Time (Mercyful Fate album)

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Released25 October 1994
RecordedMay–August 1994
StudioDallas Sound Lab, Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Genre Heavy metal
Label Metal Blade
Producer King Diamond, Tim Kimsey and Hank Shermann
Mercyful Fate chronology
The Bell Witch EP
Into the Unknown
Professional ratings
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Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal 8/10 [2]
Rock Hard (GER)9.0/10 [3]
Sputnikmusic4.0/5 [4]

Time is the fourth studio album by the Danish heavy metal band Mercyful Fate. It was released on 25 October 1994 through Metal Blade Records.


The track "The Mad Arab" is about H. P. Lovecraft's character Abdul Alhazred, the author of the fictional forbidden tome of occult lore The Necronomicon . In the lyric booklet, it is subtitled "Part One: The Vision". The second part appears as the track "Kutulu (The Mad Arab, Part Two)" on the follow-up, Into the Unknown .

Track listing

All lyrics are written by King Diamond

1."Nightmare Be Thy Name"Michael Denner3:29
2."Angel of Light"Diamond3:37
3."Witches' Dance"Diamond4:47
4."The Mad Arab"Hank Shermann4:42
5."My Demon"Diamond4:42
7."The Preacher"Shermann3:29
8."Lady in Black"Diamond3:49
10."The Afterlife"Shermann4:32
11."Castillo del Mortes"Shermann6:14


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