Swedish Viking black metal-tinged act, KING OF ASGARD are set to release their third album "Karg" July 22nd, 2014 via Metal Blade Records. Visit metalblade.com/kingofasgard to stream the first single "The Runes Of Hel" and pre-order your copy of the album.
Today the band is
premiering another track from "Karg." The song entitled "Remant
of the Past" is being streamed exclusively by Metal Insider. Check out the
song and an exclusive interview with the band HERE.
"Karg" is the third album of
KING OF ASGARD, following "Fi'mbulvintr", which was released in
2010 and "…to North" in 2012. "Karg" has again been
recorded with Andy LaRocque at the infamous Sonic Train Studios. Comments Jonas
Albrektsson and Karl Beckman: "After well over a year of intensive writing,
we finally reached the point where everything is put into finish. When countless
hours of hard work and careful consideration has been completed. This
completion, being our third album which at an early stage was titled to "Karg",
in English, "Barren". A word which later on came to form the atmosphere of the
whole album and a sense that meanders through more or less all the material.
It's darker, it is harsher and more stripped down than our previous releases.
More mature, precise and well thought out. A challenge both for us as well as
for the observer. Lyrically, we have come closer to our own immediate
surrounding and ancestral heritage, based on old legends and tales from our home
region, a tribute to our fair and historical countryside. Yet again everything
was recorded and mixed in Sonic Train Studios with Andy LaRocque at the helm
assisted by Olof Berggren. Even in the phase of recording we used the word Karg
as a guideline… and thus, it is upon thee!"
The band's two previous,
critically acclaimed albums are available worldwide on Metal Blade Records.
Listen to the band on iTunes and Spotify to hear what Terrorizer Magazine called "intense
blackened folk metal".
"Karg" track listing:
Runes of Hel
02. The Trickster
03. Highland Rebellion
04. Remnant of
06. The Heritage Throne
09. Total Destruction (Bonus Track)
Karl Beckman - Guitar, Vocals
Jonas Albrektsson - Bass
G Tängmark - Guitar
Karsten Larsson - Drums