Origin: Denmark  
Genres: Hard Rock
Page online: August 14, 2005
Last update/review: August 14, 2005


Brats was the first band to feature the mighty guitar duo of Hank Shermann and Michael Denner, who would later become part of the legendary Mercyful Fate in the early 80's. This band started out in 1978 as a straight punk band, then broke up and reformed with a quite different lineup (only Shermann remained from the original group) and a modified musical direction. They recorded one album in 1980, then promptly broke up, as the album didn't fare well and CBS terminated their contract. From a metal standpoint 1980 Brats is a curiosity at best, as it has nothing in common with MF and is only occasionally metallic, as it's really more of a loose, punky hard rock album.

Last Lineup

Yenz Cheyenne (Jens Arnsted)


Michael Denner

guitars (ex-Denner/Shermann, ex-Force Of Evil, ex-King Diamond, ex-Mercyful Fate, ex-Zoser Mez)

Hank Shermann (Rene Krolmark)

guitars (ex-Denner/Shermann, ex-Demonica, ex-Force Of Evil, ex-Gutrix, Mercyful Fate, ex-Virus 7, ex-Zoser Mez)

Monroe (Lars Nybo)



1980 Brats  
1980 CBS
  1. OY-905
  2. Tame Me (Insomniac)
  3. B-Brains
  4. Punk Fasion
  5. Complex (Don't Destroy Me)
  6. Fuel
  7. Heavy Rocker
  8. Pinned On My Eyelids
  9. Sense My Boy
  10. Ogcah Ghaszlihr
  11. Accepted
  12. Zombie People
  • Yenz Cheyenne
  • Michael Denner
  • Hank Shermann
  • Monroe

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