Origin: Denmark
Genres: Power Metal
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Force Of Evil  


Despite the fact that Mercyful Fate has been an active band since their return to the scene in 1993, MF guitarist Hank Shermann always seems to be able to find time for side projects and bands to play in (two such projects were Gutrix and Virus 7). Force Of Evil pairs Shermann with his old MF guitarist pal Michael Denner (who, unlike Shermann, had left MF some time ago), alongside a rhythm section made up of guys well known to MF or King Diamond fans, and topped by respected Iron Fire vocalist Martin Steene. Of all the non-MF bands that Shermann has played in, Force Of Evil might be the one with the style closest to Mercyful Fate, though it's not a perfect fit -- the style here is clearly rooted in traditional metal, though more upbeat than the darker tones of MF, and Steene sounds nothing like King Diamond, his style also more in line with traditional 80's metal vocalists. This isn't a revolutionary album, but it's solid, with excellent guitar work by Shermann and Denner, and thus far a hit with European fans. Shermann's aforementioned past projects have been short-lived, but Force Of Evil looks to be a longer-term proposition.

Current Members

Martin Steene

vocals (Iron Fire)

Hank Shermann (Rene Krolmark)

guitars (Brats, Demonica, Gutrix, Mercyful Fate, Virus 7, Zoser Mez)

Michael Denner

guitars (Brats, King Diamond, Mercyful Fate, Zoser Mez)

Hasse (Hal) Patino

bass (King Diamond, Maltese Falcon, Pretty Maids)

Bjarne T. Holm

drums (Gutrix, Mercyful Fate, Virus 7)


Discography



Force Of Evil 
2003 Diamond
  1. Dawn Of Dominion
  2. Hell On Earth
  3. Mindbreaker
  4. Eye Of The Storm
  5. Misery Man
  6. Samhain
  7. The Calling
  8. Fountain Of Grace
  9. Demonized
  10. Under The Blade
  11. Eternity
  • Martin Steene
  • Hank Shermann
  • Michael Denner
  • Hasse (Hal) Patino
  • Bjarne T. Holm

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal 



Black Empire 
2005
  1. Black Empire
  2. Back To Hell
  3. Cabrini Green
  4. Death Comes Crawling
  5. The Sinister Show
  6. Days Of Damien
  7. Disciples Of The King
  8. Beyond The Gates
  9. Hobbs End
  10. Dead In Texas
  11. Vorhees Revenge
  12. S.O.S.
  • Martin Steene
  • Hank Shermann
  • Michael Denner
  • Hasse (Hal) Patino
  • Bjarne T. Holm

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 

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