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Formed: 1990
From: Norrköping, Sweden
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First Bands For Inferno Fest Announced

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.

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Marduk Posts 2006 Update Online

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..."

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Scandanavian Rock & Metal Book Released In 2006

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."

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Marduk Confirmed For Inferno Fest

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.

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The Legion Name Album, Reveal Tracklisting

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
06. Bloodgate
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."

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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

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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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