Black metal agitators Marduk will buck the odds and return to North America once again as they have revealed dates this fall for the “Frontschwein North America Tour: Part 2”. Fresh off an Antifa controversy, it will be interesting to see if this tour goes off without a hitch. I personally hate anti-semitism but Marduk have said they before that they write about the horror of war and Morgan Steinmeyer Håkansson has been nowhere near as obtuse or opaque on the subject when pressed as more evasive bands. Lemmy sang about WW2 and collected a wide array of historical stuff from different sides of the conflict and he was not a Nazi, for example.
Honestly I am more concerned by Incantation on this tour who I have often dug the music of but have heard various rumors about regarding closeted racism that I hope are not true. If anything, Marduk underscore how terrifying the world can be.
That said, I happen to really enjoy Marduk’s music and am not generally fond of boosting things I think are maybe problematic without at least mentioning it. Marduk are not on that list and Abysmal Dawn fucking rule.
More info BELOW.
The tour will kick-off in Los Angeles on August 18, traveling southeast across the U.S., before voyaging across the border to Canada and making their final stop in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec on September 3.
“Frontschwein North America Part 2” Dates:
8/18 Los Angeles, CA – Union #
8/20 San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick #
8/21 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar #
8/22 San Antonio, TX – Korova #
8/23 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey #
8/24 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room #
8/25 Joliet, IL – The Forge #
8/26 Detroit, MI – Harpos #
8/27 Reading, PA – Reverb #
8/28 Frederick, MD – Cafe 611 #
8/29 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre #
8/30 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall #
8/31 Quebec City, QC – Salle Multi #
9/1 Ottawa, ON – Maverick’s #
9/2 Toronto, ON – The Garrison #
9/3 Rouyn-Noranda, QC – Petit Theatre #
# with Incantation & Abysmal Dawn
MARDUK will continue to support their 13th studio album to date, “Frontschwein”, their first solely war-themed album since 1999’s legendary release, “Panzer Division Marduk”, which “continues to polish their raw and to-the-point style of black metal” (CVLT Nation) while “positively brimming with evil hooks and virulently infectious harmonies” (No Clean Singing). Listen and download it via iTunes at http://smarturl.it/frontschweinITUNES.