METALLICA With KING DIAMOND At OZZFEST: Pro-Shot Video Footage Available

Legendary Danish metal singer King Diamond (MERCYFUL FATE, KING DIAMOND) joined METALLICA on stage during the San Francisco band's headlining appearance at the at the one-day Ozzfest last night (Saturday, August 9) at Pizza Hut Park in Dallas to perform a medley of MERCYFUL FATE classics. The official Metallica.com footage of the performance can be viewed below.

MERCYFUL FATE will be remembered for its unquestionable mark on the history of metal with its innovative sound, complex arrangements, memorable melody, and its influence on bands that later took the genre to new heights.

In 1998, METALLICA paid tribute to MERCYFUL FATE by recording a medley of classic MERCYFUL FATE songs on the album "Garage Inc." Entitled "Mercyful Fate", the medley included parts from "Satan's Fall", "Curse of the Pharaohs", "A Corpse Without Soul", "Into the Coven" and "Evil".

Lars Ulrich of METALLICA (a fellow Dane) played drums on a new version of "Return of the Vampire" on the "In the Shadows" album, which came out in 1993.

(Thanks: Chris Schrader)

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