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Formed: 1990
From: Norrköping, Sweden
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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.

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Marduk Streaming New Single

Swedish black metallers Marduk will be releasing their 12th studio album, "Serpent Sermon," on June 5th in North America. The band is now giving fans a first preview of "Serpent Sermon" with the premiere of the album's first track, "M.A.M.M.O.N.", on Metal Hammer Germany here.

"Serpent Sermon" will be available in both physical and digital formats, with an LP and limited-edition mediabook CD available exclusively via CMDistro. The track listing for the album is below.

1. Serpent Sermon
2. Messianic Pestilence
3. Souls For Belial
4. Into Second Death
5. Temple Of Decay
6. Damnation's Gold
7. Hail Mary (Piss-Soaked Genuflexion)
8. M.A.M.M.O.N.
9. Gospel Of The Worm
10. World Of Blades

There will also be a CD single for the song "Souls For Belial," which will include a cover of Woven Hand's "Oil On Panel." This CD will only be available in the May issue of Sweden Rock Magazine (#92) that is due out on April 17th. If you miss out on the CD version, there will also be a limited-edition 7" EP with the same songs that will be released in late May. More...

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Forgotten Tomb Confirmed For Extremefest 2012

Extremefest 2012 will take place in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland on the following dates:

5. July 2012 - 7. July 2012 DE – Hünxe, ExtremeFest Germany
5. July 2012 - 7. July 2012 AT – Salzburg, ExtremeFest Austria
5. July 2012 – 7. July 2012 CH – Pratteln, ExtremeFest Switzerland

The organizers of Extremefest have now issued the following announcement about confirming Forgotten Tomb and Ultrawurscht:

"Forgotten Tomb been around since 1999 and the Italians have caused quite a stir in the black and dark metal underground! 'Songs To Leave' (2002) or 'Love`s Burial Ground' (2004) are rightfully considered milestones of melancholic dark metal that the fourpiece infuses with doom and black metal elements. In 2011, Forgotten Tomb released their most recent effort 'Under Saturn Retrograde' and fans can look forward to one of the rare appearances of the Italians at the Austrian and German editions of Extremefest!

"It´s all about the sausage with Bavarian / Austrian act Ultrawurscht! Their highly explosive mixture of death metal, grind and hardcore – or simply 'Wurschtcore' – will one day conquer the world, and if you had the chance to check out albums such as 'Cheese Ass Built My Hot Dog' you`ll agree! Mixing metal and sausages should be declared a form of art anyway, so slap some wieners on the grill before checking out Ultrawurscht`s exclusive set at the Austrian edition of the Extremefest 2012!"

So far these bands have been confirmed to play Extremefest 2012: More...

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Marduk Announces New Single Release

Marduk is set to release the new album "Serpent Sermon" in North American on June 5th, 2012 and Europe on May 28th. The band has now checked in with the following update about a new single, which will be included in Sweden Rock magazine and released as a limited edition vinyl:

"The April issue of Sweden Rock Magazine will contain a special issued Marduk cd single with the track Souls for Belial from the forthcoming album Serpent Sermon. The 2nd track is a special recorded cover of Woven Hand's track Oil On Panel.

"The cd single will only be available for the subscribers of the magazine. But it will also be released as a vinyl 7" strictly limited to 1000 copies worldwide. Will be unleashed during the second half of April. Cover artwork can be viewed below." More...

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Marduk Reveals "Serpent Sermon" Details

Marduk has issued the following announcement about the band's upcoming new "Serpent Sermon" album:

"We here announce the track list and the release info for the forthcoming 12th studio album Serpent Sermon!! You can also below witness the album cover. The album will be made available as standard CD, vinyl and limited edition media book with an exclusive bonus track entitled 'Coram Satanae."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Serpent Sermon
2. Messianic Pestilence
3. Souls For Belial
4. Into Second Death
5. Temple Of Decay
6. Damnation's Gold
7. Hail Mary (Piss-soaked Genuflexion)
8. M.A.M.M.O.N
9. Gospel Of The Worm
10. World Of Blades More...

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Marduk Announces North American Tour

Swedish black metal tyrants Marduk will be heading back to North America this summer for a headlining run with 1349, Withered, and Weapon. A full list of tour dates is below, so check to see when they'll be coming to a city near you:

May 31 - Santiago, Chile @ Club 334 **MARDUK only**
June 1 - Puerto Rico, PR @ La Respuesta **MARDUK only**
June 2 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
June 3 - Brooklyn, NY @ Williamsburg Music Hall
June 4 - Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques
June 5 - Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room
June 6 - Ottawa, ON @ Maverick's
June 7 - Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa
June 8 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie's
June 9 - St Paul, MN @ Station 4
June 10 - Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre
June 11 - Regina, SK @ The Exchange
June 12 - Calgary, AB @ Distillery
June 14 - Vancouver, BC @ Venue
June 15 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
June 16 - Portland, OR @ Bossanova
June 17 - San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
June 18 - Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar **MARDUK only**
June 19 - Hollywood, CA @ House Of Blues
June 20 - San Diego, CA @ Ruby Room

Marduk will be releasing the band's 12th studio album, "Serpent Sermon," in early summer 2012. The track listing, artwork, and release date for the album will be revealed in the coming weeks, but in the meantime, be sure to check out some in-studio photos here on the band's Facebook. Stay tuned for more news about Marduk and "Serpent Sermon" coming soon.

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Marduk Announces New Album Title

Marduk is currently in the studio finalizing the recording for the band's upcoming 12th studio album and follow-up album to 2009's "Wormwood" (reviewed here).

The title for the new album has been set as "Serpent Sermon," and it will see release later this coming Spring. The track listing and further information will be unveiled shortly.

A listening session for "Serpent Sermon" will also be held for special invited journalists and media in Stockholm, Sweden on February 11th, 2012.

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Marduk Enters The Studio

Swedish black metal tyrants Marduk, who recently signed to Century Media, have entered the studio to record the follow-up album to 2009's "Wormwood" (reviewed here).

This currently untitled new album is scheduled to be released in early summer 2012. Check out some studio impressions here on the band's Facebook.

More news about this upcoming, as-yet-untitled release from Marduk will be announced soon, so stay tuned.

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Marduk Posts Year End Message

Swedish black metal band Marduk posted the following year end message to fans and news of the upcoming LP due out in the Spring:

"After over 220 shows in support of the hightly acclaimed Wormwood album and the Iron Dawn ep, the touring cycle has come to an end with the participation of the Hatefest tour. Marduk is currently in the studio recording the next album set for a spring release through Blooddawn/Century media. The album will be followed by a massive touring campaign. We are proud as a goat to announce the 3 first dates for 2012 as the band will be doing the 3 date Extremefest festival dates in Europe during July. Go to tour section for more info. Further updates will be brought forth as we march according to unshakable laws into the coming year...All Hail the Worldwide Marduk Legion!!"

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Marduk Signs With Century Media

Black metal act Marduk, which recently split with Regain Records, has now issued the following announcement about signing with Century Media Records:

"After a long wait we can finally present the new label. Marduk and Blooddawn Productions have after a long consideration decided to sign a worldwide deal with Century Media Records.

"After considering all the offers we recived we decided to sign up for Century Media as they have the best experience, power and the strongest plattform for the Panzer Division known as Marduk.

"Hell no longer awaits. As soon as the band have finished the 3 week Hatefest tour in the studio will be entered for the recording of the 12th studio album. The album is set for a spring 2012 release! More news to follow..."

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Ram To Play Nordfest

Sweden's Ram, which recently signed to Metal Blade Records, will be performing at the Nordfest 2011 in Sundsvall. Full details on the festival are available in the promotional poster below.

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Marduk Splits With Record Label

Black metal act Marduk has issued the following announcement about splitting with Regain Records and gearing up to record a new full-length album:

"From today Marduk and Blooddawn Productions have ended their cooperation with Regain Records. New working partner will be presented within the nearest future. We can also announce a late added festival. Marduk will headline the Firebox Metal Festival in Finland on the 30th of September. More info in the tour section! Let the bloodshed begin...

"Its with great enthusiasm we can announce that Marduk will participate on the Hatefest during December. Featuring Triptykon, Kataklysm among others. The festival package will also be appearing at the Eindhoven Metal Meeting during its december march. There will be 17 dates of the blackest hate delivered by the Panzer Division known as Marduk.

"After finishing the tour Marduk will be entering the studio to begin the recording of their 12th studio album."

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Balfor Confirmed For Eindhoven Metal Meeting

Ukrainian black metallers Balfor have been confirmed for this year's edition of Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2011. The two-day festival event will be held on the 16th and 17th of December 2011. For further details, head over to the festival's website at this location. The currently announced billing is as follows:

Morbid Angel
Heaven Shall Burn
God Dethroned
The Rotted
Milking The Goatmachine
Mar De Grises
Dawn Of Disease

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Dawn Of Disease Joining The Hatefest Tour

Dawn of Disease has issued the following announcement about joining the Hatefest 2011 tour:

"Hey everyone! First of all a big thank you to everyone who supported us at Party.San Open Air! You guys were awesome! We had much fun on stage as well as in front of the stage and backstage! Moreover there are some limited hoodies left from Party.San. If you are interested in one just send an e-mail with your size to tomasz@dawnofdisease.com.

"And here is the most important news: We are confirmed for this year's Hatefest Extreme Tour with Kataklysm, Triptykon, Marduk, Milking The Goatmachine and Azarath in December!

"On the first two dates the Hatefest Tour will meet the Thrashfest Classics Tour with Sepultura, Exodus, Destruction and Heathen. It will be called the 'Metalfest Winter Edition.' On 10th December we will play at the X-Mas Festival in Geiselwind together with Morbid Angel, Arch Enemy and others. On 17th December we will play at the legendary Eindhoven Metal Meeting together with God Dethroned, Asphyx and others.

"Finally we also have bad news for you: Unfortunately our show on 3rd September with Asphyx, Disbelief, Loudblast and Fallen Saints had to be cancelled because the Ballroom in Osnabrück where the show should have taken place is renovated during that time.

"If you still do not want to miss us, visit us at the Turock Open Air on 17th September. The show is for free, you do not have to pay! See you on the road!"

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Azarath Announces Upcoming Tour Dates

Azarath has announced it will be taking part in both the upcoming "Blasphemer's Campaign" and "Hatefest 2011" European tours. Details on the shows are available below.

Blasphemer's Campaign 2011 with Bulldozer, Witchmaster, and Deus Mortem

02.09.2011 LUBLIN (PL) - Grafitti (+ Infernal War)
03.09.2011 KRAKÓW (PL) - Kwadrat
04.09.2011 RZESZÓW (PL) - Live
05.09.2011 KATOWICE (PL) - MegaClub (+ Infernal War)
06.09.2011 WROCLAW (PL) - Firlej
07.09.2011 POZNAN (PL) - Blue Note
08.09.2011 WARSZAWA (PL) - Progresja (+ Infernal War)
09.09.2011 BYDGOSZCZ (PL) - Estrada Stage Bar
10.09.2011 GDYNIA (PL) - Ucho

Hatefest 2011 with Kataklysm, Triptykon, Marduk, Milking the Goatmachine, Azarath, Dawn of Disease

Metalfest Winter Edition
2011-12-02 DE - Oberhausen Turbinenhalle
2011-12-03 DE - Gießen Hessenhallen More...

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Kataklysm To Tour With Triptykon

Canadian metal outfit Kataklysm has been confirmed as the headlining band for this year's Hatefest 2011 European tour. During the trek, the group will be joined by Triptykon, the new band from Hellhammer/Celtic Frost mastermind, Tom G. Warrior, as well as Marduk, Milking The Goatmachine and two more acts, who are expected to be revealed shortly.

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Maryland Death Fest Day Two

On Day Two, the scene had changed. The street in front of the club had been shut down and made into the fest grounds. One stage was at each end of the street, just over the length of the building. I won’t say that the festival had a lot of space; we were kind of worried about bands overlapping and drowning out each other’s sound. But the rigs for each stage were so loud that that would prove impossible. Vendors also lined up between the two stages selling boxes of vinyl, CDs, and even some cassettes. There were t-shirts galore with hideous pictures and illegible logos. I was really amused by the black metal face-painting stand where you could choose from KISS, Immortal, King Diamond, and your other favorite corpse-painted rockers. Inside Sonar was a new merch room that was so constantly crowded and oddly arranged, it kind of looked like a beggar’s village with really cool wares for sale. With so much drink, food, merchandise from every band in existence, and amazing live shows all day long, you couldn’t ask for more. More...

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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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