Metal Blade Records has announced the signing of Swedish Viking Folk/Death Metal band KING OF ASGARD for the European territory.
KING OF ASGARD was formed in 2008 by Karl Beckman (ex-MITHOTYN) after dissolving his latest musical projects. Teaming up with long time absent fellow worker, Karsten Larsson (FALCONER), once accomplice in the defunct vikinghorde Mithotyn. As a result, after years apart, 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 their seven-track demo Prince Of Märing at Lotang Studio that finally led to the deal with Metal Blade Records. In late 2009 Jonas Albrektsson joined the ranks on bass to strengthen the line-up further.
As we speak, King Of Asgard are busy recording their yet untitled debut album at Sonic Train Studio with Andy La Rocque (KING DIAMOND) at the helm. The scheme is to leave the studio with twelve dirty folk-stinking songs mould in extreme metal, reminding of times of old.
Comments King Of Asgard on the record deal with Metal Blade Records: "King of Asgard are very proud being signed under the banners of Metal Blade Records. Releasing records under such influential label will be an honour and we feel our future collaboration will be nothing but grandiose. We are very keen on seeing what this can bring us. So teaming up with Brian, Andreas and the rest of the Blade-staff is something we're easily throwing ourselves into and we're eagerly devoted on getting our debut out and heads rolling. Lets see if we can create a winter of three!"
King Of Asgard is featuring members of acts such as Mithotyn, Falconer, THY PRIMORDIAL, INDUNGEON and DAWN.
King Of Asgard:
Karl Beckman - guitar, vocals
Jonas Albrektsson - bass
Karsten Larsson - drums
The debut album from King Of Asgard will be released later this year.
For more info visit www.myspace.com/kingofasgardsweden.