As of today, Swedish Viking metallers King of Asgard have dropped their new jam, “Remnant of the Past,” via Metal Insider. And what a damn fine track it is. Consisting of the black metal tinge that the band is known to have, there’s also copious amounts of the hallmark melodic death metal found in Arch Enemy or Amon Amarth. I really dig the marching breakdown played out by the bass guitar; it’s kind of badass.
Go check out “Remnant of the Past” and let us know your thoughts and feelings about it.
If you’re looking for more from the upcoming album, Karg, check out the equally impressive “The Runes of Hel” right below:
Karg sees the light of day on July 22, 2014, via Metal Blade Records. Album pre-orders can be made at: http://www.metalblade.com/kingofasgard/
Karg sees Andy LaRocque as King of Asgard’s producer at the infamous Sonic Train Studios. Comments Jonas Albrektsson and Karl Beckman:
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)
King of Asgard are:
Karl Beckman – Guitar, Vocals
Jonas Albrektsson – Bass
Lars G Tängmark – Guitar
Karsten Larsson – Drums
Rock Hard \m/