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Brats was a short-lived Copenhagen, Denmark punk rock-band whose greatest state to fame could possibly be the next exploits of its regular membership. These were vocalist Franz De Zaster (a.k.a. Michael Gorm), guitarist Hank de Wank (a.k.a Rene Krolmark), bassist Mickey Rat (a.k.a. Michael Hillerup) and drummer Eddie Haircut (a.k.a. Milan Balsgaard), who 1st started playing collectively in 1978, and added three tracks towards the essential Danish compilation Paere Punk the next year. However the band’s guitarist had been drifting towards a difficult rock path and, after firing all his cohorts, snatched lead guitarist Michael Denner and bassist Jens Arnsted from regional music group Jezebel, and drummer Lars Nybo, lately of Suck, to greatly help pursue it complete vapor. Their timing couldn’t have already been better, and the brand new, large rock-friendly Brats had been soon agreed upon to CBS for the one album offer which led to the next year’s 1980 L.P. Poor product sales shortly got them booted in the label, but, de Wank (today going with the stage-name of Hank Sherman) and his music group were shifting just as before. After a bit more tweaking using their audio and line-up, as well as the catalyzing entrance of new vocalist Kim Bendix Petersen (shortly to become well-known to the rock world as Ruler Gemstone), Brats was changed into gothic steel legends Mercyful Destiny, whose story is way better told elsewhere.

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