As reported last month, MERCYFUL FATE will be reuniting in 2020.
The guitarist of the classic lineup, Michael Denner says that he wasn’t approached to take part in the upcoming reunion.
In a new Interview with Metalized, he addressed, saying:
“I was not asked to join and was told only two days before it was public news. I think it’s a pity for the fans of the original MERCYFUL FATE. Especially since I’m in the shape of my life right now. But now it’s just a matter of putting it behind me, and look forward to the release of the upcoming DENNER’S INFERNO album ‘In Amber’.”
Before the announcement, Denner gave an interview to Rat Salad Review in which he said that he was prepared to play with the band if asked.
“I’m in shape for it and I’m ready — anytime, anyplace, man.”
“But I’m not sure King[Diamond, MERCYFUL FATE frontman] has the same plans. He’s busy doing his stuff [with KING DIAMOND] and he’s doing very, very good. So why should he split [the pie] in three when he can have a hundred percent? But then again, I saw an interview with him he did a few months ago, and he said if it should be done, it might be with the lineup who did the last two albums. And that leaves me out. [Laughs] Then it’s not the original lineup he wants. He wants to do it with the Swedish guys.”