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

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Marduk Kicking Off Seven Bowls Of Wrath Tour

Today, Swedish black metallers Marduk begin their Seven Bowls Of Wrath 2011 North American tour. The chaos begins tonight with a headlining slot at the Maryland Deathfest. From there, the band will systematically terrorize Montreal, Toronto, Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland and Brooklyn with Aura Noir, Black Anvil, Panzerfaust and HOD. In addition, the New York show will include an art exhibition by Oluremi White, whose work includes pieces inspired by the band.

Said the band in a collective statement, "As Marduk are about to begin the 7 Bowls Of Wrath Tour, we can also announce that at the New York show there will be an exclusive exhibition by New York artist Oluremi White, who will be presenting his paintings related to themes and visions based upon MARDUK songs. Don't miss out on that one! For a glimpse of some of Oluremi's works, visit his website at this location."

Marduk will be release the band's new EP "Iron Dawn" (reviewed here) today at the Maryland Deathfest. The EP will also be available at the six additional North American shows to follow. A track from the EP is also available for streaming here>

The tour dates are as follows:

5/27/2011 Maryland Deathfest - Baltimore, MD (Marduk, Aura Noir only)
5/29/2011 Cafe Campus - Montreal, QC
5/30/2011 Wreck Room - Toronto, ON
5/31/2011 Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago, IL
6/01/2011 I-Rock Nightclub - Detroit, MI
6/02/2011 Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
6/03/2011 Music Hall Of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY

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Marduk Cancels Metal In The Forest Appearance

Swedish black metal act Marduk has checked in with the following announcement about canceling the band's previously scheduled appearance at the Metal in the Forest festival:

"Marduk not appearing at the Metal in the Forest festival... Due to the fact that the promoter of the Metal in the forest festival waited for to long to buy the flight tickets (2 days before and still no flights were booked), it became a situation where there were no longer returning flights available for Marduk's other obligations. It doesnt affect any other show then the Metal in the forest festival."

Marduk also recently posted a new song online titled "Warschau 2 - Headhunter Halfmoon" which is off the band's upcoming EP "Iron Dawn" (reviewed here).

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Marduk Posts New Song From Upcoming EP "Iron Dawn"

Marduk has posted the song "Warschau 2 - Headhunter Halfmoon" online, which is off the band's upcoming EP "Iron Dawn" (reviewed here). You can check out the song in the player below.

The EP's track listing is as follows, and the artwork can be viewed after the jump:

1. Warschau 2: Headhunter Halfmoon
2. Wacht Am Rhein: Drumbeats Of Death
3. Prochorovka: Blood And Sunflowers More...

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Maryland Deathfest To Go On At Sonar As Planned

The Maryland Deathfest organizers report that "Sonar will be re-opening before MDF, and technically they already have."

As previously reported, the venue of the Maryland Deathfest was up in the air when Baltimore's Sonar nightclub failed to renew their liquor license and closed its doors.

The organizers futher commented: "These last couple of days have been incredibly confusing and stressful, but we are currently back to the regularly scheduled program. And don't worry, beyond plan B is a plan C, because that's how we roll. See you in a couple of weeks."

As such, the set times that were previously announced should now hold.

Here's the updated flier: More...

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Maryland Deathfest 2011 To Change Venues

The ninth annual Maryland Deathfest has announced the final lineup and set times for the event. However, not long after announcing these details came word that the Baltimore venue, Sonar, unexpectedly closed its doors today. The festival organizers claim to have a backup plan that should involve little to no inconvenience to ticket holders (even those coming from out of town) and will be releasng more details soon.

Until then, the announced lineup and set times are as follows:

Thursday, May 26th
Entrance opens at 4 pm

MAIN ROOM
WITCHAVEN - 4:45 - 5:15
SHITSTORM - 5:30 - 5:55
NOISEAR - 6:10 - 6:40
MIASMAL - 6:55 - 7:30
LACK OF INTEREST - 7:45 - 8:20
FLESH PARADE - 8:35 - 9:10
EXTORTION - 9:25 - 10:00
BUZZOV*EN - 10:15 - 11:00
TRAGEDY - 11:15 - 12:00
CATHEDRAL - 12:15 - end More...

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Marduk Posts "Iron Dawn" Cover

As was previously announced, Marduk will be releasing a three track EP titled "Iron Dawn" at the upcoming Maryland Death Fest. The cover artwork for the EP is now available for viewing below.

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The EP, which reportedly has a different concept than the band's next full-length, will have the following track listing:

1. Warschau 2: Headhunter Halfmoon
2. Wacht Am Rhein: Drumbeats Of Death
3. Prochorovka: Blood And Sunflowers

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Marduk To Release New EP

Regain Records has checked in with the following announcement about Marduk releasing a new EP:

"Marduk just finished the recording of 3 songs for an upcoming EP set to be released on the same day as the bands appearance at the Maryland Deathfest on the 27th of May. So the first chance to get your hands on it will be during that festival and the dates coming up during the 7 Bowls of Wrath tour. Release for the rest of the world has been set for the 30th of May. The songs included differ from the concept that is being created for the next full-length album, therefore this EP will be made available as a special treat for all Marduk Legionaries out there. The tile is set for Iron Dawn."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Warschau 2: Headhunter Halfmoon
2. Wacht Am Rhein: Drumbeats Of Death
3. Prochorovka: Blood And Sunflowers

You can also check out Metalunderground.com's review of the latest Marduk full-length album "Wormwood" by heading over here.

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Lineup Announced For Walpurgis Metal Days

The 11th edition of Germany's Walpurgis Metal Days festival is set to take place from May 6th - 7th, 2011 at the Festplatz in Hauzenberg, Germany. For further information on the festival visit this location. The currently announced lineup for the festival is as follows:

Asphyx
Distaste
Fleshcrawl
Goddamned X
HateSphere
Malignant Tumour
Marduk
Nothgard
Onkel Tom Angelripper
Pequod
Roadkill
Scared To Death
Slartibartfass
Soul Demise
The Morphean
The Sorrow
U.G.F.
Wolfchant

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More Bands Announced For Summer Breeze Fest

Aborted, As I Lay Dying, and Crowbar have now been confirmed to perform at the 2011 edition of the Summer Breeze festival, which is set to take place from August 18th - 20th, 2011. Additional details on the festival can be found here. The currently announced lineup is as follows:

In Extremo
Hammerfall
Hatebreed
Bolt Thrower
Tarja
Arch Enemy
As I Lay Dying
J.B.O.
Suicidal Tendencies
Kataklysm
Sodom
Caliban
Corvus Corax
Saltatio mortis
Marduk
Sonic syndicate
Primordial
Farmer boys
Hail of bullets
Turisas
Crowbar
Enslaved
Comeback kid
The haunted
Moonsorrow
Vader
Hayseed dixie
Destruction
Einherjer
Smoke blow
Neaera
Týr
Emil bulls
Witchery
Melechesh
Decapitated
Skeletonwitch
Devil sold his soul More...

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Opeth To Headline Sweden's Getaway Rock Festival

Swedish progressive metal act Opeth has been announced as one of the headline acts being featured in the forthcoming edition of the "Getaway Rock" festival. The 2011 edition of the event its set take place between July 7th, 8th and 9th, 2011 in Gavle, Sweden.

The confirmed line-up includes:

ALICE COOPER
AURA NOIR
BLOWSIGHT
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY
DEATH ANGEL
DESULTORY
ENTOMBED
F.K.Ü.
GHOST
GRAVEYARD
HEAVEN SHALL BURN
IMMORTAL
MARDUK
OPETH
VOMITORY
YOUTH OF TODAY

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Black Anvil And Marduk To Tour Together

Black Anvil has announced that the band will be teaming up with Swedish black metal outfit Marduk for a short series of shows in North America beginning this May. Also on the tour will be Aura Noir, Panzerfaust, and Hod.

The tour dates are as follows:

May 29 - Montreal, QC - Café Campus
May 30 - Toronto, ON - Wreck Room
May 31 - Chicago, IL - Reggie’s
June 1 - Detroit, MI - I-Rock
June 2 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody’s
June 3 - Brooklyn, NY - WilliamsburgMusic Hall

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The Ocean And Enslaved To Play Summer Breeze

German progressive metal act The Ocean and progressive black metallers Enslaved have both announced their participation for the forthcoming edition of the Summer Breeze festival. Summer Breeze 2011 is set to take place between August 18-20, 2011 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany.

The confirmed line-up includes:
9MM ASSI ROCK'N'ROLL
A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH
ARCH ENEMY
BOLT THROWER
CALIBAN
CORVUS CORAX
CRIMINAL
DECAPITATED
DEMONICAL
DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT
DESTRUCTION
DEVIL SOLD HIS SOUL
EINHERJER
ENGEL
ENSLAVED
EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS
FACEBREAKER
FARMER BOYS
HAIL OF BULLETS
HATEBREED
HAYSEED DIXIE
IMPERIUM DEKADENZ
IN EXTREMO
INTERMENT
J.B.O.
KALMAH
KAMPFAR
KVELERTAK
MARDUK
MELECHESH
MOONSORROW
NEAERA
PRIMORDIAL
REV 16:8
REVAMP
ROTTING CHRIST
SALTATIO MORTIS
SCAR SYMMETRY
SKELETONWITCH
SMOKE BLOW
SODOM
SONIC SYNDICATE
SWASHBUCKLE
SYLOSIS
TARJA
THE HAUNTED
THE OCEAN
THE SORROW
TRIGGER THE BLOODSHED
TURISAS
TÝR
VADER
VOMITORY
VREID
WITCHERY
WOLF

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Marduk Checks In With Band Update

Marduk has checked in with the following update on the band's recent and upcoming activity:

"As Marduk's 20th year is coming to an end, we can reflect over the triumphant crusade that keeps marching on, and the foundation that stands. As mentioned earlier a monument of the first 2 decades of Marduk in the form of a box set is to be released next year. More news regarding that will be posted early next year.

"The band is currently preparing for the coming of 2011. First of Marduk will be appearing at the 70,000 tons of metal cruise. This 4 day trip will be seeing Marduk playing 2 shows with complete different set list each night. In connection with the cruise Marduk will also be reaching Central America. As have been posted earlier the march will be reaching Honduras and Guatemala. Its with great satisfaction we now also can announce a show in Costa Rica.

"On this see of rats shall we set our throne! With delight we can hereby announce 2 Swedish shows for next year. First of Marduk will be appearing in Strömstad on February the 26th together with Mayhem and Nifelheim. Don't miss out on that event. In July Marduk will also be appearing at the Getaway Rock Open Air festival in Gävle. The event taking place between the 7-9 of July. Marduk is confirmed for the Summer Breeze Open Air Festival in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. The Festival is taking place between the 18-20 of August 2011."

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Hatebreed To Play Summer Breeze 2011

Hatebreed has been confirmed to perform at the 2011 edition of the Summer Breeze Open Air. The festival is set to take place from August 18th - 20th, and additional details can be found here. The organizers of the festival commented:

"Summer Breeze has already survived a few tremors over the last few years, but the most severe eruption of them all is yet to come. Hatebreed are gearing up to utterly destroy Dinkelsbühl in 2011 with their killer songs. No other band out there combines the attitude and aggression of hardcore and the uncompromising heaviness of metal in such a perfect way. Scene icon Jamey Jasta and his wrecking crew are the epitome of unleashed energy, the embodiment of credibility, the essence of groove, the purest form of brutality, the rulers of all pits and the blueprint for a whole generation, all rolled into one. Please welcome one of the most important and influential bands of the last decade for the first time at Summer Breeze! Hard, harder, Hatebreed!"

The currently announced lineup is as follows: Arch Enemy, Tyr, Kvelertak, Suicidal Tendencies, Bolt Thrower, J.B.O., Witchery, Farmer Boys, Kalmah, Hail of Bullets, Corvus Corax, Hammerfall, Skeletonwitch, Excrementory Grindfuckers, Kampfar, Hayseed Dixie, Turisas, Marduk, Sonic Syndicate, Decapitated, Moonsorrow, Sodom, and Hatebreed.

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Marduk Confirms Festival Appearance

Swedish black metal act Marduk has announced its participation for next year's Summer Breeze festival. Summer Breeze 2011 is set to take place between August 18th, 19th and 20th, 2011 in Dinkelsbuhl, Germany.

The confirmed line-up now includes:
ARCH ENEMY
BOLT THROWER
CALIBAN
CORVUS CORAX
EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS
FARMER BOYS
HAIL OF BULLETS
HAYSEED DIXIE
J.B.O.
KALMAH
KAMPFAR
KVELERTAK
MARDUK
PRIMORDIAL
SALTATIO MORTIS
SKELETONWITCH
THE HAUNTED
TURISAS
TÝR
VOMITORY
WITCHERY

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Marduk Issues Tour Recap

Marduk has checked in with the following recap of recent tour dates and announcement about upcoming Central American shows:

"Victorious Weapons In The East... Marduk have just returned to Sweden from the Asian Black Death Redemption tour. The band sends a big hail to all fans, crew and local promoters who helped to raise the Banner Of The Wolf over Asia!

"The dates set for Central America has once again been pushed back and will now be taking place at the end of January in connection with The 70000 tons of steel cruise. More news to follow..."

Marduk also recently announced that Regain Records will commemorate the band's 20th anniversary with a limited edition box set to be released in early 2011. Additional details on the set and upcoming Marduk tour dates will be announced as they are made available.

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Marduk To Release 20th Anniversary Box Set

Having recently returned from a stint on the "Blackest Of The Black" tour through North America playing alongside Danzig and Possessed (among many others), Swedish black metal squadron Marduk recently set out to destroy Asia. The tour kicked off this weekend in China and will pummel its way through Singapore and several locations in Indonesia before drawing to a close on December 12th.

In related news, Marduk is celebrating 20 years since forming in 1990. Regain will commemorate the band's 20th anniversary with a limited edition box set to be released in early 2011. Further details to be unveiled soon.

The upcoming Marduk shows are as follows:

12/07/2010 Substation Theatre - Singapore, Singapore
12/08/2010 Lap Basket Karebosi - Makassar, Indonesia
12/09/2010 Akasaka Music Club - Bali, Indonesia
12/10/2010 Graha Pemuda - Surabaya, Indonesia
12/11/2010 Gor Tri Lomba Juang - Semarang, Indonesia
12/12/2010 Bulungan Outdoor - Jakarta, Indonesia

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Marduk Checks In With Band Update

Marduk has checked in with the following band update about completing the Blackest of the Black tour and announcement about a 20th anniversary box set:

"Marduk has just returned to Sweden after completing the Blackest of the Black Festival - Tour throughout US-territory. Marduk played some legendary shows alongside cult acts like Danzig and Possessed. Undefeated and more intense the band is currently rehearsing to prepare for the upcoming tour which covers the most important venues in Asia. Check the tour schedule below.

"The time has come for Marduk to celebrate 20 wrathful years of blood and iron. 20 years have passed since Marduk started back in 1990 and the band is now going stronger than ever before. We herewith announce that Marduk is celebrating its 20 year anniversary in form of a marvelous box-set which will be released in a strict limited edition in early 2011. This release will be a monument of the first two decades of Marduk. More information will be unveiled soon..."

The upcoming Asian Marduk tour dates are as follows:

12/4 Beijing, China - Mao Livehouse
12/6 Bangkok, Thailand - Rock Pub
12/7 Singapore, Singapore - Substation Theatre
12/8 Makassar, Indonesia - Lap Basket Karebosi
12/9 Bali, Indonesia - Akasaka Music Club
12/10 Surabaya, Indonesia - Graha Pemuda
12/11 Semarang, Indonesia - Gor Tri Lomba Juang
12/12 Jakarta, Indonesia - Bulungan Outdoor

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Final Line-Up Confirmed For Maryland Deathfest

The final line-up of days and bands has been confirmed for the 2011 edition of the Maryland Deathfest. The 2011 edition of Maryland Deathfest will take place between May 26th to May 29th at Sonar in Baltimore.

Thursday, May 26th:
CATHEDRAL
TRAGEDY
BUZZOV*EN
EXTORTION
LACK OF INTEREST
FLESH PARADE
MIASMAL
WITCHAVEN
NOISEAR
SHITSTORM

Friday, May 27th:
NEUROSIS
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY
EXHUMED
AURA NOIR
MARDUK
GOATSNAKE
KYLESA
MACHETAZO
FUNEBRARUM
NOCTURNAL
HATRED SURGE
NAILS
PULLING TEETH

Saturday, May 28th:
VOIVOD
EXHORDER
DOOM
IMPALED NAZARENE
DESTROYER 666
HAIL OF BULLETS
INQUISITION
HOODED MENACE
DROPDEAD
CIANIDE
ACID WITCH
AVULSED
BLOOD FREAK
DEVOURMENT
THE KILL
CRETIN
DEFEATED SANITY
MAMMOTH GRINDER
CREATIVE WASTE
INNUMERABLE FORMS
MASAKARI

Sunday, May 29th:
CORONER
NUCLEAR ASSAULT
DEATH BREATH
LOCK UP
ORANGE GOBLIN
REPUGNANT
CITIZENS ARREST
DEAD CONGREGATION
REGURGITATE
LAST DAYS OF HUMANITY
WORMED
CRIPPLE BASTARDS
MALIGNANT TUMOUR
NOKTURNEL
GRAVEHILL
NIGHTBRINGER
BAD ACID TRIP
OAK
VISVERAL DISGORGE

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Death Breath Confirmed For Maryland Death Fest

Sweden's Death Breath is the latest band to be confirmed for the 2011 edition of the Maryland Death Festival. Next year's festival will take place from May 26th - 29th, 2011. Further details on the festival can be found at this location. The currently announced lineup is as follows: More...

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