Mercyful Fate (EP)

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Mercyful Fate
EP by Mercyful Fate
Released 25 September 1982
Recorded September 1982
Genre Heavy metal, Speed metal, Black metal
Length 22:04
Label RaveOn
Producer Jac Hustinx
Mercyful Fate chronology
Mercyful Fate
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Mercyful Fate is the first official release of Danish heavy metal band Mercyful Fate.[2] 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 Rave-On Records as RMLP-002. The album is 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



  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Allmusic review". Retrieved 2012-05-31. 
  2. ^ "Masters of the macabre Music, Myths & Legends By Martin Vengadesan". 2005-06-26. Retrieved 2012-05-31.