Label: Osmose Productions – OPLP418
Format: 12″ vinyl (33⅓ RPM), limited edition, reissue, black vinyl, gatefold, 180g
Released: February 11th, 2022
Style: Black Metal
Marduk is black metal band from Norrköping, Östergötland, Sweden, formed in 1990. In Mesopotamian mythology, Marduk was a Babylonian storm god who created the earth and sky from the slain body of the great dragon Tiamat who, with her consort Abzu, created the first generation of gods. Marduk then slew their son Kingu and used his blood mixed with earth to create humanity. He was revered as the patron deity of Babylon. Morgan has stated that many have misunderstood his rationale behind choosing the name Marduk for his band. According to him, the purpose of selecting it was to promote a blasphemous irony, as the deity Marduk represented light, but the band’s message is the complete opposite of that. In other words, it was intended as a mockery. While the vast majority of the band’s material is black metal, their first demo and debut album were death metal. The band abandoned this sound shortly after the release of their first album. “Frontschwein” is the thirteenth full-length album from 2015. Frontschwein – (slang) “front pig” soldier serving long at the front, often used as an ironic accolade for a soldier with the will to fight. Recorded at Endarker Studio in Norrköping, Sweden, during September-October 2014. 180g vinyl in a black poly-lined innerbag, booklet with 16 page A4, full-color on 180g art paper, gatefold full-color on 350g, all assembled in a PVC overbag. Limited to 998 black vinyl.