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Darkness Death Doom since 1991

Beyond the Cenotaph of Mankind

April 28, 2023
Hammerheart Records

Full album @ Bandcamp, Spotify
1st digital single "Endless Night and Eternal End" (Bandcamp, Spotify)
2nd digital single "Archaic Magick (After the Red Sun)" (Bandcamp, Spotify)

Some reviews:
Teeth of the Divine
The Old Coffin Spirit
Dargedik Zine
Metal Temple
Deadly Storm Zine

Hammerheart Records

News & Updates

Beyond the Cenotaph of Mankind - OUT NOW!

Updated: April 28, 2023

LP/CD: Hammerheart Records, Napalm Records

New and upcoming releases

Updated: March 30, 2023

Darkness Death Doom - CD reissue March 31 (Hammerheart Records)
On Funeral Wings - CD reissue March 31 (Hammerheart Records)
Envenom - CD reissue March 31 (Hammerheart Records)
Beyond the Cenotaph of Mankind - vinyl/CD, April 28 (Hammerheart Records)
Moon of the Chaos Eclipse - CD reissue 2023 (Old Shadow Records)
The Supreme Force of Eternity - vinyl reissue May 26, 2023 (Osmose Productions)
Enter the Realm of Death - vinyl reissue May 26, 2023 (Osmose Productions)
Last Skull of Humanity - (more info TBA)

For rolling news and updates check our instagram @runemagickofficial, facebook @runemagick and facebook group.


Emma & Nicklas
Daniel & Jonas

Nicklas Rudolfsson

Guitar and vocals
Instagram: @nirucon
Other bands/projects (more or less active):
Unformulas, The Funeral Orchestra, VVV

Emma Rudolfsson

Bass guitar
Instagram: @emmagick
Other bands/projects:
The Funeral Orchestra

Daniel Moilanen

Instagram: n/a
Other bands/projects:
Katatonia + more

Jonas Blom

Lead guitar
Instagram: n/a
Other bands/projects:
Death Reich, Ceremonial Death


Runemagick L-R: Emma, Jonas, Nicklas, Daniel (Photo by Robert Höög 2019) [DOWNLOAD PHOTO]

Ever since the band first roared way back in 1990 temporarily as Desiderius, Runemagick have taken more than just a few drastic left turns. Various hiatus, line-up changes… You name them. But very few could have predicted how strong their latest awakening would prove to be, especially after a ten years slumber. But that is not dead which can eternal lie as HP Lovecraft once said about another monstrous entity…

Their first full-length in over a decade, 2018’s Evoked From Abysmal Sleep saw them relinking with their ancient death metal roots. Still centered around its core trio of founding member Nicklas Rudolfsson (guitar & vocals), Emma Rudolfsson (bass) and current Katatonia skin basher Daniel Moilanen, and completed by lead guitarist Jonas Blom (an old acquaintance who played in the band during late 90’s), after few selected dates (including their first appearance on US soil) instead of resting on their laurels the Swedes decided to follow their muse and get even more epic and mystic.

The result is one of their most fruitful recording sessions ever, split in between their own recording place "Abysmal Noise Studio" and the Sonic Train studio run by King Diamond’s Andy LaRocque, a longtime ally of the band who had last worked with them on the Envenom album back in 2005. Spread over two separate releases - a vinyl only EP on September 27th The Opening Of Dead Gates and first and foremost their 13th full-length Into Desolate Realms on October 25th – the impressive new body of work is probably their most ambitious and accomplished effort yet. Feeling in retrospect that Abysmal was “an okay yet quite straight-forward and a tad rushed”, Rudolfsson (who wrote all the music and lyrics for it except from the instrumental ‘Ash and Silence’, written by Blom) and co. take Runemagick with Into Desolate Realms into, indeed, new sonic territories, familiar yet different and still bleak and fascinating at the same time. With a new found clarity and yet heavier than ever, they’ve now gone almost psychedelic, but as in ‘trance inducing’ and ‘portal to another dimension’ psychedelic, without losing their touch with their early roots.

Runemagick has always been one unique band that plays by its own rules and at its own pace. Driven by a renewed sense of purpose and now with the backing of Germany’s High Roller Records, Into Desolate Realms not only cements that ideal but strengthens it, soon to be the highlight of their now already eventful three decades long career.

Written by Olivier Zoltar Badin
July 5, 2019

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Physical full-length albums and MLP/EP

Reissues and some license releases not included (yet)

Beyond the Cenotaph of Mankind (LP 2023, Hammerheart Records)
Into Desolate Realms (LP 2019, High Roller Records)
The Opening Of Dead Gates (EP 2019, High Roller Records)
Chthonicmagick (Split LP 2019, Parasitic Records)
Evoked From Abysmal Sleep (LP 2018, Aftermath Music)
Dark Dead Earth - compilation (LP 2008, Century Media Records)
Dawn Of The End (LP 2007, Aftermath Music)
The Northern Lights (Split LP 2007, Aftermath Music)
Invocation Of Magick (LP 2006, Aftermath Music)
Black Magick Sorceress (EP 2006, Aftermath Music)
Envenom (LP 2005, Aftermath Music)
On Funeral Wings (LP 2004, Aftermath Music)
Darkness Death Doom (LP 2003, Aftermath Music)
Moon Of The Chaos Eclipse (LP 2002, Aftermath Music)
Requiem Of The Apocalypse (LP 2002, Aftermath Music)
Dark Live Magick (LP 2001, Bloodstone Entertainment)
Resurrection In Blood (LP 2000, Century Media Records)
Enter The Realm Of Death (LP 1999, Century Media Records)
The Supreme Force Of Eternity (LP 1998, Century Media Records)

More discography information (more or less complete) at

Official Merchandise

Nirucon Productions
Runemagick Bandcamp
Hammerheart Records
Pull The Plug Patches
High Roller Records
Aftermath Music
Ablaze Productions

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"Raven With Universe Within" illustration by Catharina Linnéa Artworks
"Beyond the Cenotaph of Mankind" album artwork by Denny Surreal Art
"Into Desolate Realms" album artwork by Paolo Girardi
"Vulcano" illustration by David Nilsson
Band photo by Robert Höög Photography
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