Mercyful Fate - Return Of The Vampire

Mercyful Fate - Return Of The Vampire

Mercyful Fate - Return Of The Vampire
  • Singer Mercyful Fate
  • Album Return Of The Vampire
  • Format MP3 FLAC MP1 MP4 MPC VOX MIDI AIFF DMF
  • Genre Rock
  • RAR Size MP3 1379 mb
  • RAR Size FLAC 1451 mb
  • Rating: 4.0
  • Votes: 459
  • Label: Metal Blade Records ‎– 3984-15314-1
    Type: Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Reissue, White
    Country: US
    Date of released: 2014
    Category: Rock
    Style: Heavy Metal

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Tracklist

A1 Burning The Cross
A2 Curse Of The Pharaohs
A3 Return Of The Vampire
A4 On A Night Of Full Moon
B1 A Corpse Without Soul
B2 Death Kiss
B3 Leave My Soul Alone
B4 M.D.A.
B5 You Asked For It

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Roadrunner Records, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Roadrunner Records, Inc.
  • Licensed From – Roadrunner Records, Inc.
  • Manufactured By – Rhino Entertainment Company
  • Marketed By – Metal Blade Records Inc.
  • Recorded At – Kharma Studio
  • Recorded At – Brenner Studio
  • Designed At – Studio Dzyan

Credits

  • Bass – Hank Shermann (tracks: B5), Timi Hansen (tracks: A1 to B4)
  • Cover – Torbjörn Jörgensen*
  • Drums – ???* (tracks: B5), Kim Ruzz (tracks: A1 to B2), "Old Nick"* (tracks: B3, B4)
  • Guitar – Benny Petersen (tracks: A1 to B2), Carsten Volsing (tracks: B5), Hank Shermann, Michael Denner (tracks: B3, B4)
  • Lyrics By – King Diamond (tracks: A1 to B3, B5), Michael Denner (tracks: B4)
  • Music By – Benny Petersen (tracks: A1), Hank Shermann (tracks: A2 to B2, B5), Michael Denner (tracks: B3, B4)
  • Producer – Mercyful Fate
  • Vocals – King Diamond

Notes

Compilation release of Rare and Unreleased tracks early 80's demo material. Pressed on 180g vinyl.

All tracks recorded live in the studio, with the exception of solos and vocals which were overdubbed.

Tracks A1-B1 are From The Burning The Cross demo, recorded at Kharma Studio, Copenhagen, Denmark.
King Diamond - all vocals
Hank Shermann - guitars
Benny Petersen - guitars
Timi Hansen - bass
Kim Ruzz - drums

Track B2 : same line-up, but from a 1982 session in England for Ebony Records,
before the recordings of the EP. Recorded in Hull, England.

Tracks B3-B4 are from Danger Zone demo, recorded at Brenner Studio, Copenhagen, Denmark.
King Diamond - all vocals
Hank Shermann - guitars
Michael Denner - guitars
Timi Hansen - bass
"Old Nick" - drums

Track B5 is from the first demo of the band as Mercyful Fate, before Michael
Denner's recruitment. Recorded in Copenhagen, Denmark.
King Diamond - all vocals
Hank Shermann - guitars, bass
C. Volsing - guitars
Jan Musen - drums

Tracks A1 to B1: Recorded late autumn 1981
Track B2: Recorded early spring 1982
Tracks B3, B4: Recorded summer 1981
Track B5:Recorded early spring 1981

Track A4 was later renamed 'Desecration Of Souls' and ended up on the 'Don't Break the Oath' album

Track B2 was later renamed 'A Dangerous Meeting' and was included on the 'Don't Break the Oath' album

Track B5 was later renamed 'Black Masses' and was recorded as the B-side of the 'Black Funeral' single

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (string): 039841531411
  • Barcode (matrix): 0 39841 53141 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): 153141-A CJH Welcome to 1979
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): 153141-B CJH Welcome to 1979

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
RR 9184 2 Mercyful Fate Return Of The Vampire ‎(CD, Comp) Roadrunner Records RR 9184 2 UK & Europe 1992
RRC 9184 Mercyful Fate Return Of The Vampire ‎(Cass, Comp) Roadracer Records RRC 9184 US 1992
RRD 9184 Mercyful Fate Return Of The Vampire ‎(CD, Comp, RP) Roadracer Records RRD 9184 US Unknown
APCY-8076 Mercyful Fate Return Of The Vampire ‎(CD, Comp) Far East Metal Syndicate APCY-8076 Japan 1992
460502601088 Mercyful Fate Return Of The Vampire ‎(CD, Comp) Universal Music Russia 460502601088 Russia 2006

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