Marduk is a Swedish black metal band. Marduk's predominant lyrical topics are Satanism, anti-Christianity, death, war, diversity, unity, chaos, rage, angst, justice, environmentalism and the Third Reich. The latter is a recent addition to their lyrical-conceptual themes, stemming from their 1999 release Panzer Division Marduk; it quickly grew among their fans' favorites and so far Marduk have released more and more songs relating to that dark but fascinating chapter of human history such as "The Hangman of Prague" (monicker of Prague "Reichsprotektor", (and, by the Way, Leader of the "Sicherheitsdienst", Reinhard Heydrich), "Deathmarch" and others. MARDUK GENRES
Marduk was founded in Norrköping, Sweden in 1990 by Morgan Steinmeyer Håkansson. His ultimate goal was to create the most blasphemous and Satanic band ever conceptualized.
In 1991, Marduk released a three song demo entitled "Fuck Me Jesus", which due to its dark and irreverent lyrics was highly received by a cult following.
During 1992, Marduk released their first full-length album "Dark Endless" under the label No Fashion and continued to tour Sweden, augmenting their steadily growing fan base. Marduk switched over to the French label Osmose in 1993 after a dispute with No Fashion. Marduk began to tour throughout the rest of Europe in 1994 and in 1995 had their first gig across the Atlantic in Mexico City. They continued to amass fans and release albums over the next few years, even spearheading the European "Black Metal Assault Tour" in 1998.
In 2000, Marduk founded their own record label, Blooddawn Productions.
In 2004 Marduk released their ninth studio album "Plague Angel" which was a great hit all over Europe and later on in the U.S.A. To celebrate Marduks 15 years anniversary a live album called "Warchau" was released with 17 live tracks from a show in Poland, 2005.
In 2006 a very substantial double DVD, which was called "Blood Puke Salvation", containing 2 concerts professionally filmed in Tilburg (Holland) and Antwerpen (Belgium). Videoclips, photo-gallery, interviews, behind the scenes material and rare handycam footage from the Deathmarch tours of 2004 and 2005.
In 2007, they released their tenth studio album entitled "Rom 5:12".
Marduk continues to tour Europe, release albums, and is regularly featured in many prominent Metal music festivals.
MARDUK LYRICAL THEMES
Anti-Christian, Death, Satan, War
Sweden (Norrköping), formed in 1990
MARDUK CURRENT RECORD LABEL
Blooddawn Productions/Regain Record
MARDUK CURRENT LINE-UP
Morgan Steinmeyer Håkansson - Guitars (Abruptum, Devil's Whorehouse, Moses) (1990-)
Mortuus "Arioch" - Vocals (Triumphator (Swe), Funeral Mist (Swe)) (2003-)
Magnus "Devo" Andersson - Bass (Cardinal Sin (Swe), ex-Sargatanas Reign, IXXI (Session), Overflash, ex-Allegiance (Swe)) (also guitar 1992-1994) (2004-)
Lars Broddesson - Drums (2006- ) (Excessum (Swe), Absurdeity)
MARDUK PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Andreas "Dread" Axelsson (ex-Edge of Sanity, ex-Incapacity, Infestdead) (1990-1993)
Joakim "Af Gravf" Göthberg (1993-1995) (+ Drums (1990-1993) + Guitars) (Wolfpack/Wolfbrigade, ex-Darkified, ex-Moment Maniacs, Dimension Zero, ex-Grimorium (Swe), ex-In Flames, Cardinal Sin (Swe))
Erik "Legion" Hagstedt (ex-Ophthalamia, Rebelangels, Elizium (Swe)/Devian) (1995-2003)
Naihmass Nemtheanga (Guest on Rom 5:12 ("Accuser/Opposer")) (Primordial,Void of Silence)
Kim Osara (1995-1996)
Peter Tägtgren (1996-97 - guest session second guitar on tour and on Live in Germania album) (Hypocrisy (Swe), ex-The Abyss, ex-Lockup, Pain (Swe), ex-Bloodbath (Swe), ex-War (Swe), ex-Sorhin, ex-Dellamorte, ex-Algaion)
Rickard Kalm (1990-1992)
B. War (Bogge Svensson) (ex-Devil's Whorehouse, Rebelangels, ex-Allegiance (Swe), ex-Moment Maniacs) (1992-2004)
Fredrik Andersson (ex-Allegiance (Swe), Skullcrusher, Triumphator (Swe), ex-Moment Maniacs) (1993-2002)
Emil Dragutinovic (ex-Nominon, The Legion (Swe), Rebelangels, Elizium (Swe)/Devian) (2002-Nov 2006)