MARDUK have received their very first gold award in Sweden, for their CD single ‘Souls For Belial’. The single was released in cooperation with the Swedish magazine Sweden Rock earlier in 2012.
The single has exceeded sales of 10,000 copies in Sweden and therfore Marduk has been presented with the gold award. In early 2013 the single will be released as a limited edition on vinyl. Stay tuned for details.
Marduk will make their first festival apperance for 2013 when they headline the Thronefest in Belgium on May 11th. The band will be performing the whole Panzer Division Marduk album and many other classics. This will mark only the second time they will have played the album in its entirety live.
Other bands confirmed for Thronefest 2013 include: CARPATHIAN FOREST, OFERMOD, and CELESTIA.
Further festival details available at this location.
NUCLEAR BLAST has issued as follows:
“Stones Grow Her Name”, the seventh studio album by Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA was released on May, 18th – and achieved gold status in their homecountry after just one week. „This is our 9th gold disc from Finland. Kiitos Suomi“, was the comment of vocalist Tony Kakko.
Finally the band received the award on stage, while playing at the famous „Tavastia“ Club in Helsinki. „Although it’s not our first album to go Gold in Finland, it always feels just as amazing that so many fans appreciate what we do. On behalf of the whole band I’d like to thank you all who bought the album and thus helped us out. Our „Stones Grow Her Name“ World Tour is well underway and I look forward to seeing you at the shows on the upcoming European and American Tours as well as the places we’ll hit next year. Cheers, Beers and Thanks“, says Henkka in the name of all the Sonata boys.
SONATA ARCTICA – “Stones Grow Her Name World Tour 2012”
German dates presented by Rock Hard, Musix and BLAST! Magazine
03.11.12 PL Warsaw – Progresja
04.11.12 D Berlin – Columbiaclub
06.11.12 D Hamburg – Markthalle
07.11.12 D Cologne – Essigfabrik
08.11.12 B Antwerpen – Trix
09.11.12 NL Tilburg – 013
11.11.12 D Bochum – Zeche
12.11.12 D Aschaffenburg – Colos-Saal
13.11.12 F Lille – Le Splendid
14.11.12 F Paris – Bataclan
16.11.12 E Madrid – La Riviera
17.11.12 E Barcelona – Razzmatazz
19.11.12 F Lyon – Le Transpordeur
20.11.12 D Stuttgart – LKA Longhorn
21.11.12 CH Pratteln – Z7
22.11.12 I Milano – Alcatraz
24.11.12 CZ Zlin – Winter Masters of Rock
27.11.12 D Munich – Backstage Halle
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