During a recent interview with The Metal Voice, Metal Blade Records’ Brian Slagel shared some insight into Mercyful Fate’s current plans. According to him, the band will be releasing two new songs before releasing a new album.
Slagel said the following:
“So here are the plans. So there’s two [new] songs, one of which you know they’re playing a new song in the set [‘The Jackal Of Salzburg’] now [on tour], which was supposed to be out prior to all of this, but everything’s delayed.
So the first thing is, as soon as this [current fall 2022 U.S.] tour is done, they’re gonna finish up that song. It’s mostly recorded, and they’re gonna finish that up and we’re gonna put that out to the digital people on the Internet. So you’ll be able to stream that — I don’t know — some time in the next few months. So there’s that.
They have another song they’ve written that’s also gonna be out there as well, so there’ll be two MERCYFUL FATE songs out there. We’ll probably do some sort of vinyl thing with the two tracks as well.
Then we’ll have a KING DIAMOND album following that. And then we’ll go back to kind of the way we did it in the ’90s where the next record will be full MERCYFUL FATE album.”