GRAND MAGUS

Heavy Metal / Stoner Metal / Doom Metal • Sweden
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Grand Magus (formed in 1996) is led by one Janne Christofferson (better known as JB), who also fronts the mighty Spiritual Beggars. While the Beggars are more in the traditional Deep Purple/Mountain camp of early rock/metal, Grand Magus opts for a bluesy, stoner-laced doom vibe, heavy on the early Black Sabbath riffing and tempos, with JB's gruff, forceful vocals blending perfectly with the music. He was nominated 6th best international vocalist in the annual Burrn! Reader’s poll of Japan.

Bass and backing vocals are done by Fox Skinner, a founding member of Grand Magus, who is also bassist in Bajen Death Cult.

Sebastian "Seb" Sippola is the drummer, who joined Grand Magus in April 2006, also drummer in Plankton, ex-Fortune, ex-Four Sticks, ex-Southfork, ex-Glenn Hughes.

Fredrik 'Trisse' Liefvendahl played drums from 1996 to 2006.

Ludwig Witt is their current drummer
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GRAND MAGUS Grand Magus album cover 3.40 | 5 ratings
Grand Magus
Stoner Metal 2001
GRAND MAGUS Monument album cover 3.42 | 6 ratings
Monument
Doom Metal 2003
GRAND MAGUS Wolf's Return album cover 3.83 | 6 ratings
Wolf's Return
Heavy Metal 2005
GRAND MAGUS Iron Will album cover 4.10 | 10 ratings
Iron Will
Heavy Metal 2008
GRAND MAGUS Hammer of the North album cover 4.12 | 8 ratings
Hammer of the North
Heavy Metal 2010
GRAND MAGUS The Hunt album cover 4.08 | 6 ratings
The Hunt
Heavy Metal 2012
GRAND MAGUS Triumph and Power album cover 3.45 | 7 ratings
Triumph and Power
Heavy Metal 2014
GRAND MAGUS Sword Songs album cover 3.70 | 5 ratings
Sword Songs
Heavy Metal 2016
GRAND MAGUS Wolf God album cover 2.71 | 3 ratings
Wolf God
Heavy Metal 2019

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GRAND MAGUS It's Over / Twilight Train album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
It's Over / Twilight Train
Doom Metal 2001

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GRAND MAGUS Demo 1999 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Demo 1999
Heavy Metal 1999
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Demo
Stoner Metal 2000

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At Midnight They'll Get Wise
Heavy Metal 2010
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Hammer of the North
Heavy Metal 2010
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Triumph and Power
Heavy Metal 2013
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Forged In Iron - Crowned In Steel
Heavy Metal 2016

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GRAND MAGUS Wolf God

Album · 2019 · Heavy Metal
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Kev Rowland
Grand Magus are back, with the same line-up they have had for quite a long period of time now with Janne „JB“ Christoffersson (guitar, vocals) and Mats Fox Hedén Skinner (bass) having been there since the very beginning, and even “new boy” Ludwig Witt (drums) has been there since 2012. This time they decided to record in a different manner, as JB says, “We decided to let go of the current philosophy to record drums first and then bass and then guitar etc. This time, we met up, jammed and created together during the last six months with the goal to record basic tracks live.“

I have long been a fan of JB’s voice, and while this is their ninth studio album I think I have six of them, so am always intrigued to hear what they come up with, but to say this is something of a disappointment is an understatement. Straight forward metal, with some nods along the way to the likes of doom, this reminds me a great deal of a heavy take on Rainbow’s “The Shed (Subtle)”, while bands such as Rage and even Sabbath also get a look in. But, there is little here for the metalhead to really get into, and while the band may not be going through the motions it certainly feels like it at times. If it wasn’t for the powerful vocals, particularly on numbers such as “Brother of the Storm”, then I doubt I would have played it as much as I have. It’s not that it’s a bad album, but rather that for me it is just pretty boring. Next.

GRAND MAGUS Triumph and Power

Album · 2014 · Heavy Metal
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Kev Rowland
Back with their seventh studio album, the trio based around singer/guitarist JB Christoffersson have come back with something that is going to please all those who wish that traditional heavy metal was the musical form most in vogue instead of the multiple sub-genres it spawned. Along with bassist Fox Skinner and drummer Ludwig Witt, JB has created something that holds Manowar in awe, while also bringing in elements of Sabaton and Priest while also managing to throw in aspects of doom and stoner for good measure. It hits hard on the beat, with a real groove to the overall sound, yet definitely harkens back to the metal of thirty or forty years ago. That is one of the albums major strengths, but also in my ears one of the biggest downfalls. One of the reasons that metal split and fractured in so many ways is that bands wanted to do something in a different way, so going back to a more traditional sound means that in many ways this is dated, and not necessarily in a good way.

The production is very good on the vocals on the guitars and vocals, but the bass is too low in the mix and the drums too high, but JB keeps powering through and his vocals are the real highlight with loads of passion and emotion and plenty of breadth. I found this an enjoyable romp while playing it, but little here to make me want to do so repeatedly. It is a solid album, nothing more or less, and will undoubtedly please all the many fans of this Swedish group, but whether it will gain them many new ones remains to be seen. www.nuclearblast.de

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