UglyScene.com conducted an interview with guitarist and primary songwriter Morgan Steinmeyer Hkansson of Swedish black metallers MARDUK on June 2, 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio. You can now watch the chat below.
MARDUK kicked off its "7 Bowls Of Wrath" North American tour in late May with a headlining appearance at the Maryland Deathfest. From there, the band systematically terrorized Montreal, Toronto, Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland and Brooklyn with AURA NOIR, BLACK ANVIL, PANZERFAUST and HOD. In addition, the New York show included an art exhibition by Oluremi White, whose work includes pieces inspired by the band.
MARDUK's new EP, "Iron Dawn", was made available at the Maryland Deathfest on May 27 (May 30 in the rest of the world via Regain Records) and at the six North American shows that followed.
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 was 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
"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.