Into the Unknown (Mercyful Fate album)

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Into the Unknown
Studio album by Mercyful Fate
Released August 20, 1996
Recorded Dallas Sound Lab, Dallas, TX, USA, January–February 1996
Genre Heavy Metal
Length 44:38
Label Metal Blade
Producer Tim Kimsey and King Diamond
Mercyful Fate chronology
Into the Unknown
Dead Again
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Into the Unknown is the fifth album by Mercyful Fate, released by Metal Blade Records in 1996.

Into the Unknown is the most commercially successful Mercyful Fate album to date. It peaked at #31 in the Finnish charts, remaining for two weeks in the Top 40.[2] It is the only album by the band to appear on the charts.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Lucifer" (King Diamond) 1:31
2. "The Uninvited Guest" (Diamond) 4:16
3. "The Ghost of Change" (Diamond) 5:43
4. "Listen to the Bell" (Hank Shermann/Diamond) 3:58
5. "Fifteen Men (And a Bottle of Rum)" (Diamond/Michael Denner) 5:06
6. "Into the Unknown" (Shermann/Diamond) 6:36
7. "Under the Spell" (Diamond) 4:43
8. "Deadtime" (Diamond/Denner) 3:16
9. "Holy Water" (Diamond) 4:33
10. "Kutulu (The Mad Arab, Part 2)" (Shermann/Diamond) 5:19
Japanese release bonus track
No. Title Length
11. "The Ripper" (Judas Priest cover) 2:53



  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Steffen Hung. "Mercyful Fate - Into The Unknown". Retrieved February 25, 2012.