MERCYFUL FATE RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE KING DIAMOND 12" LP VINYL
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Collectors information & Description:
This album "MERCYFUL FATE - Return of the Vampire" is the compilation album of rare demo tracks by Mercyful Fate recorded before their first, official release in 1982. It is released in 1992 by Roadrunner Records RR 9184.
The album: "MERCYFUL FATE - Return of the Vampire" was produced by:
This album was recorded live in the studio, with the exception of solos and vocals which were overdubbed
Guest musician was "Lars Ulrich (Metallica) on the track "In the Shadows"
Road Runner RR 9184
12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram
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Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: MERCYFUL FATE - Return of the Vampire
Band-members, Musicians and Performers
King Diamond - Vocals
Kim Bendix Petersenbetter known by his stage name King Diamond, is a Danish heavy metal musician. As a vocalist, he is known for his extensive vocal range, in particular his usage of falsetto.
He started his career in 1974 with a band called Brainstorm and has since performed with Black Rose, Brats, Danger Zone, Mercyful Fate and the eponymous King Diamond band.
Hank Shermann - Guitar, bass
Rene Krollmark also known under the aliases Hank De Wank, Hank Shermann started his career as guitar player in 1977 with a band called Brats, this was followed by "Danger Zone", "Mercyful Fate", Fate, Lavina, "Zoser Mez"
Benny Petersen - Guitar
Benny Petersen - Guitar player from Denmark who has played guitar in some of Denmark's best Hard Rock / Heavy Bands, lile: Evil, Mercyful Fate, Pretty Maids and several others.
Michael Denner - Guitar
Michael Denner is a Danish heavy-metal guitarist. He is part of the heavy metal duo Denner/Shermann with Hank Shermann. Michael Denner plays guitar with Brats from 1979-1980, "Mercyful Fate" from 1981-1996 (with several interruptions. Before joining "Mercyful Fate" Michael Denner performed together with TImmi Hansen in a band called "Danger Zone".
Timi Hansen - Bass
Timmi "Grabber" Hansen is a Danish bass player. He played in the Danish heavy metal band Mercyful Fate from 1981 to 1985 and from 1992 to 1993, and King Diamond from 1985 to 1987. Before joining "Mercyful Fate" TImmi Hansen performed together with Michael Denner in a band called "Danger Zone"
Kim Ruzz - Drums
Kim Ruzz (real name: Kim Thyge Jensen) has been playing drums from 1981-1985 in Mercyful Fate.
Carsten Volsing - Guitar
Carsten van Der Volsing (real-name: Carsten Falkenlind Volsing) is from Copenhagen, Denmark and has played guitar in the bands: Brats and "Mercyful Fate".
"Old" Nick Smith - drums
"Old" Nick Smith plays with the "Danger Zone" band on their first two demo recordings, as well with "Mercyful Fate" on their first two demo recordings.
Jan Musen - drums
Jan Musen (Real-name: Jan Lindblad) born in 1960 Copenhagen, Denmark, drummer with "Mercyful Fate" during 1981.
Complete Track-listing of the album "MERCYFUL FATE - Return of the Vampire"
The detailed tracklist of this record "MERCYFUL FATE - Return of the Vampire" is:
Track-listing Side One:
"Burning the Cross" – 8:49 (music by Benny Petersen)
"Curse of the Pharaohs" – 4:27
"Return of the Vampire" – 4:50
"On a Night of Full Moon" (music by Michael Denner, Shermann) – 6:40
"A Corpse without Soul" – 8:11
"Death Kiss" – 5:53
"Leave My Soul Alone" (music by Denner) – 3:21
"M.D.A." (Mission: Destroy Aliens) (music and lyrics by Denner) – 4:20