Swedish black metallers MARDUK kick off their “7 Bowls Of Wrath” North American tour tonight with a headlining appearance at the Maryland Deathfest. From there, the band will systematically terrorize Montreal, Toronto, Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland and Brooklyn with AURA NOIR, BLACK ANVIL, PANZERFAUST and HOD. In addition, the New York show will include an art exhibition by Oluremi White, whose work includes pieces inspired by the band.
Commented the band, “As MARDUK are about to begin the ‘7 Bowls Of Wrath’ tour, we can also announce that at the New York show there will be an exclusive exhibition by New York artist Oluremi White, who will be presenting his paintings related to themes and visions based upon MARDUK songs. Don’t miss out on that one!”
For a glimpse of some of Oluremi‘s works, visit his web site.
“Warschau 2: Headhunter Halfmoon”, a brand new song from Swedish black metallers MARDUK, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The track comes off the band’s new EP, “Iron Dawn”, which will be available at the Maryland Deathfest on May 27 (May 30 in the rest of the world via Regain Records) and at the six additional North American shows to follow.
According to a press release, the songs included on “Iron Dawn” differ from the concept that is being created for the next full-length album. Therefore this EP will be made available as a special treat for all MARDUK legionaries out there.
“Iron Dawn” track listing:
01. Warschau 2: Headhunter Halfmoon
02. Wacht Am Rhein: Drumbeats Of Death
03. Prochorovka: Blood And Sunflowers
The “Iron Dawn” EP will only be available for a certain time period and will be unleashed on digipak version and also on 12-inch vinyl limited to 500 copies worldwide.
“Wormwood”, the eleventh album from MARDUK, sold around 650 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 99 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.