Danish metal vocalist who fronts the bands Mercyful Fate and King Diamond.
He made his first stage performances with the band Brainstorm in 1974.
He earned a 2008 Grammy Award-nomination for his song "Never Ending Hill."
He has been in a committed relationship with Livia Zita, who is a background singer and actress.
He has cited signer Ian Gillan as one of his greatest musical inspirations.