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KING OF ASGARD was formed in 2008 by Karl Beckman. He teamed up with long time absent fellow worker, Karsten Larsson, a former accomplice in the defunct viking horde, Mithotyn. As a result, after years apart, the decision was made to go back to their roots both musically as well as heading for their Norse heritage in lyrical approach.
With creativity flowing, numerous songs were written and on the 8th of January 2009 KING OF ASGARD entered Lotang Studio for the recording of the debut demo, the seven tracker, 'Prince Of Märings'. In late '09 J. Albrektsson joined the ranks on bass to further strengthen the line-up.
The three-piece now took serious form, rehearsing and composing new material as well as revisiting the old. In the meantime, the 'Prince Of Märings' release got well received all around and did in fact bring in a deal with Metal Blade Records.
KING OF ASGARD settled up and agreed on signing the deal just as 2009 turned into 2010. A great beginning of a new year and a perfect breeding ground for the KOA-foundation!
Determined to make the next album as best as it could be, KING OF ASGARD immediately checked studios out and ended up booking Sonic Train Studios with Andy La Rocque at the helm.
Recordings of the debut album of KING OF ASGARD took place in March of 2010. The scheme is to leave the studio with twelve dirty folk-stinking songs in the extreme metal realm.
KING OF ASGARD feature members of among other former/active acts such as Mithotyn, Falconer, Thy Primordial, Indungeon and Dawn and will be releasing their Metal Blade debut album in August, 2010!