Today marks the end of Mercyful Fate‘s first trek through the U.S. in 20 years, so naturally people are left wondering what’s next. We already know that King Diamond will get a crack at a new studio effort before Mercyful Fate will, but apparently that doesn’t mean it’s going to be complete radio silence from the iconic heavy metal band.
During a recent conversation with Jimmy Kay from The Metal Voice, Metal Blade Record founder and CEO Brian Slagel said the band will put out two new songs over the next few months. And while one of them, “The Jackal of Salzburg,” has been making the rounds in the band’s live show as of late, the world will get a previously unheard track as well.
If anyone would know anything about Metal Blade’s release schedule, it would be Brian Slagel. That’s about as definitive as it gets. It’ll be cool to finally hear “The Jackal of Salzburg” in its intended studio form after hearing it live all these months.
During the interview, Slagel and Kay talk at length about Mercyful Fate’s two records, as well as other topics. You can check out the rest of the interview in the video below.