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Mercyful Fate

Country of origin:
Denmark
Location:
Copenhagen, Hovedstaden
Status:
Active
Formed in:
1981
Genre:
Heavy Metal
Lyrical themes:
Satanism (early), Evil, Horror, Occultism, Death
Current label:
Metal Blade Records
Years active:
1981-1985, 1993-1999, 2008, 2011, 2019-present
Mercyful Fate was formed in Spring 1981 in Copenhagen, Denmark on the ashes of the punk/metal band Brats by vocalist King Diamond (King Diamond, ex-Black Rose) and guitarist Hank Shermann. After going through some line-up changes (see the liner notes in Return of the Vampire for more info) the 'classic' line-up was born with the addition of guitarist Michael Denner (also formerly of Brats) and ...
Current
Hank Shermann Guitars (1981-1985, 1993-1999, 2008, 2011, 2019-present)
See also: Denner / Shermann, ex-Brats, ex-Danger Zone, ex-Demonica, ex-Force of Evil, ex-Gutrix, ex-Lavina, ex-Rax Load, ex-Shermann Soldiers, ex-Zoser Mez, Hank Shermann, Shermann Tank, ex-Fate, ex-Volbeat (live), ex-Virus 7
King Diamond Vocals (1981-1985, 1993-1999, 2008, 2011, 2019-present)
See also: King Diamond, ex-Black Rose, ex-Brats, ex-Danger Zone, ex-Brainstorm, ex-Roadrunner United
Bjarne T. Holm Drums (1994-1999, 2008, 2019-present)
See also: Denner's Inferno, ex-Force of Evil, ex-Gutrix, ex-Rax Load, ex-Shermann Soldiers, Kings of Rock, ex-Fate, ex-Zoser Mez, ex-Angu, ex-Art Cinema, ex-Deccoband, ex-Denner's Trickbag, ex-Mike Tramp's White Lion, ex-Trauma Center, ex-Virus 7, ex-Zauce
Mike Wead Guitars (1996-1999, 2019-present)
See also: Hexenhaus, Kamlath, King Diamond, Nattas, ex-Warchild, ex-Bibleblack, ex-Memento Mori, ex-Candlemass, ex-Maninnya Blade, ex-The Haunted (live), ex-Abstrakt Algebra, ex-Warning, ex-Firegod, ex-Hemisfear, ex-Kryptillusion
Past
Ole Beich Bass (1981)
(R.I.P. 1991) See also: ex-Guns N' Roses, ex-L.A. Guns
Timi "Grabber" Hansen Bass (1981-1985, 1993-1994, 2008, 2011, 2019)
(R.I.P. 2019) See also: ex-Danger Zone, ex-Lavina, ex-King Diamond
Kim Ruzz Drums (1981-1985)
See also: ex-Metalruzz
Ole Frausing Drums (1981)
See also: ex-Missing Link
"Old" Nick Smith Drums (1981)
See also: ex-Danger Zone
Jan Musen Drums (1981)
Benny Petersen Guitars (1981-1982)
See also: ex-Jackal, ex-Encore, ex-Evil, ex-Pretty Maids
Michael Denner Guitars (1981, 1982-1985, 1993-1996, 2008, 2011)
See also: Denner's Inferno, Denner / Shermann, ex-Danger Zone, ex-Force of Evil, ex-Lavina, ex-Zoser Mez, Iron Space, Lucifer's Airship, Taylor's Universe, ex-King Diamond, ex-Brats, ex-Art Cinema, ex-Denner's Trickbag, ex-Virus 7
Carsten Van der Volsing Guitars (1981)
See also: ex-Brats
Morten Nielsen Drums (1993)
See also: ex-Force Majeure, ex-Shermann Soldiers, ex-Zoser Mez, ex-Apocalypse, ex-Crime Academy, ex-Furious Trauma, ex-Red Warszawa
Snowy Shaw Drums (1993-1994)
See also: Dark Embrace, Mad Architect, Snowy Shaw, Denner / Shermann, Notre Dame, ex-Illwill, ex-Cans, Snömannen & Hans Vänner, XXX, Maryann Cotton (live), ex-Dimmu Borgir, ex-Dream Evil, ex-King Diamond, ex-Nightrage (live), ex-Sabaton (live), ex-Scheepers (live), ex-Therion (live), ex-Colossus (live), ex-Memento Mori, ex-Firegod, ex-Kee Marcello's K2, ex-Loud 'n' Nasty, ex-Snowy Shaw and the Star-Spangled Banned, ex-Them Sluts! (live)
Sharlee D'Angelo Bass (1994-1999)
See also: Arch Enemy, Spiritual Beggars, The Night Flight Orchestra, Witchery, ex-Illwill, Black Earth, ex-King Diamond, ex-Dismember (live), ex-Facelift, ex-Sinergy, ex-Firegod
Current (Live)
Joey Vera Bass (2019-present)
See also: Armored Saint, Fates Warning, Motor Sister, Joey Vera, John Arch, A Chinese Firedrill, ex-Arch / Matheos, ex-Seven Witches, ex-Anthrax (live), ex-OSI, ex-Engine, ex-Invasion, ex-Sapphire
Hank Shermann Guitars (1981-1985, 1993-1999, 2008, 2011, 2019-present)
See also: Denner / Shermann, ex-Brats, ex-Danger Zone, ex-Demonica, ex-Force of Evil, ex-Gutrix, ex-Lavina, ex-Rax Load, ex-Shermann Soldiers, ex-Zoser Mez, Hank Shermann, Shermann Tank, ex-Fate, ex-Volbeat (live), ex-Virus 7
King Diamond Vocals (1981-1985, 1993-1999, 2008, 2011, 2019-present)
See also: King Diamond, ex-Black Rose, ex-Brats, ex-Danger Zone, ex-Brainstorm, ex-Roadrunner United
Bjarne T. Holm Drums (1994-1999, 2008, 2019-present)
See also: Denner's Inferno, ex-Force of Evil, ex-Gutrix, ex-Rax Load, ex-Shermann Soldiers, Kings of Rock, ex-Fate, ex-Zoser Mez, ex-Angu, ex-Art Cinema, ex-Deccoband, ex-Denner's Trickbag, ex-Mike Tramp's White Lion, ex-Trauma Center, ex-Virus 7, ex-Zauce
Mike Wead Guitars (1996-1999, 2019-present)
See also: Hexenhaus, Kamlath, King Diamond, Nattas, ex-Warchild, ex-Bibleblack, ex-Memento Mori, ex-Candlemass, ex-Maninnya Blade, ex-The Haunted (live), ex-Abstrakt Algebra, ex-Warning, ex-Firegod, ex-Hemisfear, ex-Kryptillusion
Ole Beich Bass (1981)
(R.I.P. 1991) See also: ex-Guns N' Roses, ex-L.A. Guns
Timi "Grabber" Hansen Bass (1981-1985, 1993-1994, 2008, 2011, 2019)
(R.I.P. 2019) See also: ex-Danger Zone, ex-Lavina, ex-King Diamond
Kim Ruzz Drums (1981-1985)
See also: ex-Metalruzz
Ole Frausing Drums (1981)
See also: ex-Missing Link
"Old" Nick Smith Drums (1981)
See also: ex-Danger Zone
Jan Musen Drums (1981)
Benny Petersen Guitars (1981-1982)
See also: ex-Jackal, ex-Encore, ex-Evil, ex-Pretty Maids
Michael Denner Guitars (1981, 1982-1985, 1993-1996, 2008, 2011)
See also: Denner's Inferno, Denner / Shermann, ex-Danger Zone, ex-Force of Evil, ex-Lavina, ex-Zoser Mez, Iron Space, Lucifer's Airship, Taylor's Universe, ex-King Diamond, ex-Brats, ex-Art Cinema, ex-Denner's Trickbag, ex-Virus 7
Carsten Van der Volsing Guitars (1981)
See also: ex-Brats
Morten Nielsen Drums (1993)
See also: ex-Force Majeure, ex-Shermann Soldiers, ex-Zoser Mez, ex-Apocalypse, ex-Crime Academy, ex-Furious Trauma, ex-Red Warszawa
Snowy Shaw Drums (1993-1994)
See also: Dark Embrace, Mad Architect, Snowy Shaw, Denner / Shermann, Notre Dame, ex-Illwill, ex-Cans, Snömannen & Hans Vänner, XXX, Maryann Cotton (live), ex-Dimmu Borgir, ex-Dream Evil, ex-King Diamond, ex-Nightrage (live), ex-Sabaton (live), ex-Scheepers (live), ex-Therion (live), ex-Colossus (live), ex-Memento Mori, ex-Firegod, ex-Kee Marcello's K2, ex-Loud 'n' Nasty, ex-Snowy Shaw and the Star-Spangled Banned, ex-Them Sluts! (live)
Sharlee D'Angelo Bass (1994-1999)
See also: Arch Enemy, Spiritual Beggars, The Night Flight Orchestra, Witchery, ex-Illwill, Black Earth, ex-King Diamond, ex-Dismember (live), ex-Facelift, ex-Sinergy, ex-Firegod
Current
Joey Vera Bass (2019-present)
See also: Armored Saint, Fates Warning, Motor Sister, Joey Vera, John Arch, A Chinese Firedrill, ex-Arch / Matheos, ex-Seven Witches, ex-Anthrax (live), ex-OSI, ex-Engine, ex-Invasion, ex-Sapphire
Added by: nothingman Modified by: SuicidalFreak
Added on: 2002-07-18 04:26:04 Last modified on: 2019-11-12 23:44:00