Grand Magus

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Grand Magus
Grand Magus – Headbangers Open Air 2014 01.jpg
Background information
Origin Stockholm, Sweden
Genres Heavy metal, doom metal, stoner metal
Years active 1996–present
Labels Roadrunner Records
Associated acts Spiritual Beggars, Abramis Brama, Bajen Death Cult, Fortune, Four Sticks, Southfork, Plankton, Ayreon
Website www.grandmagus.com
Members Janne JB Christoffersson
Fox [Skinner]
Ludde
Past members Sebastian "SEB" Sippola
Fredrik "Trisse" Liefendahl (Abramis Brama)

Grand Magus are a heavy metal band from Stockholm, Sweden.

History[edit]

Grand Magus was formed by former Cardinal Fang vocalist Janne "JB" Christoffersson and bassist Fox.[1] They soon teamed up with drummer Fredrik "Trisse" Liefvendahl and recorded a three track demo. This recording led to an appearance on the Waterdragon Records compilation, Greatest Hits Vol. 1 (2000). After this compilation they put out a split 7" with Spiritual Beggars (who JB would later join) on Southern Lord Records. This split was followed closely by their debut album, Grand Magus (2001), on Rise Above Records. Two more albums would follow, Monument (2003) and Wolf's Return (2005), both on Rise Above. In 2006 Trisse left the band and Sebastian "SEB" Sippola was recruited on drums. The band released their fourth album, Iron Will, on June 9, 2008 on Rise Above. On December 2009 Roadrunner records announced they are releasing Grand Magus fifth album called Hammer of the North in summer of 2010.[2] The news is posted on their website.

Members[edit]

Current line-up[edit]

Past members[edit]

  • Fredrik "Trisse" Liefendahl - drums (1996-2006)
  • Sebastian "SEB" Sippola - drums (2006-2010)

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
AUT
[3]
GER
[4]
JPN
[5]
BEL (WA)
[6]
FIN
[7]
SWI
[8]
SWE
[9]
UK
[10]
Grand Magus
  • Released: November 5, 2001
  • Label: Rise Above Records
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download[11]
Monument
  • Released: November 25, 2003[12]
  • Label: Rise Above Records
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download[13]
Wolf's Return
  • Released: June 14, 2005[14]
  • Label: Rise Above Records
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download[15]
Iron Will
  • Released: June 9, 2008[16]
  • Label: Rise Above Records
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download[17]
231
Hammer of the North
  • Released: June 21, 2010[18]
  • Label: Roadrunner Records
  • Formats: CD, CD+DVD, LP, digital download[19]
73 42
The Hunt
  • Released: June 5, 2012[20]
  • Label: Nuclear Blast
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download[21]
68 42 76 49
Triumph and Power
  • Released: January 31, 2014
  • Label: Nuclear Blast
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download[22]
36 21 192 26 59 129
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Music videos[edit]

Title Year Album
"Kingslayer" 2008 Iron Will Iron Will "Hammer of the North"[23] 2010 Hammer of the North
"At Midnight They'll Get Wise"[24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grand Magus at MusicMight
  2. ^ http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=131436
  3. ^ http://austriancharts.at/search.asp?search=grand+magus&cat=a
  4. ^ http://www.officialcharts.de/suche.asp?search=grand+magus&x=0&y=0&country=de
  5. ^ http://www.oricon.co.jp/prof/artist/284781/ranking/cd_album/
  6. ^ http://www.ultratop.be/fr/search.asp?search=grand%20magus&cat=a
  7. ^ http://finnishcharts.com/search.asp?search=grand+magus&cat=a
  8. ^ http://hitparade.ch/search.asp?search=grand%20magus&cat=a
  9. ^ http://swedishcharts.com/search.asp?search=grand+magus&cat=a
  10. ^ http://www.zobbel.de/cluk/140215cluk.txt
  11. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/grand-magus/id86186005
  12. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/monument-mw0000330120
  13. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/monument/id86158806
  14. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/wolfs-return-mw0000205441
  15. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/wolfs-return/id587191685
  16. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/iron-will-mw0000789762
  17. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/iron-will/id585856473
  18. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/hammer-of-the-north-mw0001996889
  19. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hammer-of-the-north/id413924288
  20. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-hunt-mw0002348826
  21. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-hunt/id524769830
  22. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/triumph-power-bonus-version/id793713145
  23. ^ http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/grand-magus-hammer-of-the-north-video-released/
  24. ^ http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/grand-magus-at-midnight-they-ll-get-wise-video-released/

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