Norwegian black metallers Ragnarok announced the departure of vocalist Hans Fyrste a few months ago, and since then there has been some speculation as to who will replace him. But until now the band has kept quiet about their choice, whilst at the same time rehearsing the new lineup behind closed doors. 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.
Ragnarok will hit the road in Europe next month when they embark on a European tour supporting US death metal legends Incantation. Both bands are veterans of the metal scene and will be touring with their latest albums - Norwegian black metallers Ragnarok with their seventh-full length Malediction, and Incantation with their ninth full-length Vanquish In Vengeance. Their sixteen-date European tour is billed as the Crusade Of Vengeance Tour. The dates can be seen below.
Malediction, the album, which was recorded, mixed and mastered by Magnus "Devo" Andersson (Marduk) at his Endarker Studios in Sweden and produced by Ragnarok and Magnus "Devo" Andersson, will be the band's seventh full-length and it is set for release on Agonia Records on the 30th October in Europe and the 6th November in North America.
Black metallers Ragnarok have released a video for the song "Collectors Of The King", the title track from their latest album released back in 2010. The video, available below, was produced by William Brovold, directed by Stefan E. Pedersen and features cinematography by Lasse Roed.
The label released the following statement: "We are pleased to announce the addition of Norwegian black metallers Ragnarok to Agonia's roster. The band is set to enter the Endarker Studios on the 24th June to record what will be their seventh full-length album. At the production helm will be studio owner and Marduk bassist Devo. The as yet untitled album is due for release later this year."
Norwegian metallers Ragnarok have posted online two new songs, "Collectors Of The King" and "In Honour Of Satan", on their MySpace page.
The two new songs come off the band's forthcoming album, Collectors Of The King, which is scheduled for release on March 22 via Regain Records.
Collectors Of The King cover art] tracklist:
02. Stabbed By The Horns
03. Burning The Earth
04. In Honour Of Satan
05. Collectors Of The King
06. Eternal Damnation
07. The Ancient Crown Of Glory
08. May Madness Hunt You Down
09. Wisdom Of Perfection
10. Maze Of The Abyss
Norwegian black metal band Ragnarok have revealed the tracklist of their upcoming album "Collectors Of The King". According to a posting on the Regain Records website, people can "expect true norwegian Black Metal the way it should be played. Its authentic, true as fuck and old school."
02. Stabbed by the horns
03. Burning the earth
04. In honour of satan
05. Collectors of the king
06. Eternal Damnation
07. The ancient crown of glory
08. May madness hunt you down
09. Wisdom of perfection
10. Maze of the abyss (bonus track on vinyl version)
Regain Records have announced the new line-up of Norwegian Black metal Horde Ragnarok. The new line-up consists of HansFyrste on vocals, Brigge as new guitarist, Decepticon, who will take care of the bass and backing vocals, and only original member Jontho on drums.
Drummer Jontho states: "We will play at the Storm of Destruction (Ingolstadt) festival in Germany this weekend and we are planning touring in Europe and the United States later this year. We also do plan our next album these days that will be released in early 2009 via Regain Records at the same time as we will celebrate 15 years of spreading mental terror to the masses."
The following has been posted on the festival's official website:
"It is with deep regret that Metalism UK has to announce the cancellation of the Ragnarok Festival and associated preshow, scheduled for 3/11/06 & 4/11/06 in Perth/Dundee, Scotland. It has not been an easy decision to reach, and one we are extremely disappointed to have to make, however due to the low volume of ticket sales, combined with the higher than expected operating costs, we are unable to proceed with the show.
Our sincerest apologies to everybody who has supported us since the announcement of the festival, to the bands, and especially to the people who have already purchased tickets.
Refunds are currently being arranged and should all be completed within the next two weeks..