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05 June 2012
Marduk: releases new album, 'Serpent Sermon', today in North America
Marduk:  releases new album, 'Serpent Sermon', today in North America
MARDUK releases new album, 'Serpent Sermon', today in North America

Swedish black metallers MARDUK have released their 12th studio album, Serpent Sermon, today in North America! To listen to Serpent Sermon in its entirety, be sure to check out the exclusive album stream on CVLT Nation.com.

Watch the video for "Souls For Belial".

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 purchase Serpent Sermon now at iTunesCM 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".**

Read on to see what press worldwide have to say about the latest from MARDUK:

"...as a collection of songs ['Serpent Sermon' is] as strong--if not stronger--than anything the group's ushered out in a long time." -- 8/10 DECIBEL MAGAZINE (USA)

"[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)

In support of Serpent Sermon, MARDUK is currently headlining a North American tour featuring 1349, WITHERED, and WEAPON. All upcoming tour dates are below, so check to see when they'll be coming to a city near you!

"Serpent Sermon" North America tour dates feat. MARDUK with 1349, WITHERED, WEAPON
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**