King Diamond (born Kim Bendix Petersen, June 14, 1956, Denmark) is a rock musician that is know for his shifting vocal patterns and has influenced many like Metallica and Trivium. The former football player's first band was Black Rose. In 1980, he formed Mercyful Fate. The band that to a large extent pioneered the genre of hair metal because of the group's stage presence, make-up and occult lyrics. Their musical style is somewhat remenicent of heavy metal, power metal, progressive metal and rock opera. Diamond is renowned for his multi-octave range, varying from low to a very high falsetto. ...more on Wikipedia about "King Diamond"
Mercyful Fate is a Danish heavy metal group, and helped inspire black metal (by playing a form of proto-black metal). The band was founded in Denmark in 1980 from the ashes of Hank Shermann's band Brats' and King Diamond's band Black Rose. Shortly thereafter, in the Spring of 1981 they helped out a fellow Dane, Michael Denner, with demos for his band Danger Zone. Soon it was apparent that Shermann, Denner, Diamond and Denner's bassplayer, Timi Grabber, fit well together as a unit and those players performed under the Mercyful Fate moniker for the first time in Denmark. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mercyful Fate"
Michael Denner (born 5 November) is a Danish heavy metal guitarist. He was a member of Mercyful Fate and King Diamond amongst others. ...more on Wikipedia about "Michael Denner"
Sharlee d'Angelo (real name: Charles Peter Andreason), is the current Mercyful Fate and King Diamond bassist, as well as featuring in other heavy metal bands such as Arch Enemy, Spiritual Beggars and IllWill. Other bands he played with: Dismember, Sinergy, Witchery, Hemisfear. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sharlee D'Angelo"
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