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Marduk is a Swedish black metal band. Marduk's predominant lyrical topics are Satanism, anti-Christianity, death, war and the Third Reich. The latter is an addition to their lyrical-conceptual themes stemming from their 1999 release Panzer Division Marduk; it quickly grew among their fans' favorites and so far Marduk have released more and more songs relating to that dark but fascinating chapter of human history such as "The Hangman of Prague" (monicker of Prague "Reichsprotektor" Read more on Last.fm

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Black Metal: Evolution Of The Cult – we speak to Dayal Patterson about his forthcoming book

July 29th, 2013

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The world needs yet another book about black metal as much as Varg Vikernes needs to buy another gunrack, right? Well, Dayal Patterson doesn’t agree (about the book part, at any rate). A regular writer and photographer to Metal Hammer (as well as an occasional contributor to Record Collector and The Quietus), Dayal has penned Black Metal: Evolution Of The Cult, a mammoth 600+ page book on “the progress of the genre, from its infancy in the early eighties through to its resurrection in the nineties and onwards to the fascinating scene we see today” (cheers, for that, PR blurb). Blimey.

With all that in mind, we gave Dayal a buzz to ask him our usual mix of awkward, annoying, and ever-so-slightly insightful questions about his book, the musicians he interviewed in order to write it, and just why British black metal bands look so silly in corpse paint.

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Album: Marduk – Serpent Sermon

May 28th, 2012

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Marduk
Serpent Sermon
Century Media
28 May 2012

by Tom Dare

If you plotted Marduk’s career output on a bar chart rating them on quality, the picture would look like a city centre planned by a complete lunatic. Starting out playing some of the (then) most acerbic music around as one of Sweden’s earliest post-Bathory black metal bands, they began a worrying decline, only to completely revive their fortunes three albums back. Serpent Sermon, their fourth album with vocalist Mortuus and their twelfth in all, aims to continue their blasphemous campaign of hate.

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Sunday Slaylist: The New Black (Metal)

March 4th, 2012

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All this week, Tom Dare has been guiding you through how Black Metal has evolved over the course of the last two decades (check out parts one, two, three and four if you haven’t already). Now, as the week draws to a close, we’ve asked Tom to put together the songs that have made it happen into a Spotify Slaylist, and in doing to to lovingly cobble them together in an order that somehow tries to make sense of the wildly differing styles that constitute the genre these days. Wish him luck….

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20 Years Of Black Metal Evolution – Part #1

February 27th, 2012

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With Sunday just past marking the 20th anniversary of the release of Darkthrone’s A Blaze In The Northern Sky (and therefore being pretty much the closest thing to a birthday that black metal can claim to have), over the coming week we’re letting Tom Dare off the leash to run his mouth about one of metal’s most controversial off-shoots. But instead of rehashing the same-old same-old tales from the genre’s torrid history, we thought we’d get him to look at how the genre’s evolved since those first, frosty releases two decades ago. Take it away, Mr. Dare…

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Sunday Slaylist: Trve Kvlt Krieg Norsk Black Metal

February 26th, 2012

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Today marks the 20th anniversary of the release of Darkthrone’s seminal second album, A Blaze In The Northern Sky. As this pretty much makes today the closest thing to a birthday that black metal can claim to have (for the sake of clarity we’ll ignore the first wave, yeah?), we’re going to be marking the occasion in with a Spotify Slaylist seeped in old necro evil.

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