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News : Yet another tour announcement: Marduk, Portal and Order of Orias

By on October 1, 2012

Press release:

Sweden’s kings of unholy black metal chaos Marduk will be invading our shores, headlining the Serpent Sermon tour this summer. Joining them on the crusade will be Australia’s own curators of the abyss Portal, and Melbourne’s blackened horde Order of Orias. Tickets are on sale now, and for the month of October they will be at the special price of $39.99 + BF:

Thursday 10th January – Perth @ Amplifier Bar*
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(* Portal not appearing in Perth)

Friday 11th January – Melbourne @ The HiFi Bar
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Saturday 12th January – Sydney @ The HiFi Bar
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Sunday 13th January – Brisbane @ The HiFi Bar
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Marduk are without doubt one world leaders in the art of Black Metal. Uncompromising. Unrelenting. Unstoppable. They return for their first tour of Australia in over 5 long years, on their current World crusade spreading the word of their latest opus of darkness “Serpent Sermon” (out now on Century Media records).

Forming in Sweden in 1990 with the sole purpose of becoming the most brutal and blasphemous metal act ever, Marduk wasted no time in usurping the throne of the infamous Scandinavian Black Metal scene and have reigned over it with an iron fist ever since. With most of their back catalogue of material considered essential material, Marduk are truly cult legends. Having toured the globe relentlessly throughout their career with a ‘take no prisoners’ ethos. Their live show is as subtle as a Panzer Tank and unrelenting in its assault to the senses; unhinged blackened chaotic fury with razor wire precision and an unearthly aura only begins to describe the event.

2012 sees Marduk release their 12th studio album; the highly acclaimed ‘Serpent Sermon’. Marduk continue the march towards World domination with their current World tour, Australia being in their cross-hairs.

Touring along side Marduk is cult purveyors of darkness, Portal. Live rituals by Portal are a rarity that must be experienced. Words fail to describe the ominous, suffocating and unsettling nature of the event. A true revolutionary force in the art of dark extreme music, Portal have earned themselves a cult following with their LPs “Seepia” (2003), “Outre” (2007) and “Swarth” (2009).
It will almost be a year to the day that Australian audiences were left mesmerised by Portal’s dark curses when they last stepped forth from the timeless abyss in which they dwell. With a new LP due in 2013, only they truly know what horrors they have in store for us.

Order of Orias are quickly becoming one of the most talked about Australian black metal acts, and for good reason. Releasing their debut album “Inverse” in 2011 to critical acclaim, Order of Orias toured across Australia and made their first European live appearance at the infamous Deathkult Open Air in early 2012. With a unrelenting live show, Order of Orias commands the audience to be a part of their ritual.

Get tickets for the Sermon – early bird tickets on sale for all of October – $39.99 (full price from Nov 1st)! Get them now!


Mitch Booth is the owner, designer and grand overlord of Metal Obsession. In the few seconds of spare time he has outside of this site, he also hosts a metal radio show over on PBS 106.7fm in Melbourne (Australia) and organises shows under the name Untitled Touring. You should follow him on Twitter.