King Diamond today has announced that Mercyful Fate will reunite in the summer of 2020 for an unspecified number of shows throughout Europe including “Copenhell” Playing only material from their 1982 self titled EP Mercyful Fate, Melissa and Don’t Break The Oath albums, along with some brand new material written specifically in the very same style.
In a post from earlier today that read:
“Never break The Oath
Mercyful Fate will be playing an unspecified number of concerts throughout Europe during the summer of 2020, including Copenhell.
It will be the “9” lineup,
Bjarne T Holm-Drums
with Joey Vera on the bass while Timidity’s Hansen is away.
We asked Joey Vera (Armored Saint, Fates Warning) to fill in because he has a very unique style and sound playing with his fingers, much like that of Time Hansen. This is very important, since the set list will only consist of songs from the very first “mini LP“, the “Melissa ” album and the “Don’t break The Oath” album, plus some brand new songs written specifically in that very same style.
This will very much be Mercyful Fate as we were in the very beginning except for a brand new major stage production.
See you at the Ruined Bridge.