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GRAND MAGUS: Official ‘The Hunt’ Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for “The Hunt”, the title track of the new album from Swedish heavy rockers GRAND MAGUS, can be seen below. Due in Europe on May 25 via Nuclear Blast Records, the CD’s cover artwork was created by Arik Roper (CATHEDRAL, HIGH ON FIRE, SLEEP), who also handled the art on GRAND MAGUS“Iron Will” LP.

Commented GRAND MAGUS frontman Janne “J.B.” Christoffersson: “Arik Roper is a super-talented artist and we’ve had the pleasure of working with him before when he did the cover art for our album ‘Iron Will’. This time around with the overall feel and lyrical themes of our new album ‘The Hunt’, Arik was the perfect choice once again. We basicallly just gave him the title and he created one of the most haunting and suggestive images ever seen. He totally nailed what the album is all about. To say we are pleased is a gigantic understatement! This piece of art will stand the test of time and become classic.”

“The Hunt” track listing:

01. Starlight Slaughter (more…)


GRAND MAGUS: New Video Interview With JANNE ‘J.B.’ CHRISTOFFERSSON

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Steel And Fire recently conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Janne “J.B.” Christoffersson of Swedish heavy rockers GRAND MAGUS. You can now watch the chat below.

Due to family obligations and work commitments, drummer Sebastian “Seb” Sippola has left GRAND MAGUS. The new man behind the kit is Ludwig “Ludde” Witt (SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, FIREBIRD, SHINING).
Commented Sebastian: “It took a load off my mind that Ludwig was chosen because he is a friend of mine. By the way, honestly and objective: In my opinion Ludwig is the best replacement for me because he already knows J.B. and Fox [Skinner, bass] and he exactly knows which demands the drumming at GRAND MAGUS will make on him. They will be a great team and I’m really looking forward to see them live — though I have no idea, how my reaction will be in this situation.” (more…)


GRAND MAGUS Announces New Drummer

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Due to family obligations and work commitments, drummer Sebastian “Seb” Sippola has left Swedish heavy rockers GRAND MAGUS. The new man behind the kit is Ludwig “Ludde” Witt (SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, FIREBIRD, SHINING).

Commented Sebastian: “It took a load off my mind that Ludwig was chosen because he is a friend of mine. By the way, honestly and objective: In my opinion Ludwig is the best replacement for me because he already knows J.B. [guitarist/vocalist Janne Christoffersson] and Fox [Skinner, bass] and he exactly knows which demands the drumming at GRAND MAGUS will make on him. They will be a great team and I’m really looking forward to see them live — though I have no idea, how my reaction will be in this situation.”

Added J.B.: “When Sebastian told us that he wanted to concentrate on his family and thus leave the band, it was a tough blow. How to move (more…)


GRAND MAGUS: ‘The Hunt’ Cover Artwork Unveiled

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Swedish heavy rockers GRAND MAGUS will release their new album, “The Hunt”, in Europe on May 25 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD’s cover artwork was created by Arik Roper (CATHEDRAL, HIGH ON FIRE, SLEEP), who also handled the art on GRAND MAGUS“Iron Will” LP.

Commented GRAND MAGUS frontman Janne “J.B.” Christoffersson: “Arik Roper is a super-talented artist and we’ve had the pleasure of working with him before when he did the cover art for our album ‘Iron Will’. This time around with the overall feel and lyrical themes of our new album ‘The Hunt’, Arik was the perfect choice once again. We basicallly just gave him the title and he created one of the most haunting and suggestive images ever seen. He totally nailed what the album is all about. To say we are pleased is a gigantic understatement! This piece of art will stand the test of time and become classic.”
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GRAND MAGUS Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

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Swedish have rockers GRAND MAGUS have inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band’s new album, “The Hunt”, will be released at the end of May.

Commented GRAND MAGUS frontman Janne “J.B.” Christoffersson: “GRAND MAGUS have finally found their hailing port — we’ve wrapped up a deal with the mighty heavy metal label Nuclear Blast. By this, a new chapter will be opened, both in our band and in metal history. With ‘The Hunt’ we will consequently keep on marching down the metallic path we’ve started to pursue over the course of the past years. Be (more…)


Grand Magus: ‘At Midnight They’ll Get Wise’ Video Released

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“At Midnight They’ll Get Wise”, the new video from Swedish heavy rockers GRAND MAGUS, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band’s new album, “Hammer Of The North”, which was recently released via Roadrunner Records. The CD was recorded at 301 studios outside of Stockholm and features artwork by Necrolord.

The limited-edition CD+DVD version of “Hammer Of The North” features the following track listing:

Disc 1:

01. I, The Jury
02. Hammer Of The North
03. Black Sails
04. Mountains Be My Throne
05. Northern Star
06. The Lord Of Lies
07. At Midnight They’ll Get Wise
08. Bond Of Blood
09. Savage Tales
10. Ravens Guide Our Way

Disc 2:

01. Hammer Of The North
02. At Midnight They’ll Get Wise
03. Behind The Scenes (Video)
04. Track By Track (Video)
05. Private Talk (Video)

During the band’s 10-year history, GRAND MAGUS has released two demos, one split EP and five full-length albums, and has received overwhelmingly positive reviews throughout. Their previous opus, “Iron Will”, was voted “Album of The Month” in the German Metal Hammer and Rock Hard magazines.

Drawing hefty influences from the hand-on-heart grandeur of the NWOBHM and the inspirational mythology of their forbears, GRAND MAGUS is steeped in pre-Christian tales of triumph, vengeance, betrayal, wisdom and death. But GRAND MAGUS also stands for energetic live performances, as seen at last year’s European festivals such as Sweden Rock, Hellfest, Wacken, Summer Breeze and on tour in Europe with bands like AT THE GATES, CATHEDRAL, CANDLEMASS, TYRANT, SERPENTCULT and ELECTRIC WIZARD.


Grand Magus New Album Details And More

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GRAND MAGUS — the three-piece Swedish heavy rock band featuring “JB” Christofferson (guitar, lead vocals), Fox Skinner (bass, backing vocals) and Sebastian “Seb” Sippola (drums) — will release its new album, “Hammer Of The North”, on June 23 via Roadrunner Records. The CD was recorded at 301 studios outside of Stockholm and features artwork by Necrolord.

The limted-edition CD+DVD version of “Hammer Of The North” will feature the following track listing:

Disc 1:

01. I, The Jury
02. Hammer Of The North
03. Black Sails
04. Mountains Be My Throne
05. Northern Star
06. The Lord Of Lies
07. At Midnight They’ll Get Wise
08. Bond Of Blood
09. Savage Tales
10. Ravens Guide Our Way

Disc 2:

01. Hammer Of The North
02. At Midnight They’ll Get Wise
03. Behind The Scenes (Video)
04. Track By Track (Video)
05. Private Talk (Video)

Check out audio samples of the entire album at Amazon.de.

The “Hammer Of The North” video can be viewed below.

During the band’s 10-year history, GRAND MAGUS has released two demos, one split EP and four full-length albums, and has received overwhelmingly positive reviews throughout. Their last opus, “Iron Will”, was voted “Album of The Month” in the German Metal Hammer and Rock Hard magazines.

Drawing hefty influences from the hand-on-heart grandeur of the NWOBHM and the inspirational mythology of their forbears, GRAND MAGUS is steeped in pre-Christian tales of triumph, vengeance, betrayal, wisdom and death. But GRAND MAGUS also stands for energetic live performances, as seen at last year’s European festivals such as Sweden Rock, Hellfest, Wacken, Summer Breeze and on tour in Europe with bands like AT THE GATES, CATHEDRAL, CANDLEMASS, TYRANT, SERPENTCULT and ELECTRIC WIZARD.


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