With last years’ successfully charting masterpiece »The Hunt« as the inevitable comparison for any record to follow, Swedish riff gods GRAND MAGUS now unveil the first details of their soon to be conceived mind child. Titled»Triumph And Power«, album number seven is set to be released on January 31, 2014 via Nuclear Blast.
The tracklist of »Triumph And Power« reads as follows:
1. On Hooves Of Gold
2. Steel Versus Steel
4. Triumph And Power
8. The Naked And The Dead
10. The Hammer Will Bite
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”
Also enjoy the 3rd part of the band’s studio report, this time featuring JB: http://youtu.be/6U-lCOnpLgQ
The Swedish trio 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 asBLACK 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. Their most current output »The Hunt« was not only amongst the nominees for “Best Album” at this years’ edition of Metal Hammer Awards, but also landed the following chart entries upon its release: #12 of the UK Rock charts, #42 in Germany, #6 of the Sweden Rock/Metal charts, #68 in Austria and #76 in Switzerland.
»Triumph And Power will surely turn out to be another powerful triumph in the history of GRAND MAGUS!