Marduk (band)

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Metalmania 2008 Marduk 03.jpg
Marduk performing live at Metalmania, 2008
Background information
Origin Norrköping, Sweden
Genres Black metal
Years active 1990–present
Labels Osmose, Regain Records, Blooddawn Productions, Century Media
Associated acts Abruptum, Funeral Mist, Hypocrisy, Death Wolf, Triumphator
Members Daniel Rostén
Morgan Steinmeyer Håkansson
Magnus Andersson
Lars Broddesson

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.

Musical style[edit]

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 straightforward 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.

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  1. ^ Maki, Jeff. "Marduk – The fifteen year plague". 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

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