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
Four Sticks
Ayreon (The Theory of Everything (album))
Members Janne JB Christoffersson
Fox [Skinner]
Past members Sebastian "SEB" Sippola
Fredrik "Trisse" Liefendahl (Abramis Brama)

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


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.


Current line-up[edit]

Past members[edit]

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




Compilation appearances[edit]

  • "Glow" and "Mountain of Power" on Greatest Hits Vol. 1 (2000 Water Dragon Records)
  • "Lodbrok" on Rebirth of the Heavy (2002 The Music Cartel)


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