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Runemagick

Over time, Gothenburg, Sweden’s Runemagick have distinguished themselves among the most prolific, but still most obscure, bands ever to emerge from that hallowed rock capital. Boasting an easy but effective audio spanning the realms of loss of life, doom, dark, as well as thrash steel, Desiderius — the music group that could become Runemagick — was originally founded in 1990 by vocalists/guitarists Nicklas “Terror” Rudolfsson and Robert “Reaper” Pehrsson. But after some demos yielded only an unauthorized bootleg in Poland and a botched U.S. record offer in 1993, a dispirited Rudolfsson vanished from view for 3 years before resurfacing as an associate of both Sacramentum and Deathwitch. The last mentioned fortuitously matched him with likeminded guitarist Fredrik Johnsson, who helped him resurrect Runemagick in 1997 being a almost self-sufficient duo. After polishing off some of these previous demos, they quickly agreed upon with Century Mass media and, though still functioning concurrently with various other projects, Runemagick were able to peel from the lime three albums within the next 3 years, these getting 1998’s The Supreme Drive of Eternity, 1999’s Enter the World of Loss of life, and 2000’s Resurrection in Bloodstream. In 2001 emerged a label change to Norway’s Aftermath Information, and to replace lost period, the workaholic duo employed bassist Emma Karlsson (also Deathwitch) and drummer Daniel Moilanen to greatly help them stuff not just one, but two brand-new Runemagick albums into 2002. Many critics and supporters decided that both Requiem from the Apocalypse and Moon from the Chaos Eclipse symbolized profession bests, but however, all this hyperactivity finally swept up with guitarist Johnsson, who made a decision to focus on Deathwitch by itself at the moment. Runemagick was hence decreased to a still quite useful trio for 2003’s Darkness Loss of life Doom and 2004’s On Funeral Wings.

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