Grand Magus to Digitally Release "Hammer of the North" on January 25
Wed, 01 Dec 2010 11:44:35
Attention all you young Turks that love the metal! Roadrunner Records is pleased to announce the digital release of Hammer of the North, the new album from Swedish power trio Grand Magus. The album will be released via digital platforms on January 25.
The band has just launched an , which will be available for the next 48 hours, so please take a listen to and enjoy this thunderous, riff-roaring song. I cannot stop cranking this. I want my speakers to rattle and the sub woofer to blow and this is the track to accomplish those lofty goals.
Grand Magus – vocalist/guitarist JB, bassist Fox and drummer Seb– signed to Roadrunner internationally last year. During their 10-year history, the band has released two demos, one split-EP and four full-length albums. Drawing hefty influences from the hand-on-heart grandeur of the NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) scene and the inspirational mythology of their forbearers, Grand Magus are steeped in pre-Christian tales of triumph, vengeance, betrayal, wisdom and death. Two horns up! Fuck yeah. Metal!!!!
In a statement, the band said, "We are thrilled with working with Roadrunner Records. We regard this both as a great sign of recognition and most importantly a chance for us to really push ourselves and the music to the point of perfection. We are confident that the team of us and Roadrunner will be something really special."
Did you download "I, Jury?" Did it make the paint on your walls chip from its doomtastic heaviness? Did you play it so loud the frames on your walls shook in fear?
—Frank TJ Mackey