Sunday, November 4, 2007

Grand Magus

Grand Magus really impressed me about a year or so ago, when I was viewing metal videos on YouTube. They are a very heavy power trio from Sweden who will make all metalheads happy with their skull-crunching brand of stoner and doom-based metal. I currently own two of the albums, Grand Magus and Monument, and they're both excellent.

Grand Magus was started in 1996 by Janne "JB" Christoffersson, singer for The Spiritual Beggars, and Fox, bass player for Bajen Death Cult. Drummer, Sebastian, joined in 2006. The band signed with Rise Above Records in 2001.

In the Beggars, JB only does vocals, but in Grand Magus he handles vocals and all the guitar work and both are awesome. He reminds me a lot of Scott "Wino" Weinrich in this regard.

Grand Magus entered the studio in Stockholm on October 13 of this year to begin work on the fourth album. Check out a few of their songs at their MySpace page.

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