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Formed: 1990
From: Norrköping, Sweden
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Below is our complete Marduk news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Marduk Post Deathmarch Tour Photos Online

Marduk has photos from the latest part of their Deathmarch Tour. Check out the gallery at www.marduk.nu.

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Marduk Set Release Date For Live Album

Swedish black metallers MARDUK have set a November 27th release date for the band's forthcoming live album, "Warschau". A song from MARDUK's most recent album, "Plague Angel", will appear in the upcoming swedish movie Murder Island. The song will also appear on the soundtrack, which is set to be released in February 2006. The band is right now looking through other offerings to appear in more movies.

The video for the track 'Throne Of Rats' will be brodcasted on Swedish National Television during January or February 2006 on a new started show called Rundgång. See stills from the video at this location.

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Marduk To Release Llive Album

To celebrate 15 year of Blood and Iron, Marduk will unleash upon mankind a live album recorded in Warsaw/Poland on the recent Deathmarch tour. The album features 17 songs and will be a limited edition cd of 10,000 copies worldwide. Also to be able as a strictly limited edition of 500 copies on double LP. Release date will be presented soon. Click here to check out the album cover.

Those shows that were cancelled on the last tour will be rescheduled in February together with some additional dates. The dates will be posted very soon.

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Marduk Cancel Last 3 European Shows

Marduk has been forced to cancel the three shows of their European tour because their tour bus broke down in Germany. The dates will be rescheduled.

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The Legion Recording New Album, Give Update

Swedish black/death metallers THE LEGION, featuring current MARDUK drummer Emil Dragutinovic, have posted the following message on their official web site:

"The progress of our new album is coming along fine and we're in the middle of recording the last parts. The vocals on this recording are being done, mainly by bassist Lars [bass] and some additional parts by Emil and David [guitar]. We are still not certain who's going to handle the vocals in the future so if you're interested in trying out for us, please send us a mail with some kind of sample where we can hear you scream."

To facilitate the vocalist-search process, THE LEGION have made available a pre-production sample of a new song called "Virtue of Sin". "On this teaser, which was recorded in our rehearsal room, the vocals are executed by Lars and David," the band write. "[Keep] in mind that this is not representative for the final outcome of the upcoming album."

THE LEGION's debut album, "Unseen To Creation", was released in October 2003 through France's Listenable Records. The CD, which was recorded at Abyss Studios with producer Tommy T?gtgren, features "ten songs of complex and eclectic black/death metal, ranging in style from MORBID ANGEL to SETHERIAL." The cover art was done by Kris Verwimp, who has previously worked with MARDUK, ABSU, VELONNIC SIN, and IMMORTAL, among others.

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Marduk Add Two More Shows In Turkey

Marduk has decided to add two more shows in Turkey:

Oct. 21 Ankara, Turkey - Golge Pub
Oct. 22 Izmir, Turkey - Ooze Club

More South American tour dates for the Deathmarch will be announced soon. Here are the upcoming dates that have been confirmed so far: More...

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Marduk Posts Wacken Open Air Photos Online

Marduk has posted photos of their performance at Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany. Check them out at their website. More photos of Marduk at Wacken Open Air are found at
www.sheol-magazine.com.

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Marduk Announces First South American Tour Dates

Marduk has confirmed the first dates of their South American tour:

Nov. 04 Tijuana, Mexico - Voodoo House
Nov. 05 Guatemala City, Guatemala - TBA
Nov. 06 San Salvador, El Salvadore - TBA
Nov. 07 TBA
Nov. 08 TBA
Nov. 09 TBA
Nov. 10 Porto Alegre, Brasil - Bar Opiniao
Nov. 11 Sao Paulo, Brasil - Hangar 110
Nov. 12 TBA
Nov. 13 Buenos Aires, Argentina - TBA

More South American tour dates to be announced.

More upcoming Marduk tour dates: More...

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Marduk Announces Ukraine & Russia Tour Dates

Marduk has announced one show in Ukraine and two in Russia:

Oct. 08 Kiev, Ukraine - TBC
Oct. 09 Moscow, Russia - Tochka Club
Oct. 10 St. Petersburg, Russia - Port Club

Other upcoming Marduk tour dates: More...

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Marduk Announces Turkey Show, Adds More Euro Dates

Marduk has announced that they will be playing at Yeni Melek Gosteri Merzerki in Instanbul, Turkey on October 23rd.

There has been some changes and additions to Marduk's upcoming European tour. Tour dates so far:

Aug. 24 Southport, UK - Club Havana
Aug. 25 Newcastle, UK - Archer
Aug. 26 Dublin, IRL - Whelans
Aug. 27 Bradford, UK - Rio
Aug. 28 London, UK - Underworld
Aug. 29 Hekelgem, BL - 162
Aug. 30 Paris, FR - Locomotive
Aug. 31 Utrecht, NL - De Helling
Sept. 01 Chaulnes, FR - Socioculturel
Sept. 02 Eloyes, FR - Culturel Centre
Sept. 03 Lyon, FR - Transbordeur
Sept. 04 Marseille, FR - Mirabeau
Sept. 05 FR - TBA
Sept. 06 Irun, SP - Tunk
Sept. 07 Vigo, SP - La Iguana
Sept. 08 Colinas, POR - Club Branca
Sept. 09 Madrid, SP - Ritmo & Compas
Sept. 10 Alicante, SP - Stereo Club
Sept. 11 Barcelona, SP - Mephisto
Sept. 13 Rome, ITA - Alpheus
Sept. 14 Milano, ITA - Transilvania Live
Sept. 15 Budapest, HUN - A35
Sept. 16 Wroclaw, PL - WZ
Sept. 17 Warschau, PL - Proxima
Sept. 18 Bischofswerda, D - East Club
Sept. 19 Copenhagen, DK - Loppen
Sept. 20 Gävle, SWE - Monster Club
Sept. 21 Göteborg, SWE - Musikens Hus

Oct. 23 Istanbul, Turkey - Yeni Melek Gosteri Merzerki

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More Marduk European Tour Dates Announced

Marduk left the following message on the official Marduk website:

The Deathmarch proceeds, European tour dates just been presented in the tour section. South american tour dates will be made official the nearest week. Discussions are going on regarding Marduk apperances in places such as Turkey, Greece, Russia and Japan. As soon as we get more news it will be presented here.

Tour dates announced so far: More...

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Marduk To Hit The Road In August

According to a posting at their website, "MARDUK will be back on the road touring at the end of august. According to the managment Europe will be hit first, followed by South America. The first tour dates will be posted soon." The band were forced to cancel their European tour earlier this year after drummer Emil Dragutinovic's arm was broken in a fight back in February. Marduk are touring in support of their latest album, Plague Angel which was recently as a limited edition digipak version (2500 copies) featuring the video clip for the track 'Steel Inferno'.

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Marduk Drummer "Healing Well"

According to a statement from MARDUK's managment, drummer Emil's (Dragutinovic ) arm is healing well. The band plans to be back touring torwards the end of the summer. More news will follow very soon. Currently Marduk is finishing up recording videos for the following songs: 'Throne Of Rats' and 'The Hangman Of Prague'.

As previously reported, Dragutinovic was "outnumbered in a fight on Saturday the 12th, which resulted in a broken arm." Consequently, all shows for February/March were canceled.

The band's recent album, Plague Angel is now out in North America and is available as a limited edition digipak version (2500 copies) featuring the video clip for the track 'Steel Inferno'.

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Marduk Singer Says He Left Due To 'Shit-Talking'

Former MARDUK singer Legion (a.k.a. Erik Hagsted) recently spoke to Garry Sharpe-Young of Rockdetector.com about his departure from the Swedish black metal outfit and his new project REBELANGELS, which also features ex-MARDUK bassist B. War. Some excerpts from the interview follow:

Rockdetector.com: It seems strange to fans you left MARDUK when the band was achieving a lot of success. Why did you go?

Legion: "I decided for real that I wouldn't go on much longer in 2001. I really felt like we were not on the same page anymore and I felt stuck screaming vocal patterns instead of having an instrument to get better at.

"Me, Fred and B. War also felt really frustrated that with the success the band structure changed to everything being hush hush. We didn't get any sales statement or anything. If we asked about it we got a 'Well, urrm... I don't know you know the distributors take so long to get back errr... hmmm' and all of a sudden it was obviously not a team effort anymore.

"To add some spice to it I saw that Morgan [Håkansson, guitar] was cutting back on the mechanical royalty side too. I got statement from STIM (the Swedish composers agency) with my work being diminished from 33% to 25% of the songs that we did together. I mean, I totally think that Morgan should have something extra out of how hard this guy actually broke his back to keep the machine going, but when you left your crew starving and snap at them, 'Well, then get a fucking job,' and at the same time flashes money like a high-roller and not even share any info on how the sales are going and still expect everyone to work like it is a team effort, it's like wanting to eat the cake and still keep it, if you ask me.

"But the real reason why I got so pissed that I really wanted out was all the shit-talking though. Morgan dissed the crap out of me when B. War was with him and vise versa when we spent time, like we were not talking to each other."

Rockdetector.com: So what caused the final split? More...

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Candlemass Confirmed For Wacken Open Air

Reunited Swedish doom legends Candlessmass have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6 in Wacken.

The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: More...

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Marduk Drummer Suffers Broken Arm

Swedish black/death metallers THE LEGION, featuring current MARDUK drummer Emil Dragutinovic, have issued the following statement regarding the incident over the weekend that resulted in Emil suffering a broken arm and unable to embark on MARDUK's previously announced European tour:

"On Saturday night [February] 12th, our drummer Emil and a close friend to the band was attacked by a group of five immigrants. Emil was trying to protect this friend of ours when a dude with a baseball bat suddenly attacked him. When trying to defend himself from the severe beating he broke his left arm. Emil's friend got seriously maltreated and is now hospitalised. Emil is now in plaster and he's unable to play the drums for some months. This means that the upcoming tour with MARDUK (Emil's other band) gets postponed and the recording of our new album gets delayed for a while too. This really sucks since we've had the new material ready for some time now and we where just waiting for Emil to be done with the tour."

THE LEGION's debut album, "Unseen To Creation", was released in October 2003 through France's Listenable Records. The CD, which was recorded at Abyss Studios with producer Tommy Tägtgren, features "ten songs of complex and eclectic black/death metal, ranging in style from MORBID ANGEL to SETHERIAL". The cover art was done by Kris Verwimp, who has previously worked with MARDUK, ABSU, SATHANAS, and IMMORTAL, among others.

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Hammerfall, Equilibrium Added To Wacken Open Air

Hammerfall and Equilibrium are the latest bands to be added to the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, scheduled to take place August 4-6 in Wacken.

Here is the complete roster of confirmed bands thus far: More...

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Tristania Confirmed For Wacken Open Air 2005

The 2005 edition of the Wacken Open Air Festival is scheduled to take place August 4th - 6th in Wacken, Germany. The latest acts confirmed for the festival are TRISTANIA, NAGLFAR and SONATA ARCTICA.

A complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: More...

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Metal Church And Endhammer Confirmed For W:O:A

Metal Church and Endhammer have been confirmed for Germany's Wacken Open Air festival on August 4-6 in Wacken.

A list of bands confirmed to appear so far:

Accept
Apolyptica
Axel Rudi Pell
Corvus Corex
Dissection
Edguy
Eisregen
Endstille
Ensiferum
Finntroll
Gorefest
Illdisposed
Marduk
Mercenary
Nightwish
Obituary
Overkill
Potentia Animi
Samael
Suffocation
Torfrock
Turisas

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Marduk Set U.S. Release Date For New Album

Candlelight Records have confirmed March 8th as the US release date for the new album from Sweden's Marduk. Titled Plague Angel, it is the band's ninth full-length studio album to see proper release in the U.S. It was recorded at Endarker Studios in Norrkoping, Sweden. Pre-recording line-up changes finds Plague Angel with new blood, (re)introducing bassist Magnus Devo Andersson (who produced the album) and vocalist Mortuus to the ranks.

Plague Angel is described as “a punishing and uncompromising effort that stands as another robust testimony from a classic and influential band. Marduk's dominating power and aggression cascades through each and every track as their proclaimed and vitriolic deathmarch rages on.”

Founder/guitarist Morgan Hakansson and drummer Fredrik Andersson round out the album’s personnel. A visual assault, in the form of the newly filmed video for album track ‘Throne Of Rats’, was directed by director Roger Johansson (The Haunted, In Flames, Hammerfall) and has already been described as "a morbid masterpiece."

Derailed on their last several attempts to tour the US, Marduk are determined to crack the borders to enthrall stateside fans later this year.

"Plague Angel" features the following tracklisting: More...

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