Muspellheim was spawned in the fall of 2004 as a collaboration of experienced artists with extensive global roots and a who's who of Western Canada's extreme metal underground. These band features musicians previously associated with Soulscar, Abuse, Myopia, Ritual Demise, Tard and Crackwhore with most players displaying a plethora of live, studio and tour qualifications prior to the formation of Muspellheim. Various members have opened for the likes of Dimmu Borgir, Cannibal Corpse, Destruction, Therion, Blasphemy and Kreator among countless other high profile acts while fulfilling obligations concerning previous bands, and within 2 years of existence, Muspellheim has shared stages with the likes of Cryptopsy, Skinless, Exhumed, Neuraxis and Martyr, to name a few.
On January 5th, 2006, Muspellheim was chosen from 75 bands as winners of the first annual Long & McQuade Metal Fest contest sponsored by Jackson, Marshall, Yamaha, Digitech and Paiste. This event was judged by Gene Hoglan (Strapping Young Lad, Death, Dark Angel), Dean Maher (Engineer - Slayer), Devin Townsend (Strapping Young Lad, Steve Vai, Devin Townsend Band), Thor(Undisputed God of Metal) and Michael Wilton (Queensryche).
After putting in some hard time at Omega Media Core Studios, a full-length debut album 'Violent by Design' has been recorded and mixed, with Alan Douches of West West Side Music (Nile, Sepultura, Dillinger, Shadows Fall) adding the final mastering touch. Various co-op, mainstream and Internet radio appearances have followed the public release of 2 songs from the album, with hype and momentum continuing to build at an accelerated pace. Muspellheim is now seeking a reliable label to distribute this product as well as provide tour support and proper promotion to help propel this committed project to a professional level.