabbath
B5 black funeral

I think it's the album "no mercy for the fallen" but I got a mispress ;)

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