Following a postponed 2016 invasion, Swedish black metal combatants Marduk are finally back stateside on the second phase of their ‘Frontschwein North America’ tour, bringing along with them PA death metal blasphemers Incantation and California death merchants Abysmal Dawn.
The incursion attacked New York City for a show at Gramercy Theatre last night, August 29, featuring a massive battering from Marduk, who launched with “Frontschwein” and “The Blond Beast” from their latest effort on Century Media. The Swedish warriors went on to perform a mix of songs from their back catalog, spewing hits like “Materialized in Stone,” “Throne of Rats,” “Souls for Belial,” “Panzer Division Marduk” and the night’s surprise encore song “The Black Tormentor of Satan.”
Incantation received a massive roar from the unruly audience, playing tracks from their brand spankin’ new full-length on Relapse Records, Profane Nexus, including screecher such as “Rites of the Locust,” “Lus Sepulcri,” “Omens to the Altar,” and “Messiah Nostrum.” The band also threw out select songs from their records Dirges of Elysium, Onward to Golgotha, Mortal Throne of Nazarene, and Diabolical Conquest.
Abysmal Dawn, featuring new live guitarist Vito Petroni, made their grand return to Gramercy Theatre, kicking off the night with “Human Obsolescence” from their latest LP on Relapse Records, Obsolescence. The gang also ripped through cuts from their older albums; Leveling the Plane of Existence, Programmed to Consume and From Ashes, belching tracks like “In Service of Time,” “Grotesque Modern Art” and “Servants to Their Knees.”
The tour runs through September (see remaining dates). Check out live photos from the NYC show in the gallery below.
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