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New Mercyful Fate Album In The Works?

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According to Denmark's TV 2 VIP, King Diamond has told BT.dk that there is a good chance that a new studio album from his classic heavy metal act Mercyful Fate will surface at some point in the not-too-distant future.

"Hank [Shermann, guitar] has written songs [for the proposed Mercyful Fate CD]. And he is ready for our new masterpiece," King Diamond is quoted as saying.

Almost ten years has passed since Mercyful Fate released their last studio album, "9."

UPDATE: Blabbermouth.net has an article refuting these claims, with King Diamond saying that "at least half the article was false." Furthermore, King Diamond states that in order to write new material, Mercyful Fate's recording contracts have to be renegotiated first.

Source: Tv2.dk

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1. That_One_Guy writes:

f***ING YES!!!!!

# Jan 7, 2009 @ 12:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. That_One_Guy writes:

Lol, thanks for putting this in the headlining news section, deathbringer.

# Jan 7, 2009 @ 12:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. deathbringer writes:

Hey, it's big news!

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4. Johnny Boy writes:

(creams everywhere)

# Jan 7, 2009 @ 12:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. That_One_Guy writes:

deathbringer -- I thought so, too. King Diamond and Mercyful Fate never disappoint, in my opinion.

# Jan 7, 2009 @ 1:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. That_One_Guy writes:

Damn it, I was hoping for a new album...

# Jan 7, 2009 @ 1:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Kali writes:

WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!! *does a happy dance* THANK YOU SATAN!

# Jan 7, 2009 @ 1:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. That_One_Guy writes:

Kali -- It's not true.. read the update.. :-(

# Jan 7, 2009 @ 1:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Kali writes:

King said there is a possibility. That says "this will happen" as King never would say something, and not follow through. I believe it will happen.

# Jan 7, 2009 @ 1:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. BrunoHockalugie writes:

Also he is putting together a DVD of classic MF footage to be released, so that will at least hold us over if there is no new album

# Jan 7, 2009 @ 1:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. That_One_Guy writes:

Bruno and Kali -- Both good points. I really hope it does happen, though. It's been too long.

# Jan 7, 2009 @ 1:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Blindgreed1 writes:

I believe it is definately possible, however I don't see a full blown tour ever happening.

# Jan 7, 2009 @ 1:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Jenny writes:

"Hank [Shermann, guitar] has written songs [for the proposed Mercyful Fate CD]. And he is ready for our new masterpiece," King Diamond is quoted as saying.

I have a lot of hope.

# Jan 7, 2009 @ 1:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. BrunoHockalugie writes:

I just double checked and the DVD is a double DVD so that is even better

# Jan 7, 2009 @ 1:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Chazz writes:

"UPDATE: Blabbermouth.net has an article refuting these claims, with King Diamond saying that "at least half the article was false.""

Man, I just f***ing freaked out when I heard King Diamond say that. If they ever do release a new album, they should return to their roots on Melissa and its 1984 classic follow-up Don't Break the Oath.

# Jan 7, 2009 @ 2:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Mr. Steve writes:

"UPDATE: Blabbermouth.net has an article refuting these claims, with King Diamond saying that "at least half the article was false." Furthermore, King Diamond states that in order to write new material, Mercyful Fate's recording contracts have to be renegotiated first."

Well, who will sing on the new album, then?

# Jan 7, 2009 @ 6:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. zarathustra_999 writes:

"9" was a pretty good CD compared to some of the music they written when they reunited (i.e. Dead Again). I hope they keep writing CD's like 9 and still have that early 80's writing style in it.

# Jan 7, 2009 @ 6:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Johnny Boy writes:

So I creamed for nothing???

# Jan 7, 2009 @ 7:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. deathbringer writes:

LOL. Sorry bout that.

# Jan 7, 2009 @ 8:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. KoRNBoY writes:

bEeEN tEn yEaRS NiGgUH ;D rArArA !@!@

yE ;D

# Jan 7, 2009 @ 11:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

grrr....I want new MF!!!!
Don't Break the Oath!!!\m/

# Jan 7, 2009 @ 11:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Terminator writes:

denner and sherman are one of my favorite guitar duos ever. i would be stoked for an MF re-reunion!

# Jan 7, 2009 @ 11:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. That_One_Guy writes:

Terminator -- Sounds like everyone would be stoked, lol.

Now playing: Gorgoroth - "The Virginborn"

# Jan 9, 2009 @ 1:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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