Mercyful Fate Band Members

VOCALS

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    KING DIAMOND

  • Real name is Kim Bendix Petersen (born in 1956). Danish, currently with his wife and black cat magic in Dallas, Texas.
  • Member During: All Time
  • Present Bands: King Diamond, Mercyful Fate
  • Former Bands: Brainstorm, Black Rose


GUITAR

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    HANK SHERMANN

  • One of the original members of Mercyful Fate since the very beginning. Creator of timeless classics like Evil and Satan’s Fall.
  • Member During: All Time
  • Present Bands: Force Of Evil
  • Former Bands: Brats, Fate,Zoser Mez, Gutrix, Shermanns Soldiers, Raxx Load
    MIKE WEAD

  • One of the members of KD between “The Eye” and Spider’s Lullabye (that lineup was supposed to record Spider’s Lullabye, but before that it broke up). Mike first joined Mercyful Fate to replace Michael Denner to tour with the band on the Into The Unknown tour. Mike also joined the King Diamond band during the European House Of God tour. He replaced Glenn Drover.
  • Member During: between “The Eye” and Spider’s Lullabye. Official member since European House Of God tour
  • Present Bands: King Diamond, Mercyful Fate, Firegod, Kryptillusion
  • Former Bands: Other bands: Hexenhaus, Memento Mori (before), Abstrakt Algebra, Witch , Maninnya Blade, Hemisfear
    MICHAEL DENNER

  • One of MF musicians who formed the original KD lineup. Micheal runs a recordshop in Copenhagen, Denmark called Beatbop.
  • Member During: No Presents For Christmas, Fatal Portrait, and Abigail
  • Present Bands: Force Of Evil
  • Former Bands: Jezebel, Brats, Danger Zone, Mercyful Fate and Zoser Mez
    C. VOLSING

  • Member During: Mercyful Fate Demo-era
  • Present Bands: None
  • Former Bands: Mercyful Fate
    BENNY PETERSEN

  • He is one of the early original guitar player who played on the MF-demos. Was later replaced by Micheal Denner. He wrote for as far we know just one song called Burning The Cross.
  • Member During: Mercyful Fate Demo-era
  • Present Bands: None
  • Other Bands: Jackal


BASS

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    SHARLEE D’ANGELO

  • One of the members of KD between “The Eye” and Spider’s Lullabye (that line-up was supposed to record Spider’s Lullabye, but before that it broke up).
  • Member During: between “The Eye” and Spider’s Lullabye
  • Present Bands: Arch Enemy, Witchery, Mercyful Fate
  • Former Bands: Illwill, Dismember, Facelift, Sinergy, Spiritual Beggars, Hemisfear
    TIMI HANSEN

  • Together with King and Micheal he was one of the original MF members who played during the first KD period.
  • Member During: No Presents For Christmas – Abigail
  • Present Bands: None
  • Former Bands: Mercyful Fate


DRUMS

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    BJARNE T. HOLM

  • Bjarne replaced Snowy Shaw during the Time tour. He is quite familiar with in the MF family. He was asked to join MF in 1981 but didn’t had the time to do this as he was involved in another project at the time.
  • Member During: Time tour – Now
  • Presents Bands: Mercyful Fate, Force Of Evil, Deccoband
  • Other Bands: Fate, Zoser Mez, Gutrix, Virus 7, Angu, Mike Tramp, Zauce, James Thomas, Alex Vargas
    SNOWY SHAW

  • He was listed as a band member on In The Shadows. He replaced Morten Nielsen.
  • Member During: In The Shadows Tour / The Bell Witch – Time
  • Presents Bands: Therion
  • Former Bands: Mercyful Fate, Memento Mori, Illwill, Memento Mori, Notre Dame, Dream Evil, King Diamond
    MORTEN NIELSEN

  • He played on the MF reunion album In The Shadows. He wasn’t able to play on the tour due to a bad knee injury.
  • Member During: Into The Shadows
  • Present Bands: None
  • Former Bands: Apocalypse, Crime Academy, Furious Trauma, Red Warszawa, Zoser Mez, Shermann Soldiers
    KIM RUZZ

  • Original member who created the so familiar MF drumstyle.
  • Member During: Demos – Don’t Break The Oath
  • Presents Bands: None
  • Former Bands: None
    “OLD NICK”

  • Drummer of Michael Denner’s three-piece band (Danger Zone). Only appears on the MF demo CD Return Of The Vampire.
  • Member During: Never
  • Present Bands: None
  • Other Bands: Dangerzone