Swedish Viking black metal-tinged act, King of Asgard, have announced Karg as the title of their third album. Karg will be released the July 22nd, 2014 via Metal Blade Records and beginning today you can stream the first single “The Runes Of Hel” via YouTube – see below. Karg is the third album of King of Asgard, following Fi’mbulvintr, which was released in 2010 and …to North in 2012.
We recently had the opportunity to catch up with guitarist Johan Söderberg of fantasy/Viking/Norse mythology-inspired melodic death metal band Amon Amarth. He talked about the latest album, Deceiver of the Gods, the writing process involved, being from Sweden, and more. Enjoy!
Melodic death metal heroes Amon Amarth are pleased to unveil the details of their ninth studio album. Titled Deceiver of the Gods, the epic offering was recorded at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, UK, and produced, mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap (Opeth, Megadeth, Exodus, Arch Enemy, Killswitch Engage). The cover art was, once again, completed by Tom Thiel, and depicts a mythical battle between the Norse Gods Loki and Thor. Fans will also recognize a special appearance on this album with Messiah Marcolin (Candlemass) providing guest vocals for eighth song, “Hel.” Deceiver of the Gods will be released in North America via Metal Blade Records June 25th, in Europe June 21st/24th and Japan on June 26th.
Swedish Viking Metallers King of Asgard made an astonishing impact on the scene with their debut album Fi’mbulvintr, released in 2010. After playing a bunch of festivals and club shows in 2010 and 2011, King of Asgard are now ready to unleash their second album …to North. Recorded at the infamous Sonic Train Studios with engineer Andy LaRocque (King Diamond) at the helm …to North shows a band that has perfected it’s songwriting skills.