Rogga Johansson has toiled over the years in various bands of his but it’s only recently that his efforts have come to light. His recent full lengths of his bands like PaganizerDown Among The Dead MenRevoltingEchelon and more have been increasingly well-received and it’s only fitting that he proves himself beyond doubt by creating music that is closest to his heart – classic old school Swedish death metal with crunch and soul both. You can listen to the opening song of the eponymous band Rogga Johansson AT THIS LINK.

ROGGA JOHANSSON (Sweden) – ‘Entrance to the Otherwhere’ (July 19th, 2019)

Genre – Old School Death Metal
Release Date – July 19th, 2019
Record Label – Transcending Obscurity Records
For fans of – Edge of Sanity, early Amorphis, early Hypocrisy, Unanimated, early Tiamat, Unleashed, Entombed, Paganizer

Rogga Johansson is the eponymous band of the unheralded death metal legend who’s responsible for masterminding other bands such as PaganizerRevoltingThe GrotesqueryNecrogod and many others. This here is his solo project and he’s created some of the best music you’ll hear where classic Swedish death metal goes. He’s found a way to incorporate searing melodies without compromising on the trademark heaviness, and it’s a balance that few have managed to pull off in recent times. With a magnificent artwork by Mariusz Lewandowski (EremitBell WitchJupiterian) bringing to life Rogga’s glorious vision of pristine death metal that disregards all trends and pays homage to the genre’s progenitors, ‘Entrance to the Otherwhere’ is immaculately put together and promises to linger in the minds of listeners long after the album is over. There is little doubt that this is Rogga Johansson’s finest hour.

Band lineup – 
Rogga Johansson – All music and lyrics

Session drums – Brynjar Helgetun (The Grotesquery)

Cover artwork – Mariusz Lewandowski (EremitJupiterianBell Witch)
Logo – Christophe Szpajdel (Emperor)

Track listing – 
1. The Re-Emergers
2. Till Bergets Puls
3. When the Otherwhere Opens
4. Giants Walking at Night
5. As Evil Seeps Out
6. Berget Vaknar
7. Entrance to the Otherwhere
8. A Journey into Fear
9. In the Grip of Garpedans

Official Bandcamp

Transcending Obscurity Site

Transcending Obscurity US Store

Transcending Obscurity Europe Store

Transcending Obscurity Official YouTube Channel

Transcending Obscurity Records Facebook

Rogga Johansson Facebook

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