This web-page has detailed descriptions and background information on MERCYFUL FATE and the complete vinyl discography of this band.
Mercyful Fate was formed in 1981 in Copenhagen, Denmark on the ashes of the punk/metal band Brats. Their most relevant period in Rock (Heavy Metal) was between 1981 and 1985. Apart from some smaller projects/recordings they produced two full length albums: Meliassa and "Don't Break the Oath".
"Mercyful Fate" is an influential Danish First Wave of Black Metal group who are often cited among the influences in the black metal, thrash metal, power metal, and progressive metal genres. They are also credited as a pioneering band of the first wave of black metal.