WHAT I’VE LEARNED FROM MARDUK
I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve actually learned a lot from metal. For example, when I was a kid, I heard Axl Rose use the word “cunt” in the song “Bad Obsession” and subsequently asked my dad, “What’s a cunt?” To which he responded, “Your mother’s sister.” And I instantly knew exactly what a cunt was.
Metal continues to educate me every day, and this morning has been no different. Marduk have a new song, “Phosphorus Redeemer,” streaming on their MySpace page, and while I initially thought the title was just a nonsense combination of two words, it turns out that Marduk didn’t invent the phrase. Amazing!
Says this website, which I’ve never heard of before and can’t really tell how credible it is:
Satan, according to Christian legend, was once Phosphorus, the redeemer. Also a personified aspect of the astral fire and light in the anima mundi. Eliphas Levi speaks of the interior phosphorus, meaning the astral light.
So, there ya go. Black metal’s quixotic war on Christianity continues.
ANYWAY, the song is pretty cool and you should definitely check it out. It comes off the band’s new album, Wormwood, which will be released October 13 on Regain Records.
And don’t forget that Marduk are headlining the MetalSucks co-sponsored U.S. Plague Tour 2009 with Nachtmystium, Mantic Ritual, Merrimack and Black Anvil (on select dates). Here’s the tour itinerary:
U.S. PLAGUE TOUR 2009
11/20/2009 The Palladium – Worcester, MA w/ Black Anvil
11/21/2009 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC w/ Black Anvil
11/22/2009 Wreck Room – Toronto, ON w/ Black Anvil
11/23/2009 Sonar – Baltimore, MD
11/24/2009 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
11/25/2009 Brass Mug – Tampa, FL
11/28/2009 Red 7 – Austin, TX
11/29/2009 Ridglea Theater – Ft Worth, TX
11/30/2009 The Marquee – Tulsa, OK
12/02/2009 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
12/03/2009 The Sets – Tempe, AZ
12/04/2009 The Key Club – Hollywood, CA
12/05/2009 The Jumping Turtle – San Marcos, CA
12/06/2009 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
12/07/2009 Satyricon – Portland, OR
12/08/2009 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
12/10/2009 Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom – Denver, CO
12/11/2009 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
12/12/2009 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
12/13/2009 Station 4 – St Paul, MN
12/14/2009 Blondie’s – Detroit, MI
12/15/2009 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
12/16/2009 Gramercy Theater – New York, NY w/ Black Anvil