One of the most important and legendary Black Metal bands and Century Media Records are joining forces to continue MARDUK’s own label Blooddawn Productions to spread the disease for the next decades.
Morgan Håkansson (owner of Blooddawn Productions, guitar player and founding member of Marduk, as well as bass player in Death Wolf) comments: “It’s with great pleasure that I can announce the cooperation between Marduk and Century Media as we enter into a long-term deal. After over 20 years as a band and the last 10 years on Regain Records we decided to march on. We have received an enormous amount of offers. But in the end we see Century Media as the best partner and best platform for us to operate from. Century Media has a strong foundation and the vision that we have been looking for. So from this November day Marduk as well as my label Blooddawn Productions including the band Death Wolf are in league with Century Media.”
Jens Prueter, Head Of A&R Century Media Records Europe: “We always had a soft spot for bands with a history: legendary bands like Celtic Frost, Napalm Death, Paradise Lost, Sick Of It All, etc. Bands that helped to define a whole genre and who haven’t been afraid to follow their own vision – with all consequences. Therefore I feel honored to announce the new worldwide cooperation between Century Media Records and Blooddawn Production. MARDUK released their groundbreaking demo 20 years ago and laid the foundation of Swedish Black Metal – so 2011 marks a historic anniversary to start with a new team to continue their path.”
MARDUK’s last album “Wormwood” was released in 2009 followed by extensive touring through North America (including the Blackest Of The Black tour with Danzig), Europe, Asia and South America. In December 2011 MARDUK will join the Hatefest Festival with Kataklysm and new labelmates Triptykon – including a stop-over at the X-Mas Metal Festival and Eindhoven Metal Meeting. Right after the tour MARDUK will begin the recording of their 12th studio album set for a spring 2012 release through Blooddawn/ Century Media.
Hell no longer awaits!
MARDUK live at the Hatefest Festival tour with Kataklysm, Triptykon and more:
December 2, 2011 Oberhausen, Germany (Turbinenhalle – Metalfest Winter Edition)
December 3, 2011 Giessen, Germany (Hessenhalle – Metalfest Winter Edition)
December 4, 2011 Paris, France (Alhambra)
December 5, 2011 Pratteln, Switzerland (Z7)
December 6, 2011 Innsbruck, Austria (Hafen)
December 7, 2011 Vienna, Austria (Arena)
December 8, 2011 Zlin, Czech Republic (Masters Of Rock Café)
December 9, 2011 Leipzig, Germany (Hellraiser)
December 10, 2011 Geiselwind, Germany (Event Hall – X-Mas Metal Festival)
December 11, 2011 Antwerp, Belgium (Trix)
December 12, 2011 Saarbrücken, Germany (Garage)
December 13, 2011 Hanover, Germany (Musikzentrum)
December 14, 2011 Hamburg, Germany (Markthalle)
December 15, 2011 Berlin, Germany (C-Club)
December 16, 2011 Munich, Germany (Backstage)
December 17, 2011 Eindhoven, The Netherlands (Effenaar – Eindhoven Metal Meeting)
December 18, 2011 Ludwigsburg, Germany (Rockfabrik)