Birth Place: Copenhagen, Denmark
Years Active: 1981–1985, 1992–present
Genres: Heavy Metal, Speed Metal, First-wave Black Metal
Mercyful Fate are a Danish heavy metal band from Copenhagen. Initially active from 1981 to 1985, they reunited in 1992. They are cited as major influences by many artists in the black metal, thrash metal, power metal, and progressive metal genres.
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