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Mercyful Fate
King Diamond live 2006 Moscow 01.jpg
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

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


Current members

Former members

Session members

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


Studio albums

Compilation albums

Extended plays


  1. Huey, Steve. "Melissa review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  2. Sharpe-Young, Garry and Born, R. "Mercyful Fate". MusicMight. Retrieved 2009-12-08. 

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