Swedish blackened metallers King of Asgard have partnered with Metal Sucks for another chunk of new music premiering. You can listen to the new track Death And A New Sun below. The foursome will release a new EP titled Taudr on March 17th through their new home at Trollmusic. Produced by Magnus "Devo" Andersson (SubRosa, Marduk), it will serve as the follow-up to the band's 2014 album, Karg, and will be the first to feature new members Ted Sjulmark (guitar) and Matthias Westman (drums). Based on this song alone, it would seem the band is flying the same banner they have for years. And that's a good thing.
“‘Death and a New Sun’ is probably a very typical song for King of Asgard when considering our back catalog," bassist Jonas Albrektsson told Metal Sucks. "The thing is, and what is new, is that it has all the features in this one song. Something old, something new, something borrowed and something stolen. By combining very melodic and folkish parts with straight blackened metal, carefully arranged, it really enhances all of our typical elements and exalts in epic grimness, reflecting to the very end. We’ve also featured two guest appearances in this song: the intro is performed on hurdy-gurdy by Mikael Lindström, and there’s a speech from the poem “Völuspá” by Eldar ‘Vikingskog,’ So, all in all, not much more to mention but letting you delve together with us into the dark past of the Norse. A song we’re extremely proud of to present to thee, containing three languages, solos, guests and classic King of Asgard crafts within six minutes. Lean back and hark… and with this fresh in mind, beware of : t a u d r :“
Pre-orders for Taudr can be found in CD and LP format at this location.
((via Metal Sucks))