Panzer Division Marduk

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Panzer Division Marduk
Studio album by Marduk
Released June 1999
Recorded January 1999
Genre Black metal
Length 30:04
Label Osmose Productions
Producer Marduk
Marduk chronology
Nightwing
(1998)
Panzer Division Marduk
(1999)
Obedience
(2000)
Re-release Cover
Re-release cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
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Panzer Division Marduk is the sixth studio album by Swedish black metal band Marduk. It was recorded and mixed at The Abyss in January 1999 and released in June 1999 by Osmose Productions. The theme of the album is war, as Nightwing was blood, and La Grande Danse Macabre (the band's next studio album) would be death, forming a trilogy of "Blood, War and Death", Marduk's vision of what black metal is, unending grimness. Panzer Division Marduk was the last Marduk release by Osmose Productions.

The original album cover features a photo of the Swedish version (Stridsvagn 104) of the British Centurion tank. The 2008 reissue of the album featured a Panzer VI E "Tiger" on its cover, reinforcing the Germanic WWII theme of the album.
The internal sleeve pictures a tank column triumphant across a city in ruin: this is the Red Army across a destroyed Berlin in 1945.

The concept of World War II in literally every track initially led many proponents of National Socialist black metal to consider the band akin to them, notwithstanding the fact that vocalist Legion and guitarist/composer Morgan publicly debunked this rumor, saying that Marduk has no political point in their lyrics, and the band has nothing to do with Nazi views. Panzer Division Marduk earned a lot of backlash from National Socialist black metal bands.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Panzer Division Marduk"   2:39
2. "Baptism by Fire"   3:51
3. "Christraping Black Metal"   3:46
4. "Scorched Earth"   3:37
5. "Beast of Prey"   4:07
6. "Blooddawn"   4:20
7. "502"   3:14
8. "Fistfucking God's Planet"   4:28
Re-Issue Bonus Tracks
No. Title Length
9. "Deathride"    
10. "Todeskessel Kurland"    
11. "Panzer Division Marduk (Video)"    

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Personnel[edit]

Marduk
  • Legion – vocals
  • Morgan Steinmeyer Håkansson – guitar
  • B. War – bass
  • Fredrik Andersson – drums.
Guest

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