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10.11.2017 - Köln
Sword Songs Tour 2017
With the 2012 charting masterpiece »The Hunt«, Swedish riff gods GRAND MAGUS are about to live up to their own success with the upcoming new record.
The Stockholm based trio has re-entered Studio Sweetspot in Halmstad right after finishing up demoing and a pre-production phase in early September 2013. For the best possible result GRAND MAGUS have 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, who has worked with ARCH ENEMY and has mixed the most recent record of SPIRITUAL BEGGARS.
GRAND MAGUS was founded by JB Christofferson (vocals/guitars) and Mats “Fox” Skinner (bass) in 1996. Two years later, Fredrik “Trisse” Liefvendahl joined in on the drums and the first two demos were released. In November of 2001 the self-titled debut album – obviously inspired by the late creative period of bands such as BLACK SABBATH or DEEP PURPLE - was published on the European and US market. »Monument« (2003) and »Wolf’s Return« (2005) followed, receiving but praiseful press reactions. On their fourth studio outcome, »Iron Will« (2008) GRAND MAGUS present a redefined style and grand expertise, still acknowledging their own roots, gaining perfect scores with the music press again and being entitled the soundcheck winner with German Metal Hammer.
The Swedes’ most current output »The Hunt« was not only amongst the nominees for “Best Album” at this years’ edition of Metal Hammer Awards, furthermore JB Christofferson was also listed for the ”God Of Riffs”-Award – an honorary title he has been holding ever since.
And to top it all, »The Hunt«, which was unleashed May 25, 2012 via Nuclear Blast, went hunting around the European charts, succeeding with the following entries: #12 of the UK Rock charts, #42 in Germany, #6 of the Sweden Rock/Metal charts, #68 in Austria and #76 in Switzerland.
Album number seven has been giving the meaningful name »Triumph And Power«. To present the new creation, GRAND MAGUS will hit the road alongside Icelandic label mates THE VINTAGE CARAVAN for the “Rock Revelation Tour 2014”.
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