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Formed: 2003
From: Gamleby, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Ribspreader News

Below is our complete Ribspreader news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

Ribspreader Streaming Full New Album

One week before its official release date, the new album by Swedish death metal band Ribspreader, titled "Suicide Gate - A Bridge to Death," is now available for streaming online in full at this location.

Xtreem Music comments: "This 6th album 'Suicide Gate - A Bridge to Death' is a killer slab of true Swedish death metal that keeps the rawness of bands like Carnage or Grave, with the catchiness of Entombed and the great sense of melody from Edge Of Sanity. With this album, Ribspreader find themselves in their best moment and the result is this awesome album!!" More...

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Ribspreader Reveals "Suicide Gate" Details

Swedish/U.S. death act Ribspreader - fronted by Rogga Johansson of Paganizer/Putrevore (amongst many) - has just revealed the cover artwork for the 6th album "Suicide Gate - A Bridge to Death" as well as an advance track, which you can hear below. The release date for the album is set for June 15th via Xtreem Music both on CD & 12"LP version.

The album's artwork was created by cult artist Juanjo Castellano. "Suicide Gate - A Bridge to Death" is a killer slab of true Swedish death metal that keeps the rawness of bands like Carnage or Grave, with the catchiness of Entombed and the great sense of melody of Edge of Sanity. With this album, Ribspreader find themselves in the best moment and the result is an awesome album.

The track list for "Suicide Gate - A Bridge to Death" is as follows:

1. Descent of the Morbid
2. Centuries of Filth
3. Eligi
4. The Suffering Earth
5. A Worthless Breed
6. World Dismemberment
7. In Mankind's Rotting Grip
8. The Remains In The Wall
9. Under Ash-Filled Skies More...

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Ribspreader Signs With Xtreem Music

Xtreem Music just issued the following announcement about inking a deal with death metal outfit Ribspreader:

"Rogga Johansson is back on the Xtreem Music family!! First it was Paganizer, then Putrevore, and now it's one of his most respected bands Ribspreader!

"Besides mastermind Rogga on guitar & bass, the Swedish / U.S. trio is currently completed by two Infernaeon members who also recently joined Wombbath: Taylor Nordberg (also in Scab) on lead guitar and Jeramie Kling (also in The Absence) on drums. The new album, 6th on Ribspreader's career, was recorded between Florida ant Smoke & Mirrors Productions and Sweden at Rogga's own The Rotpit Studio.

"The title of the album is 'Suicide Gate (A Bridge to Death)' and contains 9 songs on the classic Swedish death metal style that Ribspreader has been practicing for over 13 years now. Any lover of good old Entombed, Carnage, early Edge Of Sanity, and Grave will love this new album which we can already say is perhaps the best one on their discography.

"Artwork is currently being drawn by que awesome Juanjo Castellano, so you can expect a killer cover accompanying this brutal album! The release for 'Suicide Gate (A Bridge to Death)' will happen during spring 2016." More...

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Bone Gnawer Re-Signs To Pulverised Records

Singapore-based Pulverised Records is pleased to announce the re-signing of horror/gore death metallers BONE GNAWER.

BONE GNAWER is the collaboration between legendary growler Kam Lee (ex-Mantas, ex-Massacre, ex-Denial Fiend), Rogga Johansson (Paganizer, Demiurg, Ribspreader etc.), Ronnie Bjornstrom (Hate Ammo, Ribspreader, Taedeat) and Morgan Lie (Naglfar).

Commented Lee of the new album deal and the band's upcoming recording: "It feels good to be back with Pulverised. This is the one label that has a true understanding of the type of oldschool '90s style of death metal we play.This time around we're taking another brave and bold approach to our musical direction and lyrical concepts. We always strive to go against the grain and not cater to modern trends, all the while staying true to the oldschool death metal sound.This time around we are going for a torture and vengeance type lyrical concept, although some of those traditional 'cannibal themed' type lyrics will remain. We are [going for] a grittier feel and a much darker edged 'grind-house' appeal to our lyrical concepts taking influences from some of the more hardcore exploitation type films of the late '70s such as I Spit On Your Grave and Last House On The Left. Musically we are retaining the horrific blend of oldschool death metal we are known for, yet combining it with an even catchier flair."

Further details on the follow-up to BONE GNAWER's "Feast Of Flesh" debut are to be announced soon.

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Bone Gnawer Posts Full Album Stream Online

The American/Swedish collaboration BONE GNAWER, which features the legendary Kam Lee (Massacre/ex-Denial Fiend), Rogga Johansson (Paganizer), Ronnie Bjornstorm (Ribspreader, Hate Ammo) and Morgan Lie (Naglfar) is readying to unleash their debut album, "Feast Of Flesh." An early June 2009 release date is to be expected.

"Feast Of Flesh" is currently streaming in its entirety on the band's MySpace player as well as their label's. The stream will be available for a limited time only.

Here's the complete tracklisting for "Feast Of Flesh":

1. Feast Of Flesh *
2. Sliced And Diced
3. Cannibal Cook-Out
4. Make You Die Slow
5. Hammer To The Skull *
6. The Saw Is Family
7. Hatchet Face
8. Defleshed And Skinned *
9. Anthropophagus Beast
10. The Lucky Ones Die First

The record includes guest vocals from Killjoy of Necrophagia (on "Defleshed And Skinned"), Stevo do Caixao of Impetigo (on "Feast Of Flesh") and Dopi of Machetazo (on "Hammer To The Skull").

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Paganizer Signs with Cyclone Empire

Cyclone Empire has announced the signing of Sweden's PAGANIZER. The band will release their new MCD, "Scandinavian Warmachine," on CYCLONE EMPIRE in early 2009. In addition, Paganizer's their long-time recorded last album, "Carnage Junkie," will finally be released on VIC-Records this November.

The old-school death metal-band from Gamleby exists since 1998 and is one of the babies of workaholic and metal-maniac Roger “Rogga” Johansson (vocals, guitars), known from his work with EDGE OF SANITY, CARVE, RIBSPREADER, DEMIURG, THOSE WHO BRING THE TORTURE or DERANGED, to name but a few. The PAGANIZER-line-up is completed by the two BLODSRIT/RIBSPREADER-guys Matthias Fiebig (drums) and Patrik Halvarsson (bass).

"Scandinavian Warmachine" will likely feature the following tracklist:


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Ex-Massacre Singer Kam Lee forms Bone Gnawer

After his short stint with Revolting, Kam Lee (Denial Fiend / ex-Massacre) has decided to spawn another creature spewing forth a remarkably similar path called BONE GNAWER. The new band will be working with Pulverised Records for their debut effort.

Making up the rest of the band are Swedish counterparts are Rogga Johansson (Paganizer, Those Who Bring The Torture, Ribspreader, Demiurg, etc), Ronnie Bjornstrom (Those Who Bring The Torture, Taedeat) and also featuring skinsman Morgan Lie from the occult black metal band Naglfar.

The band is currently working on a full-length album with Kam Lee recording the vocals at Erik Rutan's Mana Studio (Hate Eternal, Cannibal Corpse, etc) while the rest of the recordings will be done at Ronnie Bjornstrom's Enhance Audio Productions in Sweden.

No release date for the upcoming album has been set yet. In the meantime, you can check out their MySpace page.

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New 80's Death Metal Supergroup, Revolting, Forms

REVOLTING is the name of a new band from Rogga Johansson (PAGANIZER, RIBSPREADER) which is dedicated to the absolute worship of late '80s death metal (CARNAGE, IMPETIGO) and horror/gore films from the 1980s. "With today's modern horror sucking beyond redemption and death metal being plagued by rap, emo, and fake boring 'brutality,' Rogga felt it was time to do a truly PURE and ugly, rotting, putrid death metal band for the love of it and to get back to the basics of what all of this madness is about anyway!" according to a press release.

Kam Lee (MASSACRE, DENIAL FIEND) is set to share the vocals along with Rogga Johansson (RIBSPREADER, PAGANIZER) for the band REVOLTING. Side by side, juxtapositionally, The Tyrant and the Revolting One shall bring an onslaught of terror and sheer horrid vocal mayhem to the scene with their contrast and different forms of style. They are coming together and blending their unique vocal techniques along with their all-out shared admiration of '80s horror and "true" death metal as the band REVOLTING.

Teaming up with Razorback Records, the label known for its obsession with old-school metal and horror, REVOLTING chose its name "to reflect the gross, nasty, gory, and insane horror films from the '80s such as 'Street Trash', 'The Blob', 'Redneck Zombies', and other mutant gross-out fests that make life worth living," according to a press release.

The spirit of IMPETIGO is alive and well, and REVOLTING is looking to keep the gory tradition going with the release of their debut album, "Dreadful Pleasures", sometime in 2008 on Razorback Records.

Commented Kam Lee: "Plans to do BEWARE are still to unfold, and I'm looking forwards to my involvement with Stevo, Billy Nocera, and the fiends of GRUESOME STUFF RELISH with that band as well. The guys in GRUESOME STUFF RELISH have just released a great 'new' album on Razorback Records called 'Horror Rises From The Tomb' and are gearing up to do some U.S. shows and tours in support of their new release, Stevo is involved with getting his band CONVULSIONS off the ground, and I'm just as actively involved with DENIAL FIEND. However, the offer to be a part of REVOLTING was just too good of an offer to back away from. Rogga is a supererb musician with just the right knowledge and just enough derranged and disturbed conditioning to do this with, and plus the lyrical approuch and horror theme is right up my dark alley! I would have been an idiot to say no to this!"

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Ribspreader Post New Song Online

RIBSPREADER, the Swedish "old-school death metal" band featuring guitarist/vocalist/bassist Rogga Johansson (PAGANIZER, CARVE, HUMANITY DELETE), has posted a sample of the new song "Septic Severance" on the group's MySpace page. The track comes off RIBSPREADER's forthcoming album, "Opus Ribcage", due later in the year via the reactivated Dutch label VIC Records. "Expect nothing but classic Swedish death metal," says the band.

RIBSPREADER's "The Monolith" three-track EP is out on the Swedish label Blood Harvest. The group's "Vicar Mortis" four-track EP is available on the American label Midnight 666.

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Ribspreader Sign To VIC Records And Post MP3

RIBSPREADER, the Swedish old-school death metal band featuring guitarist/vocalist/bassist Rogga Johansson (PAGANIZER, CARVE, HUMANITY DELETE), has posted a song from its upcoming album, "Serenity in Obscenity", at its MySpace page. You can check out the track 'The Day It All Ended' here.

RIBSPREADER recently signed a one-album deal with the reactivated Dutch label VIC Records. The group's sole release for the label, "Serenity in Obscenity", features "killer" artwork/layout by Juan Castellano, who has previously worked with VOMITORY and INCANTATION, among others. There will be 10 songs on the album, which was mixed and mastered by producer Dan Swanö. A split seven-inch single with Spanish grind/crust masters MACHETAZO will also follow later in the year. The CD version of the single will be issued in early 2007 and will feature bonus tracks from both bands.

In other news, the Japanese grind label Obliteration Records will release a compilation CD of old and new previously unreleased RIBSPREADER material on August 1. Titled "Rancid Rants and Rotten Rhythms", the collection will contain "more grind-oriented material that never made it onto any of the album, or material simply recorded in the years before the band debuted in the album format," according to the group.

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Ribspreader Ready "Congregating The Sick" For 2005

Swedish death metallers Ribspreader, who include famed musician/producer Dan Swano in their line-up, will release their second album in April. It's called 'Congregating The Sick', and is to be on the Karmageddon label.

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