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Mercyful Fate

Day three 04.06

Mercyful Fate are finally back, after nearly a decade of silence. Gdansk is one of the places chosen to take the oath again.


This outstanding band was born in Copenhagen in the early 80’s and paved the way for Metallica and Slayer, as well as Morbid Angel and Emperor. But even though they were followed by many, no-one was really able to imitate the unique style of Mercyful Fate. Its mystery lies in the fragile balance between pure strength of Hank Shermann’s guitar riffs and the bravery and theatrical antics of King Diamond. Both “Melissa” and “Don’t Break the Oath” remain to this day unparalleled works of dark art, but also later albums of the band are one of their kind.

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