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Formed: 1990
From: Norrköping, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

Marduk Interviews and Features

Below are our features and interviews with Marduk.


Kaltenbach Open Air Celebrating 10th Anniversary

The Austrian underground metal festival "Kaltenbach Open Air" (K:O:A) is celebrating it's 10th anniversary. Reason enough for Wolfgang Bartl (Rottinghill-webzine) to have a chat with K:O:A organiser Thomas Spiwak below.

Wolfgang: Hello Thomas, and thank you for taking the time for this interview! How are you?

Thomas: Hello Wolfgang, thanks for asking. So far so good and after the somewhat strenuous booking phase, it has become a little quieter again in the meantime . Preparations are rolling according to plan and we are confident that we will be able to deliver a great festival once again this year.

Wolfgang: What is currently going on in Kaltenbach?

Thomas: Currently, we mainly focus on promoting the festival but also the first hot phase of selling pre-sale tickets is gearing up already. Interviews are to be given, accreditation requests to be worked through, and also the first merchandise booths are getting booked. Concerning our infrastructure the first contracts are signed and our festival site is taking shape already virtually.

Wolfgang: Last year you appeared to be somewhat uncertain concerning the revival of the festival, whether and how well it will be received by the fans. In retrospect, how did it all work out in the end? More...

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Marduk Shares A "Serpent Sermon"

The kings of Swedish black metal in Marduk will be unleashing another diabolical foray into the darker side of music this coming June with the new full-length album "Serpent Sermon."

With the new release on the horizon and Marduk gearing up to storm the world for another bout of live rituals, I connected with guitarist Morgan "Evil" Håkansson to hear how the band works its own breed of macabre sonic magic.

A full transcription of our chat is available below, in which Morgan discusses the band continuing the spirit of its core sound into a twelfth studio album, releasing the three song "Iron Dawn" EP, and working on a music video of the new track "Souls For Belial." More...

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Interview with Morgan Håkansson of Marduk

One of the most prolific black metal bands in the land just headlined Day 2 of Maryland Death Fest. Marduk has been rocking the corpsepaint for decades now. Having released and E.P. called "Iron Dawn" the day they played the fest and with all of their loyal minions in complete frenzy at the show, Marduk proves they are the true kings of black metal. A transcription follows the video. More...

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An Interview with Marduk Guitarist

Marduk is really a true contender for one of the best second wave acts of black metal. Having been around since the 1990’s, Marduk has been around for quite sometime. Their message of past ravages of war, blood, the Third Reich, and their fascination of the occult has sparked controversy, but does not hinder the share tenacity of their lyrics; overshadowing the majority of other black metal acts that try to model after them. When I missed them with Mayhem this year, I thought that the chances of me interviewing and seeing them live would be minuscule because of the visa incident that prevented them from playing in the United States. Fortunately, I found out that they were playing at Reggie’s in Chicago, so I could not pass up the opportunity to see them and ask some questions. Morgan "Evil" Steinmeyer Håkansson has a reputation for being really intimidating. Indeed, I can say his stare is very piercing, but the interview was a huge success, as I got to know one of the most renowned black metal guitarist/ philosophers of our time. More...

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