According to Metal Blade Records founder, MERCYFUL FATE will release two new songs before a full-length album
In a new talk with The Metal Voice, Metal Blade Records founder and CEO Brian Slagel was asked about the status of new MERCYFUL FATE music. He responded: “So here are the plans. So there’s two [new] songs, one of which you know they’re playing a new song in the set [‘The Jackal Of Salzburg‘] now [on tour], which was supposed to be out prior to all of this, but everything’s delayed. So the first thing is, as soon as this [current fall 2022 U.S.] tour is done, they’re gonna finish up that song. It’s mostly recorded, and they’re gonna finish that up and we’re gonna put that out to the digital people on the Internet. So you’ll be able to stream that — I don’t know — some time in the next few months. So there’s that. They have another song they’ve written that’s also gonna be out there as well, so there’ll be two MERCYFUL FATE songs out there. We’ll probably do some sort of vinyl thing with the two tracks as well. Then we’ll have a KING DIAMOND album following that. And then we’ll go back to kind of the way we did it in the ’90s where the next record will be a full MERCYFUL FATE album.”
You can check out the full interview at this location.
MERCYFUL FATE is currently on the road for it’s first North American headlining tour in over two decades. This tour sees bassist Becky Baldwin stepping in for regular bass player Joey Vera, who is unable to make the trek due to a scheduling conflict with his other band ARMORED SAINT.
The band’s current lineup is King Diamond on vocals, Hank Shermann and Mike Wead on guitars, Bjarne T. Holm on drums and Joey Vera on bass.