Exclusive Release: Paganizer Bring the Apocalypse on “The Netherworld Carnivale”
Check out the Swedish death metallers’ crushing single from their upcoming album ‘On the Outskirts of Hades’
SwedishÂ vocalist-guitarist Roger “Rogga” Johansson has been a part of so many metal bands for so long, he finds it tough to keep track of how many years his Swedish death metal project Paganizer has been active. When we tell him it’s been 22 years, Johansson jokes,Â “It’s been that long?” Â The 40-year-old musician, who is based out of the small mining town of Gamleby, is also involved in various underground Swedish death metal acts likeÂ Demiurg, Dead Sun, Ribspreader and Echelon, to name a few.
Johansson’s latest release however, comes with Paganizer’s crushing new trackÂ “The Netherworld Carnivale” off their upcoming 10th full-length album On the Outskirts of Hades. The early Obituary-esque cruncherÂ sees guitaristÂ Kjetil Lynghaug load up on theÂ chugging riffs, while drummerÂ Matte FiebigÂ and bassistÂ Martin Klasen lock in solid bass attacks and breakdowns.Â Says Johansson, “‘The Netherworld Carnivale’ is like a metaphor, that piece by piece the world is opening up to hell, the carnival has opened, that slowly this place is turning into purgatory; it’s like a festival of utter sickness approaching.”
On the Outskirts of Hades, which is out on August 1stÂ via Transcending Obscurity Distribution, comes after seven EPs/splits and nine studio albums, but Johansson and the band aren’t slowing down. Says JohanssonÂ “There’s a need to make music. I write music all the time, I always have done it, so that’s what keeps me going.”
Listen to “The Netherworld Carnivale” below.
On the Outskirts of Hades
Transcending Obscurity Distribution2016