Mercyful Fate (EP)

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Mercyful Fate
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EP by Mercyful Fate
Released 25 September 1982
Recorded September 1982
Genre Heavy metal, speed metal, black metal
Length 22:04
Label Rave-On Records
Producer Jac Hustinx
Mercyful Fate chronology
Mercyful Fate
(1982)
Melissa
(1983)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Sputnikmusic 4.5/5[2]

Mercyful Fate is the first official release of Danish heavy metal band Mercyful Fate.[3] It is also known as Nuns Have No Fun, the "first album" or the "EP". It is a four track, 45rpm effort and was recorded and mixed at Stone Studio in Roosendaal, Netherlands, in two days in September 1982 and released on the independent label Rave-On Records as RMLP-002. The album was produced and mixed by Jac Hustinx and engineered by Willem Steetjes. The cover is drawn by Ole Poulsen. The album in its entirety was later re-issued in 1987 as part of The Beginning compilation.

There are three pressings:

  • First pressing is white bordered.
  • Second pressing is black bordered.
  • Third pressing is black bordered but distributed by Bertus Holland.

Track listing[edit]

Side A
  1. "A Corpse Without Soul" (Hank Shermann, King Diamond) – 6:53
  2. "Nuns Have No Fun" (Shermann, Michael Denner, Diamond) – 4:17
Side B
  1. "Doomed by the Living Dead" (Shermann, Diamond) – 5:06
  2. "Devil Eyes" (Shermann, Denner, Diamond) – 5:48

Credits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Mercyful Fate - Mercyful Fate EP review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2016-11-23. 
  2. ^ Nash, J. "Mercyful Fate - Mercyful Fate". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 2016-11-23. 
  3. ^ "Masters of the macabre Music, Myths & Legends By Martin Vengadesan". Ecentral.my. 2005-06-26. Retrieved 2012-05-31.