In the Shadows
In the Shadows
Album info
ReleaseJune 6, 1993
RecordedDallas Sound Lab, Dallas, TX, USA, February - April 1993
GenreHeavy metal, thrash metal
LabelMetal Blade
ProducerTim Kimsey, King Diamond, Hank Shermann, Brian Slagel

In the Shadows is the third full-length album by Mercyful Fate. It is also the first offering of the band since their reunion in 1992. It was released in 1993 on Metal Blade Records. This album shows the band leaving behind most of the Satanic and Occult-based lyrical themes which were prevalent on previous albums, in favor of a more story-based approach.

Some editions of In the Shadows contain a bonus track, "Return of the Vampire... 1993", that is a re-recording of the song "Return of the Vampire", present in the homonymous 1992 compilation album, featuring Lars Ulrich of Metallica on drums.

The album cover was painted by Torbjorn Jorgensen / Studio Dzyan.

Track listing[1]Edit

No. Title Length
1. "Egypt" (King Diamond) 4:52
2. "The Bell Witch" (King Diamond, Hank Shermann) 4:34
3. "The Old Oak" (King Diamond, Hank Shermann) 8:55
4. "Shadows" (King Diamond) 4:42
5. "A Gruesome Time" (Michael Denner, King Diamond) 4:31
6. "Thirteen Invitations" (King Diamond) 5:17
7. "Room of Golden Air" (Michael Denner) 3:07
8. "Legend of the Headless Rider" (King Diamond, Hank Shermann) 7:43
9. "Is That You, Melissa?" (King Diamond) 4:41
Bonus track
No. Title Length
10. "Return of the Vampire... 1993" (King Diamond, Hank Shermann) 5:08


  • Produced by Tim Kimsey, King Diamond, Hank Shermann, Brian Slagel
  • Engineered by Tim Kimsey, Sterling Winfield
  • Cover art by Torbjorn Jorgensen / Studio Dzyan
  • Photography by Thomas Grondahl


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