Mercyful Destiny members headbanged once more in entrance of their followers after being out of the highlight for the previous 23 years.

Lengthy-time followers of Mercyful Destiny had been wanting to listen to from the metallic band once more previously years since releasing their final studio album, “9,” in 1999.

After an extended wait, Mercyful Destiny formally reunited of their first live performance in 23 years.

Blabbermouth confirmed that the band introduced again their followers to the previous once more by enjoying their hit songs on the Expo Plaza in Hannover, Germany. They served because the help act for VOLBEAT.

The band didn’t disappoint, although, as they supplied a brand new track and included it of their seven-song set through the live performance.

The brand new monitor in query, “The Jackal of Salzburg,” will probably be a part of their upcoming studio album. It’s anticipated to be launched in 2023.

Frontman King Diamond joined Hank Shermann (guitar), Bjarne T. Holm (drums), Mike Wead (guitar), and Joey Vera (bass).

Apart from Mercyful Destiny’s new track, the band additionally performed “The Oath,” “A Corpse With out Soul,” “Curse of the Pharaohs,” “Evil,” and “A Harmful Assembly.”

Hank Shermann Hinted at New Track

Earlier than the reunion occurred, Shermann dropped a touch two years in the past that he was engaged on the primary new music after greater than 20 years.

In an interview with the Australian music outlet, Heavy, the guitarist mentioned that the band members continued processing their music regardless of being in several places because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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“[Singer] King [Diamond] resides in Texas, within the States. I am dwelling right here north of Copenhagen, in Denmark. The drummer [Bjarne T. Holm] can be right here, so I work with him within the rehearsal room shaping the brand new songs. The opposite guitar participant [Mike Wead] is in Stockholm, Sweden, and our new bass participant [Joey Vera] is in Los Angeles,” he mentioned, per Yahoo! Leisure.

He additionally divulged at the moment that that they had been pouring efforts for a reunion for a while.

Whereas Shermann continues to dedicate himself to the band, he additionally focuses on his solo works. He beforehand launched “The Institute,” a two-part idea album. He additionally launched on monitor from the challenge “Masquerade of Insanity,” marking his first music in over a decade.

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