“Serpent Sermon”, the 12th studio album from Swedish black metallers MARDUK, sold around 800 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 44 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.
MARDUK‘s previous CD, “Wormwood”, opened with around 650 units to enter the Heatseekers chart at No. 99.
“Serpent Sermon” track listing:
01. Serpent Sermon
02. Messianic Pestilence
03. Souls For Belial
04. Into Second Death
05. Temple Of Decay
06. Damnation’s Gold
07. Hail Mary (Piss-Soaked Genuflexion)
09. Gospel Of The Worm
10. World Of Blades
The album was made available as standard CD, vinyl and limited-edition media book with an exclusive bonus track entitled “Coram Satanae”.
The Håkan Sjödin-directed video for the song “Souls For Belial” can be seen below.
“Souls For Belial” video:
“M.A.M.M.O.N.” audio stream: