KING OF ASGARD have released ‘frôðr’ as the first single taken from their forthcoming album “svartrviðr” (“black wood”), which is slated for release on May 28, 2021. The Swedish blackened death veterans also reveal cover art, tracklist, and further details of their fourth full-length.
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KING OF ASGARD comment: “The first single of our forthcoming album ‘svartriðr’ is called ‘frôðr’ and it is a typcial King of Asgard tune in classic epic length that includes all of our traditional ingredients”, remarks bass player Jonas Albrektsson. “The song represents our sonic vision of a sacrificial ritual, a glimpse of an ecstatic trance through a one-eyed point of view. The Old Icelandic word ‘frôðr’ means a ‘sage’ or a ‘wise’ as a noun. We give sound to the myth of the threefold death and self-sacrifice through which the god Óðinn finds the runes while hanging from the world-tree, pierced by his own spear. It is a symbolic suicide to gain knowledge and unlock cosmic secrets. In order to visualise the sound of ‘frôðr’, we recruited Jimmy Johansson from Super Lino Puro Productions, who provided brilliant images to the lyrics of ‘frôðr’ that now flicker in front of your eyes. Enjoy!”