RAGNAROK - Arising Realm (LP)
Standard sleeve, Black vinyl
Ragnarok was formed in 1994 in Norway by Jontho (drums) and Jerv (bass), who had just left their previous band Thoth. They were soon joined by Thyme (vocals) and Rym (guitar) and then they recorded their first demo entitled "Pagan Land". In 1995 the band was signed Head Not Found Records. They soon entered the studio and recorded their debut album "Nattferd" which was released same year. They also played their first gig right after the release.
In 1997 they were back in the studio to record their second album "Arising Realm" which featured Shagrath of Dimmu Borgir on keyboard. In 1998 they went on their first international tour played one gig in Denmark and seven in Germany, they also played at "The Hellraiser Festival" in Leipzig, Germany.
At the end of 1998 recordings for the third album "Diabolical Age" began in Endless Studio in Oslo. The following year, during the mixing, Thyme left the band because of other interests. Rym had also come up with new material and thought it would be best with another guitarist so Sander of Shadow Dancers became a member. In 2000 they finally found a replacement for Thyme, his name was Astaroth. Shortly after "Diabolical Age" was finally released and the band then played at "Under the Black Sun Festival" in Germany.
Here are the Ragnarok albums originally released on the Head Not Found label, licenced to and released by Indie Recordings. This marks the first time these albums are available on vinyl. New versions of the CD’s are also available.
2. God Is Wasted
3. Searching For My Dark Desire
4. En Verden Av Stein
5. Time Before Birth of Light
6. My Hate Is His Spirit
7. My Refuge In Darkness
8. The Reflection from the Star World Above
9. The Fall OF Christianity
10. The Predicted Future
11. For the World I Am Blinded