New FRAGMENTUM (BE) album "CORN RITUAL" announced for 10th of May!

  Van Muylem    12 maart 2024

Belgian metal formation FRAGMENTUM will release their new EP “CORN RITUAL” on May 10th this year! The songs are each of them absolutely stunning, as they are inspired by the Mayan culture. Fans will not be disappointed with this new work of art. The long awaited album will be released by GIO SMET RECORDS on May 10th.

Fragmentum, hailing from Lokeren, Belgium, brings a fresh spin to the metal scene, intertwining melodic darkness with a modern edge. Established in 2015 by Jan Bruggeman (vocals, guitar) and Gunnar Nopens (guitar), the band ignited from a spark of inspiration on a night fueled by compelling tunes. They've since welcomed Jeroen Van Wauwe wielding the bass, with Wouter Macaré delivering dynamic beats on drums during their live performances.

Described as a fusion where Depeche Mode collides with In Flames, Fragmentum's sound is an innovative meld of haunting melodies, atmospheric synths, and a solid groove-laden riff foundation that challenges the boundaries of genre.

With a contract now inked with Gio Smet Records, Fragmentum is set to captivate listeners with an anticipated EP. Prior to this partnership, the band has independently dropped powerful singles like “Crib Of Sacrifice”, “Tacit Silent Snake”, and “The Cougar”.

Their full-length concept album “Masters Of Perplexity”, released in 2021, is a deep dive into Mayan history and philosophy, unveiled to fans across a European tour with a focus on Eastern Europe. This followed their 2019 debut album “Pugnacity”, which established the core of Fragmentum's identity with more direct narratives exploring the tumultuous inner battles that resonate with many.

Sharing the stage with genre titans such as Children of Bodom, Swallow the Sun, Wolfheart, Soulfly, and Annihilator, Fragmentum is not just another band—they're a growing force, crafting a path that's both uniquely their own and strikingly universal. Keep an ear to the ground—Fragmentum is redefining the sonic landscape of modern metal.


1. Corn Ritual

2. A Sense Of Fear

3. Saviour Of The Tribe

4. Ghost Of The King

5. Mighty Wing

Comments by the label:

Fragmentum really did an amazing job with their new album “Corn Ritual”. At Gio Smet Records, we only go for high quality bands and Fragmentum is a perfect example of that. This album is another chapter in the exciting history of the band. These new songs will surely explode on any stage!”