/ 1349 / Withered / Weapon
Friday, Jun 08, 2012 7:00 PM CDT
(7:00 PM Doors)
- Saturday, Jun 09, 2012 12:00 AM CDT
Reggie's Rock Club, Chicago, IL
Marduk is a Swedish black metal band. Marduk’s predominant lyrical topics are Satanism, anti-Christianity, death, war and the Third Reich. The latter is an addition to their lyrical-conceptual themes stemming from their 1999 release Panzer Division Marduk; it quickly grew among their fans’ favorites and so far Marduk have released more and more songs relating to that dark but fascinating chapter of human history such as “The Hangman of Prague”. Marduk was founded in Norrköping, Sweden in 1990 by Morgan Steinmeyer Håkansson. His ultimate goal was to create the most blasphemous and Satanic band ever conceptualized.
1349 rose from the ashes of Alvheim in 1997, counting Ravn (vocals & drums), Tjalve (guitars), Seidemann (bass) and Balfori (guitars). Balfori quit shortly after due to musical divergence. In early '99 the band found Archaon whose speed and technique took their music to a new level of intensity and brutality...
Withered specializes in early Swedish death influenced black/grind/doom metal with intent to explore the darker attributes of mortality and its effects on the psyche. Withered has been stirring up a frenzy in the US and Europe supporting the likes of Mastodon, Exhumed, Total Fucking Destruction, and others.
WEAPON (Vetis Monarch: guitars and vocals, Kha Tumos: bass, Apostle VIII: guitar, The Disciple: drums) have previously released two full-length albums including the acclaimed From The Devil’s Tomb (2010). WEAPON is currently writing the follow-up to From The Devil’s Tomb which promises to be a more vicious strain of their all-out-evil blackened death.