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Metal Hammer of Doom: Grand Magus - Sword Songs

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Cooper, Starcher and Radulich review Grand Magus - Sword Songs.

Grand Magus are a three-piece heavy metal band hailing from Stockholm, Sweden. Drawing influence from bands such as Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Judas Priest, Rainbow, Uriah Heep, Nazareth and Manowar, Grand Magus' sound consists of an amalgamation of blues, hard rock, heavy metal and doom.

Eighth endeavor, and the band's latest studio album Sword Songs was released May 13, 2016.  The songs were recorded during the Midwinter months of 2015-16, produced by Nico Elgstrand. On the lead up to release, JB commented: "We put all of our sweat, blood and tears into this new album and I think that you can hear that. For me, Sword Songs is the best GRAND MAGUS album ever! The new songs are faster and more aggressive than on Triumph and Power - and we have also included some more extreme and harder stuff. I’m convinced that there are some future classics on the disc!"  A cover version of Deep Purple's "Stormbringer" was included as a bonus track on the limited edition CD version, the first cover released in the band's history.

 

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