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_The promising Swedish Viking boy-band (hate 'here') King Of Asgard have just finalised the touches on their sophomore album '...To North!' at the Sonic Train Studio with maestro engineer Andy LaRocque (King Diamond).
Jonas Albreksson (bass) had this to say in respect of recording and what fans should expect from their second outing:
"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."
Exclusively released, the first song titles feature 'Gap Of Ginnungs', 'Plague-Ridden Rebirth', 'Nordvegr', 'Upon The Mountain' and 'The Nine Worlds Burn'.
The album will be the first King Of Asgard album to feature second guitarist Lars Tängmark and will be scheduled to be released in July 2012.
KING OF ASGARD is:
Karl Beckman – vocals/guitars
Lars Tängmark - guitars
Jonas Albrektsson – bass
Karsten Larsson - drums
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