• Mercyful Fate "Return of the Vampire" LP


Return of the Vampire is a compilation album of rare demo tracks by Mercyful Fate recorded before their first, official release in 1982.

Tracks A1-B1 are From The Burning The Cross demo.
King Diamond - all vocals
Hank Shermann - guitars
Benny Petersen - guitars
Timi Hansen - bass
Kim Ruzz - drums

Track B2 : same line-up, but from a 1982 session in England for Ebony Records,
before the recordings of the EP.

Tracks B3-B4 are from Danger Zone demo.
King Diamond - all vocals
Hank Shermann - guitars
Michael Denner - guitars
Timi Hansen - bass
"Old Nick" - drums

Track B5 is from the first demo of the band as Mercyful Fate, before Michael
Denner's recruitment.
King Diamond - all vocals
Hank Shermann - guitars, bass
C. Volsing - guitars
Jan Musen - drums

Tracks A1-B1: Recorded late autumn 1981
Track B2: Recorded early spring 1982
Tracks B3+B4: Recorded summer 1981
Track B5: Recorded early spring 1981

Track A4 was later renamed 'Desecration Of Souls' and ended up on the 'Don't Break the Oath' album

Track B2 was later renamed 'A Dangerous Meeting' and was included on the 'Don't Break the Oath' album

Track B5 was later renamed 'Black Masses' and was recorded as the B-side of the 'Black Funeral' single


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Mercyful Fate "Return of the Vampire" LP

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Tags: 08.01.2021