MERCYFUL FATE Guitarists Celebrate 30th Anniversary Of ‘Melissa’ Album With Video Play-Through

Wednesday, 30th October 2013

Michael Denner and Hank Shermann, the guitar duo of legendary Danish metal outfit MERCYFUL FATE recently got back together to play the band’s Melissa album in celebration of its 30th anniversary. A video of their pair playing through portions of the album can be viewed below. The session took place at Denner’s apartment in Copenhagen, Denmark.

MERCYFUL FATE will always be remembered for their unquestionable mark on the history of metal, with their new innovative sound, complex arrangements, memorable melody, and their influence on bands that later took the genre to new heights, according to Wikipedia.

In 1998, METALLICA paid tribute to MERCYFUL FATE by recording a medley of classic MERCYFUL FATE songs on the album “Garage Inc.” Entitled “Mercyful Fate”, the medley included parts from “Satan’s Fall”, “Curse of the Pharaohs”, “A Corpse Without Soul”, “Into the Coven” and “Evil”.

Lars Ulrich of METALLICA (a fellow Dane) played drums on a new version of “Return of the Vampire” on the In the Shadows album, which came out in 1993.