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Norwegian Black Metal veterans RAGNAROK are streaming their upcoming eighth full-length album “Psychopathology” in its entirety ahead of its release on the 25th March.  The album, which is being streamed exclusively by Terrorizer magazine can be heard at http://www.terrorizer.com/news/ragnarok-stream-new-album-psychopathology

RAGNAROK guitarist Bolverk had this to say about the album:

“The new Ragnarok album follows in the footsteps of its predecessor ‘Malediction’. A mix of old Ragnarok and newer inspiration. The title of the album is ‘Psychopathology’, a term which in short means to dissect someone’s mind. A couple of lines of text from the title track are: “I’m inside your mind. I dissect your soul,” and one of the points of the lyrics is that sometimes the cure is worse than the disease. This is by no means a concept album, but most of the lyrics can be associated with madness or deviation in some form or another. To make it very brief: ‘Dominance and Submission’ is about sadomasochism. ‘The Eighth of the Seven Plagues’ and ‘Heretic’ are about religion. ‘Where Dreams go to Die’ is about madness. ‘Lies’ and ‘I Hate’ are pretty self-explanatory. ‘Into the Abyss’ is about the dark path that most of us are on. ‘Infernal Majesty’ is a tribute to our master. ‘Blood’ is about sacrifice. ‘My Creator’ has some very personal lyrics written by Jontho, while the other lyrics are written by (myself) Bolverk”.

The eleven-track album was recorded at the Endarker Studio in Sweden with MARDUK bassist Devo at the helm and is the first time that founder Jontho, one of Norwegian Black Metal’s most recognizable drummers,  is not to be found behind the drumkit.  In a surprise announcement last year, Jontho took up the mantle of frontman, and relinquished his drummer role to DAUDEN’s Malignant .  On guitars is RAGNAROK stalwart Bolverk, whilst bassist DezeptiCunt makes his final appearance with the band.

Tracklisting for “Psychopathology” as follows:

1. Dominance and Submission
2. I Hate
3. Psychopathology
4. My Creator
5. Infernal Majesty
6. Heretic
7. Into The Abyss
8. The Eighth Of The Seven Plagues
9. Lies
10. Blood
11. Where Dreams Come To Die

Concurrently with “Psychopathology” Agonia Records will also release a special RAGNAROK retrospective compilation album titled titled “Chaos and Insanity Between 1994-2004”, which features a rare collection of the band’s early demos and EPs. It will 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
1.Intro
2.Pagan Land
3.From The Darkest Deep
4.Et Vinterland I Nord
5.Hammerens Slag
6.Ragnarok
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)
10.Live 2004

 12 Jacket (3mm Spine) [GDOB-30H3-007].eps

Artwork for “Psychopahtology” is by the Brazilian graphic artist Marcelo Vasco (Slayer, Machine Head, Dimmu Borgir), and the album 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,  available  will be  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”.

Both “Psychopathology” and  “Chaos and Insanity Between 1994-2004″along with newly designed merch are now available to pre-order from  http://bit.ly/1RBi2VZ

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 will be:
20-21 May: Steelfest Open Air, Finland
01-03 July:  With Full Force Festival, Germany
22 – 24 September:  Mörkaste Småland, Sweden

They are also scheduled to hit the road in South America in July, dates to be announced shortly.

More information about RAGNAROK can be found on the band’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/ragnarokofficial  or on their  website at http://www.ragnarokhorde.com/

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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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

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ragnarokofficial
Website: http://www.ragnarokhorde.com
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/RagnarokNorway
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/ragnarokofficial
Management: https://patriciathomasmanagement.com/
Management Contact: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Label: http://www.agoniarecords.com
For promo copies: info@agoniarecords.com

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Norwegian Black Metallers RAGNAROK have today revealed a third track from their upcoming eighth full length album  “Psychopathology.   The track, titled “Dominaqnce and Submission” can be heard below and on Agonia Records Bandcamp page, where the digital version of the album is also available to pre-order at https://agoniarecords.bandcamp.com/track/dominance-submission  or on  YouTube at https://youtu.be/SC9Z6T5G1mo

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With a release date set for the 25th March, the eleven-track album was recorded at the Endarker Studio in Sweden with MARDUK bassist Devo at the helm and is the first time that founder Jontho, one of Norwegian Black Metal’s most recognizable drummers,  is not to be found behind the drumkit.  In a surprise announcement last year, Jontho took up the mantle of frontman, and relinquished his drummer role to DAUDEN’s Malignant .  On guitars is RAGNAROK stalwart Bolverk, whilst bassist DezeptiCunt makes his final appearance with the band.

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Tracklisting for “Psychopathology” as follows:
1. Dominance and Submission
2. I Hate
3. Psychopathology
4. My Creator
5. Infernal Majesty
6. Heretic
7. Into The Abyss
8. The Eighth Of The Seven Plagues
9. Lies
10. Blood
11. Where Dreams Come To Die

Concurrently with “Psychopathology” Agonia Records will also release a special RAGNAROK retrospective compilation album titled titled “Chaos and Insanity Between 1994-2004”, which features a rare collection of the band’s early demos and EPs. It will be available in Limited Edition black Vinyl, as well as in a red vinyl version which will be limited to 133 hand numbered copies.

12 Jacket (3mm Spine) [GDOB-30H3-007].eps

Tracklisting for “Chaos and Insanity Between 1994-2004” as follows:
I.Pagan Land demo 1994
1.Intro
2.Pagan Land
3.From The Darkest Deep
4.Et Vinterland I Nord
5.Hammerens Slag
6.Ragnarok
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)
10.Live 2004

Artwork for “Psychopahtology” is by the Brazilian graphic artist Marcelo Vasco (Slayer, Machine Head, Dimmu Borgir), and the album 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,  available  will be  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”.

Both “Psychopathology” and  “Chaos and Insanity Between 1994-2004″along with newly designed merch are now available to pre-order from  http://bit.ly/1RBi2VZ

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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”.

Having just returned from a headlining appearance at Sequane Fest in France, RAGNAROK’s next live appearances will be:
20-21 May: Steelfest Open Air, Finland
01-03 July:  With Full Force Festival, Germany

More information about RAGNAROK can be found on the band’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/ragnarokofficial  or on their  website at http://www.ragnarokhorde.com/

The two previously debuted tracks  from “Psychopathology”  can be heard at https://youtu.be/eQoSbwJ0SHA and at  https://youtu.be/tdfhO6TBdfA

The official video for the title track from RAGNAROK’s seventh full-length album “Collectors of the King” can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdRPw1tPl5E  or embedded using the following code:

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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

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ragnarokofficial
Website: http://www.ragnarokhorde.com
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/RagnarokNorway
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/ragnarokofficial
Management: https://patriciathomasmanagement.com/
Management Contact: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Label: http://www.agoniarecords.com
For promo copies: info@agoniarecords.com

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Agonia Records have today debuted a second track from “Psychopathology”, the eight full-length album from veteran Norwegian Black Metallers RAGNAROK.  The track, titled “Infernal Majesty” is streaming  exclusively through a series of webzines located world-wide.  “Infernal Majesty” can be heard at the following:

Lambgoat (US)
http://lambgoat.com/features/302/Ragnarok-Infernal-Majesty-song-premiere

Heavy Mag (AU)
http://heavymag.com.au/premiere-ragnarok-stream-new-track-infernal-majesty/

Metal Wani (IN)
http://www.metalwani.com/2016/02/premiere-ragnarok-new-single-infernal-majesty.html

Zero Tolerance (UK)
http://www.ztmag.com/blog/news/ragnarok-stream-track-from-upcoming-album-zt-uk-exclusive/

Crank It Up (SE)
http://crankitup.se/exklusiv-forhandslyssning-med-norska-ragnarok

Andfari (IS)
http://andfari.com/2016/02/22/ragnarok-infernal-majesty/

Antichrist Magazine (UA)
http://deadcenter666.com/antichrist/ragnarok-infernal-majesty-song-premiere/

Metal Cry (ES)
http://www.metalcry.com/ragnarok-desvelamos-infernal-majesty-en-exclusiva/

Musick Magazine (PL)
http://www.musickmagazine.pl/archiwa/5090

Lords Of Metal (NL)
http://www.lordsofmetal.nl/en/streams/view/id/343

Metallus (IT)
http://www.metallus.it/news/esclusiva-ragnarok-ascolta-il-nuovo-brano-infernal-majesty/

Rocking (GR)
http://www.rocking.gr/news/Ragnarok-exclusive-track-Infernal-Majesty/26621

Eternal Terror (NO)
http://www.eternal-terror.com/articles/index.php?id=1622&type=A

Lángoló Gitárok (HU)
http://langologitarok.blog.hu/2016/02/22/az_istenek_nyolcadik_vegzete_ragnarok-dalpremier

VS Webzine (FR)
http://www.vs-webzine.com/InfoVS-AVANT+PREMIERE+++RAGNAROK+RAGNAROK+%28Blac-85686.html

Set to be released on the 25th March, the eleven-track album was recorded at the Endarker Studio in Sweden with MARDUK bassist Devo at the helm and is the first time that founder Jontho, one of Norwegian Black Metal’s most recognizable drummers,  is not to be found behind the drumkit.  In a surprise announcement last year, Jontho took up the mantle of frontman, and relinquished his drummer role to DAUDEN’s Malignant .  On guitars is RAGNAROK stalwart Bolverk, whilst bassist DezeptiCunt makes his final appearance with the band.

Tracklisting for “Psychopathology” as follows:

1.Dominance and Submission
2. I Hate
3. Psychopathology
4. My Creator
5. Infernal Majesty
6. Heretic
7. Into The Abyss
8. The Eighth Of The Seven Plagues
9. Lies
10. Blood
11. Where Dreams Come To Die

Concurrently with “Psychopathology” Agonia Records will also release a special RAGNAROK retrospective compilation album titled titled “Chaos and Insanity Between 1994-2004”, which features a rare collection of the band’s early demos and EPs. It will 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
1.Intro
2.Pagan Land
3.From The Darkest Deep
4.Et Vinterland I Nord
5.Hammerens Slag
6.Ragnarok
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)
10.Live 2004

12 Jacket (3mm Spine) [GDOB-30H3-007].eps

 

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,  available  will be  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”.

Both “Psychopathology” and  “Chaos and Insanity Between 1994-2004″along with newly designed merch are now available to pre-order from  http://bit.ly/1RBi2VZ

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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

More information about RAGNAROK can be found on the band’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/ragnarokofficial  or on their  website at http://www.ragnarokhorde.com/

The previously debuted title track from “Psychopathology”  can be heard below and at https://youtu.be/eQoSbwJ0SHA

The official video for the title track from RAGNAROK’s seventh full-length album “Collectors of the King” can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/IdRPw1tPl5E 

Eleven tracks spanning over two decades of RAGNAROK’s career can be heard at http://soundcloud.com/ragnarokofficial/sets/ragnarok-live-set-list

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ragnarokofficial
Website: http://www.ragnarokhorde.com
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/RagnarokNorway
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/ragnarokofficial
 Management: https://patriciathomasmanagement.com/
Management Contact: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Label: http://www.agoniarecords.com
For promo copies: info@agoniarecords.com

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With a release date for their eighth full-length album “Psychopathology” set for the 25th March, Norwegian Black Metallers RAGNAROK have debuted the title track via YouTube, and it can be heard below and at https://youtu.be/EUEpE_NQbHc

 

The eleven-track album was was recorded at the Endarker Studio in Sweden with MARDUK bassist Devo at the helm and is the first time that founder Jontho, one of Norwegian Black Metal’s most recognizable drummers,  is not to be found behind the drumkit.  In a surprise announcement last year, Jontho took up the mantle of frontman, and relinquished his drummer role to DAUDEN’s Malignant .  On guitars is RAGNAROK stalwart Bolverk, whilst bassist DezeptiCunt makes his final appearance with the band.

Tracklisting for “Psychopathology” as follows:
1. Dominance and Submission
2. I Hate
3. Psychopathology
4. My Creator
5. Infernal Majesty
6. Heretic
7. Into The Abyss
8. The Eighth Of The Seven Plagues
9. Lies
10. Blood
11. Where Dreams Come To Die

Concurrently with “Psychopathology” Agonia Records will also release a special RAGNAROK retrospective compilation album titled titled “Chaos and Insanity Between 1994-2004”, which features a rare collection of the band’s early demos and EPs. It will 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
1.Intro
2.Pagan Land
3.From The Darkest Deep
4.Et Vinterland I Nord
5.Hammerens Slag
6.Ragnarok
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)
10.Live 2004

12 Jacket (3mm Spine) [GDOB-30H3-007].eps

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,  available  will be  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”.

Both “Psychopathology” and  “Chaos and Insanity Between 1994-2004″along with newly designed merch are now available to pre-order from  http://bit.ly/1RBi2VZ

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

More information about RAGNAROK can be found on the band’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/ragnarokofficial  or on their  website at http://www.ragnarokhorde.com/

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

 

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

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ragnarokofficial
Website: http://www.ragnarokhorde.com
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/RagnarokNorway
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/ragnarokofficial
 Management: https://patriciathomasmanagement.com/
Management Contact: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Label: http://www.agoniarecords.com
For promo copies: info@agoniarecords.com

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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
3. Psychopathology
4. My Creator
5. Infernal Majesty
6. Heretic
7. Into The Abyss
8. The Eighth Of The Seven Plagues
9. Lies
10. Blood
11. Where Dreams Come To Die

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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
1.Intro
2.Pagan Land
3.From The Darkest Deep
4.Et Vinterland I Nord
5.Hammerens Slag
6.Ragnarok
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)
10.Live 2004

12 Jacket (3mm Spine) [GDOB-30H3-007].eps

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

More information about RAGNAROK can be found on the band’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/ragnarokofficial  or on their  website at http://www.ragnarokhorde.com/

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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

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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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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ragnarokofficial
Website: http://www.ragnarokhorde.com
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/RagnarokNorway
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/ragnarokofficial
 Management: https://patriciathomasmanagement.com/
Management Contact: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Label: http://www.agoniarecords.com
For promo copies: info@agoniarecords.com

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Norway’s RAGNAROK, a band that has been active for over twenty years on the Black Metal scene,  have completed work on their eighth full-length album,  which is set to be released in early 2016 on Agonia Records.  Recorded, mixed and mastered at the Endarker Studio in Sweden by MARDUK’s Devo,  the album will be titled “Psychopathology”.

Founder and frontman Jontho had this to say about fans can expect from it: “Your wait will finally come to an end in 2016 when we release “Psychopathology”, our eighth full-length album.   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”.

This will be the first album in RAGNAROK’s history that doesn’t feature founder Jontho  on drums. Having taken over the role of frontman,  his place behind the drum kit is taken by DAUDEN drummer Malignant, who joined the band in 2014.  Bolverk, is on guitars, and DezeptiCunt makes his swansong appearance with the band on bass as he leaves to concentrate on new projects.

Commenting about the band’s future plans and DezeptiCunt’s departure, Jontho said:  ” Shortly after completing the recording of our latest album, our bass player  DezeptiCunt informed us that he would be leaving the band to concentrate on a new project.  As a recording and touring band, RAGNAROK requires 100% commitment from its members and at this point neither he nor RAGNAROK felt that he would be able to give both bands that necessary commitment.  We would  like to thank him for the eight years he was with us and wish him all the best for the future.

“Going forward we will be concentrating all our energies on promoting the new album, and plan to take our time choosing the right bass player to take his place, so in the meantime we will be using a session musician for the upcoming live shows”.

DezeptiCunt himself explained ” I have had eight good years with RAGNAROK, both in the studio and live, but the time has come, as indeed it does for many musicians,  to  move on and explore new avenues.  I know it might seem strange that I announced my departure from the band just as they are about to release their new album, but the opportunity came up for me to join a brand new project whose music I liked immediately, and whose ideas greatly appealed to me, and of course,  being able to join them  right at the start just as they begin rehearsals to take the band live was something I very much wanted to be a part of.

“At the same time I felt that I wouldn’t be able to give 100% of my attention to each of the two demanding projects, and therefore I decided that it would be fairer for all concerned if I was to cut my ties with RAGNAROK straight away, so that they can move forward without any uncertainty.  I would therefore like to take this opportunity to wish RAGNAROK all the best for the future, and much success  for the new album”.

RAGNAROK’s next confirmed live appearances are at Sequane Fest VIII in France in March and Steelfest Open Air in Finland in May.

More information about RAGNAROK can be found on the band’s website at http://www.ragnarokhorde.com and on Facebook at  http://www.facebook.com/ragnarokofficial

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RAGNAROK’s “Collectors of the King” video can be seen below and at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdRPw1tPl5E

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Ten tracks from RAGNAROK can be heard below and at http://soundcloud.com/ragnarokofficial/sets/ragnarok-live-set-list

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ragnarokofficial
Website: http://www.ragnarokhorde.com
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/RagnarokNorway
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/ragnarokofficial
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/ragnarok
ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/ragnarokhorde
Management: https://patriciathomasmanagement.com/
Management Contact: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Label: http://www.agoniarecords.com
For promo copies: promotion@agoniarecords.com

 

 

 

It has been several months since one of Norway’s iconic Black Metal bands RAGNAROK announced the departure of vocalist Hans Fyrste, and since then there has been much speculation as to who will replace him, with several high profile names being thrown into the mix by fans.  But until now the band has kept quiet about their choice, whilst at the same time rehearsing the new lineup behind closed doors.  And now that the announcement can be made, there is no doubt at all that it will surprise most fans – because the new vocalist will be drummer and RAGNAROK founder Jontho himself, and  his place behind the drum kit on stage will be taken by DAUDEN drummer Malignant.

It might seem strange that Jontho, who is one of the most well known and respected drummers on the Black Metal scene, and who has played in various bands such as TSJUDER , ENDEZZMA  and SHADOW  DANCERS during his long and formidable career, should decide on a change of direction, especially with a band that he founded 20 years ago, but, as he explains, he is not entirely abandoning his drums:

“When Hans Fyrste left  I sat down together with bass player DezeptiCunt and guitarist Bolverk, and we knew that finding the right person who would fit RAGNAROK’s ethos both in terms of performance and live appearances was not going to be easy.  On top of which we had to begin work on our eighth full-length album,  and we didn’t want to have to rush into anything we might later come to regret, so we took the decision that I would continue to handle the drums in the studio, as well as taking on the vocals both in the studio and on stage, and that Malignant would drum for us live on stage.

Although I’m known as a drummer, I’m not a stranger to performing vocals, having done backing vocals on some of RAGNAROK’s albums.  It would be fair to say that am tired of front men who do not give their  all and quit the band, so,  since I am the most stable member and the de facto front man from the beginning,  even though I played the drums, I will now front the band as I should have years ago.

Of course, doing vocals live in front of an audience is definitely a challenge, but one that I was interested in trying after all these years behind the drum kit.  Will I continue as RAGNAROK’s vocalist after the release of the next album?  That remains to be seen, but for the time being it’s something I’m looking forward to”.

Jontho’s first appearance on stage as vocalist with RAGNAROK will take place on the 4th of October at the Stadthalle in Schweinfurt, Germany,  when the band is set to appear at Norwegian Hellcamp, the new festival which, as its name suggests, is devoted entirely to Norwegian Black and Extreme Metal.  Along with RAGNAROK in the lineup are TAAKE, SLAGMAUR, VULTURE INDUSTRIES, ENDEZZMA, SARKOM, DEN SAAKALDTE and AURA NOIR.   More information about Norwegian Hellcamp can be found at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Norwegian-Hellcamp/383214265130545

Aside from working on their next album, RAGNAROK are also currently in the middle of planning some South American dates later this year.  More information about RAGNAROK can be found on the band’s  Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/ragnarokofficial

 

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

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ragnarokofficial
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/RagnarokNorway
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/ragnarokofficial
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/ragnarok
ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/ragnarokhorde
 Booking: info@theflamingarts.eu
Management: https://patriciathomasmanagement.com/
Management Contact: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Label: http://www.agoniarecords.com
For promo copies: info@agoniarecords.com