Swedish Viking black metal-tinged act, KING OF ASGARD are set to release their third album “Karg” July 22nd, 2014 via Metal Blade Records. Visit metalblade.com/kingofasgard to stream the first single “The Runes Of Hel” and pre-order your copy of the album.
Today KING OF ASGARD debuts a new video from the record for the song “The Runes of Hel”. Decibel Magazine’s Deciblog is hosting an exclusive premirere of the video HERE.
The video was directed by Rickard Moneus, the band comments: “‘The Runes of Hel’ was shot at the location of Vadstena Castle, inside one out of four circular cannon turrets. Vadstena Castle is a former Royal Castle and fortress built by King Gustav I of Sweden (Gustav Vasa) in 1545. Vadstena being the city where both Karl and Jonas were born and forged. Somewhat the perfect place for a video to be shot. Thus, one night in May, the key to the city of Vadstena was lent to King of Asgard. A long and late evening, in authentic setting with history’s rugged wing beats embracing. Breathing the past and standing on undisturbed soil among ghouls and phantoms. A location harsh, barren and cold as carved for the finalization of “The Runes of Hel”!As in customary and traditional arrangement Rickard Monéus (1897.se), our true companion in arms, handled the photography and the completion of this piece. Assisted by our fellow thrall Petter Fredriksson. Lean back and soak yourselves, as we present to thee; ‘The Runes of Hel’!”
The song entitled “Remant of the Past” can be streamed HERE.
“Karg”is the third album of KING OF ASGARD, following “Fi’mbulvintr”, which was released in 2010 and “…to North” in 2012. “Karg”has again been recorded with Andy LaRocque at the infamous Sonic Train Studios.
The band’s two previous, critically acclaimed albums are available worldwide on Metal Blade Records. Listen to the band on iTunes and Spotify to hear what Terrorizer Magazine called “intense blackened folk metal”.
“Karg” track listing:
1 The Runes of Hel
2 The Trickster
3 Highland Rebellion
4 Remnant of the Past
6 The Heritage Throne
9 (bonus track) Total Destruction
KING OF ASGARD:
Karl Beckman – Guitar, Vocals
Jonas Albrektsson – Bass
Lars G Tängmark – Guitar
Karsten Larsson – Drums