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 - Melissa - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £50.00, $60.00, €56.00 (New Item) (arrived 10-Jan-2023 14:30)on February 8, 2023 at 1:18 pm
MERCYFUL FATE Melissa (1983 UK French pressed 7-track LP, the band's second studio album, complete with illustrated lyric inner, picture sleeve. Inspired by the skull carried on stage by King Diamond that was unfortunately stolen, hence the mournful yet vengeful tone of the title track. The sleeve shows some noticable shelfwear whilst the vinyl shows some paper scuffing not affecting play MFN10)
- Mercyful Fate - Don't Break The Oath - UK - vinyl LP - £95.00, $114.00, €106.40 (New Item) (arrived 19-Nov-2022 10:19)on February 8, 2023 at 1:18 pm
MERCYFUL FATE Don't Break The Oath (1984 UK 9-track LP, pressed in France for the UK market, complete with illustrated lyric inner, picture sleeve The sleeve shows only a little light shelfwear & the vinyl is flawless MFN-28)
- Mercyful Fate - Mercyful Fate - Dutch - 12" vinyl - £80.00, $96.00, €89.60 (New Item) (arrived 03-Oct-2022 15:48)on February 8, 2023 at 1:18 pm
MERCYFUL FATE Mercyful Fate( Rare 1982 Dutch four track mini-lp black bordered picture sleeve with lyric insert.Debut self titled release from Danish metal titans featuring Nuns Have No Fun and Devil Eyes all at wonderful 45rpm. The sleeve shows a little ageing whilst the vinyl has a little paperscuffing which doesn't affect play.RMLP-002)