Hank Shermann

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Hank Shermann
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Background information
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, DennerShermann

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 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.

On October 2, 2015, Satan's Tomb, an EP of new material recorded with fellow Mercyful Fate alumnus Michael Denner under the DennerShermann name became available for sale worldwide in a variety of formats, released by Metal Blade Records.[4][5] The band's lineup consists of guitarists Denner and Shermann, drummer Snowy Shaw, vocalist Sean Peck and bassist Marc Grabowski (formerly of Cage and Demonica, respectively).[6] Their first full-length album is called Masters of Evil and it became available June 24, 2016 via Metal Blade Records. Touring dates are reportedly planned, but have not been announced as of July 2016.


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