Origin: Denmark  
Last update/review: July 8, 2003

Virus 7

Virus 7 was another side project led by Mercyful Fate guitarist Hank Shermann, and if nothing else it satisfies the basic requirement of a side project, which is that it doesn't sound much like the member's main band (what's the point of forming a side project in the first place if it sounds just like the main band?) No, Sick In The Head bears little similarity to Mercyful Fate, instead opting for a more modern, aggro-thrashy power metal sound, with aggressive, hardcore-ish vocals further distancing this from anything Fate-ish. Not really a bad album at all, but not a great one either, as it seemed to come and go with little fanfare and in retrospect it isn't a terribly memorable album. As Shermann side projects go, Gutrix was a much better proposition. Like many side projects, this is presumed to be a one-off and therefore the band is listed as broken up.

Last Lineup

Edgar Paul Allen


Hank Shermann (Rene Krolmark)

guitars (ex-Brats, ex-Denner/Shermann, ex-Demonica, ex-Force Of Evil, ex-Gutrix, Mercyful Fate, ex-Zoser Mez)

Dave Moreno

bass (guest for Bruce Dickinson)

Bjarne T. Holm

drums (ex-Force Of Evil, ex-Gutrix, Mercyful Fate)


Sick In The Head  
2000 Metal Blade
  1. Sick In The Head
  2. Stuck On It
  3. Obey Or Die
  4. Danger Me
  5. The Execution
  6. Your Master Calls
  7. True Pain
  8. Fight The Fight
  9. You Better Believe
  10. Livin' Large
  11. Last Chance
  12. T.U.C.
  • Edgar Paul Allen
  • Hank Shermann
  • Dave Moreno
  • Bjarne T. Holm

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