Marduk, one of the most prominent Scandinavian black metal bands did their first show ever north of Stockholm. And they’ve been playing for 16 years!
Since Marduk is one of my absolute favourite bands shooting them has been a dream for me. I went there working for festivalphoto.net. The organisers turned out to be super nice guys with a burning desire for their music genre. As they showed me to the stage I realised that this was going to be a test. It was tiny and there were almost no room to climb around for getting the right angles. The light was anything but strong and all red- definitely not the best conditions to shoot in.
At least I got to practise on local death metal band In Battle, a group of very talented and nice guys. But when Marduk entered, that’s when hell broke loose. Mortuus were furious pulling one hit after another out of his bullet belt. “With Satan and Victorious Weapons” as well as “Panzer Division Marduk” really got the ground to shake.
Apart from the problem with the base drum that broke, the gig was fantastic and I was happy to meet the band afterwards in their lounge to chat and take some fast portraits.
Marduk is doing a couple of festivals this summer before going on a European tour late fall. Don’t miss it.
Music tip: Club Deströyer – the place to be if you’re in Sundsvall.