Force of Evil (band)

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Force of Evil
Origin Denmark
Genres Heavy metal
Years active 2002 (2002)–2006
Associated acts Mercyful Fate, King Diamond, Fate, Iron Fire
Website Official Website

Force of Evil was a Danish 5-piece heavy metal band formed by the twin guitarists of Mercyful Fate, Michael Denner and Hank Shermann. They joined forces with Hal Patino, Bjarne T. Holm and Martin Steene, all known for their performance with King Diamond, Mercyful Fate and Iron Fire.[1]



Force of Evil was formed in September 2002. Denner and Shermann are the original twin guitars from these classic Mercyful Fate recordings: Nuns Have No Fun, Melissa, Don't Break The Oath, In the Shadows, Time and Into the Unknown.

Hal Patino has been recording with King Diamond band on "Them", Conspiracy, The Eye, Abigail II: The Revenge, The Puppet Master, and Give Me Your Soul...Please. He played with King Diamond in all his tours as well. Bjarne T. Holm joined Mercyful Fate in 1995 and has been recording with the band since then. They went on several US, South American and European Tours. Martin Steene is the main man in the band Iron Fire with whom he has made several albums.


They started recording their first album on March 24, 2003 and the self-titled CD was officially released on January 26, 2004. On June 13, 2003, the band played their first worldwide performance in Cleveland, Ohio. A DVD was released in 2004, recorded in concert in Stockholm, Sweden, in November of the previous year. Their second album, Black Empire was released in the spring of 2005.

2006 break-up[edit]

The band disbanded in 2006, citing the band member's various other projects as the reason.[2]



  • Evil Comes Alive (DVD) (2004)


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