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Michael Denner
MICHAEL DENNER (born 5 November 1958) is a Danish heavy-metal guitarist. He is part of the heavy metal duo Denner/Shermann with Hank Shermann . Denner was a member of Mercyful Fate
Mercyful Fate
and King Diamond amongst others. He has made guest appearances with Furious Trauma, Jack Cracker, Volbeat
Volbeat
, Notre Dame and Saturnus . Denner is a fourth generation musician. Denner plays Gibson Flying V guitar and lists his inspirations as Uli Jon Roth
Uli Jon Roth
, Michael Schenker and Ollie Halsall
Ollie Halsall
. Denner owns a record shop in Copenhagen
Copenhagen
called "Beat Bop". REFERENCES * ^ Huey, Steve. "Biography: Mercyful Fate". Allmusic . Retrieved 13 April 2010. * ^ "Saturnus Discography". www.saturnus.dk. Retrieved 29 September 2013. * v * t * e Mercyful Fate
Mercyful Fate
* KING DIAMOND * HANK SHERMANN * SHARLEE D\\'ANGELO * BJARNE T
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Heavy Metal Music
HEAVY METAL (or simply METAL) is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom and the United States . With roots in blues rock and psychedelic /acid rock , the bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion , extended guitar solos , emphatic beats, and overall loudness. Heavy metal lyrics and performance styles are sometimes associated with aggression and machismo . In 1968, the first heavy metal bands such as Led Zeppelin , Black Sabbath and Deep Purple attracted large audiences, though they were often derided by critics. During the mid-1970s, Judas Priest helped spur the genre's evolution by discarding much of its blues influence; Motörhead introduced a punk rock sensibility and an increasing emphasis on speed. Beginning in the late 1970s, bands in the new wave of British heavy metal such as Iron Maiden and Saxon followed in a similar vein. Before the end of the decade, heavy metal fans became known as "metalheads " or "headbangers ". During the 1980s, glam metal became popular with groups such as Mötley Crüe and Poison
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Mercyful Fate
MERCYFUL FATE is a Danish heavy metal band from Copenhagen
Copenhagen
, formed in 1981 by vocalist King Diamond and guitarist Hank Shermann . Influenced by progressive rock and hard rock , with lyrics dealing with Satan and the occult , Mercyful Fate
Mercyful Fate
were part of the first wave of black metal in the early to mid-1980s. Many of the bands from this movement went on to influence later black metal musicians in the 1990s, particularly in Norway. Since the band's inception in 1981, Mercyful Fate
Mercyful Fate
have released seven studio albums, two extended plays and four compilations . After several line-up changes and self-made demos, Mercyful Fate released their self-titled EP in 1982, with the line-up of King Diamond (vocals), Hank Shermann (guitar), Michael Denner (guitar), Timi Hansen (bass) and Kim Ruzz (drums). With this line-up the group recorded their first two studio albums (1983's Melissa and 1984's Don\'t Break the Oath ), until 1985 when the band broke up due to musical differences. In 1993, four out of the five members of Mercyful Fate reunited to record the album In the Shadows , which was released the same year. During the 1990s, the band released four more studio albums and went through several line-up changes. Since 1999, Mercyful Fate have been on hiatus, but have reunited on occasion during the 2000s
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King Diamond (band)
KING DIAMOND is a Danish heavy metal band formed in 1985 by vocalist King Diamond , guitarists Andy LaRocque and Michael Denner , bassist Timi Hansen and drummer Mikkey Dee . Diamond, Denner and Hansen had recently departed the group Mercyful Fate , and decided to form a new band under the King Diamond moniker, as it was already known from the Mercyful Fate days. In 1986, King Diamond released their debut album Fatal Portrait . Since then the band have released a total of twelve studio albums (most of them concept albums ), two live albums , two extended plays , five compilations and five singles . Since the band's inception, there have been over fifteen musicians in and out of King Diamond, with the only two mainstays being vocalist King Diamond and guitarist Andy LaRocque. In 1987 the band released their second studio release Abigail (their first concept album). Throughout the 1980s, King Diamond released a total of four studio albums. In the early 1990s, the band was put on hold when King Diamond reunited with his former outfit Mercyful Fate. After reforming King Diamond in 1994, Diamond would balance recording and touring with both Mercyful Fate and his eponymous band throughout the 90's
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Force Of Evil (band)
FORCE OF EVIL was a Danish 5-piece heavy metal band formed by the twin guitarists of Mercyful Fate
Mercyful Fate
, Michael Denner and Hank Shermann
Hank Shermann
. They joined forces with Hal Patino , Bjarne T. Holm and Martin Steene, all known for their performance with King Diamond , Mercyful Fate
Mercyful Fate
and Iron Fire . CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Formation * 1.2 2003-2005 * 1.3 2006 break-up * 2 Discography * 3 Videography * 4 References * 5 External links HISTORYFORMATIONForce of Evil was formed in September 2002. Denner and Shermann are the original twin guitars from these classic Mercyful Fate
Mercyful Fate
recordings: Nuns Have No Fun , Melissa , Don\'t Break The Oath , In the Shadows , Time and Into the Unknown . Hal Patino has been recording with King Diamond band on "Them" , Conspiracy , The Eye , Abigail II: The Revenge , The Puppet Master , and Give Me Your Soul...Please . He played with King Diamond in all his tours as well. Bjarne T. Holm joined Mercyful Fate
Mercyful Fate
in 1995 and has been recording with the band since then. They went on several US, South American and European Tours. Martin Steene is the main man in the band Iron Fire with whom he has made several albums
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Hank Shermann
HANK SHERMANN (real name RENé KROLMARK) is a Danish heavy metal guitarist. He began playing guitar in 1977. Shermann is best known for his work with Mercyful Fate
Mercyful Fate
. He has also played with the groups Brats , Fate , Zoser Mez, Gutrix, Virus 7, and his last main focus, Force of Evil
Force of Evil
. He is a regular guest on Witchery albums. His band Demonica, a thrash metal act, signed to Massacre Records
Massacre Records
in October 2009. He toured with Volbeat
Volbeat
on their summer 2012 North American tour. On October 2, 2015, Satan's Tomb, an EP of new material recorded with fellow Mercyful Fate
Mercyful Fate
alumnus Michael Denner under the DennerShermann name became available for sale worldwide in a variety of formats, released by Metal Blade Records. The band's lineup consists of guitarists Denner and Shermann, drummer Snowy Shaw
Snowy Shaw
, vocalist Sean Peck and bassist Marc Grabowski (formerly of Cage and Demonica, respectively). Their first full-length album is called Masters of Evil and it became available June 24, 2016 via Metal Blade Records. Touring dates are reportedly planned, but have not been announced as of July 2016
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Volbeat
VOLBEAT are a Danish heavy metal band formed in Copenhagen
Copenhagen
in 2001. They play a fusion of rock and roll , heavy metal and rockabilly . They are inspired by classic rock and roll artists such as Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash , as well as modern hard rock , thrash metal , heavy metal, alternative rock and hardcore punk groups. Their current line-up consists of vocalist and guitarist Michael Poulsen
Michael Poulsen
, guitarist Rob Caggiano , drummer Jon Larsen and bassist Kaspar Boye Larsen. The band is signed to Dutch label Mascot Records and has released six studio albums and one DVD. All of their studio albums have been certified gold in Denmark. Their second album Rock the Rebel/Metal the Devil received platinum status, and their 2010 release Beyond Hell/Above Heaven was subject to widespread international critical acclaim, receiving double platinum in Denmark, platinum in Finland and Germany, and gold in the United States, Sweden and Austria. Volbeat's sixth album entitled Seal the Deal & Let\'s Boogie was released worldwide on 3 June 2016
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Saturnus (band)
SATURNUS is a band from Denmark
Denmark
formed in 1991 . They play melodic death /doom metal with synthesized touches of gothic metal . CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Band members * 2.1 Former members * 3 Discography * 3.1 Albums * 3.2 EPs * 3.3 Demos * 3.4 Box Sets * 4 External links * 5 References BIOGRAPHYSaturnus released their third full-length album , Veronika Decides to Die , in May 2006. The album title was inspired by Paulo Coelho 's novel of the same name. Prior to 2006, Saturnus had released two other albums, Paradise Belongs To You and Martyre, in addition to an EP, For The Loveless Lonely Nights. On April 9, 2012, Saturnus posted on their Facebook
Facebook
page: "Tomorrow we begin recording for the new album 'Saturn In Ascension', with ' Flemming Rasmussen ' once again behind the mixer. We are looking forward to this . Bass and drums are the first things that will be recorded over the coming days, we will keep you posted on the development." On October 10, 2012, Saturnus announced on their Myspace page that the release date for Saturn in Ascension would be November 30, 2012
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Gibson Guitar Corporation
Coordinates : 36°07′48″N 86°43′33″W / 36.1298758°N 86.7257458°W / 36.1298758; -86.7257458 GIBSON BRANDS, INC. (formerly GIBSON GUITAR CORP.) is an American manufacturer of guitars , other musical instruments, and consumer and professional electronics now based in Nashville, Tennessee . The company was formerly known as Gibson Guitar Corp. and renamed Gibson Brands, Inc. on June 11, 2013. Orville Gibson founded the company in 1902 as "The Gibson Mandolin- Guitar Mfg. Co., Ltd." in Kalamazoo, Michigan to make mandolin -family instruments. Gibson invented archtop guitars by constructing the same type of carved, arched tops used on violins. By the 1930s, the company was also making flattop acoustic guitars, as well as one of the first commercially available hollow-body electric guitars, used and popularized by Charlie Christian . In 1944, Gibson was bought by Chicago Musical Instruments (CMI) which was acquired in 1969 by Panama-based conglomerate, Ecuadorian Company Limited (E.C.L.) that changed its name in the same year to Norlin Corporation. Gibson sells guitars under a variety of brand names and builds one of the world's most iconic guitars, the Gibson Les Paul . Many Gibson instruments are highly collectible
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Flying V
The GIBSON FLYING V is an electric guitar model first released by Gibson in 1958 . The Flying V offered a radical, "futuristic" body design, much like its siblings: the Explorer , which was released the same year and the Moderne , which was designed in 1957 but not released until 1982. CONTENTS * 1 Origins * 2 Flying V2 * 3 Reverse Flying V * 4 V Bass * 5 Notable Gibson Flying V players * 6 In fiction * 7 See also * 8 References * 9 External links ORIGINSGibson first manufactured prototypes of the guitar in 1957. Production guitars were made of korina wood, a trademarked name for limba , a wood similar to but lighter in color than mahogany . This Flying V, along with the Futura (Explorer ) and, initially, the Moderne , made up a line of modernist guitars designed by Gibson's then-president Ted McCarty . These designs were meant to add a more futuristic aspect to Gibson's image, but they did not sell well. After the initial launch in 1958, the line was discontinued by 1959. Some instruments were assembled from leftover parts and shipped in 1963, with nickel- rather than gold-plated hardware. McCarty started out with a mahogany guitar that was rounded in the back instead of being cut out. Gibson decided to change the back for weight reduction. Blues-rock guitarist Lonnie Mack and blues guitarist Albert King started using the guitar almost immediately
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Uli Jon Roth
ULI JON ROTH (born ULRICH ROTH, 18 December 1954) is a German guitarist , who became famous as the Scorpions lead guitarist, and is one of the earliest contributors to the neoclassical metal genre. He is also the founder of Sky Academy and inventor of the Sky Guitar. He is the older brother of fellow guitarist and artist Zeno Roth . CONTENTS* 1 Career * 1.1 Dawn Road and Scorpions * 1.2 Electric Sun * 1.3 Solo career * 2 Sky guitars * 3 Playing style * 4 Personal life * 5 Influence * 6 Discography * 6.1 With Scorpions * 6.2 With Electric Sun * 6.3 Solo and classical works (Progressive Rock) * 6.3.1 Studio albums * 6.3.2 Live albums * 6.3.3 Compilations * 6.3.4 Unreleased works * 6.4 Guest appearance * 7 References * 8 External links CAREERDAWN ROAD AND SCORPIONSIn the early 1970s, Roth formed a band called Dawn Road. In 1973, guitarist Michael Schenker
Michael Schenker
left the Scorpions to join UFO . The two remaining Scorpions members, Rudolf Schenker
Rudolf Schenker
and Klaus Meine merged with the four members of Dawn Road, (Uli Jon Roth, Achim Kirschning, Francis Buchholz, Jürgen Rosenthal) using the name Scorpions as they were more well known than Dawn Road. During his tenure as lead guitarist, main songwriter and occasional lead singer for the Scorpions, the band released four studio albums between 1974 and 1977
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Michael Schenker
MICHAEL SCHENKER (born Michael Willy Schenker, 10 January 1955) is a German rock guitarist, best known for his tenure in UFO , in addition to his solo band . Nicknamed the "Blonde Bomber", he first rose to fame as an early member of Scorpions , then achieved fame in the mid-1970s as the lead guitar player for UFO. Since leaving UFO in 1978, he has been leading the Michael Schenker Group in various incarnations. He has rejoined UFO three times, producing an album each time. He is the younger brother of Rudolf Schenker
Rudolf Schenker
, who is still a guitarist with Scorpions. His career has had many ups and downs, partly due to a long history of alcoholism and personal problems; still, Schenker continues to perform and record
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Ollie Halsall
PETER JOHN \'OLLIE\' HALSALL (14 March 1949 – 29 May 1992) was an English guitarist and vibraphone player, and is best known for his role in The Rutles , the bands Timebox , Patto and Boxer , and for his contribution to the music of Kevin Ayers . He is also notable as one of the few players of the vibraphone in rock music . He was known as Ollie because of his distinctive way of pronouncing his surname with a dropped 'h'. The OLLIE HALSALL Archive was established in 1985, with the aim of documenting and promoting the work of a unique musician. CONTENTS * 1 Career * 2 Legacy * 3 Discography * 4 References * 5 External links CAREEROllie may not have been the best guitarist in the world, but he was certainly among the top two. John Halsey, 1997 Halsall (ex Pete and the Pawnees, The Gunslingers, The Music Students, all 1964, The Rhythm and Blues Incorporated, 1965), came to London in October 1966 to play vibraphone with the pop rock outfit Timebox (which included bassist Clive Griffiths and keyboardist 'Professor' Chris Holmes. Halsall took up guitar, they enlisted Mike Patto on vocals and drummer 'Admiral' John Halsey . In 1970, following the departure of Holmes, Timebox evolved into the band Patto. They played a blend of progressive Jazz rock featuring Halsall's guitar work. In 1973, Halsall left to join Jon Hiseman
Jon Hiseman
's Tempest
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Copenhagen
COPENHAGEN (Danish : _København_ (_ listen ); Latin : Hafnia_) is the capital and most populous city of Denmark . The city has a population of 763,908 (as of December 2016 ), of whom 601,448 live in the Municipality of Copenhagen . The larger urban area has a population of 1,280,371 (as of 1 January 2016 ), while the Copenhagen metropolitan area has just over 2 million inhabitants. Copenhagen is situated on the eastern coast of the island of Zealand ; another small portion of the city is located on Amager , and is separated from Malmö , Sweden, by the strait of Øresund . The Øresund Bridge connects the two cities by rail and road. Originally a Viking fishing village founded in the 10th century, Copenhagen became the capital of Denmark in the early 15th century. Beginning in the 17th century it consolidated its position as a regional centre of power with its institutions, defences and armed forces. After suffering from the effects of plague and fire in the 18th century, the city underwent a period of redevelopment. This included construction of the prestigious district of Frederiksstaden and founding of such cultural institutions as the Royal Theatre and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts
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Allmusic
ALLMUSIC (previously known as ALL MUSIC GUIDE or AMG) is an online music guide. The largest music database on the web, it catalogs more than 3 million album entries and 30 million tracks. It was launched in 1991, predating the World Wide Web . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 The All Music Guide series * 3 Reception * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links HISTORY AllMusic was launched as _All Music Guide_ by Michael Erlewine , a "compulsive archivist, noted astrologer, Buddhist scholar and musician." He became interested in using computers for his astrological work in the mid-70s, and founded a software company, Matrix, in 1977. In the early '90s, as CDs replaced vinyl as the prevalent format for recorded music, Erlewine purchased what he thought was a CD of early recordings by Little Richard CD. After buying it he discovered it was a "flaccid latter day rehash." Frustrated with the labeling, he researched using meta data to create a music guide. In 1990, in Big Rapids, Michigan, he founded All Music Guide with a goal to create an open access database that included every recording "since Enrico Caruso gave the industry its first big boost"
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King Diamond
KIM BENDIX PETERSEN (born 14 June 1956), better known by his stage name KING DIAMOND, is a Danish heavy metal musician. As a vocalist, he is known for his extensive vocal range, in particular his usage of falsetto . He is the lead vocalist for both Mercyful Fate and the eponymous King Diamond
King Diamond
. CONTENTS* 1 Career * 1.1 Early days * 1.2 Mercyful Fate * 1.3 King Diamond
King Diamond
* 1.3.1 Other media * 2 Stage presence * 3 I