Ragnarok announce new record Non Debellicata

Official press release:

For over two decades Ragnarok have been giving fans their uncompromising take on Norwegian Black Metal, both in the studio and on stage, and now, the seasoned veterans, along with their label Agonia Records, are ready to reveal details of the band’s ninth full-length studio album. Titled Non Debellicata, the ten-track album will be released on November 15th.

The band gives us an insight into what went into the making of Non Debellicata, an album in which Ragnarok’s entire line-up of founder and frontman Jontho, guitarist Bolverk, bassist Rammr and drummer Malignant, had a significant input:

“Our new album, Non Debellicata, is the result of an extensive process in which all the members of the band participated creatively, both musically and lyrically.  We put a lot of work into this album to make it as extreme and violent as we possibly could, pushing the borders of our musicianship and song writing skills. Originally we started out with 20 songs, out of which we rehearsed 16 and whittled it down to 13 for recording. We eventually chose 10 for inclusion on the album, because we wanted to ensure highest possible quality of every song.”  

As for the title itself:

Non Debellicata, refers to a phrase used as the motto for our home town Saropsborg in the olden days. It is taken from letter Jarl Alv Erlingsson sent to the Scottish Government in 1286. Aside from being a nobleman and the Jarl (Earl) of Sarpsborg, Alv was also an infamous pirate who was in the habit of robbing Danish and German merchant ships.

The Scottish government had confiscated a number of Norwegian ships and Jarl Alv wrote them a letter, in which he said that maybe they were under the impression that Norway was weak after being at war for several years. But assured them that they would learn that the Norwegian people were not weakened by the war and would never be defeated.

Non Debellicata. The people of Norway would never give up – and neither will Ragnarok!”

Non Debellicata was recorded in Sweden’s Endarker Studio, with Marduk‘s Devo at the helm, and with artwork by Nestor Avalos and photos by Arash Taheri. Pre-orders are available now via label’s webstore and Bandcamp.

To celebrate the album’s release, Ragnarok are set to support US death metallers Immolation on a 21-date European tour, The Last Atonement, in November of 2019. Accompanying them on the tour will be Austria’s Monument of Misanthropy and Italy’s Embryo.

Non Debellicata track listing:

  1. “Non Debellicata”
  2. “Chapel of Shadows”
  3. “Sanctimoneous”
  4. “Bestial Emptiness”
  5. “Nemesis”
  6. “The Great Destroyer”
  7. “Gerasene Demoniac”
  8. “The Gospel of Judas Iscariot”
  9. “Jonestown Lullaby”
  10. “Asphyxiation”

11/07 – Munster, DE | Sputnikhalle
11/08 – Amersfoort, NL | Flour033
11/09 – Tilburg, NL | de Nieuwe Vorst
11/10 – Enschede, NL | Metropool
11/13 – Milan, IT | Slaughter Club
11/14 – Rome, IT | Traffic
11/15 – San Dova di Piave, IT | Revolver
11/16 – Sion, CH | Le Port Franc
11/17 – Trier, DE | Mergener Hof
11/18 – Niort, FR | Camji
11/19 – Paris, FR | Backstage
11/21 – Manchester, UK | Rebellion
11/22 – London, UK | The Dome
11/23 – Rotterdam, NL | Baroeg
11/24 – Namur, BE | Belvedere
11/26 – Munich, DE | Backstage
11/27 – Praga, CZ | Nova Chmelnice
11/28 – Bielsko Biała, PL | Rudeboy
11/29 – Łódź, PL | Magnetofon
11/30 – Berlin, DE | Lido
12/01 – Poznań, PL | U Bazyla

Ragnarok is:

Jontho – vocals
Bolverk – guitars 
Rammr – bass  
Malignant – drums