14 Releases in 5 Jahren - abgesehen von fast ausnahmslos positiven bis entusiastischen Kritiken ist "Threat To Society" nunmehr schon die zweite "Bonus Bombe" in der Historie von Ragnarök Records. Vielen Dank an das Rock Hard Magazin! Und jetzt: click and read!
MASS HYPNOSIAs "Vicious" in MonarchMagazine weebly
Here comes the Philippine finest thrash metal horde with their new child - Vicious (2019) - their third album since they formed the band in 2009.
This album is going to be an executioner for all thrash metal maniacs for whom the 80`s thrash era is the only way of lifestyle. They play not the fastest songs but the music ideas are dark, guitar riffs are fierce, violent and brutal while guitar solos are chaotic. As you know, these attributes are precious to have it in thrash metal genre and this album has it!
The singer`s vocals are malicious, raging and Karl Rosales (also guitarist)` shrieks showing off many evil shades, both in music and lyrics. Take a look at track titles for more lyrical cruelty and carnage.
On Vicious you probably won`t hear anything you haven`t had before but if you like furious and aggressive songs in which there are so many influences from old Sodom, old Sadus, Possessed, Hypnosia to Dark Angel, then you can only accept this album for what it is, and this is old school thrash metal in your face. I think fans of black metal should appreciate this release also because of its harshness.
The album production is raw but it just makes it all sound more organic and primal - feels almost like in rehearsal room... Of course, the album still sounds a bit better than that because, in fact, the recording has a real studio sound signature.
Vicious is a thrash metal reaper of death and I recommend most songs from it.
Review by Slawek Migacz
Potential Threat SF is going to release their brand new album "Threat To Society" under the label of german Ragnarök Records. RAG 014 should be available in late May 2019.
3rd Album out on Ragnarök Recs soon...
We are very proud to announce that Mass Hypnosia has signed another deal with Ragnarök!!!
There’s no doubt that Mass Hypnosia is the best and also the best known Thrash-act from the Philippines.
While the first album “Attempt To Assassinate” and the two Split-follow ups “Merciless Metal Destruktors” and “Thrash Dasaikkai” have been groundbreaking for the Filipinos all around Asia, the 2016 album “Toxiferous Cyanide” marked a big step forward for them in Western Europe.
With excellent reviews in the European and especially German press (8/10 in Rock Hard; 8/10 in Powermetal; 4/5 in Metal Hammer Poland just to name a few) and followed by interviews in such mags as Rock Hard (Ger) and Metal Crypt (Suomi) the band gained new ground.
While the new album - just called “Vicious” - is even fiercer, brutal and a slam in the face the three Thrashers are on their way to destroy Japan, performing at TrueThrashFest on February 9th 2019, Japans biggest Thrash Metal event.
Mass Hypnosia has returned to give you a lesson in violence. Be prepared!!!
New to the label is PSYCHO SIDE from Argentina. The band plays a mix of straight Heavy Metal with hints of Thrash and Hard Rock and a voice which is similar to James Hetfields.
Get the european version (incl. bonus track "Quicksand") for only 10€ or the bundle (Psycho Side-CD plus the Crown The Lost-CD) for only 16€.
Interview im Powermetal.de (geführt von Holger Andrae)
Interview mit RAGNARÖK RECORDS-Betreiber Stephan Becker
05.09.2018 | 22:31
Ein Label, welches uns in letzter Zeit immer wieder mit tollen Releases verwöhnt, hört auf den Namen Ragnarök Records. Da hier im Gegensatz zu den meisten anderen Underground-Labels Qualität vor Quantität zur Geschäftsphilosophie gehört, wollen wir euch dieses kleine Label einmal ein bisschen näher vorstellen.
Wow, großartig! Ragnarök Records wird in der Ausgabe Juli 2018 (Nr. 374) des Rock Hard-Magazins mit ein Records-Special gefeatured.
Mit Klick auf das Thumbnail gelangt Ihr zu einer Großansicht des Rock Hard-Features.
... as releases No. 9, 10 and 11 will be unleashed upon you!
35 years after coming into existence for the very first time in 1983 the franco-canadian thrashers EUDOXIS have now decided to re-release all their previous and long sold out albums – the “Attack From Above-EP” (1986) and the full length “Open Fire” (1991) - on a special anniversary-compilation. The songlist is completed by two new tunes (2017/18) by the new formed follow up-band Screen with four of the ex-members.
Await some original and very intense thrash metal-tunes from the early canadian metal-days.
With the split “Death For Our Rivals” Ragnarök presents a thrash metal-assault that was originally released by californian Nero One-records on tape only. As there has been a big demand to release this on CD, we are proud to announce the release of this masterpiece for the first time on CD. Witchaven (San Bernardino, California) and Maze Of Terror (Lima, Peru) are two of the most zealousy, agile and popular underground acts worldwide.
If you are a true thrasher you have to nail “Death For Our Rivals”
Please welcome StormThrash onboard of Ragnarök Records and make sure not to miss this true masterpiece! Our european pressing contains – compared to the japanese version – two bonus tracks. Stormthrash is a fascinating newcomer and their debut-full length “Systematic Annihilation” will be hard to top for any thrash act in 2018!
With the anthology „Angels Of Darkness“ by Chicago-based thrash band SOULS DEMISE we are offering another CD that is a real gem for any thrash-fan. SOULS DEMISE was handled as the best unsigned thrash act of the millennium hailing from the Great Lakes-area. What you get is 15 songs with four different vocalists covering the whole period of their existence (1999-2011). One of the vocalists is Randy Barron, known for his fantastic work with Tyrants Reign & Winterkill.
If you are into thrash metal with great melodic guitars this one is definitely for you!
It will be a re-release of fascinating thrash metal from the early nineties! Rawhead, formed in 1990 near Seattle, were pushing a powerful fast aggressive metal style at a time when a flood of musicians and media descended into the Northwest hypnotized by the “grunge sound.”.
These contemporaries of “Forced Entry” (Combat Records), “Bitter End” and “Panic” (both Metal Blade), which they all quite often played with, will offer you all three of their demos (recorded from 1991 to 1994 - the last one was never officially released) on one CD. The songs are arranged in a track order that packs a punch. It’s proof that they had and still have a lot to offer to thrash lunatics and die-hard metal fans. From the speed pounding of “Something Crushes Spine” to the rapid-fire power of “Bones of all Men” to the psychotic gloom of “The Last One” this anthology demonstrates the potential of this killer machine ... read more
Check out the interview with Ragnarök Records owner Stephan Becker in Legacy No. 109 !
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