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Mercyful Fate was a Heavy Metal band from Copenhagen. Proffering lyrics dealing with Satan and the occult, they were part of the first wave of Black Metal in the '80s. The two guitarists that drove the band's sound were Michael Denner and Hank Shermann.

Merciful Fate released seven albums, concluding with "9" in '99. The group did reunite onstage during Metallica's 30th Anniversary concert, at the Fillmore in San Francisco. They performed, alongside Metallica, a version of "Mercyful Fate," which Metallica covered on "Garage Inc.," an album featuring tracks by artists that influenced them.

Denner and Shermann joined forces again for Denner/Shermann, a group that included vocalist Sean Peck, bassist Marc Grabowski and drummer Snowy Shaw.

Their first release was the EP "Satan's Tomb."

"After 'Satan's Tomb', we continued aggressively writing and recording ideas," stated Shermann.

The full-length debut, "Masters Of Evil" arrived in '16.

"Working with Hank and Michael and the guys creating this record, was the ultimate Metal thrill ride for me!," Peck gushed. He went on to state that the effort was a "sinister sonic salvo of savagery!"

Denner was on a more even keel. "It (the album) contains the kind of compositions I believe our fans would expect from us. We recognize and acknowledge their die hard loyalty over the years."

Denner/Shermann Discography


2015 Satan's Tomb EP
2016 Masters Of Evil

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