"some music was meant to stay underground..."

King of Asgard

From: Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

Latest King of Asgard News

Below is our complete King of Asgard news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Displaying records 1 - 20 of 28 1 2 Last

King Of Asgard To Record New Album

King of Asgard will return to Andy La Rocque's Sonic Train Studios for the third time in March to carve the runes off a forthcoming, untitled album.

Comments singer/guitarist Karl Beckman: "The epic/melodic song writing of the first two albums is enhanced with monophonic warlike hymns and fierce riffage that hint on the various band members past projects.

"Somewhat darker in its approach, creating atmospheres not alien to King of Asgard, but still something not heard on the previous two albums. All the King of Asgard-significative elements are represented yet carrying a somewhat new execution."

This new album will follow previous releases "Fi'mbulvintr" and "…to North." Further details are forthcoming.

0 Comments - Discuss

King Of Asgard Streaming Entire New Album

Swedish Viking Metallers King of Asgard are now streaming entire new album "...To North" in collaboration with Terrorizer England. Click here to check out the album.

You can also head over here to watch the video clip for the new song "The Nine Worlds Burn." The "…to North" track listing is:

1. Intro
2. The Nine Worlds Burn
3. The Dispossessed
4. Gap of Ginnungs
5. Bound to Reunite
6. Nordvegr
7. Up on the Mountain
8. Plague-ridden Rebirth
9. Harvest (The End)
10. …to North More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

King Of Asgard Posts "The Nine Worlds Burn" Video

Swedish Viking metallers King Of Asgard will release "…to North" this coming July 31st via Metal Blade Records. In collaboration with MetalInjection.net, King Of Asgard now premiering the "The Nine Worlds Burn" video clip. Check out the video at this location or in the player below.

King of Asgard comments on the video shoot: "Why look further, when one is surrounded by great artists? Again, King of Asgard teamed up with the 'Einhärjar' video creator, Rickard Monéus and the 1897 crew including Andreas Edelönn. The production set up took place in the depths of a forest close to King of Asgard's rehearsal lair. A late night in May - dusk and burdened raindrops. Perfect conditions for creating works of ruin. Searching to reflect the mythological end-of-this-world theme of 'The Nine Worlds Burn,' Rickard and Andreas produced a video full of ritualistic and apocalyptic visuals that perfectly enhance the song's sense of dread and destruction. A result we are all proud to present. That depict and burn the crust of the earth!" More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

King Of Asgard Streaming New Single

Swedish Viking metal act King of Asgard is now ready to unleash second album "…to North," which was recorded at the infamous Sonic Train Studios with engineer Andy LaRocque at the helm.

In collaboration with Metal Hammer Germany, King of Asgard is now launching the second single taken off the new album. Click here to check out "Gap Of Ginnungs."

Comments King of Asgard on the song: "We picked this song out as the second single taken off the '…to North' album as it represents the more epic side of King of Asgard. The opposite of 'The Nine Worlds Burn' really which is a typical straight forward King of Asgard song. Gap of Ginnungs carries different elements of the band such as choirs and broad melancholic songwriting. Here we also present the second guest musician, Jimmy Hedlund. He is playing the lead guitar solo where we felt that the song needed something extra and this was his void to create upon. He did, and according to us, with a marvelous result and the circle was closed. This one is for you - followers of the King!"

The album is set for release in Europe on July 27th/30th through Metal Blade Records and the track listing is as follows:

1. Intro
2. The Nine Worlds Burn
3. The Dispossessed
4. Gap of Ginnungs
5. Bound to Reunite
6. Nordvegr
7. Up on the Mountain
8. Plague-ridden Rebirth
9. Harvest (The End)
10. …to North More...

Read more...  |  1 Comment - Discuss

King Of Asgard Posts New Album Studio Video

Swedish viking metallers King of Asgard are ready to unleash a second album titled "…to North." Today King of Asgard has post a second studio video filmed at Sonic Train Studios during the recording of the album. Check out the new video below, or you can find the first studio video for "…to North" at this location. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Intro
2. The Nine Worlds Burn
3. The Dispossessed
4. Gap of Ginnungs
5. Bound to Reunite
6. Nordvegr
7. Up on the Mountain
8. Plague-ridden Rebirth
9. Harvest (The End)
10. ...to North
11. Vinterskugge (Digi-CD bonus only!) More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

King Of Asgard Reveals "...To North" Artwork

Swedish Viking metal act King of Asgard will be releasing the new album " ...to North" in Europe on July 27th/30th through Metal Blade Records. The cover artwork for the release has now been revealed and can be viewed below.

You can also pre-listen to the song "The Nine Worlds Burn" via the band's Metal Blade landing page here, or pre-order the album at this location. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Intro
2. The Nine Worlds Burn
3. The Dispossessed
4. Gap of Ginnungs
5. Bound to Reunite
6. Nordvegr
7. Up on the Mountain
8. Plague-ridden Rebirth
9. Harvest (The End)
10. ...to North
11. Vinterskugge (Digi-CD bonus only!) More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

King Of Asgard Streaming New Single

Swedish Viking metallers King of Asgard released debut album "Fi'mbulvintr" back in 2010. After playing a bunch of festivals and club shows in 2010 and 2011, the band is now ready to unleash a second album titled "…to North." Recorded at Sonic Train Studios with engineer Andy LaRocque at the helm, "…to North" shows a band that has perfected it´s songwriting skills.

Today King of Asgard has posted the first single taken off "…to North." Check out the song "The Nine Worlds Burn" in the player below or at the band's landing page here. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Intro
2. The Nine Worlds Burn
3. The Dispossessed
4. Gap of Ginnungs
5. Bound to Reunite
6. Nordvegr
7. Up on the Mountain
8. Plague-ridden Rebirth
9. Harvest (The End)
10. ...to North
11. Vinterskugge (Digi-CD bonus only!)

"…to North" will be released July 27th/30th via Metal Blade Records as a Digi-CD and on vinyl. The limited first edition Digipak will include as a bonus the Isengard cover version "Vinterskugge." More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

King Of Asgard Posts "...To North" Studio Report I

Swedish viking metal band King of Asgard posted the first studio report on the band's forthcoming sophomore effort entitled "....To North." The follow up to the 2010 debut "Fi'mbulvintr," is slated for a July 2012 release through Metal Blade Records.

Check out the studio report here:

0 Comments - Discuss

King Of Asgard Comments On Upcoming Album

Sweden's King of Asgard has issued the following update about the band's new "...To North" album:

"We got the '...to North' master a couple of days ago and it sounds astonishing! Andy made a great job on the mastering along with Olof Berggren, it's upright and least say powerful.

"We feel very proud of what we achieved on this recording and merely the sound of it makes it a worthy followup to the firstborn "Fi'mbulvintr." Songs and sounds came out much as of what we planned, with power and of great variety. Forever greatful to Andy LaRocque, Olof Berggren and Michael Barnes.

"More news on cover art of Mattias Frisk, release date via Metal Blade Records and so forth to come in short.

"Song titles on '...to North' include among others 'Gap Of Ginnungs', 'Plague-Ridden Rebirth', 'Nordvegr', 'Up On The Mountain' and 'The Nine Worlds Burn'.

"All ablaze - The Nine Worlds Burn!"

0 Comments - Discuss

King Of Asgard Mixing New Album

Swedish act King of Asgard has been busy laying down tracks at Sonic Train Studios with Andy LaRocque for the band's upcoming new album "...to North," which follows the 2010 release "Fi'mbulvintr." The band has now posted the following brief announcement online about the album's progress:

"Now! '...to North' is beginning to manifest itself to its full epic potential! Everything is set on track and today we'll start the mixing process. So... friends and foes, off to the mixing table as the Nine Worlds Burn."

Some of the currently announced song titles include "Gap Of Ginnungs," "Plague-Ridden Rebirth," "Nordvegr," "Upon The Mountain" and "The Nine Worlds Burn."

0 Comments - Discuss

King Of Asgard Comments On Recording New Album

Swedish Viking Metallers King of Asgard recently entered the studio to record the follow-up to the band's debut album "Fi'mbulvintr," released in 2010. The recording will once again be held at the Sonic Train Studios with engineer Andy LaRocque (KING DIAMOND).

The second King of Asgard album will be entitled "…To North," being the first one featuring new second guitar player Lars Tängmark.

Comments King of Asgard: "Finally! We're very satisfied with the material we've written and everything is finished for recording. Getting together with Andy at Sonic Train Studio again will be great. Second round with our brother in arms. We're really looking forward to see where this is heading. It's been awhile since our debut album so we're eager and proud this is gonna be a pleasure both for our fans and us as a band. Stay tuned!" More...

Read more...  |  1 Comment - Discuss

King Of Asgard Enters The Studio

King of Asgard has issued the following brief announcement about entering the studio to record a new album:

"Today King of Asgard entered Sonic Train Studios to record the follow-up to 2010's debut album 'Fi'mbulvintr' with engineer Andy LaRocque!

"The album is to be released via Metal Blade Records. Updates will follow!"

Further details on the band's upcoming sophomore album will be announced as they are made available. In the mean time, you can check out the band's music through MySpace.

King of Asgard is:

Karl Beckman – vocals/guitars
Lars Tängmark - guitars
Jonas Albrektsson – bass
Karsten Larsson - drums

0 Comments - Discuss

King Of Asgard To Record New Album

Swedish Viking metallers King of Asgard are about to record their new album in March 2012, which follows the debut album "Fi'mbulvintr," released in 2010. After playing festivals and club shows throughout 2010 and 2011, King of Asgard has been busy in writing new material. The writing process is in its finishing stages and the recording will once again be held at the Sonic Train Studios with engineer Andy LaRocque.

Comments the band: "We're glad to get back there in early March and to get some new stuff on tape. This also being the first time recording with Lars on guitar. The material for this coming release is a natural step forward for KING OF ASGARD. It differs quite a lot though the foundation of our musical roots still are very present. A natural progression of the sounds on 'Fi'mbulvintr'! Song titles include 'Gap Of Ginnungs' and 'Plague-ridden Rebirth'!"

In other news King of Asgard is confirmed for the Ragnarök Festival taking place April 13-14 in Lichtenfels, Germany.

King of Asgard is:

Karl Beckman – vocals/guitars
Lars Tängmark - guitars
Jonas Albrektsson – bass
Karsten Larsson - drums

0 Comments - Discuss

King Of Asgard Album To See Japanese Release

Sweden's King of Asgard has issued the following brief announcement about the band's debut album "Fi'mbulvintr" seeing an official release in Japan:

"'Fi'mbulvintr' to be released in Japan... Metal Blade Japan releases King of Asgard debut album 'Fi'mbulvintr'! Out 2011.01.26! Make sure to pick that bastard up!"

You can also check out King of Asgard's music video for the track "Einhärjar," which is off the "Fi'mbulvintr" album, at this location.

0 Comments - Discuss

King Of Asgard Playing Black Troll Festival

King of Asgard has issued the following update about appearing at the upcoming Black Troll Festival: "King of Asgard enter German soil this coming Saturday! Black Troll Winterfest @ Stadthalle Eisenberg 18th December. Hope to see ya there!" Additional details on the festival can be found here. The festival's running order is as follows:

23:00 - 24:00 XIV Dark Centuries
21:40 - 22:40 Wolfchant
20:30 - 21:20 Heljareyga
19:20 - 20:10 Alcest
18:10 - 19:00 Trollfest
17:00 - 17:50 Kromlek
15:55 - 16:40 Haradwaith
14:55 - 15:35 King of Asgard
13:55 - 14:35 Pantheon I
12:55 - 13:35 Finsterforst
11:55 - 12:35 Nothgard

0 Comments - Discuss

King Of Asgard Recruits New Guitar Player

King of Asgard has checked in with the following update about recruiting a new guitarist:

"King of Asgard are proud to announce the recruit of new second guitarist, Lars Tängmark! He made his first public appearance at the release party held this past weekend. This being our first ever live performance, a fantastic night worth to remember. Thanks to all allied that attended!

"Lars is a long time friend of the band and has among other duties been the bassist of the great Swedish act Dawn wherein Karsten also used to play. Onward we head.... Welcome Lars!"

King of Asgard's debut album "Fi'mbulvintr" was released on August 16th, 2010 via Metal Blade Records.

0 Comments - Discuss

King Of Asgard Posts New Music Video

King Of Asgard has posted a music video online for the song "Einhärjar," which is off the band's new album "Fi'mbulvintr." The clip can be viewed below. The band also commented on the video:

"The 'Einhärjar' music video was recorded in July 2010, directed by Richard Moneus, the driving force behind the production company 1897. It was shot in an old dirty barn at a location just outside where we live. Spending what felt like ages in the long time kept dust was well worth the sweat and blood. After the barn battleground Richard took care of the hard work to cut, edit and piece it all together in a functioning symbiosis. Now, viewing the final result we are extremely proud of how good this video turned out. Hell Richard!"

The album's track listing is as follows: More...

Read more...  |  3 Comments - Discuss

King Of Asgard Streaming New Songs

King of Asgard has issued the following update about streaming two new songs online from the band's upcoming album:

"Two songs from up and coming 'Fi'mbulvintr' is now uploaded for you to explore. Hope you'll appreciate them. First out is opening track 'Einhärjar' which we recently recorded a video, soon to be released.

"Second out for your amusement is 'Never Will You Know of Flesh Again.' Ok, please help yourselves. Hopefully it whets the appetite for pickin' the album up, coming 16.08.10. Don't hesitate to leave a comment!"

1 Comment - Discuss

King Of Asgard Comments On Music Video

Swedish Viking/folk death metallers King Of Asgard have issued the following update about shooting a music video:

"King of Asgard has the last couple of days been busy recording a music video for album opening track; 'Einhärjar.' It's been a struggle of hard work, sweat and blood, resulting in a lot of great material filmed/recorded. Director of shooting and filming was Rickard Monéus, at this moment busy handling the editing process of the material. Release date and so forth coming in short. This will be a blast!"

King of Asgard's debut album "Fi'mbulvintr" is to be released August 16th via Metal Blade Records in Europe.

0 Comments - Discuss

King Of Asgard Reveals New Album Details

Swedish Viking/folk death metallers King Of Asgard have revealed the cover art and track listing for their upcoming debut album "Fi'mbulvintr," which is to be released August 16th via Metal Blade Records in Europe. The album artwork can be viewed here.

King of Asgard commented on the album: "Fi'mbulvintr is upon us! Fi'mbulvintr is upon Thee! The winter of three is near and with that comes the first born of King of Asgard. We are very pleased with what we've achieved in all aspects of this coming album. The whole production is really in the face, much thanks to Andy who easily understood us, getting the brutal and bombastic sound we wanted. Musically we're talking a blend of dark folk, death metal and so forth. Much reflected by our musical past. Straight forward, hard-hitting vs melody and settled melancholy.

"The lyrical approach comes mainly in ancestral portraits, Norse mythology, viking sagas and myths with the reflection of our personal ideals and touch. Three of them visited by guest Mr. Stefan Weinerhall. So this will surely be a package well worth to pick up. We hardly could have done this debut better, completed with the great artwork by Ola Larsson. It's cold, it's cold but we're heading home by the sounds that honour the Gods, by the sounds that trample the traitor! More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Displaying records 1 - 20 of 28 1 2 Last