Polish transgressive dark rock/metal band Asgaard has announced their seventh full-length album, »What If…«, set to release on March 4th, 2022 via Szataniec / WormHoleDeath.
Says the band: “Ladies and gents, we’re proud to announce that we’ve teamed up with Szataniec and Wormholedeath for the release of Asgaard’s newest, 7th full-length record titled »What If…«. While Szataniec is taking care of the album’s physical formats, WormHoleDeath will be marketing the album worldwide and will handle its digital release via The Orchard Inc. / Sony Music Entertainment. Out 4th of March 2022.”
02. Creeping Miss Lunacy
03. Sny na jawie
04. Horizon Upside Down
05. What If…
06. Blind Man’s Buff
07. W sercu nieświata
08. Not Ever Again!
09. Sny na jawie (radio cut) (bonus track)
10. W sercu nieświata (radio cut) (bonus track)
Cover artwork by Bartłomiej Trzos.
Band photo by Roman Baran.
Courtesy of Solid Rock PR:
Hailing from Poland, transgressive dark rock/metal band Asgaard are glad to announce the signing with WormHoleDeath for their new album »What If…« due for release in 2022.
Metamorphosis, constant evolution and stylistic unpredictability – amalgamation of these three phrases has become signature quality of Asgaard’s body of work. The band exists and has been present in the scene for 25 years. Due to bold and widely controversial records the band is often considered as one of the most visionary in Poland’s entire gothic/rock/metal genre.
»What If…« is the brand new, seventh album in the band’s career and a follow-up to a critically acclaimed »Stairs To Nowhere«. This time around, Asgaard reinvents its formula and the album is the first ever of their releases to feature more rock-oriented sound, rather that straight-up metal one. »What If…« is the very first record in band’s discography with songs composed in more traditional way, full of beautiful melodies and grand, epic choruses. Band enters another novel territory – two out of eight songs on the album are sung in Polish, which language native to the members of the group. Additionally, Asgaard included stylistic features of the broad genre of electronic music in the intricately structured new songs. New album still retains characteristic sense of romance and nostalgia, present in the band’s outputs since the beginning. Such emotional load brings to mind bands like Katatonia, Amorphis, Moonspell, Opeth, Anathema. »What If…« is a triumphant return of Poland’s rock/metal avant-garde.
Photo by Roman Baran
Album »What If…« will be released:
• February 18th, 2022 as digital with cooperation of WormHoleDeath / The Orchard Inc. / Sony Music Entertainment
• March 4th, 2022 on physical format with Polish label Szataniec
Przemysław “Quazarre” Olbryt – Vocals
Bartłomiej “Hetzer” Kostrzewa – Guitars
Wojciech “Flumen” Kostrzewa – Synth, Samples, FX, additional drums programming
Alvern (Orchivion) – Drums (session)
Przemysław Nowak – Bass (session)