In late 2019, Denner’s Inferno was announced for this year’s Nordic Noise Festival in Amager Bio.
Michael Denner, best known as the former guitarist and songwriter in Mercyful Fate and King Diamond, released the new album ”In Amber” in November 2019 with his band Denner’s Inferno which got a lot of attention in the international media landscape and was received with lots of love by his loyal audience.
We can now reveal that Mats Levén has joined forces with Michael Denner and Denner’s Inferno and will have his live debut with the band Nordic Noise.
Mats Levén is regarded as one of the strongest Swedish hard rock singers with a large vocal register and a strong resume. For almost ten years as a front man in doom metal legends Candlemass until he was replaced in 2018 by original singer Johan Langquist. In addition he has been the frontman for Yngwie Malmsteen, Krux and Abstrakt Algebra and more.
Michael Denner comments on the new collaboration:
“It is with pride and great pleasure to be able to present Mats Levén as the singer when Denner’s Inferno plays on Nordic Noise on May 8 and a couple of more summer festivals. And then more plans together, I hope! I have followed Mats closely through my passion for doom metal and thus his work in Candlemass, Abstrakt Algebra etc. And feel that his style fits perfectly with what I want to express myself with the music I perform”.
Mats Levén follows up with the same positive vibes:
“I am very much looking forward to playing a couple of festivals with Denner’s Inferno this summer – starting with Nordic Noise in Copenhagen, and then we will see what happens next. I bought Mercyful Fate’s ”Melissa” and “Don’t Break The Oath” albums as a young teenager and have loved them ever since. They mean a lot to me. And who knows? Maybe we will also play a couple of Mercyful Fate classics when we are on stage anyway”.
Nordic Noise will take place at venue Amager Bio in Copenhagen, Denmark on the 8th and 9th of May 2020. Other acts performing at the festival includes so far Borknagar (N), The Haunted (S), Hatesphere (DK), Eclipse (S), Kickin Valentina (US), Justify Rebellion (DK), Transport League (S).
In addition, 4 additional names will be published with a short time.
Nordic Noise was established in 2013 and is considered one of the most influential Scandinavian rock/metal festivals.