Mexico's Search & Destroy recently conducted an interview with guitarist and primary songwriter Morgan Steinmeyer Håkansson of Swedish black metallers MARDUK. The chat can now be streamed using the audio player below.
"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 via Regain Records (September 24 in Europe). The CD was recorded at Endarker Studios in Norrköping, Sweden with engineer/producer Magnus Devo Andersson.
Following three very special U.S. appearances in August in Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York (effectively breaking their streak of visa issues), MARDUK returned to North America late last year as part of a headlining tour with NACHTMYSTIUM, MANTIC RITUAL, MERRIMACK and BLACK ANVIL (on select dates). Dubbed U.S. Plague Tour 2009, the trek kicked off on November 20 at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts and ran for 21 more dates before coming to a close in New York City on December 16 at the Gramercy Theater.
Morgan Steinmeyer Håkansson interviewed by Search & Destroy (click on player below to launch audio):