NewsJanuary 18, 2024 2:41 PM ET1,582 views

Mercyful Fate split with bassist Joey Vera

Mercyful Fate

Mercyful Fate has announced that they have parted ways with bassist Joey Vera. The split seems to have been an amicable one, as noted by the band's frontman, King Diamond

Vera had been with the band since 2019, replacing the late Timi "Grabber" Hansen. The band toured with Becky Baldwin in 2022 when Vera sat out of a tour. As of now, there has been no announcement regarding Vera's official placement. 

Says King Diamond:

Our friendship and respect for each other will always remain the same, and we all sincerely wish each other the absolut best for the future.

[via ThisDayInMetal]

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anonymous 179 days ago

Mercyful GOO

anonymous 179 days ago

I seriously don't see why King is continuing with Mercy over his solo stuff which clearly is what the fans want!

anonymous 179 days ago

This was reported everywhere else earlier in the week. What are the chances admin didn't know who these people were so didn't bother with it?

anonymous 179 days ago

I seriously don't see why King is continuing with Mercy over his solo stuff which clearly is what the fans want! MF is a much bigger draw than his solo shows.

anonymous 179 days ago

I was there

anonymous 179 days ago

The most hated man in Philly.

anonymous 179 days ago

goofy look lol. take the makeup off bro.

anonymous 179 days ago

Give mercy to fresh fish.

anonymous 179 days ago

Reign of Fired

anonymous 179 days ago

anonymous 4 hours ago I seriously don't see why King is continuing with Mercy over his solo stuff which clearly is what the fans want! are you retarded

anonymous 178 days ago

Joey Vela? from Second Coming?

anonymous 177 days ago

anonymous 4 hours ago I seriously don't see why King is continuing with Mercy over his solo stuff which clearly is what the fans want! are you retarded He absolutely has to be. Mercyful played a venue almost 3 times the size of the one King Diamond plays here, and they played another show 30 miles away.




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