MERCYFUL FATE Guitarists To Release Video Of “Melissa” Jam Session October 30

Sunday, 27th 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, according to the band’s Facebook page A video of the session — which took place at Denner’s apartment in Copenhagen, Denmark — will be released on October 30 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the LP.

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.