- Panzer Division Marduk
Infobox Album | Name = Panzer Division Marduk
Artist = Marduk
Type = studio
Released = June 1999
Recorded = January 1999
Length = 30:04
Producer = Marduk
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Last album = "Nightwing" (1998)
This album = "Panzer Division Marduk" (1999)
Next album = "Obedience" (2000)
"Panzer Division Marduk" is the sixth
studio albumby Swedish black metalband Marduk. It was recorded and mixed at The Abyss in January 1999 and released in June 1999 by Osmose Productions. The theme of the album is war, as "Nightwing" was blood, and " La Grande Danse Macabre" (the band's next studio album) would be death, forming a trilogy of "Blood, War and Death," Marduk's vision of what black metal is. "Panzer Division Marduk" was the last Marduk release by Osmose Productions.
The album cover features a photo of a Swedish tank used in
World War II, not a German one. The internal sleeve has picture with a tank column triumphant across a city in ruin: this is the Red Armyacross a destroyed Berlinin 1945.
The concept of
World War IIin literally every track initially led many proponents of National Socialist black metalto consider the band akin to them, notwithstanding the fact that vocalist Legion and guitarist/composer Morgan publicly debunked this rumor, saying that Marduk has no political point in their lyrics, and the band has nothing to do with Naziviews. "Panzer Division Marduk" earned a lot of backlash from National Socialist black metal bands.
# "Panzer Division Marduk" – 2:39
# "Baptism by Fire" – 3:51
# "Christraping Black Metal" – 3:46
# "Scorched Earth" – 3:37
# "Beast of Prey" – 4:07
# "Blooddawn" – 4:20
# "502" – 3:14
# "Fistfucking God's Planet" – 4:28
* Legion – vocals
* Morgan Steinmeyer Håkansson – guitar
* B. War – bass
* Fredrik Andersson – drums
Peter Tägtgren– mixing
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