Iconic Norwegian black metallers RAGNAROK have revealed the artwork and details of their much- anticipated eighth studio album. Titled “Psychopathology” the eleven-track album is set for release on on Agonia Records on the 25th of March and is now available to pre-order via the label’s webshop at http://bit.ly/1RBi2VZ
“Psychopathology” was recorded at the Endarker Studio in Sweden with MARDUK bassist Devo at the helm. Following last year’s surprise announcement that RAGNAROK founder and drummer Jontho would be stepping out from behind the drum kit to take on the role of frontman and DAUDEN’s Malignant would take his place on drums, the lineup on the album comprises Jontho on vocals, Bolverk on guitars, Malignant on drums, and, making his swansong appearance with the band, DezeptiCunt on bass.
Tracklisting for “Psychopathology” as follows:
1. Dominance and Submission
2. I Hate
4. My Creator
5. Infernal Majesty
7. Into The Abyss
8. The Eighth Of The Seven Plagues
11. Where Dreams Come To Die
With artwork by the Brazilian graphic artist Marcelo Vasco (Slayer, Machine Head, Dimmu Borgir), “Psychopathology” will be available in Jewel Case CD and Limited Edition black vinyl formats as well as in transparent brown vinyl with red, yellow, white and blue splatter, strictly limited to 133 hand-numbered copies. Additionally, Agonia will release a CD BOX which will be limited to 666 copies and which will include “Psychopathology” in CD format, a logo pin, poster, booklet with rare photos and old interviews, and the bonus compilation CD “Chaos and Insanity Between 1994-2004” (details of which can be found below ).
As mentioned above, in addition to “Psychopathology”, RAGNAROK will also release a special compilation album titled “Chaos and Insanity Between 1994-2004”, which features a rare collection of the band’s early demos and EPs. The compilation will be released on Agonia Records at the same time as “Psychopathology” and will also be available in Limited Edition black Vinyl, as well as in a red vinyl version which will be limited to 133 hand numbered copies.
Tracklisting for “Chaos and Insanity Between 1994-2004” as follows:
I.Pagan Land demo 1994
3.From The Darkest Deep
4.Et Vinterland I Nord
II.Various Unreleased tracks:
7.Et Vinterland I Nord (Ørevox version)
8.Under The Wings of Satan (pre-production)
9.Fainted Eyes (Celtic Frost cover)
Jontho recently had this to say about fans can expect from “Psychopathology”: ” I can say with absolute certainty that this album will be the best in RAGNAROK’s career to date. It is the result of dedication, hard work, and the musical skills of our lineup, and is the next stage in the band’s development, both musically and lyrically. “Psychopathology” is about to unleash total chaos upon you as it invites you to dive deeper into the dark recesses of the human mind”.
RAGNAROK’s next live appearances:
05 March: Sequane Fest VIII, France
20-21 May: Steelfest Open Air, Finland
01-03 July: With Full Force Festival, Germany
Eleven tracks spanning over two decades of RAGNAROK’s career can be heard below and at http://soundcloud.com/ragnarokofficial/sets/ragnarok-live-set-list
The official video for the title track from RAGNAROK’s seventh full-length album “Collectors of the King” can be seen below and at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdRPw1tPl5E
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