|King of the Distant Forest|
|studio album by Mithotyn|
|Recorded||November 1997 at Los Angered Recording|
|Genre||Viking metal |
|Producer||Andy LaRocque |
|In the Sign of the Ravens
|King of the Distant Forest
|Gathered Around the Oaken Table |
King of the Distant Forest is the second studio album by the Swedish viking metal band, Mithotyn.
Initially released on Invasion Records in 1998 and in the United States through Death Records (part of Metal Blade) featuring 11 songs and a purple cover.
The album was re-issued later that year on the same label with different artwork in a digipak. The cover was based on the original purple cover, only with more details and in color. This also included five bonus tracks. Four of these were featured on the band's earlier demo, Meadow in Silence.
A Japanese release through Soundholic featured three of those bonus tracks (the remaining two were issued on their release of In the Sign of the Ravens).
In 2002, Karmageddon Records released the album again featuring different cover artwork entirely but did not have the bonus tracks.
|1.||"King of the Distant Forest"||05:19|
|3.||"From the Frozen Plains"||05:49|
|4.||"On Misty Pathways"||05:13|
|6.||"Trollvisa" ("The Troll Song")||01:53|
|7.||"Under the Banner"||05:36|
|10.||"Masters of Wilderness"||05:41|
|11.||"In a Time of Tales"||03:33|
- Limited digipack edition bonus tracks
|14.||"In the Bower of Shadows"||02:59|
|15.||"Meadow in Silence"||01:09|
|16.||"As Brothers Now Bonded"||05:18|
- The last 4 tracks are taken from the Meadow in Silence demo
- Stefan Weinerhall - guitars, vocals (choirs)
- Karl Beckmann - guitars, keyboards, vocals (choirs)
- Rickard Martinsson - lead vocals, bass
- Karsten Larsson - drums
Additional personnel and staff
- Andy LaRocque - producer, mixing, engineering
- Ola Larsson - logo
- Fredrik Rydberg - photography
- M.M. - cover art (first press)