Swedish black metallers MARDUK will embark on the "7 Bowls Of Wrath" seven-date North American tour in late May.
The dates are as follows:
May 27 - Baltimore, MD Maryland Deathfest
With BLACK ANVIL, AURA NOIR, PANZERFAUST, HOD:
May 29 - Montreal, QC - Les Foufounes Electriques
May 30 - Toronto, ON - Wreck Room
May 31 - Chicago, IL - Reggie’s Rock Club
Jun. 01 - Detroit, MI - I-Rock Nightclub
Jun. 02 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody’s
Jun. 03 - Brooklyn, NY - Williamsburg Music Hall
MARDUK will celebrate its 20th anniversary by releasing a strictly limited-edition, "marvellous box set" in early 2011. According to the band, "This fabulous release will be a monument of the first two decades of MARDUK."
The vinyl edition of "Wormwood", the latest album from MARDUK, was released last spring. The effort is available as a regular black vinyl with a gatefold sleeve (700 copies), picture disc (333 copies) and also as a gatefold deluxe edition with a 32-page booklet with lyrics on red vinyl (500 copies). Also newly released are the remastered versions on vinyl of MARDUK's "Germania", "Nightwing" and "Panzer Division Marduk" (available on regular vinyl and picture disc).
"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.
"Wormwood" was released in the U.S. on October 13, 2009 via Regain Records (September 24 in Europe). The CD was recorded at Endarker Studios in Norrköping, Sweden with engineer/producer Magnus Devo Andersson.