Who knows why, but I will tell you that MERCYFUL FATE was one of those bands that hardcore kids couldn’t get enough of in the early 80’s. Me and my metal head homies blast the fuck out their first EP & first LP. We all went to check out MERCYFUL FATE wreck shit at the Kabuki Theater on their first USA tour in 1984. The show was an insane head banging night that I’ll never forget. Today we want to salute King Diamond and crew by showing a full gig from 1983. Keep in mind this footage is old and shot on a pre-historic camera so the quality’s sketchy but that adds to why it’s so cool to look at! See why nuns have no fun and peep MERCYFUL FATE killing it!