- Released: February 22, 2000
- Label: Metal Blade
- 2.The Uninvited Guest
- 3.The Ghost of Change
- 4.Listen to the Bell
- 5.Fifteen Men
- 6.Into the Unknown
- 7.Under the Spell
- 9.Holy Water
- 10.Kutulu (The Mad Arab Pt. 2)
Mercyful Fate: King Diamond (vocals); Hank Shermann, Michael Denner (guitar); Sharlee D'Angelo (bass); Bjarne T. Holm (drums).
Recorded at The Dallas Sound Lab, Dallas, Texas in January and February 1996.
Personnel: King Diamond (vocals); Hank Shermann, Michael Denner (guitar); Bjarne T. Holm (drums).
Audio Mixers: Tim Kinsey; Hank Shermann; King Diamond; Tim Kimsey.
Recording information: Dallas Sound Lab, Dallas, TX (01/1996-02/1996).
Photographer: Lars Flaeno Nielsen.
The original lineup of Mercyful Fate reunited to record Into the Unknown but instead of capturing the spark of their early records, the band just seemed tired. They worked the same territory that made them famous and perhaps that was part of the problem -- they have done music as heavy and tortured as this in the past, only better. By and large, Into the Unknown is an effective argument for bands not reuniting. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine