Monday, March 21, 2016

Ragnarok stream new album "Psychopathology" ahead of release

Blackmetal band from norway Ragnarok are releasing a new album on the 25th of March called Psychopathology and you can already listen to it here:

This will be the first album of Ragnarok that doesn't feature founder Jontho on drums. As he took the place of frontman, the drum kit is taken over by Dauden drummer, Malignant, who joined the band in 2014.

Jontho says: "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".

Guitarist Bolverk says: “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”.

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

Psychopathology is available in the following formats:
- Jewelcase CD.
- Limited black vinyl.
- Limited to 133 handnumbrered copies transparent brown vinyl with red, yellow, white and blue splatter.
- Limited to 666 numbered copies CD BOX including the new album in CD format, a pin with a logo, poster, booklet with rare footage and old interview, and a bonus compilation CD "Chaos and insanity between 1994-2004" (featuring all of the band's early demos and EP's).
- T-shirt.
- Digital.

On March 25th Ragnarok will also release a special compilation album titled Chaos and insanity between 1994-2004, featuring a rare collection of the band's early demos and EPs.

Chaos and insanity between 1994-2004 tracklist:
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**
8 .Under The Wings of Satan (demo)***
9. Fainted Eyes****
10. Live 2004*****

*Recorded in Haga audio in October 1994;
**Recorded in Sarpsborg , September 1994 and taken from the compilation cd called Ørevox;
***Pre-production for the album In Nomine Satanas, recorded in Attic studio in Sarpsborg in 2001;
****Celtic Frost cover taken from the tribute album Order of The Tyrants 2003, Black Lotus Records;
*****Live is from the Blackdoor Miracle Tour in 2004 with Behemoth, Krisiun and Incantation somewhere in Europe. Included only in the CD version.

Chaos and insanity between 1994-2004 is available in the following formats:

- Limited to 666 copies CD BOX (including a pin with a logo, poster, booklet with rare footage and old interview, and the band's new album, "Psychopathology").
- Limited black vinyl.
- Limited to 133 handnumbered copies red vinyl.
- T-shirt.x

Ragnarok's next shows:
20-21.05.2016 - Steelfest Open Air, Finland
01-03.07.2016 - With Full Force Festival, Germany

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