Grand Magus

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Grand Magus
Grand Magus – Headbangers Open Air 2014 01.jpg
Grand Magus at Headbangers Open Air 2014
Background information
Also known as Smack [1996–99]
Origin Stockholm, Sweden
Genres Heavy metal, doom metal, stoner metal
Years active 1999–present
Labels Rise Above, Roadrunner, Nuclear Blast
Associated acts Spiritual Beggars, Abramis Brama, Bajen Death Cult, Fortune, Four Sticks, Southfork, Plankton
Website grandmagus.com

Grand Magus are a Swedish heavy metal band from Stockholm. 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]

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
"Hammer of the North"[23] 2010 Hammer of the North
"At Midnight They'll Get Wise"[24] 2010 Hammer of the North

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grand Magus at MusicMight
  2. ^ "Grand Magus Signs With Roadrunner Records - Blabbermouth.net". Roadrunnerrecords.com. 2009-12-04. Retrieved 2015-06-20. 
  3. ^ Steffen Hung (2014-02-14). "Das österreichische Hitparaden- und Musik-Portal". Austriancharts.at. Retrieved 2015-06-20. 
  4. ^ "Offizielle Deutsche Charts". Officialcharts.de. 2015-06-15. Retrieved 2015-06-20. 
  5. ^ "グランド・メイガスのアルバム売上ランキング | ORICON STYLE". Oricon.co.jp. Retrieved 2015-06-20. 
  6. ^ "Ultratop Belgian Charts". ultratop.be. 2014-02-15. Retrieved 2015-06-20. 
  7. ^ Steffen Hung. "Finnish charts portal". finnishcharts.com. Retrieved 2015-06-20. 
  8. ^ Steffen Hung. "Die Offizielle Schweizer Hitparade und Music Community". Hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2015-06-20. 
  9. ^ Steffen Hung (2012-06-08). "Swedish Charts Portal". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2015-06-20. 
  10. ^ "CHART LOG UK: NEW ENTRIES UPDATE : Chart Date: 15.02.2014" (TXT). Zobbel.de. Retrieved 2015-06-20. 
  11. ^ [1][dead link]
  12. ^ Eduardo Rivadavia (2003-11-25). "Monument - Grand Magus | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-06-20. 
  13. ^ [2][dead link]
  14. ^ Alex Henderson (2005-06-14). "Wolf's Return - Grand Magus | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-06-20. 
  15. ^ [3][dead link]
  16. ^ Greg Prato (2008-06-09). "Iron Will - Grand Magus | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-06-20. 
  17. ^ [4][dead link]
  18. ^ Eduardo Rivadavia (2010-06-21). "Hammer of the North - Grand Magus | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-06-20. 
  19. ^ "iTunes - Music - Hammer of the North by Grand Magus". Itunes.apple.com. 2010-01-01. Retrieved 2015-06-20. 
  20. ^ Eduardo Rivadavia (2012-06-05). "The Hunt - Grand Magus | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-06-20. 
  21. ^ "iTunes - Music - The Hunt by Grand Magus". Itunes.apple.com. 2012-06-05. Retrieved 2015-06-20. 
  22. ^ "iTunes - Music - Triumph and Power (Bonus Version) by Grand Magus". Itunes.apple.com. 2014-02-04. Retrieved 2015-06-20. 
  23. ^ "Grand Magus: 'Hammer Of The North' Video Released". Blabbermouth.net. 2010-05-19. Retrieved 2015-06-20. 
  24. ^ "Grand Magus: 'At Midnight They'll Get Wise' Video Released". Blabbermouth.net. 2010-10-22. Retrieved 2015-06-20. 

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