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From: Norrköping, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active
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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
Chicago’s USURPER have just been confirmed to appear at INFERNO METAL FESTIVAL NORWAY 2006. Taking place, as always, in Oslo between the 13th – 15th April 2006 at the Rockefeller Music Hall, USURPER join a list of heavyweights already announced including EMPEROR, CATHEDRAL, MARDUK, BOLTTHROWER, DISMEMBER, CARPATHIAN FOREST and WITCHCRAFT. For a complete lune-up list, go here.
USURPER’s JON NECROMANCER is already fired up even though their might be a slight problem with stage gear. On Inferno’s site it clearly states: ‘Sharp spikes and studs are not allowed and will be removed at the door!’
“Obviously, Usurper is incredibly psyched at the opportunity to play in Europe again, especially at a fest as killer as Inferno. The line-up looks incredible this year, and we are bringing a 75 minute set packed with new songs, as well as some "oldies" going back to the demo era that we haven't played live in over 10 years! Scandinavia has always been supportive of us, especially in the early years, and we intend to do our best to repay the favor!”
The whole event is now virtually sold out, although a few day tickets are still available on the website
Marduk have announced the preliminary dates for the upcoming European tour. The band had to postpone the tour from March to May to complete their upcoming DVD. Confirmed tour dates for the European tour so far are:
May 04 Copenhagen, Denmark - The Rock
May 05 Jena, Germany - F Haus
May 06 Brussel, Belgium - Ten Wijingaert
May 07 Rotterdam, Holland - Nighttown
May 08 France - TBA
May 09 Saint Nazaire, France - Vip
May 10 Switzerland - TBA
May 11 Austria - TBA
May 12 Milano, Italy - Live Club
May 13 Ravenna, Italy - Rock Planet
May 14 Czech Republic - TBA
May 15 Munchen, Germany - Backstage
May 16 Dresden, Germany
May 17 Ludwigsburg, Germay - Rockfabrik
May 18 Germany - TBA
May 19 Sweden - TBA
May 20 Sweden - TBA
May 26 TBA
May 27 Finland - TBA
May 28 Finland - TBA
Other upcoming Marduk tour dates:
Mar. 17 Larissa, Greece - B Live
Mar. 18 Thessaloniki, Freece - Mylos Xilourgio
Mar. 23 Sweden/Finland - Metallbåten
Apr. 01 Osnabruck, Germany - Tomahawk Festival
Apr. 13-15 Oslo, Norway - Inferno Festival
Swedish black metallers MARDUK have posted the following message on their official web site:
"MARDUK have decided to do the European crusade during May instead of March, due to the fact that most of March will be spent completing the upcoming DVD. But a few Greece shows have been announced for late March. The DVD release have been set for the middle of May. All details regarding the DVD will be presented very soon.
"We would like to thank everybody who sent in photos of their MARDUK-related tattoos, keep sending them in and do send any other fan related photos, for example if you have a painted jacket with MARDUK motive or something like that. All contributions will be included in a fan gallery on the upcoming DVD. Here is the adress of where to mail the pictures. email@example.com."
MARDUK recently issued a live album, entitled "Warschau". Limited to 10,000 copies on CD worldwide, the album will also be released as a limited-edition double LP and double picture disc (each limited to 500 copies). More...
Norway's renowned Inferno festival will be held in Oslo on April 13-15, 2006. The organizers have posted the following update:
Friday February 3rd is the day that we will have our annual kick off party and announce the full lineup. The kick off will be held at John Dee in Oslo and the tickets cost 200 NOK.
Performing live will be a horde of musicians from bands like Immortal, Satyricon, Aura Noir, Enslaved, Susperia, Dimmu Borgir, Pagans Mind, and Zyklon. They will play songs from influential bands such as W.A.S.P, Slayer, Accept, Iron Maiden, Sepultura, Mötley Crue, Twisted Sister, Pantera, Bathory, Celtic Frost, Venom, Mötorhead, Kreator, Testament, Anthrax and more.
There will also be a kick off party in Trondheim the same day. More information on this will follow shortly.
In addition, Borknagar, Witchcraft and Endstille will appear alongside already announced Emperor, Marduk and Bolt Thrower.
The following update has been posted on the official Marduk website:
"Here is a brief update regarding upcoming activities for 2006. A brand new dvd is currently being put together and will for sure be at least a 2 disc version maybe 3. More news regarding the dvd will be posted in the begining of the next year. During March Marduk will do a shorter European tour, focusing on parts that were left out on the Deathmarch 2004-2005 tour. The tour dates will be posted during the first week of 2006. As you all might be aware of Marduk have had enourmous trouble obtaining their work permits for touring the US. The process of applying for visas have started again and hopefully the band will be able to tour over there the later part of next year. We will keep you updated! 2006 will also see the band working on fullenght album nr 10! More news to follow..."
RockDetector.com is publishing a two-volume book set, "Scandinavian Rock & Metal", in the first quarter of 2006. The books cover all styles of rock and metal from Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark. In the now-expected Rockdetector style, executive editor Garry Sharpe-Young covers each band's history in meticulous detail, including lineups, URLs and a complete discography, along with track listings, labels, catalogue numbers and chart positions. The two books will each be approximately 500 pages each, listing well over 1,200 bands covering heavy metal, death metal, black metal, melodic rock, progressive rock and beyond. Fjords, Vikings, the midnight sun and a thousand lakes — the perfect breeding ground for the most epic of heavy metal! Scandinavia has exported its rock and metal to all corners of the globe, ranging from the shred exploits of YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, the operatic pioneers NIGHTWISH, the pomptastic EUROPE, the heavyweight HAMMERFALL to the extremist forms of black and death metal in EMPEROR, MAYHEM, DIMMU BORGIR, MARDUK, DARKTHRONE and BURZUM. "Scandinavia has really been the hotbed for emerging rock talent for over a decade now," says Garry Sharpe-Young. "Once EUROPE, TNT and YNGWIE MALMSTEEN had made their mark on the international scene, Norway's floodgates opened and poured a black metal plague upon the world with BURZUM, EMPEROR, MAYHEM, DIMMU BORGIR, and DARKTHRONE. Since then, Sweden made a huge impact with acts such as HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, SOILWORK and KATATONIA and subsequently Finland has really raised its head and is now without question the most metal place on planet earth! All these bands, from all genre spectrums are included. Some of the band histories are positively labyrinthine when you get into the detail of who played for who under what pseudonym. This really is a true monster of a book."
Swedish black metallers MARDUK have been confirmed for the 2006 edition of Inferno 2006 in Norway. This will be their first concert the band has performed in Norway since May 1994. For more information visit MARDUK's website at this location.
Swedish black/death metallers THE LEGION, featuring current MARDUK drummer Emil Dragutinovic, have set "Revocation" as the title of their sophomore album, tentatively due in early 2006 via France's Listenable Records. The artwork was once again designed by Kris Verwimp (MARDUK, ABSU, IMMORTAL, SATHANAS), who had previously worked with the group on their debut album, "Unseen to Creation".
"Revocation" track listing:
01. Grotesque Savior
02. Virtue of Sin
03. Annihilation Chaos
04. Horror Vacui
05. Impious Gathering
07. Deadlight Afterglow
08. Carnal Harvest
09. Nocturnal Apparition
THE LEGION's debut album, "Unseen to Creation" was released in October 2003 through Listenable. The CD was recorded at Abyss Studios with producer Tommy Tagtgren and features "ten songs of complex and eclectic black/death metal, ranging in style from MORBID ANGEL to SETHERIAL."
Marduk has photos from the latest part of their Deathmarch Tour. Check out the gallery at www.marduk.nu.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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'.