Swedish viking metallers King of Asgard have announced their newest album Karg.
Karg is King of Asgard’s third album and will be unleashed on July 22.
The first single “The Runes of Hel” is streaming now.
Check out comments from bassist Jonas Albrektsson and guitarist/vocalist Karl Beckman and stream “The Runes of Hel” here.
“After well over a year of intensive writing, we finally reached the point where everything is put into finish. When countless hours of hard work and careful consideration has been completed. This completion, being our third album which at an early stage was titled to “Karg”, in English, “Barren”. A word which later on came to form the atmosphere of the whole album and a sense that meanders through more or less all the material. It’s darker, it is harsher and more stripped down than our previous releases. More mature, precise and well thought out. A challenge both for us as well as for the observer. Lyrically, we have come closer to our own immediate surrounding and ancestral heritage, based on old legends and tales from our home region, a tribute to our fair and historical countryside. Yet again everything was recorded and mixed in Sonic Train Studios with Andy LaRocque at the helm assisted by Olof Berggren. Even in the phase of recording we used the word Karg as a guideline… and thus, it is upon thee!”
“Karg” track listing:
01. The Runes of Hel
02. The Trickster
03. Highland Rebellion
04. Remnant of the Past
06. The Heritage Throne
09. Total Destruction (Bonus Track)