Mercyful Fate

Anthrax Guitarist Scott Ian’s Top 10 Thrash Albums
There's no denying the influence and intensity of Anthrax's 1987 album 'Among the Living,' which is why it has earned a place in the upper reaches of many fans and critics' top thrash album. Since the album has just been released as a double-disc set, and since Anthrax helped shape the face of the movement as one of the 'Big Four,' (alongside Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth), Noisecreep asked Anthr
‘The Official Heavy Metal Book of Lists’ Was Inspired by PMRC
"I came up with most of the lists in bars, to tell you the truth," Eric Danville, author of 'The Official Heavy Metal Book of Lists: The Heaviest Book of All Time' told Noisecreep about his aforementioned book, which includes lists like '108 Sub-Genres' or 'Bands With the Words Dead/Dying' in their names...
King Diamond Will be Working This Halloween
The King -- that would be King Diamond, our favorite corpse-paint slathered metal icon -- will spend this Halloween working diligently. King Diamond has been toiling over a bunch of reissues, which he is masterminding, for Metal Blade. He had originally hoped to release the albums on Halloween, a fitting holiday for a costumed King...
Vinyl in the Digital Age: Straight From the Horse’s Mouth, Talking to Bands
Vinyl records should have been something dead and buried when the digital age took its big thick grasp, as the number one music store in the country became a digital one. But the truth is, vinyl might be a driving force, helping keep the aching music industry alive -- especially in the underground metal and punk community, which is what Eric Mueller from Pirate Press told Noisecreep in an intervie
Top 10 High-Pitch Metal Singers
The high pitch scream is as synonymous with heavy metal as Dio's "metal horns." Throughout the 80s, approximately two out of five metal bands employed a singer who rocked the high-pitched delivery and wasn't afraid to use it. The next decade was especially rough for acts who favored this singing style...
Who Was the First Band to Wear Corpse Paint?
Thank you, Jenny (not photographed at left), for providing this weeks Ask The 'Creep - Who was the first band to wear corpse paint? We could enter into a long, convoluted discussion of face painting in the theater, German Expressionist cinema, monster movies, and blah, blah, blah, but the short answer is "Alice Cooper...