Although Michael Denner is not well-known in the mainstream music scene, the 60-year-old guitarist is a very well-known name in the international rock/metal scene, as a former guitarist in respectively Mercyful Fate and King Diamond - the two most influential Danish rock/metal bands internationally ever. Michael Denner contributed
with his distinctive guitar style and songwriting on classic Mercyful Fate albums such as "Melissa" (1983), "Don't Break The Oath" (1984) and also the King Diamond classics "Fatal Portrait" (1986) and "Abigail” (1987). Mercyful Fate was also awarded
the “pioneer award” at the Danish critics award “Steppeulven” in 2017.
The first half-known band Denner joined was the Danish punk band Brats, which he joined in 1979. But both before Mercyful Fate returned in 1993, and Denner left the band again in 1996, he has also been very active with other musical projects,
however. Force Of Evil, Zoser Mez, Denner/Shermann and Denner's Trickba to
name just a few.
"In Amber" will be released on November 15 2019. And is in Denner's own words an album he have been looking forward to do in several years. Michael Denner himself elaborates: “This album I am totally 100% behind. It is so much me and what I stand for. I am a heavy rock musician by heart and I think this album shows it clearly”.
Recently, it has been announced that Michael Denner’s old band Mercyful Fate, with King Diamond in front, will be reunited in 2020 for a number of festival shows. To many fans' surprise, Denner is NOT part of this line-up, which has caused much wonder. Michael Denner himself is incomprehensible: “I was not asked and received
the news just two days before it became public news. I think it's a shame for fans of the original Mercyful Fate, not least since I'm in the shape of my life. But now it's all about putting it behind me, looking ahead and looking forward to the release of the upcoming Denner's Inferno album “In Amber””.