Mercyful Fate guitarists reunite
2013-10-28 by Voivod STAFF | 17 Comments

To mark the 30th anniversary since the release of Mercyful Fate's landmark debut Melissa, guitarists Hank Shermann and Michael Denner have recently reunited in Copenhagen, Denmark and played the album in its entirety.

The session has been captured on video tape and it will be released on October 30 in commemoration of an album that opened new ways of expression for metal during the '80s and continues to inspire contemporary traditional metal outfits such as In Solitude, Portrait, Noctum etc.




More info: http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/mercyful-fate-guitarists-reunite-to-celebrate-30th-anniversary-of-melissa-album/



UPDATE:

On October 30, Hank Shermann posted samples of all jamming sessions with Michael Denner at his official YouTube Channel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUVDIFxBxzw

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D3rF31
October 28th 2013

27 Comments


i want a new mercyful fate or king diamond album

tempest--
October 28th 2013

13150 Comments


who did the vox?

Digging: Kimbra - The Golden Echo

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
October 28th 2013

5997 Comments


I hear you. I mean bands such as those mentioned above and labels like Metal Blade are revisiting the MF sound with great success. If they reunite, Metal Blade will sign them in a split second.

Digging: Lisa Gerrard - Twilight Kingdom

BallsToTheWall
October 28th 2013

44164 Comments


So much M/

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
October 28th 2013

5997 Comments


@Lloyd

The album adaptation was solely instrumental, at least that's what the blabbermouth piece suggests.

tempest--
October 28th 2013

13150 Comments


ah, alright

would be some big shoes to fill trying to sing Melissa!

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
October 28th 2013

5997 Comments


A few years ago, I would agree with you, but there are at least two - to my best of knowledge - singers who imitate King Diamond's lows perfectly. Check the first two In Solitude albums and the recently released Noctum album (there's a stream for the latter).

demon of surveillance
October 28th 2013

815 Comments


Ihsahn can mimic King's falsetto pretty well

Digging: Fleurety - Min Tid Skal Komme

trainofconsequence
October 28th 2013

1433 Comments


Fuckin brilliant band

CaptainDooRight
October 28th 2013

28809 Comments


faith

Digging: Tukaaria - Raw to the Rapine

Judio!
Contributing Reviewer
October 28th 2013

5364 Comments


Thanks Voivod, just made my day!

Shermann and Denner are my favorite guitar duo of all time. Such a great band, and I only got two more albums left to review until I finish reviewing Mercyful Fate's entire discog.

Digging: Jimmy Eat World - Clarity

EyesWideShut
October 28th 2013

3125 Comments


hail satan

MoosechriS
October 28th 2013

4942 Comments


Fuck yes!!!!

InbredJed
October 28th 2013

5786 Comments


sexcellent news

TheNotrap
October 29th 2013

8035 Comments


Nice, but a 30th Anniversary gig with King and the original line-up would be better.

Digging: Savage Grace - Master Of Disguise

manosg
October 29th 2013

5915 Comments


^This. I don't think MF fans can accept another vocalist instead of King Diamond. His theatrics and overall influence on MF is extremely important.

Digging: Saviour Machine - Saviour Machine I

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
October 31st 2013

5997 Comments


MERCYFUL FATE Guitarists Back Together For 30th Anniversary...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUVDIFxBxzw



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