Members of Ragnarok: Decepticon (3), Hoest, Jerv, Jontho, Lord Arcamous, Rym (2), Stian Thoresen, Thyme (2)
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.ragnarokhorde.com/, http://www.myspace.com/ragnarok

Discography of Ragnarok:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Arising Realm 12 Audio 1997-04-23 Head Not Found
2 In Nomine Satanas 9 Audio 2001 Regain Records
3 Blackdoor Miracle 9 Audio 2004 Regain Records
4 Arising Realm 12 Audio 1997
5 In Nomine Satanas 9 Audio 2003 CD-Maximum
6 Blackdoor Miracle 9 Audio 2004 CD-Maximum
7 Pagan Land 6 Audio 1995 Not On Label (Ragnarok Self-released)
8 Blackdoor Miracle 9 Audio 2004 Regain Records
9 Collectors Of The King 9 Audio 2010 Regain Records
10 Diabolical Age 8 Audio 2000 Head Not Found
11 Malediction 10 Audio 2012-10-30 Agonia Records
12 Nattferd 11 Audio 1995 Head Not Found
13 Diabolical Age 8 Audio 2000 Head Not Found
14 Live In Milan 3 Audio 2005 Not On Label
15 In Nomine Satanas 9 Audio 2002 Regain Records
16 In Nomine Satanas 9 Audio 2001 Regain Records
17 Malediction 11 Audio 2012-10-30 Agonia Records

Ragnarok was formed in 1994 in Norway by [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Jontho]Jontho[/url] (drums) and [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Jerv]Jerv[/url] (bass), who had just left their previous band Thoth. They were soon joined by [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Thyme+(2)]Thyme[/url] (vocals) and [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Rym+(2)]Rym[/url] (guitar) and then they recorded their first demo entitled "Pagan Land". The demo was recorded in a studio called Haga Audio which unfortunatly didn't have any experience with Black Metal so it didn't turn out good and the response wasn't that good either. In 1995 the band recorded the song 'Et Vinterland I Nord' which was going to feature on a compilation CD for local bands in Sarpsborg. It turned out to be great so the band sent out the song to various labels and media. The response was positive so they re-recorded the demo in a different studio called X-Ray Studios and this time it turned out to be great and shortly after they were signed to [url=http://www.discogs.com/label/Head+Not+Found]Head Not Found[/url] Records. They soon entered the studio once again and recorded their debut album "[url=http://www.discogs.com/release/767493]Nattferd[/url]" which was released same year. They also played their first gig right after the release.

In 1996 the band was unsatisfied with the label so they decided to leave them but the label quickly offered them a better deal and then they were re-signed for two more albums. They also played at the famous Elm Street bar in Oslo together with [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Old+Man%27s+Child]Old Man's Child[/url] and shortly after [url=http://www.discogs.com/label/Century+Media]Century Media[/url] wanted to sign them but they had to say no because of the contract with their label. In 1997 they entered the studio to record their second album "[url=http://www.discogs.com/release/388046]Arising Realm[/url]" which featured [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Shagrath]Shagrath[/url] of [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Dimmu+Borgir]Dimmu Borgir[/url] on keyboard. In 1998 they went on their first tour with [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Siebenb%C3%BCrgen]Siebenbürgen[/url] from Sweden and [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Atanatos]Atanatos[/url] from Germany and played one gig in Denmark and seven in Germany and they also played at "The Hellraiser Festival" in Leipzig, Germany.

At the end of the year recordings for the third album "[url=http://www.discogs.com/release/767503]Diabolical Age[/url]" began and this time it took place in Endless Studio in Oslo. The following year, during the mixing, which had to be done five times, [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Thyme+(2)]Thyme[/url] left the band because of other interests. [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Rym+(2)]Rym[/url] 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 [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Thyme+(2)]Thyme[/url], his name was Astaroth. Shortly after "[url=http://www.discogs.com/release/767503]Diabolical Age[/url]" was finally released and the band then played at "Under the Black Sun Festival" in Germany. The band was shocked at Sanders poor performance and kicked him out of the band when they got home. [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Lord+Arcamous]Lord Arcamous[/url] was asked to join them for a tour which was together with [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Satanic+Slaughter]Satanic Slaughter[/url] of Sweden. It was a self-financed tour and it was also tough for the band since Rym was forced to stay home. The pressure showed that Astaroth wasn't the right man for the band so he was kicked after the tour was over. The contract also ended so the band searched for a new label.

In 2001 [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Lord+Arcamous]Lord Arcamous[/url] became a full-time member and also took over vocals and the band also sent out material to labels and were soon signed to Swedish label [url=http://www.discogs.com/label/Regain+Records]Regain Records[/url]. They then entered Abyss Studio and recorded the album "[url=http://www.discogs.com/release/388050]In Nomine Satanas[/url]" which was engineered by [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Tommy+T%C3%A4gtgren]Tommy Tägtgren[/url]. In 2002 the album was released and the band then went on tour with [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Dark+Funeral]Dark Funeral[/url], [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Anorexia+Nervosa+(2)]Anorexia Nervosa[/url], Occult and [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Tidfall]Tidfall[/url]. It turned out to be one of the worst tours ever arranged. Problems constantly occured and after the tour was over [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Lord+Arcamous]Lord Arcamous[/url] left the band. [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Jontho]Jontho[/url] took part in playing drums on [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Tsjuder]Tsjuders[/url] album "[url=http://www.discogs.com/release/540664]Demonic Possession[/url]" and also played with them at "Under the Black Sun Festival" in Germany. He saw [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Taake]Taake[/url] live and was amazed by [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Ulvhedin+H%C3%B8st]Høsts[/url] perfomance. He then asked him if he wanted to play with Ragnarok. After the tour he did the vocals for a [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Celtic+Frost]Celtic Frost[/url] cover and it turned out great and he then became a member of the band.

New material was made and the band also embarked on a European tour, "X-mass Festivals", with [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Six+Feet+Under]Six Feet Under[/url], [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Exodus+(6)]Exodus[/url], [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Marduk+(2)]Marduk[/url], [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Macabre]Macabre[/url], [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Impaled+Nazarene]Impaled Nazarene[/url], [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Immolation]Immolation[/url], [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Hate+Eternal]Hate Eternal[/url] and [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Antaeus]Antaeus[/url]. In 2003 they entered Abyss Studio and recorded their fourth album and they also played at "Inferno Festival" in Norway. In 2004 "[url=http://www.discogs.com/release/398855]Blackdoor Miracle[/url]" was released.

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