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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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Danzig To Headline 2010 Blackest Of The Black Tour

Iconic metal/punk singer-songwriter Danzig has been announced as the headliner of the 2010 "Blackest Of The Black" tour. The "Blackest Of The Black" tour will hit select markets across the United States with support coming from Marduk, Possessed, Toxic Holocaust and Withered.

Here are the confirmed "Blackest Of The Black 2010" tour dates:

Oct. 25 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre
Oct. 27 - Little Rock, AK - The Village
Oct. 29 - San Antonio, TX - San Antonio Live
Oct. 30 - Houston, TX - Warehouse
Oct. 31 - Dallas, TX - Palladium

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Marduk Updates "Great Northern War" Tour Dates

The dates for Marduk's upcoming "The Great Northern War 2010" tour have now been finalized. The confirmed dates and locations are as follows:

9/1 POLAND Poznan, Blue Note
9/2 POLAND Wroclaw, Madness
9/3 GERMANY Crispendorf, Wolfzeit Festival
9/4 GERMANY Essen, Turock
9/5 BELGIUM Brugge, Het Entrepot
9/6 HOLLAND Tilburg, 013
9/7 DENMARK Aarhus, Voxhall
9/8 DENMARK Copenhagen, The Rock
9/9 NORGE Oslo, Betong
9/10 SWEDEN Gothenburg, Parken
9/11 SWEDEN Stockholm, Klubben
9/12 SWEDEN Östersund, Tingshuset
9/14 FINLAND Oulo, Nuclear
9/15 FINLAND Jyvaskyla, Lutakko
9/16 FINLAND Helsinki, Dantes Highlight
9/17 LATVIA Liepaja, Fontaine Palace
9/18 LITHUANIA Vilnius, Mulen Ruzas

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Marduk Confirms Festival Appearance

Marduk is the next act in a long list of bands being confirmed for the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise ship metal festival. 70,000 Tons of Metal will sail on January 24th, 2011 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami, Florida.

Confirmed bands:
Agent Steel
Amon Amarth
Death Angel
Ensiferum
Epica
Exodus
Fear Factory
Finntroll
Forbidden
Iced Earth
Marduk
Moonspell
Obituary
Raven
Saxon
Sodom
Sonata Arctica
Swashbuckle
Testament
Trouble
Uli Jon Roth
Witchburner

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Marduk Posts "The Great Northern War" Tour Trailer

Marduk has posted a video trailer online for the band's upcoming "The Great Northern War" tour, which can be viewed below.

The upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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Marduk Postpones Central American Shows

Marduk has issued the following update about postponing the previously announced Central America shows due to travel issues:

"Because of misinformation from one of the airlines involed in Marduks travel to Central America the band got uphold and couldnt get on the connection flight. It was totaly the fault of the airline. Marduk had just completed one of the planned three flights to Costa Rica when the problem occured. There was no time to book new flights to make it in time to do the 3 shows.

"The band and booking agency are currently checking options to rebook the shows as soon as possible. Marduk feels very unfortunate for the situation as the band is eager and burning with devotion to march across Central America. More news to be posted as soon as possible."

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Catholic Church Criticises Marduk

The Catholic Church of Costa Rica has criticised the Swedish black metal outfit Marduk for their use of blasphemy and religious iconography. Marduk are scheduled to perform in Costa Rica at the Pepper Disco on July 29th, which will be the band's first concert in the country in seven years.

Mario Segura, Catholic priest and spokesperson for the Curia Metropolitana, said "they should have more respect because they are sacred things", referring to the band's use of religious articles, like an inverted cross in its album cover art. Segura said he considers that this type of music and message cannot encourage any good in Costa Rica's youth.

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Valkyrja To Tour Europe With Marduk

Sweden's Valkyrja has been added to Marduk's "The Great Northern War" 2010 tour, which also features Ragnarok. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

01.09.2010 (POL) Poznan / Blue Note (extended show without Ragnarok)
02.09.2010 (POL) Wroclaw / Madness (extended show without Ragnarok)
03.09.2010 (GER) Crispendorf / Wolfszeit Festival (extended show without Ragnarok)
04.09.2010 (GER) Adelsheim / Metal Fest Festival (extended show without Ragnarok)
05.09.2010 (BEL) Brugge / Het Entrepot
06.09.2010 (HOL) Tilburg / o13
07.09.2010 (DEN) Aarhus / Voxhall
08.09.2010 (DEN) Copenhagen / The Rock
09.09.2010 (NOR) Oslo / Betong
10.09.2010 (SWE) Goteborg / Parken
11.09.2010 (SWE) Stockholm / Klubben
12.09.2010 (SWE) Ostersund / Tingshuset
14.09.2010 (FIN) Oulu / Nuclear
16.09.2010 (FIN) Helsinki / Dante's Highlight

The promotional poster for the tour can be viewed at this location.

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Marduk Updates Tour Schedule

Swedish black metal act Marduk is currently out on tour in support of the band's latest album "Wormwood." The upcoming Marduk tour dates are as follows:

5/17 Romagnano Sesia (Novara), Italy, Rock And Roll Arena
5/18 Rome, Italy, Blackout
5/19 Bologna, Italy, Estragon
5/20 Nova Gorica, Mostovna, Slovakia
5/21 Budapest, Hungary, Metalfest Open Air
5/22 Krakow, Poland Studio
5/23 Pilsen, Czech Republic, Metalfest Open Air
6/18 Hellfest Festival, Clisson France
7/08-10 Rockharz, Flugplatz Ballenstedt/Harz Germany
7/29 San Jose, Costa Rica (TBA)
7/30 San Salvador, El Salvador (TBA)
7/31 San Pedro Sula, Honduras (TBA)
8/01 Guatemala City, Guatemala (TBA)

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Marduk Annoucnes Central American Tour Dates

Swedish metal band Marduk has issued the following update:

"It is with the greatest pleasure we present Marduks return to Central America. The band are delighted to return to the lands of Camazotz! This Cental American Death March will pass through 4 countries, namely Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Honduras. The march begins at the end of July."

Upcoming Marduk Central American tour dates are as follows:


July 29 - San Jose, Costa Rica (TBA)
July 30 - San Salvador, El Salvador (TBA)
July 31 - San Pedro Sula, Honduras (TBA)
August 01 - Guatemala City, Guatemala (TBA)

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Marduk Adds More Tour Dates

Swedish black metal act Marduk has issued the following update about adding on more tour dates:

"After 100 live appearances in support of the 11th full-length album known as Wormwood, the war machine marches on. We are delighted to present Marduk's return to the East. Dates have now been confirmed for Russia and Belarus. The crusade in the East will begin on the 29th of April. All the correct dates are presented in the Tour section. Await the carnage! The fan gallery section here has been massively updated. Marduk hails you all for showing your loyalty! Keep sending photos of your Marduk related tattoos to have them published there."

The upcoming Marduk tour dates are as follows: More...

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Marduk Announces Belarus and Russian Tour Dates

Marduk has announced the following Belarus and Russian tour dates:

29.04 - Minsk (Belarus) "Reactor"
30.04 - Moscow (Russia) "XO"
02.05 - Khabarovsk (Russia) "Velicano"
03.05 - Nizhny-Novgorod (Russia) "Rocco"
04.05 - St-Petersburg (Russia) "Orlandina"

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Line-Up Announced For Metal Fest Open Air Austria

The 2010 edition of the Metal Fest Open Air Austria will take place from May 12th - 15th, 2010 More information on the festival can be found at this location. The currently confirmed line up for the festival is as follows:

Twilight of The Gods
Testament
Bolt Thrower
Behemoth
Sepultura
Six Feet Under
Nevermore
Corvus Corax
Deicide
Epica
Korpiklaani
Saltatio Mortis
Caliban
Legion of the Damned
Parkway Drive
Death Angel
Alestorm More...

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Marduk Issues Tour Schedule Update

Swedish black metallers Marduk have issued the following update about their upcoming tour plans:

"The band has currently returned to Sweden and are rehearsing and preparing in for upcoming tours. Tour dates for South America has been been announced. Go to tour section to check the dates of the upcoming Deathmarch. We are proud to announce that Marduk will be appearing in some European fests such as: Hellfest Festival in Clisson France, as well as the Rockharz Open Air Festival in Germany and House of Metal Festival in Umeå, Sweden on the 5th of March."

The South American dates are as follows: More...

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Marduk Announces South American Tour

Swedish black metal outfit Marduk has announced a series of shows in South America that will kick off in April. The tour dates are as follows:

April 9 - Campo Grande/MS, Brazil - República Music Bar
April 10 - Fortaleza/CE, Brazil - Clube Santa Cruz
April 11 - Rio de Janeiro/RJ, Brazil - Teatro Odisséia
April 14 - Bueno Aires, Argentina - TBC
April 15 - Campinas/SP, Brazil - Hammer Rock Bar
April 16 - São Paulo/SP, Brazil - Hangar 110
April 17 - Belo Horizonte/MG, Brazil - Bar Brasil
April 18 - Brasília/DF, Brazil - Boate Capital Clube
April 19 - Porto Alegre/RS, Brazil - Bar Opinião

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As You Drown To Open for Vader on European Tour

Swedish death metal band AS YOU DROWN has announced that they will be the direct support for the upcoming "Blitzkrieg 5 tour" of Polish death metal band VADER. VADER is still on tour with MARDUK, but will invade the UK, Ireland, Benelux, Germany and Scandinavia right after. UK's very own DIVINE CHAOS will also be supporting Vader.

"Blitzkrieg 5 Tour 2010" dates with VADER + AS YOU DROWN + DIVINE CHAOS are as follows:

23/02/10 – DE - Rostock - Das Toxis
24/02/10 – DE – Hamburg - Marx
25/02/10 – BE - Vosselaar - Biebob
26/02/10 – FR - Paris - Glazart
27/02/10 – UK - Colchester - Colchester Arts
28/02/10 – UK - Bristol - Bierkeller
01/03/10 – UK - London - Underworld
03/03/10 – IE - Belfast - Limelight
04/03/10 – IE - Dublin - Whelans
05/03/10 – UK - Glasgow - Ivory Blacks
06/03/10 – UK - Leeds - The Well
07/03/10 – UK - Nottingham - The Central
10/03/10 – NL - Zaandam - De Kade
11/03/10 – NL - Breda - Mezzo
12/03/10 – NL - Groningen - Vera
13/03/10 – DE - Hamm - Alfred Fischer Halle

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Deicide, Marduk And Vader To Tour Together

Fans of extreme metal music in Europe are set to be in for a huge treat in May when three of the most popular bands in the field will be teaming up for the Unholy Titans tour. Florida based death metal legends Deicide will be headlining the trek and they will be joined by Swedish black metal outfit Marduk and Polish death metal veterans Vader. There will also be other bands joining the trio on select dates, though no names have been confirmed as of yet.

The tour dates are as follows:

May 13 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Metalfest Open Air Switzerland
May 14 - Dessau, Germany - Metalfest Open Air Germany
May 15 - Mining am Inn, Austria - Metalfest Open Air Austria
May 16 - Strasbourg, France - Laiterie
May 17 - Romagnano Sesia (Novara), Italy - Rock And Roll Arena
May 18 - Rome, Italy - Blackout
May 19 - Bologna, Italy - Estragon
May 20 - Nova, Slovenia - Gorica Mostovna*
May 21 - Budapest, Hungary - Metalfest Open Air Hungary
May 22 - Krakow, Poland - Studio
May 23 - Pilsen, Czech Republic - Metalfest Open Air Czech

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Mastic Scum Joins Funeral Nation Tour

Austria's Mastic Scum have been added to the January stops of the European Funeral Nation tour featuring Marduk and Vader. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

08.01.2010 (GER) Leipzig - Hellraiser Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate & Lyfthrasy
09.01.2010 (CZ) Brno - Faval Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate & Support
10.01.2010 (SK) Nitra - Nova Pekaren Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate
11.01.2010 (AUT) Vienna - Viper Room Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate & Reanima
12.01.2010 (HUN) Gyor - Red Rocket Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate & Support
13.01.2010 (ROM) Cluj Napoca - Irish & Music Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate & Support
14.01.2010 (ROM) Bucarest - Studio Martin Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate & Support
15.01.2010 (BUL) Sofia - Blue Box Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate & Support
16.01.2010 (GRE) Thessaloniki - Mylos Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate & Support
17.01.2010 (GRE) Atheens - Sin City Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate & Support
19.01.2010 (SER) Beograd - SKC Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate
20.01.2010 (CRO) Zagreb - Mochvara Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate & Support
21.01.2010 (ITA) Ronchi dei Legionari - Rock Club Live Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate & Support
22.01.2010 (AUT) Innsbruck - Hafen Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate, Indyus, Hyperion Deathbionics & Support
23.01.2010 (GER) Koeln - Underground Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate & Support

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Marduk Vocalist Slams Fan In San Francisco

A video recently surfaced of Marduk vocalist Daniel "Mortuus" Rosten slamming a fan who got on stage on their December 6th in San Francisco's DNA Lounge. Put in context of the recent attempt of a fan to light a bible on fire and subsequent pepper spraying incident, perhaps this is a reasonable overreaction. The incident occurs around the 1:16 mark and you can also see a blonde guy in front of center monitor passes out at the 4:50 mark in the video below.

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Marduk Updates Funeral Nation 2010 Tour

Swedish black metallers Marduk have changed several dates and venues for their upcoming European "Funeral Nation 2010" tour. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

1/08 GER Leipzig/Hellraiser
1/09 CZ Brno/Faval
1/10 SK Nitra/Nova Pekaren
1/11 A Vienna/Viper Room
1/12 HUN Györ/Red Rocket Music Pub
1/13 ROM Cluj Napoca/Irish & Music Pub
1/14 ROM Bucarest/Studio Martin
1/15 BUL Sofia/Blue Box
1/16 GRE Thessaloniki/Mylos
1/17 GRE Athens/Sin city
1/19 SER Belgrad/SKC
1/20 CRO Zagreb/Mochvara
1/21 ITA Ronchi dei Legionari/ Rock Club live
1/22 A Innsbruck/Hafen
1/23 GER Köln/Underground
1/24 BEL Vosselaar/Biebob
1/25 HOL Nijmegen/Doornroosje
1/26 HOL Zwolle/Hedon
1/27 HOL Rotterdam/Baroeg
1/28 UK London/Underworld
1/29 UK Birmingham/Asylum
1/30 UK Cardiff/Millenium Music Hall
1/31 UK Bristol/Bierkeller
2/02 IRE Dublin/Whelans
2/03 IRE Belfast/The limelight
2/04 SCO Glasgow/Classic Grand
2/05 UK Leeds/Rios
2/06 UK Leicester/Retribution
2/07 UK Manchester/Moho Live

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Marduk Fans Pepper-Sprayed?

The Gauntlet reports that fans at a Marduk show were pepper-sprayed by an overzealous security guard at Royal Hall in Los Angeles. Halfway through Marduk's set, a fan began trying to set a bible on fire inside the club. When venue security was alerted, they pepper-sprayed the fan. As everyone knows, the tiny spray droplets from the spray spread out, and more than just the intended target were hit. Soon after, Marduk left the stage, and the choking fans exited the area for about ten minutes while the venue cleared out. Marduk later re-took the stage, but the band was not happy with security for the way things were handled.

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