PAGANIZER - SWEDEN

Deadbanger – 1999 - Psychic Scream
Promoting Total Death – 2001 – Forever Underground
Psychic Scream – 2002 – Forever Underground
Murder Death Kill – 2003 - Xtreem
No Divine Rapture – 2004 – Xtreem
Carnage Junkie – 2008 - Vic
Scandinavian Warmachine – 2009 – Cyclone Empire
Into The Catacombs – 2011 – Cyclone Empire
World Lobotomy – 2013 – Cyclone Empire
Land Of Weeping Souls – 2017 - Transcending Obscurity
The Tower Of The Morbid – 2019 - Transcending Obscurity
Death Through The Copperfields – 2020 – Metal Bastard
Bombs Valencia – 2020 – Art Of Stench


  
 
Members

S= Severed Limbs, Carve, Edge Of Sanity, Demiurg, Eaten, Humanity Delete, Skeletal Spectre, Megascavanger, Bone Gnawer, Banished From Inferno, Dead Sun, Ribspreader, Bloodgut, Those Who Bring The Torture, Eye Of Purgatory, Monstrous, Permadeath, Pile Of Skulls, Furnace, Ghoulhouse, The Dead Cold>>ROGGA JOHANSSON [ROGER JOHANSSON]>>Severed Limbs, Bloodgut, Megascavanger, Skeletal Spectre, Dead Sun, Ribspreader, Those Who Bring The Torture, Eye Of Purgatory, Monstrous, Permadeath, Pile Of Skulls, Furnace, Ghoulhouse, Humanity Delete, The Dead Cold
G= Severed Limbs, Carve, Demiurg, Eaten, Humanity Delete, Putrevore, Skeletal Spectre, Bloodgut, Ribspreader, Revolting, Megascavanger, Those Who Bring The Torture, Reek, Johansson & Speckmann, Dead Sun, Lobotomy Dept, Down Among The Dead Men, The Grotesquery, Echelon, Fondlecorpse, Necrogod, Monstrous, Eye Of Purgatory, Furnace, Ghoulhouse, The Dead Cold>>ROGGA JOHANSSON [ROGER JOHANSSON]>>Severed Limbs, Humanity Delete, Putrevore, Skeletal Spectre, Bloodgut, Ribspreader, Revolting, Megascavanger, Those Who Bring The Torture, Reek, Johansson & Speckmann, Dead Sun, Lobotomy Dept, Down Among The Dead Men, The Grotesquery, Echelon, Fondlecorpse, Necrogod, Monstrous, Eye Of Purgatory, Furnace, Ghoulhouse, The Dead Cold – Carve, Ribspreader, Another Life>>Andreas Carlsson>>Ribspreader, Another Life – Carve, Ribspreader, Another Life>>Andreas 'Dea' Carlsson>>Ribspreader, Another Life - Those Who Bring the Torture, Those Who Bring the Torture>>Dennis Blomberg>>Those Who Bring the Torture, Those Who Bring the Torture, Depeseblo – Ribspreader, Stass, Echelon, Johansson & Speckmann, Monstrous, Those Who Bring The Torture>>KJETIL LYNGHAUG>>Ribspreader, Stass, Echelon, Johansson & Speckmann, Monstrous, Those Who Bring The Torture
B= Blizzard, Carve>>Jocke Diener>>Sinners Burn – Thundereyes, Carve>>Oskar Nilsson>>Deviation, Sargad – Blodsrit, Zombified, Ribspreader>>Patrik Halvarsson>>Zombified, Ribspreader - Dennis Blomberg>>Grisly - Anders Brisheim - Vicious Maggot>>MARTIN KLASÉN
D= Blizzard, Hellminth>>Jocke Ringdahl>>Hellminth, Severed Limbs, Graveyard After Graveyard, Sinners Burn – Portal, Carve, Blodsrit, Ribspreader>>Matthias Fiebig>>Portal, Blodsrit, Zombified, Mordenial, Dead Sun – Blizzard, Hellminth, Severed Limbs, Sinners Burn>>Jocke Ringdahl>>Hellminth, Graveyard After Graveyard, Sinners Burn – Portal, Carve, Blodsrit, Ribspreader, Zombified, Mordenial, Dead Sun>>MATTHIAS FIEBIG>>Portal, Blodsrit, Mordenial, Dead Sun



History

Sweden-based black/death metal act Paganizer was formed initially from the ashes of Terminal Grip, which disbanded in 1997. It may be considered the main band of musical nomad Rogga Johansson who is in a new project a month, but a couple of Carve and Blizzard members were there at inception as well. The band was first heard on the Stormfire demo of 1998. An entity in Malaysia called Psychic Scream Entertainment issued the band’s debut in 1998. The demo material was also used for a split release with Abattory called In Glory's Arms, We Will Fall in 1999. Jocke Ringdahl left in 2000, but returned in 2010 for three years. A tour with Fleshcrawl was booked and fell apart. Matthias Fiebig became the drummer between 2000 and 2009, left and rejoined in 2013. Psychic Scream was recorded at Sunlight Studio. Murder Death Kill, which was recorded at the end of 2002 and start of 2003, was the first record on Xtreem. Andreas 'Dea' Carlsson left in 2003, but rejoined in 2009 for four years. Patrik Halvarsson switched from guitar to bass in 2003. The group re-signed to Xtreem in 2004. The title for No Divine Rapture was obviously news to all the religious folks out there. The 2008 live EP Born To Be Buried Alive was recorded during the Paganizer and Machetazo European tour. Carnage Junkie was initially recorded in 2006, but went unreleased due to label difficulties. The 2013 EP Cadaver Casket (On A Gurney To Hell) was exclusive to Close-Up Magazine subscribers before given a re-releases by Vic Records in 2014. Dennis Blomberg switched to guitar from bass in 2013 before leaving the act in 2015. Multiple EPs preceded Land Of Weeping Souls. Death Through The Copperfields was recorded in Stockholm, Sweden. Bullets Reign was a 2020 EP.

Rogga Johansson is looking for new bands to join so please contact him if you are an act and looking for a member in any style, location or status.

Reviews

PAGANIZER - MURDER DEATH KILL - XTREEM
Paganizer has a sound which leans heavily on early Grave. The vocals, in particular, are patterned after the Into The Grave album. The music is both fast and heavy. Despite all that virtue, what Paganizer lacks is a distinguishing cachet. The Swedish quartet's purity of purpose is genuinely appreciated at Metallian Towers, but the fact that a riff off Grave's Hating Life song appears intact on Formaldehyde Dreams is not. Paganizer's challenge is to retain its undefiled brutality and then proceed to enhance it with more stimulating structures. - Ali "The Metallian"

PAGANIZER - NO DIVINE RAPTURE - XTREEM MUSIC
This is the fifth album of the Swedes, recently reduced to a trio. They have gone from a debut on a Malaysian label and ended up on the Spanish label for this release. Musically, this is yet another album which claims to be the most punishing release of a band. What it offers is a Grave-like sound which happens to be mastered by Dan Swano. The nine songs on No Divine Rapture offer up some of the old Swedish sound and with titles like Devour Digest Defecate, Way Of The Rotting and Nailed Forever one can only guess as to the lyrics' subjects. Good enough to satisfy fans of the Swedish metal sound. - Anna Tergel



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