Asgard was born in Treviso, Italy in 1986 and started as a popular local band before being signed by an Italian prog label. In 1987, Asgard released their first demo tape which was a major milestone and a year later signed signed with a Dutch label and was involved in a best of European prog groups compilation called- "Exposure 88"
In 1990 Asgard released their second demo-tape of live
In 1991, Asgard signed with German Label WMMS under the management of mainstay Peter Wustmann and the band finally released their first studio recording- `Gotterdammerung,' in 1991. The album was an eclectic combination of Italian symphonic music with neo-progressive influences while combining medieval and harmonic intensity
Esoteric Poem was released in 1993, beginning as an EP, it evolved into a short (35 minutes) CD release, which emphasized the melodic.
Thought he band's style has changed in every recording, they have never lost their base sound. Their third album- `Arkana,' with its darker moods contrasts with epic beauty.
In 1994 Asgard released their epic concept album- `Imago Mundi,' which was a journey though the medieval land full of fantasy creatures and places. The album was a critical success. A poor contractual situation caused the band `financial uncertainty.
Several years later, Asgard: Alberto Ambrosi (keyboards), Chris Bianchi d'Espinosa (bass), with added members- Andrea Stefani (guitar), Dietrich Kuhne (vocals), and Markus Hinzmann (drums) reformed the drum kit. The band toured extensively.
After 7 years of studio `idleness,' Asgard's `Drachenblut,' was released in 2000. More changes to the group's line-up ensued. Chris Bianchi d'Espinosa and Alberto Ambrosi were still the heart of the band, but drummer- Peter Bachmayer joined the group, along with Ivo Gallo on vocals and guitarist- Sergio Ghiotto. The album was another medieval influences Prog concept album.
After the compulsory "Dragon's Blood Tour" it is decided to look for permanent band members. Michael Brandt (drums) from Northern Germany is recorded for the second time at Asgard. After another line-up changes 2004 comes to the current line-up. The band is working on the new Ragnarøkkr albumt and plans to perform in the summer of 2005.