Today, Mercyful Fate announced their replacement bassist since Joey Vera left the band.
Becky Baldwin previously stepped in temporarily in the Fall of 2022 during Mercyful Fate's tour due to a scheduling conflict with Joey's longtime group Armored Saint. Becky has now been recruited as Mercyful Fate's permanent bassist.
In a statement, Becky says:
"It is a great honour to now be a permanent member of Mercyful Fate. I can't wait to join the recording of the new album. When I joined as a stand-in on the 2022 US tour, the acceptance and encouragement from the fans was exceptional. A huge thanks to the band, team and fans for the warm welcome. See you in Chile and Brazil this coming April!"
Degenerator, led by Barrett Klesko (Alle Else Fails) who is joined by Jonathan Webster (Pass of Era, ex-Striker), this relentless musical force delivers a spellbinding sound that resonates with fans of grunge, sludge, stoner, and doom metal.