Into the Unknown (Mercyful Fate album)

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Into the Unknown
Studio album by Mercyful Fate
Released 20 August 1996
Recorded January–February 1996
Studio Dallas Sound Lab, Dallas, TX, USA
Genre Heavy metal
Length 44:38
Label Metal Blade
Producer King Diamond, Tim Kimsey, Brian Slagel
Mercyful Fate chronology
Into the Unknown
Dead Again
(1998)Dead Again1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Chronicles of Chaos 5/10[2]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal 9/10[3]
Rock Hard (GER) 9.5/10[4]
Sputnikmusic 2.5/5[5]

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 No. 31 in the Finnish charts, remaining for two weeks in the Top 40.[6] It is the only album by the band to appear on the charts.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by King Diamond.

No. Title Music Length
1. "Lucifer" 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 3:58
5. "Fifteen Men (And a Bottle of Rum)" Michael Denner 5:06
6. "Into the Unknown" Shermann 6:36
7. "Under the Spell" Diamond 4:43
8. "Deadtime" Denner 3:16
9. "Holy Water" Diamond 4:33
10. "Kutulu (The Mad Arab, Part 2)" Shermann 5:19


Mercyful Fate


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Mercyful Fate - Into the Unknown review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2016-11-23. 
  2. ^ Filicetti, Gino (12 August 1996). "Mercyful Fate - Into the Unknown". Chronicles of Chaos. Retrieved 2016-11-23. 
  3. ^ Popoff, Martin (August 1, 2007). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 3: The Nineties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 273. ISBN 978-1-894959-62-9. 
  4. ^ Kühnemund, Götz (1996). "Dynamit: Mercyful Fate- Into the Unknown". Rock Hard (in German). No. 112. Retrieved 2016-11-23. 
  5. ^ Nash, J. "Mercyful Fate - Into the Unknown". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 2016-11-23. 
  6. ^ Steffen Hung. "Mercyful Fate - Into The Unknown". Retrieved February 25, 2012.