Metal Blade Records launches pre-orders for upcoming KING OF ASGARD and NIGHTFALL releases
Pre-orders are now available for KING OF ASGARD’s 8/17 release Fi’mbulvintr HERE and NIGHTFALL’s 8/31 release Astron Black and the Thirty Tyrants HERE. Each page also houses a track off each bands’ upcoming album for those not already familiar with their music. NIGHTFALL’s first single off Astron Black and the Thirty Tyrants is ‘Astron Black’ and KING OF ASGARD’s first single off Fi’mbulvintr is ‘Einharjar.’
Since forming the band in the early 1990’s, NIGHTFALL frontman and mastermind Efthimis Karadimas has always strived to push the musical boundaries that the group explores, along with poetical written passages that intrigue the fatigue of a volatile nous. After a few lineup changes over the years, Efthimis Karadimas has reassembled his musical vehicle with a fresh crop of co-pilots to pull together the forthcoming Astron Black and the Thirty Tyrants, even branching out internationally for the first time. German drummer Jörg Uken (the mind behind Soundlodge Studios, Germany) brought his blend of thrash ‘n’ death pounding to the record while also handling production and engineering duties. Keyboardist Stathis Kassios provides an awe-inspiring layer of harmonious texture and accentuation that rushes the music into unexplored territory. Finally, American guitarist Evan Hensley delivers aggressive, precise riffing and melodic lead work, rich with texture and emotion. All of these new additions perfectly complement Karadimas’ full-force vocal delivery and trademark poetry to make Astron Black and the Thirty Tyrants the most ambitious offering in the history of the band.
For fans of Dark Tranquillity, Setherial, Arch Enemy, Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Soilwork, Amorphis, and Scar Symmetry
About KING OF ASGARD:
KING OF ASGARD was formed in 2008 by Karl Beckman when 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.
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!
For fans of Mithotyn, Amon Amarth, Primordial, Eluveitie, Turisas, Ensiferum, and Finntroll