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Grand Magus

Formed: 1996
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Grand Magus News

Below is our complete Grand Magus news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Get With The Metal: Graspop & Hellfest Live Stream

The annual Graspop Festival (from Belgium) and Hellfest (from France) are in full stream this week and throughout the weekend. Both have live streams available.

As for Graspop, you can check out two channels of live metal at this location.

Among the many acts to check out: Arcturus, Heaven Shall Burn, Moonspell, Dark Funeral,
God Dethroned, Dropkick Murphys, Steak, Sacred Reich and much more.

As for Hellfest, there is a page with multiple live streams for each day and stage, which can be accessed over here.

Among the many acts to check out:

Today (06/17/2016) (all times in CET):

18h35 Inquisition
19h30 Sacred Reich
20h30 Korpiklaani
21h35 Overkill
22h40 Aura Noir
23h45 Testament
00h45 Abbath More...

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Grand Magus Premieres New Song

Heavy metal outfit Grand Magus premieres a new song entitled "Forged In Iron - Crowned In Steel", taken from the upcoming new album "Sword Songs", which will be out in stores May 13 through Nuclear Blast.

Check out now "Forged In Iron - Crowned In Steel" below.

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Grand Magus Posts Track-By-Track Video

Grand Magus just released a second track-by-track video discussing upcoming Nuclear Blast Records album "Sword Songs."

The previously posted 1st clip in the series is still online here and you can catch part 2 in the YouTube player below.

These Swedish riff lords will officially release new studio effort "Sword Songs" on May 13th, 2016. The full track listing is as follows:

01. Freja's Choice
02. Varangian
03. Forged In Iron - Crowned In Steel
04. Born For Battle (Black Dog Of Brocéliande)
05. Master Of The Land
06. Last One To Fall
07. Frost And Fire
08. Hugr
09. Everyday There's A Battle To Fight
Bonus Tracks (digipak only)
10. In For The Kill
11. Stormbringer (Deep Purple Cover)

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Grand Magus Posts Track Breakdown Video

The Swedish riff lords from Grand Magus are set to release their new studio album "Sword Songs" on May 13th through Nuclear Blast.

In celebration of the new album, the band just released the the first track-by-track video via YouTube today. Check it out below.

Grand Magus also recently released a lyric video of the new single "Varangian," which can be viewed here. The song is available as an instant grat track when you pre-order "Sword Songs" via iTunes. More...

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Grand Magus Releases "Varangian" Single

The Swedish riff lords from Grand Magus are set to release their new studio album "Sword Songs" on May 13th through Nuclear Blast.

In celebration of the new album, the band released the track "Varangian" as a digital single today. Listen in below, and you can order the single right here.

Band mastermind JB commented: "Metalheads! Grang Magus are back. We are proud to unleash this iron-clad anthem, we give you... VARANGIAN!" More...

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Grand Magus Releasing New Album

The Swedish riff lords from Grand Magus have announced their new studio album "Sword Songs" will be released on May 13th through Nuclear Blast. cover artwork was created by acclaimed artist Anthony Roberts and band mastermind JB commented:

“We put all of our sweat, blood and tears into this new album and I think that you can hear that. For me, 'Sword Songs' is the best Grang Magus album ever! The new songs are faster and more aggressive than on 'Triumph And Power' - and we have also included some more extreme and harder stuff. I’m convinced that there are some future classics on the disc!"

"Sword Songs" was produced by Nico Elgstrand at Studio Supa in Stockholm, Sweden. The album was mixed by Roberto Laghi (Oral Majority Records, Gothenburg) and mastered by Svante Forsbäck (Chartmakers, Helsinki).

01. Freja's Choice
02. Varangian
03. Forged In Iron - Crowned In Steel
04. Born For Battle (Black Dog Of Brocéliande)
05. Master Of The Land
06. Last One To Fall
07. Frost And Fire
08. Hugr
09. Everyday There's A Battle To Fight
Bonus Tracks (digipak only)
10. In For The Kill
11. Stormbringer (Deep Purple Cover) More...

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Avatarium To Play Stockholm Rocks

Doom metal outfit Avatarium has been added to the Stockholm Rocks Festival 2016 bill, set to take place May 7th, 2016 at Debaser Medis in Sweden.

This is the first live show ever in Stockholm for Avatarium, joining the previously announced Inglorious and Grand Magus, with more names to be announced soon.

The organizers of the Stockholm Rocks Festival have also made a playlist fan fans to check out at Spotify here. More...

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Grand Magus Posts New Clip "Steel Versus Steel"

Swedish heavy rockers Grand Magus' new video "Steel Versus Steel" can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's 7th album "Triumph And Power."

States the band: "Once again we worked with Nico Elgstrand as producer, a tradition that started with 'Hammer Of The North' back in 2010. This is our strongest album yet. It has the northern feel, it has the power and the melody that has become our mark of excellence. Fans of true metal will take this album to their hearts."

UK fans can catch Grand Magus on the following dates:

Dec 9th – London, Forum
Dec 10th – Glasgow, O2 ABC
Dec 11th – Dublin, Academy
Dec 12th – Birmingham, O2 Academy
Dec 13th – Manchester, Academy More...

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Grand Magus Streaming Full Album

The new album from the Swedish riff lords in Grand Magus, titled "Triumph And Power," is out now!

The entire release can now be heard in the player below, thanks to Classic Rock Magazine. Nuclear Blast also comments:

"With their seventh studio album, the metal purists manage to better their highly celebrated 2012 masterpiece 'The Hunt' easily. The guitars roar, the rhythm front around the drummer Ludwig grooves as hell and JB outgrows himself as far as the vocals are concerned. Thus, the trio has created a phenomenal and impressive heavy metal opus!" More...

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Grand Magus Streaming "Steel Versus Steel"

Swedish riff lords Grand Magus have made the track "Steel Versus Steel" available for streaming below, courtesy of Noisey.Vice.com.

The track comes from the upcoming seventh studio album "Triumph and Power," which is set to be released on January 31st (Europe), February 3rd (UK) and February 4th, 2014 (N. America) via Nuclear Blast. The full track listing is as follows:

1. On Hooves Of Gold
2. Steel Versus Steel
3. Fight
4. Triumph And Power
5. Dominator
6. Arv
7. Holmgång
8. The Naked And The Dead
9. Ymer
10. The Hammer Will Bite
11. Blackmoon (Bonus Track) More...

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Grand Magus Posts Third Track-By-Track Video

Sweden's Grand Magus released the third part in a series of track-by-track videos leading up to the new release "Triumph And Power" this month. The video features mainman JB Christoffersson's commentary on the tracks "The Naked And The Dead," "Ymer" and "The Hammer Will Bite." "Triumph And Power" hits stores and digital outlets on January 31st (EU), February 3rd (UK) & February 4th (USA) via Nuclear Blast Records.

Previous track-by-track parts can be viewed both here and over here.

The full track listing of the album is:

1. On Hooves Of Gold
2. Steel Versus Steel
3. Fight
4. Triumph And Power (see lyric video)
5. Dominator
6. Arv
7. Holmgång
8. The Naked And The Dead
9. Ymer
10. The Hammer Will Bite
11. Blackmoon (Bonus Track)

Check out the third track-by-track video here: More...

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Grand Magus Posts Second Track-By-Track Video

Swedish riff lords Grand Magus offer a foretaste of upcoming seventh studio album “Triumph and Power," in the form of the second part of a series of track-by-track videos. Check out part two below, or you can see the previous entry at this location.

“Triumph and Power” was recorded at Studio Sweetspot in Halmstad, Sweden this past September with producer Nico Elgstrand and engineer Staffan Karlsson. Artwork was handled this time around by Anthony Roberts. The track listing is as follows:

1. On Hooves Of Gold
2. Steel Versus Steel
3. Fight
4. Triumph And Power
5. Dominator
6. Arv
7. Holmgång
8. The Naked And The Dead
9. Ymer
10. The Hammer Will Bite
Bonus:
11. Blackmoon

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Grand Magus Posts Track-By-Track Video #1

Sweden's Grand Magus released the first part in a series of track-by-track videos leading up to the new release "Triumph and Power" next month. The video features mainman JB Christoffersson explaining the first three tracks "On Hooves of Gold," "Steel Versus Steel" and "Fight." The album drops on January 31st (EU), February 3rd (UK) & February 4th (USA) via Nuclear Blast Records.

The full track listing is:

1. On Hooves Of Gold
2. Steel Versus Steel
3. Fight
4. Triumph And Power (see lyric video)
5. Dominator
6. Arv
7. Holmgång
8. The Naked And The Dead
9. Ymer
10. The Hammer Will Bite
11. Blackmoon (Bonus Track)

Check out the clip here: More...

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Grand Magus Releases "Trumph & Power" Lyric Video

Swedish doom/traditional metal act Grand Magus released a lyric video for the new track "Triumph & Power." The song is the title track to the upcoming new album, which is set for release on January 31st (EU), February 3rd (UK) and February 4th (USA) via Nuclear Blast.

The track list for "Triumph And Power" is:

1. On Hooves Of Gold
2. Steel Versus Steel
3. Fight
4. Triumph And Power
5. Dominator
6. Arv
7. Holmgång
8. The Naked And The Dead
9. Ymer
10. The Hammer Will Bite
11. Blackmoon (Bonus Track)

Check out "Triumph & Power" here: More...

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Grand Magus Posts Album Trailer

Grand Magus will release new album "Triumph & Power" via Nuclear Blast on January 31st, 2014. A teaser trailer for the release can be found below, and the track list for "Triumph And Power" is as follows:

1. On Hooves Of Gold
2. Steel Versus Steel
3. Fight
4. Triumph And Power
5. Dominator
6. Arv
7. Holmgång
8. The Naked And The Dead
9. Ymer
10. The Hammer Will Bite
11. Blackmoon (Bonus Track)

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Grand Magus Details New Album "Triumph & Power"

Swedish metal act Grand Magus has detailed its latest slab of doom/traditional metal, which will be entitled "Triumph & Power." The album is set for release via Nuclear Blast on January 31, 2014.

Commented the band: “'Triumph And Power' has been completed. It's a metal triumph of Viking power!!! Once again we worked with Nico Elgstrand as producer, a tradition that started with 'Hammer Of The North' back in 2010. This is our strongest album yet, it has the northern feel, it has the power and the melody that has become our mark of excellence. Fans of true metal will take this album to their hearts. To top everything off, we have the striking and epic artwork of Anthony Roberts. The album cover perfectly captures the work on this album and GRAND MAGUS as a band. Stay true! GM”

The track list for "Triumph And Power" is:

1. On Hooves Of Gold
2. Steel Versus Steel
3. Fight
4. Triumph And Power
5. Dominator
6. Arv
7. Holmgång
8. The Naked And The Dead
9. Ymer
10. The Hammer Will Bite
11. Blackmoon (Bonus Track) More...

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Grand Magus Announces Tour With Zodiac

With the upcoming releases of both Swedish rifflords Grand Magus and Icelandic classic rock newcomers The Vintage Caravan scheduled for release at the beginning of 2014, the two groups now reveal news on a mutual European tour in March.

Joining in as well for the “Rock Revelation Tour 2014” will be Norwegian act Audrey Horne and Germany's Zodiac.

Grand Magus will be leading the pack as the band's new album will hit the shelves on January 31st, 2014 via Nuclear Blast. Footage from the band's time in the studio can be found right here. Catch the "Rock Revelation" tour on these dates: More...

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Grand Magus Posts Second Studio Report On New LP

Swedish doom act Grand Magus posted the second in a series of video studio reports on the recordings of the upcoming, yet untitled, new album. The album is targeted for release in 2014 via Nuclear Blast. The second installment features bassist fox Skinner.

Check out the video here:

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Grand Magus Posts First Studio Report On New LP

Swedish doom act Grand Magus has posted the first video report on the upcoming new album, the follow up to last year's offering "The Hunt" (see review here). The yet untitled release is targeted for release in 2014 via Nuclear Blast. The first report is from drummer Ludwig Witt, who introduces you to the studio and describes his drum kit.

Check out the video here:

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Grand Magus Enters The Studio

The Swedish riff lords in Grand Magus have just started to record the follow-up to last year’s "The Hunt." After finishing up demoing and a pre-production phase, the band entered the recording state at the beginning of September.

Grand Magus has once again engaged with Nico Elgstrand as a producer, who already had his hands on the controllers for "The Hunt," as well as the engineering force of Staffan Karlsson at Studio Sweetspot in Halmstad, who has worked with Arch Enemy and he mixed the most recent record from Spiritual Beggars.

Commented drummer Ludwig “Ludde” Witt: "The time has come! Warriors! Things have been quiet around here recently, you know us well enough to know that we haven't been sitting around idly though... We have finished writing our new album and we enter the studio!!! Monday the 2 of September marks the start of our new journey. The result will be something to behold. That is a promise. You want something heavy? You'll get it. This will be our strongest album to date.”

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