Marduk (band)


Marduk (band)
Marduk

Mortuus joined Marduk in 2004, replacing vocalist Legion, who had left the band a year earlier.
Background information
Origin Norrköping, Sweden
Genres Black metal
Years active 1990–present
Labels Osmose Productions, Regain Records, Blooddawn Productions
Associated acts Abruptum, Funeral Mist, Hypocrisy, Devils Whorehouse
Website www.marduk.nu

Marduk is a black metal band from Norrköping, Sweden. The band formed in 1990 and released their first record in 1991. Their name is derived from the Babylonian god Marduk, patron deity of Babylon.

Contents

Musical style

Marduk was formed by Morgan Steinmeyer Håkansson in order to form the "most blasphemous band in the world".[1] Their musical style was that of a straight-forward death metal influenced take on black metal music, but as the years progressed their style and imagery became more of a fast and intense form of black metal.[2]

Marduk's predominant lyrical topics are Satanism, anti-Christianity, Biblical tales, death, Third Reich history and World War II. The latter two are a later addition to their lyrical/conceptual themes, stemming from their 1999 release Panzer Division Marduk. Marduk have recorded further songs relating to those chapters of human history, such as "The Hangman of Prague" (moniker of Reinhard Heydrich - second in command of the SS - in his capacity as the de facto Reichsprotektor of Bohemia and Moravia), "Night of the Long Knives", "Deathmarch" and others.

Members

Year
1991–1992 1993 1994 1995–2002 2002–2003 2004–2006 2007–present
Vocals A. Axelsson J. Göthberg Legion Mortuus
Guitar Morgan/Devo Morgan
Bass Rikard B. War Devo
Drums J. Göthberg Fredrik Andersson Emil Dragutinovic Lars B.

Current

  • Daniel "Mortuus" Rostén – vocals (2004–present)
  • Morgan "Evil" Steinmeyer Håkansson – guitar (1990–present)
  • Magnus "Devo" Andersson – bass (2004–present), guitar (1992–1994)
  • Lars Broddesson – drums (2006–present)

Former

  • Andreas Axelsson – vocals (1990–1993)
  • Erik "Legion" Hagstedt – vocals (1995–2003)
  • Kim Osara – guitar (1995–1996)
  • Peter Tägtgren – live guitar (1997; Live in Germania)
  • Rikard Kalm – bass (1990–1992)
  • B. War (Roger "Bogge" Svensson) – bass (1992–2004)
  • Joakim Göthberg – drums (1990–1993), vocals (1993–1995)
  • Fredrik "Froding" Andersson – drums (1993–2002)
  • Emil Dragutinovic – drums (2002–2006)

Discography

Studio albums

Live albums and compilations

Demos and EPs

Singles

  • Slay the Nazarene (2002)
  • "Hearse" (2003)

Videography

DVDs

References

  1. ^ Maki, Jeff. "Marduk – The fifteen year plague". live-metal.net. http://www.live-metal.net/features_marduk. Retrieved 2008-10-20. "Guitarist Morgan Håkansson formed Marduk in 1990 with the vision to create the most satanic and blasphemous band, not only from the hallowed metal grounds of Sweden, but anywhere on the globe. In fact, he has said that death and violence are most inspirational to Marduk, with a particular focus on the violence in the Bible for lyrics" 
  2. ^ York, William "Marduk Biography", Allmusic, Macrovision Corporation
  3. ^ "MARDUK: New Album Title Revealed". blabbermouth.net. 2009-06-25. http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=122533. Retrieved 2009-06-26. 

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