Swedish Viking metallers KING OF ASGARD recently finished recording their second album, “…To North”, at Sonic Train Studios in Varberg, Sweden with engineer Andy La Rocque (KING DIAMOND guitarist) at the helm. A July release via Metal Blade Records is expected.
The first in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the “…To North” recording sessions can be seen below.
Comments bassist Jonas Albrektsson: “The ‘…To North’ master sounds astonishing! Andy La Rocque made a great job on the production and the mastering along with Olof Berggren. It’s upright and powerful. We feel very proud of what we achieved on this recording and merely the sound of it makes it a worthy follow-up to the firstborn ‘Fi’mbulvintr’. Songs and sounds came out much as of what we planned, with power and a great variety. ‘…To North’ takes off pretty much where ‘Fi’mbulvintr’ left off, so to say, with a natural development, more varied songs and structures. It’s a development of our sound which will be recognized by old fans as well as bring some new ones to the horde. This time around I’ve been more involved in the writing process along with Karl, which kind of shines through, giving the songs a wider perspective. Expect some very strong songs on ‘…To North’, where epic meets with brutality! The lyrical theme this time is basically in the same vein but has different twists. Not as obvious as before. ‘…To North’ will make The Nine Worlds Burn… and Varberg was just left behind.”
Songtitles set to appear on “…To North” include “Gap Of Ginnungs”, “Plague-Ridden Rebirth”, “Nordvegr”, “Upon The Mountain” and “The Nine Worlds Burn”.
“…To North” is the first KING OF ASGARD album to feature second guitar player Lars Tängmark.
KING OF ASGARD is:
Karl Beckman – Vocals/Guitars
Lars Tängmark – Guitars
Jonas Albrektsson – Bass
Karsten Larsson – Drums