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Metal Lair Reviews Marduk’s New Album Memento Mori

MARDUK is:
Daniel Rostén (Vocals)
Morgan Hakansson (Guitar)
Devo Andersson (Bass)
Simon Schilling (Drums)

In the eerie stillness of a moonless night, a chilling revelation began to creep over those gathered by the old, decrepit necropolis. The air grew heavy with a sense of foreboding doom. The words of an ancient, cryptic song echoed through the tombstones, like a sinister incantation. Shadows danced ominously, and the world seemed to shift. The realization struck like a dagger to the heart: Life resembled not a ticking timepiece but an ever-depleting sandglass. The atmosphere grew tense, as if Death himself were watching, playing a macabre game with the living. A blade drawn across the throat, a grotesque test of fate. Life slipped away through a sinister portal. In this cursed place, all certainty crumbled. Hopeless and helpless, they gazed upon the haunting expanse, as if staring into the abyss itself. The soil beneath them whispered of impending darkness, while the spectral flames revealed a truth long buried that no one can escape

The band proudly presents their latest single “Shovel Beats Sceptre,” off MARDUK’s 15th studio album, set to be unleashed on September 1st via Century Media Records offering a spellbinding glimpse into their forthcoming album.

Renowned icons of the pure black metal realm, Sweden’s Marduk have consistently traversed the tumultuous path of their genre, standing as both doyen’s and figures occasionally shrouded in controversy since their inception in 1990. Their fifteenth studio offering arrives as the audacious “Memento Mori.”

Marduk’s enduring forte has always been their unrefined, unwavering potency and unbridled wrath, the very foundation of their musical identity. Beyond the breakneck tempos and venomous guitar leads lies a belligerent, warlike spirit that barely abides by containment; their inherent violence is an insatiable element of their chaos.

Mortuus, known by his given name Daniel Rostén, remains the sole constant member since 1990, asserting that this new album both reflects their roots and takes bold strides forward. In essence, Memento Mori embodies unadulterated Marduk, an unrelenting onslaught of black metal that pushes the boundaries of extremity in every conceivable manner. Tracks like “Blood of the Funeral,” “Shovel Beats Sceptre,” and “Red Tree of Blood” epitomize the quintessential Marduk experience. While it may occasionally evoke a sense of familiarity, it must never be underestimated or taken for granted. The chaos within is meticulously structured, propelling the entire album with a sense of purpose and visceral energy that defines both the band and their craft. Time signatures shift, and a relentless sense of urgency propels tempos against a relentless onslaught of guitars and Mortuus’ ever-present antagonistic vocals.

The mechanical procession of the closing track, “As We Are,” heralds the resurgence of their industrial edge, a facet always welcomed by their fanbase. Coldly calculated, unapologetically confrontational, and dripping with hostile intent, “Memento Mori” is quintessential Marduk—an unyielding, merciless, and formidable force. It represents a menacing, thunderous return!


The renowned Swedish black metal band MARDUK is back with a new release entitled Memento Mori. Today, MARDUK release the video for their latest single “Shovel Beats Sceptre”.

  • Ltd. Deluxe Gatefold Ultra Clear-Black Splatter Vinyl With Alternative Cover Artwork (Incl. LP-Booklet, Art-Print & Poster) (Limited to 2,000 copies / All Outlets)
  • Red Gatefold Vinyl (Limited to 300 copies / Available at Century Media Shop)
  • White Gatefold Vinyl (Limited to 500 copies / Available via Century Media Shop)
  • Golden Gatefold Vinyl
    (Limited to 500 copies / Available at Levykauppa ÄX, Bengans, Supreme Chaos)
  • Silver Gatefold Vinyl (Limited to 500 copies / Available at EMP & Nuclear Blast)
  • Black Gatefold Vinyl (All Outlets)
  • CD Mediabook (All Outlets)

Commenting on the album, MARDUK frontman Daniel Rostén shares:
“Memento Mori is, all at once, a bold leap forward, a calculated sidestep, and a wistful backward glance. Meaning, we have broken new ground without forgetting our legacy or the journey that brought us to this point.”

Pre-Order Memento Mori Here:

Commenting on the album, MARDUK frontman Daniel Rostén shares:
“Memento Mori is, all at once, a bold leap forward, a calculated sidestep, and a wistful backward glance. Meaning, we have broken new ground without forgetting our legacy or the journey that brought us to this point.”

MARDUK online:
www.MARDUK.nu
www.instagram.com/MARDUKofficial
www.facebook.com/MARDUKofficial

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Swedish Black Metal Outfit MARDUK Announce Highly Anticipated Album “Memento Mori”

MARDUK is:
Daniel Rostén (Vocals)
Morgan Hakansson (Guitar)
Devo Andersson (Bass)
Simon Schilling (Drums)

Swedish Black Metal Outfit MARDUK Unleash New Song, Announce Highly Anticipated Album “Memento Mori”

Listen To “Blood of the Funeral” Here

The renowned Swedish black metal band MARDUK is back with a new release entitled Memento Mori. Today, the band proudly presents their latest single “Blood of the Funeral,” offering a tantalizing glimpse into their forthcoming album. This marks MARDUK’s 15th studio album, set to be unleashed upon the world on September 1st via Century Media Records.

“Blood of the Funeral” encapsulates the raw and unrelenting intensity that has become synonymous with MARDUK’s sound. The track showcases their signature blend of aggressive guitar riffs, thunderous drums, and chilling vocals, evoking a sense of darkness and despair.

Listen to the song HERE.

As anticipation continues to build for Memento Mori, the PRE-ORDERstarts today and the LP is available in the following formats:

  • Ltd. Deluxe Gatefold Ultra Clear-Black Splatter Vinyl With Alternative Cover Artwork (Incl. LP-Booklet, Art-Print & Poster) (Limited to 2,000 copies / All Outlets)
  • Red Gatefold Vinyl (Limited to 300 copies / Available at Century Media Shop)
  • White Gatefold Vinyl (Limited to 500 copies / Available via Century Media Shop)
  • Golden Gatefold Vinyl
    (Limited to 500 copies / Available at Levykauppa ÄX, Bengans, Supreme Chaos)
  • Silver Gatefold Vinyl (Limited to 500 copies / Available at EMP & Nuclear Blast)
  • Black Gatefold Vinyl (All Outlets)
  • CD Mediabook (All Outlets)

Commenting on the album, MARDUK frontman Daniel Rostén shares:
“Memento Mori is, all at once, a bold leap forward, a calculated sidestep, and a wistful backward glance. Meaning, we have broken new ground without forgetting our legacy or the journey that brought us to this point.”

Since their inception in the early ’90s, MARDUK has become one of the most influential and revered bands in the black metal genre. With a discography that spans over three decades, the band has consistently delivered uncompromising and aggressive music that resonates with metal fans worldwide. Memento Moripromises to be another groundbreaking chapter in their storied career, cementing their status as true legends of the genre.

MARDUK online:
www.MARDUK.nu
www.instagram.com/MARDUKofficial
www.facebook.com/MARDUKofficial

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Swedish Black Metal Band Marduk Have Parted Ways With Bassist After Controversial Performance At Incineration Fest

A video has surfaced out of Incineration Fest in London at the Camden Electric Ballroom showing Marduk bassist Joel Lindholm doing the Nazi salute on stage.

The rest of Marduk announced that Lindholm has “vacated his position in the band” and that ex-bassist Magnus “Devo” Andersson will temporarily fill in while the band finds a replacement. According to their post on social media regarding the change, the band said Lindholm was “very drunk” when he did the Nazi salute — not that that’s an excuse.

“Following a variety of intolerable stage antics by a very drunk Joel at Incineration Fest last week, he has vacated his position in the band. Our old friend and bass player Devo has agreed to step in on a temporary basis, so this is unlikely to affect any of upcoming shows.”

The incident happened just as they were finishing up their performance of “Beyond the Grace of God,” about 45 minutes into their set. As you can see in the video below, Lindholm is on the right side of the video when he blatantly performs the salute apropos nothing.

This is yet another incident involving Marduk and Nazi-based controversies. Back in 2018, a Swedish newspaper found vocalist Daniel Rostén and now ex-drummer Fredrik Widigs on a leaked database of customers that purchased Nazi propaganda from the Nordic Resistance Movement, a “Pan-Nordic Neo-Nazi Movement.” The band denied the allegations.