Polish transgressive dark rock/metal trio Asgaard unveil a snippet of the title track from their seventh full-length album, »What If…«, set to release on March 4th, 2022 via Szataniec / WormHoleDeath.
Teaser by Via Nocturna.
Artwork by Bartłomiej Trzos.
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)
Courtesy of Solid Rock PR:
After 10 years break, in the first quarter of 2022 Polish band Asgaard will release long awaited new studio album.
Listen to the fragment of title track »What If…«.
»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
Cover artwork by Bartłomiej Trzos.
Band photo by Roman Baran.
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.
Every week, on the following Tuesday, a fragment of the next songs will be published on WormHoleDeath YouTube channel.
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)