Mercyful Fate (EP)
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Mercyful Fate EP
Mercyful Fate
EP by
Released25 September 1982
RecordedSeptember 1982
GenreHeavy metal, Speed metal, Black metal
LabelRave-On Records
ProducerJac Hustinx
Mercyful Fate chronology
Mercyful Fate
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]

Mercyful Fate is the first official release of Danish heavy metal band Mercyful Fate.[3] It is also known as Nuns Have No Fun, the "first album" or the "EP". It is a four track, 45rpm effort and was recorded and mixed at Stone Studio in Roosendaal, Netherlands, in two days in September 1982 and released on the independent label Rave-On Records as RMLP-002. The album was produced and mixed by Jac Hustinx and engineered by Willem Steetjes. The cover is drawn by Ole Poulsen. The album in its entirety was later re-issued in 1987 as part of The Beginning compilation.

There are three pressings:

  • First pressing is white bordered.
  • Second pressing is black bordered.
  • Third pressing is black bordered but distributed by Bertus Holland.

Track listing

Side A
  1. "A Corpse Without Soul" (Hank Shermann, King Diamond) - 6:53
  2. "Nuns Have No Fun" (Shermann, Michael Denner, Diamond) - 4:17
Side B
  1. "Doomed by the Living Dead" (Shermann, Diamond) - 5:06
  2. "Devil Eyes" (Shermann, Diamond) - 5:48



  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Mercyful Fate - Mercyful Fate EP review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved .
  2. ^ Nash, J. "Mercyful Fate - Mercyful Fate". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Masters of the macabre Music, Myths & Legends By Martin Vengadesan". 2005-06-26. Retrieved .

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