Swedish black metallers MARDUK have posted the following message on their official web site:
"Here is a brief update regarding upcoming activities for 2006. A brand new DVD is currently being put together and will for sure be at least a 2-disc version, maybe 3. More news regarding the DVD will be posted in the begining of the next year. During March MARDUK will do a shorter European tour, focusing on parts that were left out on the Deathmarch 2004-2005 tour. The tour dates will be posted during the first week of 2006. As you all might be aware of MARDUK have had enourmous trouble obtaining their work permits for touring the U.S. The process of applying for visas have started again and hopefully the band will be able to tour over there the later part of next year. We will keep you updated! 2006 will also see the band working on full-length album No. 10! More news to follow..."
MARDUK recently issued a live album, entitled "Warschau". Limited to 10,000 copies on CD worldwide, the album will also be released as a limited-edition double LP and double picture disc (each limited to 500 copies).
MARDUK have been confirmed for the 2006 edition of the Inferno Festival, set to take place April 13-15 at the Rockefeller Music Hall and John Dee venues in Oslo, Norway. Also scheduled to appear at the festival are the reunited black metal legends EMPEROR, BOLT THROWER and BLOODTHORN, along with 26 other bands that have yet to be announced.
MARDUK will appear with a song from the latest album, "Plague Angel", in the upcoming Swedish movie "Murder Island". The song will also be included on the film's soundtrack, which is set to be released in February 2006. The band are right now sifting through other movie offers. More information will be made available soon.
MARDUK's video for the track "Throne of Rats" will air on Swedish National Television during January or February 2006 on a new show called "Rundgång". The actual air date will be posted on the band's web site as soon as it is confirmed. In the meantime, check out some stills from the video at this location.