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Mercyful Fate

Band
1980 / Present
Denmark Denmark

Overview

Members

King Diamond
Present
Hank Shermann
Present
Ole Beich
Present
Sharlee D'Angelo
1993 - Present
Bjarne T. Holm
1994 - Present
Mike Wead
1996 - Present
Michael Denner
1982 - 1996
Snowy Shaw (drumset)
1993 - 1994
Kim Ruzz
1982 - 1985

Discography

Studio Album

1983
Album has 8 releases
1993
Album has 4 releases
1994
Album has 5 releases
1998
Album has 4 releases

Single

1983
Album has 1 releases

EP

1982
Album has 2 releases
1994
Album has 2 releases

Styles

History

Mercyful Fate is an influential heavy metal band that formed in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1981 from the remaining members of Hank Shermann's band Brats and King Diamond's band Black Rose. In early 1981 they helped out Michael Denner with demos for his band Danger Zone. Soon, Shermann, Denner, Diamond, and Denner's bass player Timi Grabber realized their potential as a unit and started performing as Mercyful Fate. The band experienced the usual member changes for a new band, as Denner left (and later returned). In addition, the drummer position was a revolving door, but Kim Ruzz finally established himself as the drummer.

Several demos and live shows survive from 1981, including their infamous first concert "Sabbath of all witches" held in early/mid 1981.

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