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29 May 2012
Marduk: to kick-off North American tour with 1349, WITHERED, WEAPON this week
Marduk:  to kick-off North American tour with 1349, WITHERED, WEAPON this week
MARDUK to kick-off North American tour with 1349, WITHERED, WEAPON this week

Swedish black metallers MARDUK will be releasing their 12th studio album, Serpent Sermon, on June 5th in North America! See below for the exact release dates by territory.

Serpent Sermon street dates:
SPAIN / ITALY: Tuesday, May 29, 2012
SWEDEN / FINLAND / HUNGARY: Wednesday, May 30, 2012
AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND: Friday, June 1, 2012
USA / CANADA: Tuesday, June 5, 2012

In support of Serpent Sermon, MARDUK will be playing headlining shows in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Canada, and the US starting June 1st. 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.

"Serpent Sermon" North America tour dates feat. MARDUK with 1349, WITHERED, WEAPON
June 1 - Puerto Rico, PR @ La Respuesta **MARDUK, 1349 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
June 22 - San Luis Potosi, Mexico @ Steel Bar **MARDUK, 1349 only**
June 23 - Mexico City, Mexico @ Foro Alicia **MARDUK, 1349 only**

MARDUK recently posted a new video for "Souls For Belial", which can be viewed here. A limited-edition 7" EP with "Souls For Belial" and a cover of WOVEN HAND's "Oil On Panel" will be available soon exclusively at CM Distro, but in the meantime, fans can pre-order Serpent Sermon now at CM Distro in a variety of formats. The track-listing for the album is below.

Serpent Sermon track-listing
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)
8. M.A.M.M.O.N.
9. Gospel Of The Worm
10. World Of Blades
** The limited-edition mediabook CD will also include the studio bonus track "Coram Satanae".**

Reviews of Serpent Sermon are already rolling in! Read on to see what press worldwide have to say about the latest from MARDUK:

"[MARDUK's] latest album, 'Serpent Sermon', is something of a return to form-or more accurately a return to Satanism...'Serpent Sermon' is nothing if not a lyrical blitzkrieg on the tenets of Christianity." -- REVOLVER MAGAZINE (USA)

"...ravaging black metal with an old-school feel. From the frantic riffing to the over-the-top imagery and lyrics, MARDUK plainly do not care whether the oft-heckled 'trve' black metal sound is out of style." -- SPUTNIK MUSIC.com (USA)

"MARDUK preaches a diabolic Serpent Sermon backed up by top-notch black metal." -- METAL UNDERGROUND (USA)

"...this is a very competent and high quality black metal album that will please established fans, and also win over a lot of new ones. A serious contender for one of the top extreme metal albums of the year so far." -- THIS IS NOT A SCENE.com

"['Serpent Sermon'] is a vomitus purge of satanic monomania, its homilies delivered with diabolic fervor." -- ABOUT.com (USA)

"Remember that 2012 will see the end of all things, and in MARDUK we have been given standard bearers of our own destruction, a fitting soundtrack to the final storm that will wipe this world clean of humanity's infectious influence." -- NO CLEAN SINGING.com (USA)

"This is MARDUK's definitive album. A masterpiece." -- 9/10 ROCK HARD (IT)

"MARDUK beats up every black metal act with its 'Serpent Sermon' album." -- INFERNO (FI)

"...the vitriolic fire and brimstone is there in spades and its poisonous bite is potent." -- 4/5 TERRORIZER (UK)

"After 22 years this band still got it, we don't need to say more." -- 91/100 ROCK TRIBUNE (BE)

"MARDUK proves again to be the absolute top of black metal!" -- AARDSCHOK (NL)

"Some beasts seem to be immune to the burdens of old age." -- 8/10 SWEDEN ROCK (SE)

"...maybe the most powerful black metal album of the year." -- 8/10 CLOSE UP (SE)