Mercyful Fate guitarists reunite

2013-10-28 by Voivod STAFF | 16 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

Tagged: Mercyful Fate

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D3rF31
October 28th 2013
27 Comments


i want a new mercyful fate or king diamond album

tempest--
October 28th 2013
18745 Comments


who did the vox?

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
October 28th 2013
7163 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: Medicine Boy - Kinda Like Electricity

BallsToTheWall
October 28th 2013
46416 Comments


So much M/

Digging: The River - Drawing Down the Sun

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
October 28th 2013
7163 Comments


@Lloyd

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

tempest--
October 28th 2013
18745 Comments


ah, alright

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

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
October 28th 2013
7163 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
890 Comments


Ihsahn can mimic King's falsetto pretty well

trainofconsequence
October 28th 2013
1442 Comments


Fuckin brilliant band

Judio!
Contributing Reviewer
October 28th 2013
8231 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.

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EyesWideShut
October 28th 2013
3980 Comments


hail satan

MoosechriS
October 28th 2013
5752 Comments


Fuck yes!!!!

InbredJed
October 28th 2013
6497 Comments


sexcellent news

TheNotrap
October 29th 2013
8450 Comments


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

manosg
Contributing Reviewer
October 29th 2013
9564 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: Gehenna - First Spell

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
October 31st 2013
7163 Comments


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

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



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