Metal Blade Records To Release Mercyful Fate Classics In June

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The Press Release:
On June 5th, Mercyful Fate will release CD and LP versions of the classic albums “Don’t Break the Oath”, “Melissa”, and “Mercyful Fate” via Metal Blade Records. The vinyl editions feature spined sleeves with an insert and download card; the CDs contain a mini-LP CD-insert with a small fold-out poster.

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King Diamond comments, “These are not remasters. These are the albums as they were originally done in the old days from the original production masters. They retain all the original dynamics that were captured at the time. It’s very exciting to present these to fans as they were originally released.”

Pre-order your copies now at:

See below for an overview of available formats:

Don’t Break the Oath CD and LP versions:
– hardcover digisleeve “mini-LP” CD
– yellow w/ red flares vinyl
– clear w/ orange spots vinyl
– 180g black vinyl
– golden yellow marbled vinyl
– luminous orange marbled vinyl
– clear amber marbled vinyl
– opaque melon marbled vinyl
– flame splatter vinyl
– translucent red vinyl
– orange / red melt vinyl

Melissa CD and LP versions:
– hardcover digisleeve “mini-LP” CD
– yellow w/ black streaks vinyl
– highlighter yellow w/ red splatter vinyl
– 180g black vinyl
– opaque cherry red vinyl
– opaque golden yellow marbled vinyl
– dark green marbled vinyl
– olive green marbled vinyl
– green / blue color circle w/ red splatter vinyl
– translucent yellow vinyl
– red / black color circle w/ yellow splatter vinyl

Mercyful Fate CD and LP versions:
– hardcover digisleeve “mini-LP” CD
– black / white edge marbled vinyl
– clear w/ black smoke vinyl
– 180g black vinyl
– cool grey marbled vinyl
– clear ghost white vinyl
– white “blackdust” vinyl
– opaque red vinyl

Don’t Break the Oath track-listing (CD and LP)
1. A Dangerous Meeting
2. Nightmare
3. Desecration of Souls
4. Night of the Unborn
5. The Oath
6. Gypsy
7. Welcome Princess of Hell
8. To One Far Away
9. Come to the Sabbath

Melissa track-listing (CD and LP)
1. Evil
2. Curse of the Pharaohs
3. Into the Coven
4. At the Sound of the Demon Bell
5. Black Funeral
6. Satan’s Fall
7. Melissa

Mercyful Fate track-listing (CD and LP)
1. A Corpse Without Soul
2. Nuns Have No Fun
3. Doomed by the Living Dead
4. Devil Eyes

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: This is great news to see coming to pass and as some of you might remember, Metal Blade Records recently released a number of King Diamond’s solo efforts on both LP and remastered CD as well (seen HERE) and this new announcement let’s you build the complete history in your music library. Though I’ve been listening to the classic band for decades now, I still admit that I was once a latecomer and I think that I only ever owned “Melissa” on CD and not the others. Back in the day I think my friend put them on a Maxell cassette tape for me since I had a boom box for the park hangs. That was an activity eons ago my younger readers, in a much simpler time. So closing up I wonder what you think about the news about these releaseas. You can chime in down below and let me know what you think and we shall see you again with more stuff soon. Please stay healthy out there and follow the directives of your specific region for good measure. Ciao.

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