9 (Mercyful Fate album)

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Studio album by Mercyful Fate
Released June 15, 1999 (1999-06-15)
Recorded February—March 1999
Genre Heavy metal, thrash metal, black metal
Length 44:20
Label Metal Blade
Producer Mercyful Fate
Mercyful Fate chronology
Dead Again
The Best of Mercyful Fate
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

9 is the seventh and final album by Danish heavy metal band Mercyful Fate. 9 was recorded during February and March 1999, and was released on June 15, 1999 on Metal Blade Records.[1] This album continues the heavier sound that was introduced in their previous album Dead Again, and also marks the return of the Satanic and Occult-based lyrical themes which were prevalent during the band's first incarnation.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Last Rites"   King Diamond, Hank Shermann 4:12
2. "Church of Saint Anne"   Diamond, Shermann 4:44
3. "Sold My Soul"   Diamond 5:04
4. "House on the Hill"   Diamond, Shermann 3:43
5. "Burn in Hell"   Diamond 3:49
6. "The Grave"   Diamond, Shermann 4:09
7. "Insane"   Diamond, Shermann 3:01
8. "Kiss the Demon"   Diamond 3:53
9. "Buried Alive"   Diamond 4:53
10. "9"   Diamond, Mike Wead 4:31
Japanese release bonus track
No. Title Length
11. "S.H."   2:21



  1. ^ a b "9 Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 26 April 2011.