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There are at least 11 bands called Asgard.
The name comes from the Nordic myth of Asgard, the fortress of the Gods.

1 - A German RAC band. Project of Kai Freikorps.

2 - A German traditional heavy metal. The released their only full length album "Dark Horizons", in 1988. Tomi Göttlich was the bass player of band. The split-up just after the release of the album. Tomi left Asgard to join legendary heavy metal bend Grave Digger. In April, 2008 their album "Dark Horizons" was re-released with seven bonus tracks.

3 - French Progressive Folk-Rock band that played in the end of seventies and have recorded two albums (1976 - L'Hirondelle; 1978 - Tradition & Renouveau). The mebers are: Patic Grandepierre — guitar, vocal, William Lawday — bass, violin, Bernard, Darsh — percussion, vocal, flute, Guy Printemps – keyboards.

4 - A French band. They released their only full length, "To A Golden Age," in 1996.

5 - A band from Canada with Steve McDonald on drums (ex-Gorguts) who hanged himself in October 2002. He had been suffering from depression for many years.

6 - A neo-progressive rock/metal band hailing from Italy (1987-1995) and Germany (1995-present) with vocals in English. The music is a melodic mixture of power metal, classic, medieval music, folk and rock, with different structures, electric instruments as well as acoustic, short songs as well as ten-minute long tracks. All the members of Asgard have studied classical music and jazz. They've released five albums: GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG (1991), ESOTERIC POEM (1992), ARKANA (1992), IMAGO MUNDI (1993) and DRACHENBLUT (2000).

7 - A little known English band. They were one of the first bands to be signed by MOODY BLUES label Threshold and released one album in 1972, "In the Realm of Asgard."

8 - A Czech Black metal band active since 1987. They released 2 demos and 3 CDs so far. More info on them @ http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Asgard/12006

9 - A relatively unknown Dutch speed metal band, active in the mid-80s. They released two demos and an album called "In the Ancient Days" before splitting up.

10 - A Viking death metal band formed in Brežice, Slovenia. It started out on 3rd February 2007. They've changed a few members and played a few gigs. Their second demo - Thor's Hammer - came out in November 2008 and is available for download on Last.fm, Myspace.com and many other places.

11 - An Italian Speed Metal-band founded in 2003.

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