Hank Shermann

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Hank Shermann
Born 11 July 1958
Genres Heavy metal, Black metal, Thrash metal
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Guitar, Bass
Associated acts Mercyful Fate, Fate, Force of Evil, Demonica, Volbeat

Hank Shermann (real name René Krolmark) is a Danish heavy metal guitarist.[1] He began playing guitar in 1977.

Shermann is best known for his work with Mercyful Fate.[2] He has also played with the groups Brats, Fate, Zoser Mez, Gutrix, Virus 7, and his last main focus, Force of Evil. He is a regular guest on Witchery albums.

His latest band Demonica,[3] a thrash metal act, signed to Massacre Records in October 2009. He toured with Volbeat on their summer 2012 North American tour.


  1. ^ Mercyful Fate – Danish Metal History has begun, Danish Metal History (accessed 14 November 2009)
  2. ^ Mercyful Fate, Encyclopedia Metallica, encycmet.com (accessed 14 November 2009)
  3. ^ HANK SHERMANN'S DEMONICA Completes Mixing Debut Album – August 16, 2009, News Archive, Blabbermouth.net (accessed 14 November 2009)

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