King of the Distant Forest is the second studio album by the Viking metal band Mithotyn. Initially released on Invasion Records in 1997 and in the United States through Death Records (part of Metal Blade) featuring 11 songs and a purple cover. The album was re-issued a year later 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.