Swedish viking folk/death metal band KING OF ASGARD recently completed work on its debut album, "Fi'mbulvintr", for a tentative August European release via Metal Blade Records.
Commented the band: "It's been a while now and the debut album was recorded way back now.
"On the 19th of March, KING OF ASGARD went their way to Varberg, Sweden, and Sonic Train Studios. The recording was done during two intense weeks with Andy La Rocque [KING DIAMOND guitarist] as engineer and co-producer. We worked really hard, nights and days, using both A and B studios for the ultimate outcome of our stay. All of us with the aim to make this release as satisfying as possible, leaving nothing to chance. Thirteen songs were nailed on track, including intro and outro. The arrangements are well thought through and the vocal tracks being laid down with a lot of thought behind. The production has a somewhat organic sound to it, simple and raw, yet allowing everything shine through and bring the production to its full justice.
"Both recording, mixing and mastering took place at Sonic Train Studios and we had eyes and ears to it all the way, along with the great support and professionalism from Andy La Rocque. So with all efforts put down in this we are very proud and anxious to get this out and see from where to start."
KING OF ASGARD was formed in 2008 by Karl Beckman (ex-MITHOTYN) after he dissolved his latest musical projects. He teamed up with Karsten Larsson (FALCONER), a one-time accomplice in the defunct viking horde MITHOTYN, and the decision was made to go back to their roots both musically as well as heading for their Norse heritage in lyrical approach. With creativity flowing, numerous songs were written and KING OF ASGARD recorded a seven-track demo, "Prince Of Märing", at Lotang Studio. In late 2009 Jonas Albrektsson joined the ranks on bass to strengthen the lineup further.
KING OF ASGARD features members of such acts as MITHOTYN, FALCONER, THY PRIMORDIAL, INDUNGEON and DAWN.
KING OF ASGARD is:
Karl Beckman - Guitar, Vocals
Jonas Albrektsson - Bass
Karsten Larsson - Drums
For more information, visit www.kingofasgard.com.