Mercyful Fate

Danish heavy metal band

Mercyful Fate are a heavy metal band from Denmark. The band was formed in Copenhagen in 1980.

Mercyful Fate
Mercyful Fate Frontman King Diamond
Mercyful Fate Frontman King Diamond
Background information
OriginCopenhagen, Denmark
GenresHeavy metal, black metal[1][2]
Years active1981–1985, 1992–1999 (hiatus)
LabelsCombat, Roadrunner, Metal Blade, Rave On
Associated actsFate, Black Rose, King Diamond, Brats, Force of Evil, Memento Mori, Arch Enemy, Spiritual Beggars, Metallica
MembersKing Diamond
Hank Shermann
Sharlee D'Angelo
Bjarne T. Holm
Mike Wead
Past membersMichael Denner
Timi Hansen
Kim Ruzz
Snowy Shaw


Current membersEdit

Former membersEdit

Session membersEdit

  • Lars Ulrich - drums (1993)
  • Old Nick - drums (1981)
  • Morten Nielson - drums (1993)


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Extended playsEdit


  1. Huey, Steve. "Melissa review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-01-14.
  2. Sharpe-Young, Garry and Born, R. "Mercyful Fate". MusicMight. Archived from the original on 2012-09-20. Retrieved 2009-12-08.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)

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