King Of Asgard set …To North release date and reveal guest musicians
have announced that their brand new album, ‘ ,’ will be released on the 27th July via Metal Blade.
The album will feature two guest musicians. The band comments: “First out is female vocalist Heléne Blad whom 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!”
Bassist Jonas Albrektsson comments on the recording process and what to expect from’ …To North’: “The ‘…To North’ master just arrived and it sounds astonishing! Andy LaRocque 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.”
First song titles include ‘Gap Of Ginnungs’, ‘Plague-Ridden Rebirth’, ‘Nordvegr’, ‘Upon The Mountain’ and ‘The Nine Worlds Burn’.