Swedish black metallers MARDUK have entered Endarker Studio in Norrköping, Sweden to begin recording their new album, "Frontschwein", for a tentative January 2015 release.
In a January 2014 interview with Metal Blast, MARDUK guitarist Morgan Steinmeyer Håkansson stated about the band's songwriting process: "I find it ridiculous when all the people talk about needing to go some desolated location to work on their lyrics. It's kind of a cheap 'artist' thing to do. I remember reading about bands that needed to travel out into the countryside to connect and write together. For me, it comes naturally. I can write or play guitar in the middle of the night or whenever; it just comes to me."
Speaking about MARDUK's decision to stop using producer Peter Tägtgren more than a decade ago, Morgan told Metal-Rules.com in December 2013: "We don't really need a producer. He wasn't really a producer, he was more the studio engineer, but, I mean, we recorded so many albums in his studio up there and we did it for so many years, we thought it was time for a change. Now we're recording more or less the same amount of albums in another studio, but the same studio for 'Plague Angel' , 'Rom 5:12' , 'Wormwood'  and 'Serpent Sermon' . In that studio we're actually going to do the next album as well, because our bass player owns it. For me, it's perfect to work from your hometown instead of travelling away, and we have full control and we produce everything ourselves and we get it the way we want."
MARDUK's 12th studio CD, "Serpent Sermon", was issued in May 2012 via Blooddawn Productions/Century Media.