From Metal Hammer.
Mercyful Fate are the biggest and no doubt most influential heavy metal band to emerge from Denmark, so it seems only fitting that they are the first band to be announced for Copenhell 2020 – Denmark’s biggest rock and metal festival.
King Diamond and co will be making a spectacular return, performing with the “9” linup of Hank Shermann (guitar), King Diamond (vocals), Bjarne T. Holm (drums), Mike Wead (guitar) and Joey Vera (Bass) – who is filling in for Timi Hansen.
Mercyful Fate formed almost 40 years ago and are often credited for being an important influence on the development of black metal, as well as being cited as an influence on thrash’s “big four”, namely Metallica and Slayer.
The set list will consist solely of tracks taken from their very first ‘mini LP’, albums Melissa and Don’t Break The Oath and brand new songs written in the style of their earlier days.
Copenhell will be taking place from June 17-20, 2020, in Copenhagen, Denmark. Tickets are to be released later this year. For more information on Copenhell visit the official site.
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MERCYFUL FATE The Bell Witch (1997 German Limited Editionissue CD EP, first press on CD featuring four live tracks recorded in 1993 & 1994, jewel case with picture sleeve insert)
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MERCYFUL FATE Return Of The Vampire (Rare 1992 Dutch 9-track vinyl LP, featuring a compilation of Rare and Unreleased early 80's demo material. The glossy picture sleeve remains in the original open shrink with a vintage price sticker attached to the sleeve and displays minimal wear, and the vinyl looks barely played. A fantastic example and the first we have ever had! RR91841)