Swedish black metallers MARDUK have posted the following message on their official web site:
"MARDUK have decided to do the European crusade during May instead of March, due to the fact that most of March will be spent completing the upcoming DVD. But a few Greece shows have been announced for late March. The DVD release have been set for the middle of May. All details regarding the DVD will be presented very soon.
"We would like to thank everybody who sent in photos of their MARDUK-related tattoos, keep sending them in and do send any other fan related photos, for example if you have a painted jacket with MARDUK motive or something like that. All contributions will be included in a fan gallery on the upcoming DVD. Here is the adress of where to mail the pictures. [email protected]"
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, BORKNAGAR, WITCHCRAFT, ENDSTILLE and BLOODTHORN, along with more than 20 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. 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.