KING OF ASGARD: ‘The Nine Worlds Burn’ Video Released

“The Nine Worlds Burn”, the new video from Swedish Viking metallers KING OF ASGARD, can be seen below. The song comes off the band’s second album, “…To North”, which was recorded at Sonic Train Studios in Varberg, Sweden with engineer Andy La Rocque (KING DIAMOND guitarist) at the helm. A July 30 release via Metal Blade Records is expected.

Commented KING OF ASGARD: “Why look further, when one is surrounded by great artists? Again, KING OF ASGARD teamed up with the ‘Einhärjar’ video creator, Rickard Monéus, and the 1897 crew, including Andreas Edelönn. The production setup took place in the depths of a forest close to KING OF ASGARD‘s rehearsal lair. A late night in May — dusk and burdened raindrops. Perfect conditions for creating works of ruin. Searching to reflect the mythological end-of-this-world theme of ‘The Nine Worlds Burn’, Rickard and Andreas produced a video full of ritualistic and apocalyptic visuals that perfectly enhance the song’s sense of dread and destruction. A result we are all proud to present. That depict and burn the crust of the earth!”

“…To North” track listing:

01. Intro
02. The Nine Worlds Burn
03. The Dispossessed
04. Gap of Ginnungs
05. Bound to Reunite
06. Nordvegr
07. Up on the Mountain
08. Plague-ridden Rebirth
09. Harvest (The End)
10. …to North
11. Vinterskugge (European digipack bonus track)

“…To North” will feature two guest musicians. The band states: “First out is female vocalist Heléne Blad, who did a guest appearance on ‘Fi’mbulvintr’ as well. This time around she’s present on the album opener, ‘The Nine Worlds Burn’, doing an epic folk inspired vocal part. She’s been a longtime friend of the band and is a professionally schooled folk singer et cetera. She was also once, for a short while, the keyboardist of the KING OF ASGARD predecessor MITHOTYN. The second appearance on ‘…to North’ presents the extremely talented guitarist Jimmy Hedlund. Yet another friend known from bands such as FALCONER and SUPREME MAJESTY. He shreds two guitar solos on the song ‘Gap Of Ginnungs’. Least say, amazing stuff and truly breathtaking!”

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.”

“…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

 

 

 

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