Tag Archives: Mercyful Fate

Metal Review: Denner / Shermann – Satan’s Tomb (2015)

Denner / Shermann - Satan's Tomb

Michael Denner and Hank Shermann, the original guitar players of Mercyful Fate’s legendary albums Melissa and Don’t Break the Oath albums, have reunited to bring the metal world another taste of what they can do together with the Satan’s Tomb EP. As you would expect, the album bleeds the classic metal sounds of Mercyful Fate,

Concert Review: King Diamond – 11.25.2015 in Philadelphia

King Diamond - 11.25.2015 in Philadelphia

The legendary King Diamond took the stage on the 25th of November at the Filmore in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for an intense show featuring the entire classic Abigail album. This epic show was one of two shows on this tour being filmed for an upcoming DVD, so you knew that King Diamond was going to have

Song of the Week: Mercyful Fate: Satan’s Fall

Mercyful Fate: Melissa

Melissa is the debut studio album from Danish metal legends Mercyful Fate fronted by the legendary King Diamond. The album was released on October 30, 1983 and was the first album released by Roadrunner Records. Melissa is said to be the band’s best album and many may have a point there because it contains classics

Song of the Week: King Diamond: Black Horsemen

King Diamond: Abigail

King Diamond is a huge part of metal. Talk to any fan about some of their favorite bands and you will surely hear Mercyful Fate and/or King Diamond mentioned. Mercyful Fate has been a huge inspiration to so many metal bands. When King Diamond went out on his own, he was an instant hit. His

Mercyful Fate’s Hank Shermann Announces Solo Project

Shermann Tan

Mercyful Fate guitarist Hank Shermann has announced his solo project called Shermann Tank which promises to bring “crushing brutality, relentless guitar attacks and vocals from the depths of hell-dark and melodically captivating!” Marc Grabowski will be handling vocals and bass. Check out the trailer below. You can expect the debut album to come out next

Mercyful Fate Celebrate 30th Anniversary of Melissa Album

Mercyful Fate Melissa

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Mercyful Fate’s “Melissa” album, Mercyful Fate guitarist Michael Denner and Hank Shermann played riffs from all songs on the album, originally released on October 30, 1983. Check out the 11-minute full version video below. Please upgrade your browser

Metal Review: Magister Templi | Lucifer Leviathan Logos (2013)

Norway doom/occult metal band Magister Templi is set to release their debut full-length release, “Lucifer Leviathan Logos,” through Cruz del Sur Music in May and all I can say is “Wow!” I honestly do not say that too often because bands do not give me a reason to say that all that often anymore, but

Metal Review: Attic – The Invocation (2012)

German metal band Attic has released their debut album, The Invocation, and they sure are wearing their inspiration proudly. By about a minute into the album, you can see that Attic has more than a little respect for King Diamond and Mercyful Fate. From the falsetto vocals style to the similar riff work to the

King Diamond No Presents For Christmas Single to be Re-Released

King Diamond’s classic single No Presents For Christmas single will be getting a special re-release on vinyl for Record Store Day Black Friday on November 23 (in the U.S. only). The single was King Diamond’s first to be released after he left Mercyful Fate, originally getting released in 1985. Please upgrade your browser  

FearShop.com Metal Podcast – Episode 43 – Stand Up and Fight

We review Mercyful Fate – Don’t Break the Oath, Turisas – Stand Up and Fight, Moonsorrow – Varjoina Kuljemme Kuolleiden Maassa, Nekromantheon – Divinity of Death and Made of Hate – Pathogen. We play songs from Moonsorrow, Deicide, Flotsam and Jetsam, Body Count, Nekromantheon, Zombiefication, Morbid Angel and Megadeth. Visit the site at http://www.fearshopmetalpodcast.com to