Jimmy Kay from The Metal Voice recently interviewed Metal Blade Records founder and CEO Brain Slagel.
On the show they did a deep dive on the first two iconic Mercyful Fate albums and E.P., 'Melissa' and Don't break the Oath, which have been re-released (as well as the rest of the MercyFul Fate and King Diamond Catalog on Metal Blade Records).
Also in the chat Slagel also gave an update on Mercyful Fate's future recording plans
Watch full interview here
Slagel was asked in the conversation about Mercyful Fate's plans to record and release new music, he said, "So here are the plans. So there's two (new) songs, one of which you know they're playing in the set ("The Jackal Of Salzburg), which was supposed to be out prior to all of this (tour) but everything's delayed. So the first thing is they're going to finish up (that song) as soon as this tour is done. They're gonna finish up that song, it's mostly recorded and we're gonna put that out to the digital people on the internet, so you'll be able to stream that. I don't know, sometime in the next few months so there's that. They (Mercyful Fate) have another song they've written that's also going to be out there as well, so there'll be two Mercyful Fate songs out there. We'll probably do some sort of vinyl thing with the two tracks as well. Then we'll have a King Diamond album following that up and then we'll go back to kind of the way we did in the 90s where the next record will be full Mercyful Fate album."
Mercyful Fate is a Danish heavy metal band from Copenhagen, formed in 1981 by vocalist King Diamond and guitarist Hank Shermann. Influenced by progressive rock and hard rock, and with lyrics dealing with Satan and the occult, Mercyful Fate were part of the first wave of black metal in the early to mid-1980s, along with Venom and Bathory
Mercyful Fate now on Tour in 2022 Photo by Moshpit
Mercyful Fate: ‘Don’t Break the Oath’, ‘Melissa’, ‘Mercyful Fate’ re-issues now available via Metal Blade Records along with the rest of the bands catalog
Melissa is the debut studio album by Danish heavy metal band Mercyful Fate, released on 30 October 1983.
Don't Break the Oath is the second studio album by Danish heavy metal band Mercyful Fate, released in 1984.
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