Metal Blade Records has set an August 16 European release date for "Fi'mbulvintr", the debut album from the Swedish viking folk/death metal band KING OF ASGARD. The CD was recorded at Sonic Train studios in Varberg, Sweden with Andy La Rocque (KING DIAMOND) at the helm. The plan was to leave the studio with "twelve dirty folk-stinking songs mould in extreme metal, reminding of times of old," according to a press release.
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.
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