Daily Noise: Mercyful Fate – At the Sound of the Demon Bell (On Halloween they can’t redeem)

Halloween is the night
The legend says the ghost will rise
On Halloween they can’t redeem
A restless soul from an ancient scene

You can also listen on the distro front page today, killer song from an album which is absolutely essential to the history of black metal. Accompanied by a nice reproduction of the cover painting.

When we recorded Melissa, we had about 20 songs to choose from. We had been composing them since ’81. They just had to be rearranged a bit and prepared for proper recording. I think why Melissa and Don’t Break the Oath kind of have a good following today is probably because the songs were very carefully chosen from other songs.
– Hank Shermann