MARDUK have today revealed the cover artwork for “Serpent Sermon“, the band’s 12th studio album. “Serpent Sermon” will be released in late May 2012 (see below for exact release dates in your territory). The album will be released as CD, LP, digital download and limited Mediabook CD. It contains the following songs:
1. Serpent Sermon
2. Messianic Pestilence
3. Souls For Belial
4. Into Second Death
5. Temple Of Decay
6. Damnation’s Gold
7. Hail Mary (Piss-Soaked Genuflexion)
9. Gospel Of The Worm
10. World Of Blades
The limited Mediabook CD will also include the studio bonus track “Coram Satanae”.
There will also be a CD single for the song “Souls For Belial” which will include a cover of Woven Hand’s “Oil On Panel”. This CD will only be available in the May issue of Sweden Rock Magazine (#92) that is due out on April 17th. But don’t worry! If you miss out on the CD version, there will also be a limited-edition 7″ EP with the same songs that will be released in late May through http://www.cmdistro.com
“Serpent Sermon” street dates:
GERMANY / AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND / NORWAY: Friday, May 25, 2012.
UK / BENELUX / FRANCE / GREECE / DENMARK / PORTUGAL / REST OF EUROPE:
Monday, May 28, 2012.
SPAIN / ITALY: Tuesday, May 29, 2012.
SWEDEN / FINLAND / HUNGARY: Wednesday, May 30, 2012.
AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND: Friday, June 1, 2012.
USA/CAN, June 5, 2012
MARDUK summer festival appearances:
July 5 – Pratteln, Z7, CH, ExtremeFest Switzerland
July 6-7 – Hünxe, DE, ExtremeFest Germany
July 6-7 – Henndorf (near Salzburg), AT, ExtremeFest Austria
July 27 – Malmö, SE, Faceplant Metalfest
In support of “Serpent Sermon”, MARDUK will be playing headlining shows in Chile, Puerto Rico, and North America starting May 31st. Joining them on the road will be 1349, Withered, and Weapon, so be sure to attend! A list of all upcoming tour dates is below.
MARDUK live: “Serpent Sermon” North-America tour (with 1349, Withered, Weapon)
May 31 – Santiago, Chile @ Club 334 **MARDUK only**
June 1 – Puerto Rico, PR @ La Respuesta **MARDUK only**
June 2 – Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
June 3 – Brooklyn, NY @ Williamsburg Music Hall
June 4 – Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques
June 5 – Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room
June 6 – Ottawa, ON @ Maverick’s
June 7 – Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa
June 8 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
June 9 – St Paul, MN @ Station 4
June 10 – Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre
June 11 – Regina, SK @ The Exchange
June 12 – Calgary, AB @ Distillery
June 14 – Vancouver, BC @ Venue
June 15 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
June 16 – Portland, OR @ Bossanova
June 17 – San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
June 18 – Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar **MARDUK only**
June 19 – Hollywood, CA @ House Of Blues
June 20 – San Diego, CA @ Ruby Room