Marduk is a Swedish black metal band formed in 1990. Their name is derived from the Ancient Babylonian deity, Marduk. The lead guitarist formed the band with the intention of being the "most blasphemous band in the world." They can be defined as black metal interwoven with an influence from death metal. The lyrics primarily incorporate Satanism, anti-Christianity, blasphemy, death, Third Reich history, and World War II.