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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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Finntroll Confirmed For Wacken 2005

Finland's Finntroll is the latest act to be confirmed for the Wacken Open Air festival, scheduled to take place on August 4-6, 2005 in Wacken, Germany.

The other confirmed bands to appear are Accept, Sinner, Nightwish, Marduk, Overkill, Obituary, Axel Rudi Pell, Edguy, Ensiferum, Illdisposed, Endstille, Turisas, Mercenary, Eisregen and Potentia Animi. More bands will be announced soon.

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Obituary, Eisregen, Potentia Animi Added To W:O:A

Playing on the Blackstage at the 2005 Wacken Open Air Festival is Obituary, Eisregen, Potentia Animi.

Other bands confirmed for W:O:A 2005:

Axel Rudi Pell
Corvus Corax

W:O:A is to take place on August 4-6 in Wacken, Germany.

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More Bands Announced For Wacken Open Air Fest

Axel Rudi Pell, Edguy, and Overkill are the latest names to be added to next year's Wacken Open Air Festival, slated to take place on August 4-6 in Wacken, Germany. Other bands scheduled to appear at the festival are Accept, Nightwish, Sinner, Marduk, Ensiferum, Mercenary, Illdisposed, Endstille, and Turisas. More bands will be announced soon.

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First Kreator, Vader Tour Dates Announced

Band's participation in the X-Mass Festivals 2004 will close this year touring season. Vader will hit the road along with bands like Marduk, Napalm Death and others. The tour starts on the 5th of December in Paris and ends on the 19th of December in Antwerp (Belgium). After the aformentioned trip the band will take well-deserved rest until March, to charge their batteries before pretty intense touring plans scheduled for the rest of 2005. Some of those plans have been recently confirmed and for instance in March the band will play a tour through Great Britain. US tour along with bands like Kreator and Death Angel starts on the 1st of April. Probably on May/ June band's postponed tour through Japan and Indonesia will finally come into effect and maybe there will be also a chance to set up some RPA dates. In the second half of 2005 Vader will play a pretty short tour through Poland and later on September/October the guys are going to raze some other European countries to the ground. Right after the European tour the band will headline another US tour so as you can see, Panzer Division Vader will be extremely busy until December. There are also some plans to fix up a few additional dates in Scandinavia, The Balkans and some of the Eastern European countries. In the end of 2005 the band is going to write some new songs for a successor of "The Beast", scheduled for release in early 2006.

First confirmed dates for the Kreator/Vader/Death Angel U.S. tour are: More...

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Marduk "Deathmarch" Cover Artwork Posted Online

The cover artwork for Marduk's brand new EP, "Deathmarch." has been posted online here. The EP will be sold only on the band's upcoming tour.

Marduk's new album, "Plague Angel," is scheduled to be released in Europe on November 22 through Blooddawn/Regain Records. It will be released on CD, LP and Picture Disc formats, and maybe also as a limited-edition digipak with a video for the track "Steel Inferno."

Deathmarch 2004/2005 tour dates: More...

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The Black Dahlia Murder To Play Showcase In London

The Black Dahlia Murder is confirmed to play the Barfly in London, England on December 3rd 2004 and will then head out to tour through Europe with Marduk, Napalm Death, Vader and more! For a full list of dates in the tour update section.

X-Mass Festivals 2004 w/ Marduk, Napalm Death, Vader tour dates:

12/05 Paris, France La Locomotive
12/06 Essen, Germany Zech Carl
12/07 Osnabruck, Germany Hype Park
12/08 Berlin, Germany Columbia Club
12/09 Prague, Czech Republic Lucerna Music Club
12/10 Engelsdorf, Germany Hellraiser
12/11 Vienna, Austria Planet Music
12/12 Innsbruck, Austria Hafen
12/13 Milan, Italy Transylvania
12/14 Pratteln, Switzerland Z7
12/15 Ludwigsburg, Germany Rock Fabrik
12/16 Frankfurt, Germany C. Royal
12/17 Strasbourg, France La Laiterie

12/18 Tilburg, Holland 013 w/ Dark Funeral and more
12/19 Antwerpen, Belgium Hof Ter Loo w/ Dark Funeral and more

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Marduk Announces European Tour

Marduk is going to hit the road for a European headliner tour starting in February 2005.
Following dates have been announced:

Feb. 12 Stockholm, SWEDEN @ Klubben
Feb. 17 Linkoping, SWEDEN @ Skylten
Feb. 18 Goteborg, SWEDEN @ Musikhus
Feb. 21 London, ENGLAND @ Underworld
Feb. 23 Manchester, ENGLAND @ Satan Hallow
Feb. 24 Dublin, IRELAND @ Whelans
Feb. 27 Saint Nazaire, FRANCE @ VIP
Mar. 02 Toulouse, FRANCE @ Salles des Fetes
Mar. 03 Marseille, FRANCE @ C. Mirabeau
Mar. 11 Groningen, NEDERLAND @ Vera
Mar. 12 Weert, NEDERLAND @ Bosuil
Apr. 13 Hamburg, D @ Markthalle
Apr. 14 Bischofswerda, D @ East Club
Apr. 15 Uherske Hradiste, CZEC @ Mir Club

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Marduk Post New Song Online

Marduk's "Throne of Rats" mp3 from the upcoming album, "Plague Angel" (view cover), can be found here.

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New Marduk Album Release Date Revealed

Regain Records has set a November 22 European release date for the new album from Swedish black metallers Marduk, entitled "Plague Angel." The CD, which was recorded at Endarker studio in Norrköping, Sweden with producer Devo Andersson, will be the band's first release with new singer Mortuus (previously a member of Funeral Mist and Trimphator under the alias Arioch). A video for the track "Throne of Rats" is currently being produced by director Roger Johansson (The Haunted, In Flames, Hammerfall) and is being described as "a morbid masterpiece and a tribute to death and war."

Marduk will embark on a massive world tour beginning in December. The European portion of the trek, dubbed "Deathmarch 2004/2005," will be divided into two parts, with the first taking place in December and the second during spring 2005.

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The Legion To Enter Studio In Early 2005

Swedish black/death metallers The Legion are busy writing songs for the follow-up to last year's debut album, "Unseen to Creation". "Seven tracks are completed so far and the new material will for sure surpass anything we’ve ever done before," the band write on their web site. "We are planning to start the recording of this as-yet-untitled album sometime early next year."

The Legion's debut album, "Unseen To Creation", was released last October 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, and Immortal, among others.

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Marduk Announce Album Title And Tracklisting

New album title and tracklist have been announced:

"Plague Angel"

1. The Hangman Of Prague
2. Throne Of Rats
3. Seven Angels, Seven Trumpets
4. Life's Emblem
5. Steel Inferno
6. Perish In Flames
7. Holy Blood,Holy Grail
8. Warschau
9. Deathmarch
10. Everything Bleeds
11. Blutrache

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Marduk Completing Vocals For New CD

Swedish black metallers MARDUK have posted the following message on their official web site:

"Marduk is currently in the [Endarker] studio [in Norrköping, Sweden] recording the vocals and will soon begin mixing the new album. A listening session will be held in Hamburg on the 19th of September for a selected number of journalists from the relevant metal media. The album is set for release in the middle of November. News will follow soon regarding album title and final track listing. We have also added some photos from Marduk's apperance at the Agguliation Festival in Italy. Click here to check them out. We can also mention that the website will recive a complete new lay out within a month."

As previously reported, Marduk will embark on a massive world tour beginning in December. The European portion of the trek, dubbed "Deathmarch 2004/2005", will be divided into two parts, with the first taking place in December and the second during spring 2005. A complete list of currently confirmed tour dates can be viewed here.

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Belphegor Prepare To Record New Album

Austrian death/black metal act Belphegor will enter Mastersound Studio in Fellbach, Germany on September 13 to begin recording their fifth full-length album, tentatively due in March 2005 through Napalm Records. "The three recording sessions will last 'till the 10th of November," the band write in a newsletter. "In [these] three months (Sept./Oct./Nov.) the group is going to concentrate on their new album 100 percent and, for that matter, will not play any concerts in that period. The new album comes first of all." Songtitles set to appear on the album include "Goatreich – Fleshcult", "Crown Massacre", "Anus Dei", "Burn the Cross", "Swarm of Rats", "The Cruzifix", "Seth - Demon of Death", "Fornicationium Et Immundum Diabolus" and "The Stigmatized".

Commented vocalist/guitarist Helmuth: "Again we will break musical rules and borders and you can expect a very special, monumetal high-speed opus with violent twin-guitars and far more leads than on it's predecessor. Through 'Lucifer Incestus' we could learn a lot concerning studio and equipment and this time we gonna use and seize it all. Again we've added a lot of new elements and reached the next level of composition and structure, without sounding less massive. The material we are developing since Dec. '03, has really grown during that time and the speeds/drumtakes are more varied than ever, from 130 beats to 180/210 ('Blutsabbath' and 'Necrodaemon' speeds) up to the typical 220/250 Belphegor speeds, I think this is one of the most outstanding attributes of the still-untitled jewel. Also we got a mighty 190 soundcollage, that even can do without any blastbeat, therefore the hardness and intensity are lethal ...of course, we got a hyper-blastattack at 260 bpm speed at start as well. This album is going to be another strong death/black metal massacre, 'Lucifer Incestus' is the climax of our work so far, but #5 is going to be our 'Reign In Blood', so u demons...be prepared."

Belphegor will embark on a mini-tour with Disastrous Murmur in mid-November, to be followed by their appearance at this year's X-Mass Fest alongside Marduk, Napalm Death, Finntroll, Vader and Black Dahlia Murder. A Brazilian tour is tentatively scheduled to take place in February/March.

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Marduk Recording Update

Marduk has just completed the recording of the drums, guitars and bass for the forthcoming album at the Endarker studio. The band will soon return to the studio to begin recording the vocals and so on. More news will follow as we recive them. A show has also been announced at the Headbangers Ballroom - Hamburg,Germany at the 19th of September. There is a possibility that a few more shows will be done before the tour starts in December.

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Arch Enemy - Wacken Open Air 2004 In Review

Arch Enemy singer Angel Gossow has issued the following message to the fans at this year’s Wacken Open Air on the band’s official website http://www.archenemy.net:
Just wanna drop a few words about Wacken, cuz it was absolutely fantastic for us! A big HELLO and THANK YOU goes out to all the people who have been waiting patiently for us to perform there: We finally made it to this crazy festival! And yes, it was worth the long van-ride down from Sweden! We not only had a fantastic, wild crowd when we played, we were also amazed and shocked by the amount of fans hanging out at the signing tent! Sorry to all those who couldn’t get their stuff signed, but we only had 45 minutes and had to leave on time – the next band was already there waiting for their turn..
We had a packed promo schedule that day, meeting and greeting a hell lot of cool people! I did a metal quiz with the great lady of rock, Mrs. Doro Pesch, met the guys from Hobbs Angel Of Death (cult!), chatted and laughed with Sabina Classen and talked to various members of Destruction, Marduk, Warlock, Hypocrisy, etc.. It takes me about one week to handle all the impressions I got during this lovely sunny Friday at Wacken!
Love, Angela”
Live pictures of Arch Enemy’s performance, and those of other bands at the festival, can be found at this location.

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Ex-Marduk & Dark Angel Members Join Forces

Former Marduk members Legion (a.k.a. Erik Hagsted, vocals) and B.War (bass) will be joining forces with guitarist Jim Durkin (Dreams of Damnation, ex-Dark Angel) in a new death metal project. The band, which will be based out of Los Angeles, is "only a recording project, on paper at this point" Durkin told blabbermouth.net. "I wrote a song for them, but we have not done anything yet. I look forward to making music with them. But my main focus is and always has been Dreams of Damnation. Everything revolves around Dreams of Damnation for me."

A name for the group has not yet been determined.

B.War quit Marduk earlier this year to move to Los Angeles to be with his family. Legion and his family will also be relocating to Los Angeles later this year.

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Marduk Commence World Tour In December

Swedish black metal kings Marduk have posted this message on their official website:

Marduk is currently in the studio recording the new album. The album will be followed by a massive world tour that will start in december. The tour will proceed under the monicker Deathmarch 2004/2005. The European tour will be divided in 2 parts, the first in december and the 2nd part during spring 2005.

Here are the confirmed dates so far:

Dec. 05 - Paris, FRA - La Locomotive
Dec. 06 - Essen, GER - Zeche Carl
Dec. 07 - Osnabruck, GER - Hyde Park
Dec. 08 - Berlin, GER - Halford
Dec. 09 - Prague, CZR - Lucerna Music
Dec. 10 - Engelsdorf, GER - Hellraiser
Dec. 11 - Wien, AUT - Planet Music
Dec. 12 -Innsbruck, AUT - Hafen
Dec. 13 - Milano, ITA - Transilvania
Dec. 14 - Pratteln, SWI - Z7
Dec. 15 - Ludwigsburg, GER - Rockfabrik
Dec. 16 - Munster (Breitefeld), GER - Live Arena
Dec. 17 - Strasbourg, FRA - La Laiterie
Dec. 18 - Antwerpen, BEL - Hof Ter Loo
Dec. 19 - Tilburg, NETH – 013

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Marduk Confirm Italian Festival Appearance

Swedish black metallers MARDUK have confirmed that they will be taking part in the Agglutination Festival in Chiaromonte, Italy on August 13th.


Head here for more info.

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X-Mass Fest Tour 2004 Dates Announced

Marduk, Napalm Death, Finntroll, Vader, Black Dahlia Murder and Belphegor will be teaming up for the X-Mass Fest 2004 European tour, set to take place between December 5 and December 19.

Confirmed dates are as follows: More...

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Marduk Cancel Turkey Appearance, New Album Details

Swedish black metallers MARDUK have posted the following update at their website:

"Marduk will not be playing the Rock the Nations festival in Istanbul, Turkey (this weekend) due to incompetence of the organizer. The band was stranded on the airport in Sweden trying to pick up tickets that the organizer hadn't booked. Some song titles for the upcoming album has been announced. They are still working titles and might be changed. More news on the upcoming album and so on will be posted soon."

Working titles revealed include: 'The Invincible/Death Triumphant', 'Steel Inferno', 'Warschau', 'Throne Of Rats', 'The Hangman Of Prague', 'Destroying Angel Of The Apocalypse', 'Jeanne Dárc, Everything Bleeds', 'Blutrache', 'Lucifer Rising', 'Seven Angels,Seven Trumpets', 'Deathmarch', 'Three Black Nails In Broken Christ'.

As previously reported, the new album will be recorded at the local Endarker Studio (in Norrköping, Sweden) and is due out in November via Regain Records/The End Records. The band promise a massive world tour.

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