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A story behind the name Melissa, debut studio album from metal band Mercyful Fate

Selasa, 14 Agustus 2012 | 2komentar

Melissa is the debut studio album from Mercyful Fate which was released in 1983, which contains seven tracks, in this case are all themed world of darkness, witches, blood and revenge. make Melissa album as one  of the separate icon for the band Mercyful Fate.

The question is, who is this Melissa ?

in fiction, Melissa is the name of the witch who was killed by a Catholic priest with burned alive,  
just like we read in some literature about the massacre by the burning witches in the Middle Ages, because in regard as Satanists.  

her lover(King Diamond), trying to avenge the death of his wife(Melissa) and because of his love, King revive his wife from the grave

The following is an excerpt from the song lyrics Melissa, which was written and sung by King Diamond.

Melissa, you were the queen of the night
Melissa, you were my light
I swear revenge on the priest
The priest must die
He must die in the name of hell

Oh.. Melisa 
could that really be your voice I hear ?
Too soon for you and I
The priest took his sacrifice
And sent you to the other side... Oh... Melissa
You're in my dreams
You're with me every day... Oh...Melissa
do you remember the time we shared ?
Do you remember the magic nights ?
I will never forget your smile
Do you remember the love we had ?
Oh, the love we had... Oh...Melissa
close your eyes and say goodbye
One last time
we'll kiss goodbye... I kiss your soul goodbye !   –  Is That You Melissa?

and .. in reality, Melissa is the name of a skull King Diamond used to carry on stage, He used the femur bones to make his trademark microphone handle and inspire the creation of his debut  Mercyful Fate album

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