Mercyful Fate could make 'final, cool' album
Guitarist Hank Shermann is confident he and King Diamond can record first material since 1999
Guitarist Hank Shermann says he’s confident a new Mercyful Fate album will see the light of day.
And although he stresses nothing is planned at this point, he insists that recording a follow-up to 1999’s 9 is a real possibility.
Shermann tells Metal Wani: “We still have a contract with Metal Blade –we still have one album left. So I would personally love to do a final cool album.
“I think it's more up to King Diamond. He's doing the Abigail tour now and they're looking into recording a new album and maybe tour with that.”
He adds: “It needs to be done at the right time. But I'm sure it will happen at some point – it would be a shame if it didn’t.”
Shermann has teamed up with Mercyful Fate colleague Michael Denner under the name Denner Shermann to release four-track EP Satan’s Tomb, out on October 2 via Metal Blade Records. The pair hope to issue their as-yet-untiled album in May 2016.
From the archive
Satan’s Tomb tracklist
- Satan’s Tomb
- War Witch
- New Gods
- Seven Skulls