_Swedish Death Metal stalwarts Entrails smeer blood over the contract and sign to Metal Blade Records.
Formed in the 90s, but split up until 2008 when guitarist Jimmy Lundqvist rediscovered some old tapes. With modern technology, the first Entrails demo took shape. After releasing another demo in 2009 the band recorded and released their debut album 'Tales From The Morgue' in 2010.
Just a year later 'The Tomb Awaits' was released, an album that gained worldwide attention and was considered by many as the best death metal album of 2011!
Jimmy Lundqvist comments on the deal with Metal Blade: "Being on Metal Blade has been a dream since Slayer's Hell Awaits came out and given the chance to be there as well is just pure magic! It is with honourable excitement that we have signed to Metal Blade!"
Currently the band are finalising the songwriting process for their third studio album to be recorded during the summer."Our upcoming third opus is filled with old-school and rotten bastards of songs. Groovy and heavy like a pile of flesh that will be like a punch in your face. To us it's the perfect step from The Tomb Awaits album…beware!"
Joakim Svensson - vocals/bass
Jimmy Lundqvist ˆ guitar
Mathias Nilsson ˆ guitar
Adde Mitroulis - drums
Swedish Viking Metallers King Of Asgard have finished recording their second album '…to North' at Sonic Train Studios with engineer Andy LaRocque (KING DIAMOND) at the helm. The album will be released July 27th / 30th via Metal Blade Records.
The band has said that: "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 shares views 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."
Check out the first video trailer for the album here.
Karl Beckman ˆ vocals/guitars
Lars Tängmark - guitars
Jonas Albrektsson ˆ bass
Karsten Larsson - drums
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