Swedish black metal does not come much blacker than Marduk, formed in 1990 by Abruptum guitarist Morgan Håkansson in the town of Norrkoping with the stated aim of producing the most blasphemous music possible. The initial line-up was Håkansson plus Devo Andersson (guitar), Rickard Kalm (bass), Joakim Grave (drums/vocals) and Andreas Axelsson (vocals), who recorded the unfeasibly offensive Fuck Me Jesus EP, which was shelved while a record contract with the No Fashion label was negotiated. Dark Endless was released to cult underground interest, but Marduk fell out with No Fashion. Recruiting new bass player B. War the band switched to Osmose where they remained for the rest of the decade. The more powerful label issued several studio albums, beginning with Those Of The Unlight, the last recording to feature Andersson. The bands albums routinely cover vampirism, warfare and the old Norse trilogy of blood, fire and death. As for Fuck Me...
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