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.