Founded in 1977, Brats were a punk rock/metal hybrid band from Denmark which would later lead the members of this band to form the popular cult heavy metal band Mercyful Fate. In 1980 they released a full-length album titled "1980". The band was found by guitarist Rene Krolmark, who dubbed himself Hank De Wank at the time. The other members were vocalist Franz De Zaster (Michael Gorm), drummer Eddie Haircut (Milan Balsgaard) and bassist Mickey Rat (Michael Hillerup). Brats recorded three song for Pære Punk compilation LP : "Dreams", "I do what I wanna do", "Magazine".