Swedish viking metallers King Of Asgard have released the first single from their upcoming July 31, 2012 Metal Blade release, …to North. The song is called “The Nine Worlds Burn” and has been unveiled along with the cover art and tracklisting for the album.
Click here to listen to “The Nine Worlds Burn” see a larger view of the artwork, and the tracklist.
Bassist Jonas Albrektsson recently commented 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.”
…to North will be the follow up to 2010′s Fi’mbulvintr and the recording debut of guitarist Lars Tängmark, formally of Mithotyn.
…to North tracklisting:
…to North track listing:
2 The Nine Worlds Burn
3 The Dispossessed
4 Gap of Ginnungs
5 Bound to Reunite
7 Up on the Mountain
8 Plague-ridden Rebirth
9 Harvest (The End)
10 …to North
11 Vinterskugge (Digi-CD bonus only in Europe!)