Mercyful Fate @ Copenhell 2020 + European Shows – Announcement

King Diamond: “Mercyful Fate will be playing an unspecified number of concerts throughout Europe during the summer of 2020, including Copenhell. See you at the Ruined Bridge. Stay Heavy…”

It will be the 9 lineup, featuring:
Hank Shermann – Guitar
King Diamond – Vocals
Bjarne T Holm – Drums
Mike Wead – Guitar
with Joey Vera on the bass while Timi Hansen is away.

Mercyful Fate 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 Timi 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 they were in the very beginning, except for a brand new major stage production.