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Formed: 1994
From: Sarpsborg, Norway
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Ragnarok News

Below is our complete Ragnarok 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.

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Ragnarok Signs With Agonia Records

Ragnarok, which split with Regain Records last year, has now signed on with Agonia Records. The label commented:

"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."

"Everyone in Ragnarok is delighted to be signing with Agonia Records," comments the band's founder and drummer Jontho. "It’s been a long haul to find the right label, with a lot of offers to sift through, but what impressed us about Agonia was the immediate reply to any of our questions together with a willingness to work with the band as a team, and, most importantly, they recognize the wisdom of allowing Ragnarok the freedom to be themselves."

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Hammerslag Vinterblot 2012 Line-up Announced

Hammerslag Vinterblot 2012, which once again takes place in Tonsberg, Norway, has been announced for February 17-18, 2012. Nocturnal Breed recently dropped off the bill and will be replaced by Iskald. Here's the latest line-up:

February 17, 2012

Framferd (extended set)
Gospel of Grief

February 18, 2012

Darkthrone Tribute

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Ragnarok Splits With Regain Records

After both Marduk and Dark Funeral announced they were leaving Regain Records, Ragnarok has now also issued the following statement about splitting with the label:

“We confirm that Ragnarok is ending its collaboration with Regain Records and no further albums will be released on the label. We are currently in the process of looking at various offers from labels, but no decision has yet been taken, and if any labels are interested in working with the band they are more than welcome to contact us via our management at patriciathomas@btinternet.com."

Ragnarok is currently coming to the end of a 14 date tour of Brazil and Mexico, and will soon continue working on what will be the band's seventh full-length album. You can check out a video clip below for the title track from the “Blackdoor Miracle” album, which features Taake’s Hoest on vocals.

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Valkyrja To Tour Europe With Marduk

Sweden's Valkyrja has been added to Marduk's "The Great Northern War" 2010 tour, which also features Ragnarok. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

01.09.2010 (POL) Poznan / Blue Note (extended show without Ragnarok)
02.09.2010 (POL) Wroclaw / Madness (extended show without Ragnarok)
03.09.2010 (GER) Crispendorf / Wolfszeit Festival (extended show without Ragnarok)
04.09.2010 (GER) Adelsheim / Metal Fest Festival (extended show without Ragnarok)
05.09.2010 (BEL) Brugge / Het Entrepot
06.09.2010 (HOL) Tilburg / o13
07.09.2010 (DEN) Aarhus / Voxhall
08.09.2010 (DEN) Copenhagen / The Rock
09.09.2010 (NOR) Oslo / Betong
10.09.2010 (SWE) Goteborg / Parken
11.09.2010 (SWE) Stockholm / Klubben
12.09.2010 (SWE) Ostersund / Tingshuset
14.09.2010 (FIN) Oulu / Nuclear
16.09.2010 (FIN) Helsinki / Dante's Highlight

The promotional poster for the tour can be viewed at this location.

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Noctem Announces European Tour Dates

Noctem has announced European tour dates with Ragnarok (Norway) and De Profundis (UK). This will be the third European tour for Noctem and their second in this year.

Confirmed dates are as follows:

02 May - Escape Metalcorner Vienna (Austria)
03 May - Skullcrusher Dresden (Germany)
04 May - Ucho Gdynia (Poland)
05 May - Alte Zuckerfabrick Rostock (Germany)
08 May - JOC Ieper (Belgium)
09 May - Vera Club Groningen (Netherlands)
12 May - Steinbruch Theater Darmstadt (Germany)

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Ragnarok Announces More European Tour Dates

Norwegian black metal band Ragnarok has announced the following European tour dates:

23.04 - Leeds "Rios"
24.04 - London "Underworld" Infernal Damnation IV
25.04 - Exeter "Cavern"
26.04 - Glasgow "Ivory Blacks"
27.04 - Livepool ’’The Masque’’
28.04 - Wolver Hampton ’’The Varsity’’
29.04 - Ragnarök Festival ’’Ostbayernhalle’’
02.05 - Vienna (Austria) "Escape Metalcorner"
03.05 - Dresden (Germany) "Skullcrusher"
04.05 - Gdynia (Poland) "Ucho"
05.05 - Rostock (Germany) "Alte Zuckerfabrick"
08.05 - Ieper (Belgium) "JOC"
09.05 - Groningen (The Netherlands) "Vera Club"
12.05 - Darmstadt (Germany) "Steinbruch Theater"

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Brutal Assault Festival Confirms Two More Bands

The organisers of the Czech Republics Brutal Assault festival has announced two more bands for this years edition of the event. New York hardcore legends Agnostic Front will now be performing at the festival, along with other new confirmation, Swedish black metal artists Watain. The festival takes place in the town of Josefov from August 12th-14th.

The lineup is now as follows: More...

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Ragnarok Announces April UK Shows

Ragnarok has announced the following April UK shows:

23.04 - Leeds "Rios"
24.04 - London "Underworld" Infernal Damnation IV
25.04 - Exeter "Cavern"
26.04 - Glasgow "Ivory Blacks"
27.04 - TBA (UK) "TBA"

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De Profundis To Perform At Infernal Damnation VII

London metallers De Profundis are the latest band to be confirmed for the Infernal Damnation VII festival, which takes place at London's Camden Underworld on Saturday, April 24th, 2010. Other confirmed bands for the festival include: Ragnarok, Negura Bunget, Necro Ritual, Fen, Episode 13,The Way Of Purity, and Iceni. The promotional poster for the Infernal Damnation VII festival can be viewed here.

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Ragnarok Announces February Russian Tour Dates

RAGNAROK has announced the following Russian tour dates, entitled "Collectors of The King RUSSIAN TOUR 2010:"

13.02 - Moscow "Plan B"
14.02 - Rostov-on-Don "Podzemka"
16.02 - Voronezh "Tarantul"
18.02 - Nizhny-Novgorod "Rocco"
19.02 - Tjumen "Berloga"
20.02 - Ekaterinburg "Nirvanna"
22.02 - Cheljabinsk "Iskra

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Ragnarok Reveals Cover Art For New Album

RAGNAROK has revealed the new album cover artwork for their newest album "Collectors Of The King." The cover artwork can be viewed below. The album is set to be released in late February or early March of 2010. The track listing for "Collectors Of The King" is a follows:

01. Resurrection
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 More...

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Ragarok Announces Mexican Shows

Re-activated Norwegian black metal band RAGNAROK has announced a pair of live shows in Mexico. Here are the latest show dates:

Live in Monterrey, Mexico - 27th of November 2009 - Monterrey Bruality Fest w/ Monstrosity, Belphegor, and more
Live in Mexico City - 29th of November 2009 - Heavy Metal Circus w/ Monstrosity, Belphegor, Malevolent Creation, and more

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Ragnarok Announces New Album Tracklisting

Norwegian black metal band, Ragnarok, has revealed the tracklist of upcoming album, "Collectors Of The King," which is as follows:

01. Introduction
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)

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Ragnarok Recording New Album

Regain Records has issued the following update about Norwegian black metal band Ragnarok recording a new album:

"Norwegian black metallers RAGNAROK(nor) entered Endarker Studios(Norrköping) this week to record their new album. More news to come. Expect a great old school norwegian black metal album at its best!!!"

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Shining Replace Gorgoroth At Hellflame

The full line-up for SHINING’s one-off show at Oslo’s Maiden Club on Saturday 10 November has now been completed. Joining SHINING, will be Norwegian Black Metallers, ENDEZZMA, a band that features members of URGEHAL, RAGNAROK and VULTURE LORD. Opening for the bands will be the psychopunkers HAUST.

Described by front man and SHINING creator Niklas Kvarforth as a “very special ceremony”, the show will be the only appearance of the band on Norwegian soil in 2007, and, according to Kvarforth, possibly the only one for some time to come. With a door limited to only 300, ticket demand is expected to be high.

SHINING has also been confirmed to replace GORGOROTH as headliners at the Hellflame Festival due to be held in Osnabrück, Germany, on the 8th September. Never one to stint on either words or actions, Kvarforth has promised fans they can look forward to “a night of blood, fire and death”.

Tracks from SHINING can be heard on the band’s MySpace page.

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Ragnarok Writing, Preparing To Record New Album

Norwegian black metallers RAGNAROK have posted the following message on their official web site:

"RAGNAROK is writing new songs these days and have about three songs ready. A date for entering the studio has not been set yet but so far RAGNAROK is thinking about returning to the Abyss and work together with Tommy Tägtgren once more... RAGNAROK is also searching for a good management these days for professional support.

"New gigs will be announced soon but at the moment our first priority is set at making a new album."

RAGNAROK released their fifth album, "Blackdoor Miracle", in February 2004 through Sweden's Regain Records. The follow-up to 2002's "In Nomine Satanas" was the group's first to feature "demonic" singer Hoest (TAAKE), who replaced Lord Arcamous in 2003. "Blackdoor Miracle" was recorded and mixed at Abyss Studio in Sweden with engineer/mixer Tommy Tägtgren and was mastered at The Mastering Room in Gothenburg, Sweden.

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Behemoth Enter Polish Album Chart At #15

Behemoth's new CD, "Demigod," has entered the Polish album chart at position No. 15. The Polish black metallers' latest effort left behind such artists as R.E.M. and Robbie Williams, according to a posting on the group's website.

"Demigod" — scheduled for release in the U.S. in early 2005 — was mixed by Behemoth frontman Nergal and producer Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, In Flames) at Dug-Out studios in Uppsala, Sweden. Mastering duties were handled at the Cutting Room studios in Stockholm. A guest appearance by Nile's Karl Sanders is included in the track "Xul".

Behemoth kicked off a European tour Krisiun, Incantation and Ragnarok on Thursday (Oct. 21) in Tilburg, the Netherlands. Nergal commented: "I have to say, that I'm more than happy that we finally hit the road. It's been awhile since we toured Europe last time but what is happening at the shows goes far beyond our expectations. Great turnouts, new album is selling like hell, the band seems to be in its best shape. Tilburg was very good as for the first date of the tour, but Groningen (Holland) and Vosselaar (Belgium) were just AMAZING! I am speechless...never thought that there would be so many Behemoth freaks in the crowd! Thanx for showing up! Brothers in Biebob, sorry for the short set. I promise we will be back with a longer one! You are the reason for me to go on. Behemoth loves you."

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Behemoth Announce International Tour Dates

"Hey there! Sorry for delay... I've been extremely busy with all the organisation for the new album. Good news is that DVD is finally available. Check out at your local stores. This week we are filming the first video for "Conquer All" song. Joanna Rechnio is taking care of the production and I can't wait to see the final result. I'm sure it will kill... and finally we got some tour dates announced too. I'm really happy things are so hectic...it's gonna be the most intense live activities we've ever been part of...See ya on tour then!" said Nergal about Behemoth's recent moves.

Clash of the Demigods European Tour 2004 with Krisiun, Incantation, Ragnarok: More...

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Behemoth, More European Tour Dates Announced

Polish black metal outfit Behemoth will be embarking on a co-headlining European tour with Brazilian death metallers Krisiun this fall. Pennsylvanian death/grind heavyweights Incantation and Norway's Ragnarok are also on the bill. The trek, dubbed "Clash Of Demigods European Tour 2004", will kick off late October and will run through mid-November.

"Clash Of Demigods European Tour 2004" dates:
Oct. 21 - 013 – Tilburg, NETH
Oct. 22 - Vera - Groningen, NETH
Oct. 23 - Biebob - Vosselaar, BEL
Oct. 24 - Locomotive - Paris, FRA
Oct. 25 - Underworld - London, UK
Oct. 26 - Whelans - Dublin, IRE
Oct. 28 - Doornroosje - Nijmegen, NETH
Oct. 29 - Exil - Trier, GER
Oct. 30 - Espace - Seichamps, FRA
Oct. 31 - N8 - Osnabruck, GER
Nov. 01 - Zeche Carl - Essen, GER
Nov. 02 - K17 - Berlin, GER
Nov. 03 - Musik Hus - Goteborg, SWE
Nov. 04 - John Dee - Oslo, NOR
Nov. 05 - Garage - Bergen, NOR
Nov. 06 - Tribute - Sandnes, NOR
Nov. 08 - Markthalle - Hamburg, GER
Nov. 09 - Rock It - Aalen, GER
Nov. 10 - Z7 - Pratteln, SWI
Nov. 11 - Rockstore (T.B.C) - Montepellier, FRA
Nov. 12 - Tunk - Irun, SPA
Nov. 13 - Ritmo & Compass - Madrid, SPA
Nov. 14 - Mephisto - Barcelona, SPA
Nov. 16 - Transilvania - Milano, ITA
Nov. 17 - Alpheus - Rome, ITA

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Incantation Post New MP3 Online

Listenable Records have posted a new mp3 of the American Death metallers INCANTATION, ‘Decimate Christendom’.

As previously reported, the album "Decimate Christendom" will be released on August 30th as a limited edition CD and features the following tracklisting: ‘Decimate Christendom’, ‘Dying Divinity’, ‘Oath Of Armageddon’, ‘Blaspheme The Sacraments’, ‘Merciless Tyranny’, ‘Horns Of Eradication’, ‘Unholy Empowerment Of Righteous Deprivation’, ‘Thorns Of Everlasting Persecution’, ‘No Paradise Awaits’, ‘Eternal Darkness Under Conquered Skies’, ‘Feeble Existence’ and ‘Exiling Righteousness’ (bonus track).

Also, Incantation will be touring Norway in November with RAGNAROK, KRISIUN and BEHEMOTH. Confirmed dates include: More...

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