Grand Magus Iron Will on Limited Edition 180g LP
Rise Above Records is pleased to announce that the label will be making the first four Grand Magus albums available on vinyl in the U.S. market for the first time. Each album - Grand Magus (2001), Monument (2003), Wolf's Return (2005) and Iron Will (2008) - is pressed on 180 gram vinyl and is limited to 500 copies.
Grand Magus was founded by JB Christofferson (vocals/guitars) and Mats “Fox” Skinner (bass) in 1996. Two years later, Fredrik “Trisse” Liefvendahl (drums) joined the group on drums and the combo released two demos. In November 2001 the band issued their Fred Estby mixed and produced self-titled debut inspired by the late creative period of bands such as Black Sabbath and Deep Purple.
Ravely reviewed follow-ups Monument and Wolf's Return saw the band refining their style and distinctly turning to stronger metal influences without denying their roots. The Swedish trio has always stuck to its own path of evolution, yet they’ve never cast off their early days groove nor their love for epic doom or extreme metal. With their fourth full-length offering, Iron Will, the trio gained perfect scores in the specialist press yet again and was able to win the Metal Hammer Germany sound check.
"No apology offered. No quarter spared. This album is fuckin’ monstrous. I didn’t think Grand Magus could nail an album better than 2005’s Wolf’s Return. They’ve not only topped it but managed to set a new benchmark in towering behemoth size metal. This is a wall of sound not heard in metal for decades. You’ve heard it oft repeated: all the pieces fitting together, the stars aligning, prophet’s warnings all that stuff. This is the real deal in heavy metal music." - Metal Observer
Grand Magus Iron Will Track Listing:
1. Like the Oar Strikes the Water
2. Fear Is the Key
4. Iron Will
5. Silver into Steel
6. The Shadow Knows
7. Self Deceiver
8. Beyond Good and Evil
9. I Am the North