Simon "Astrocreep" Crampton of Sonic Shocks conducted an interview with bassist Fox Skinner of Swedish heavy rockers GRAND MAGUS on November 27, 2010 at the HMV Forum in London, England during the band's U.K. tour with ARCH ENEMY. You can now watch the chat below.
GRAND MAGUS's new album, "Hammer Of The North", will be released digitally in North America on January 25, 2011 via Roadrunner Records. The CD was recorded at 301 studios outside of Stockholm and features artwork by Necrolord.
The limited-edition CD+DVD version of "Hammer Of The North", which was made available in Europe this past summer, features the following track listing:
01. I, The Jury
02. Hammer Of The North
03. Black Sails
04. Mountains Be My Throne
05. Northern Star
06. The Lord Of Lies
07. At Midnight They'll Get Wise
08. Bond Of Blood
09. Savage Tales
10. Ravens Guide Our Way
01. Hammer Of The North
02. At Midnight They'll Get Wise
03. Behind The Scenes (Video)
04. Track By Track (Video)
05. Private Talk (Video)
During the band's 10-year history, GRAND MAGUS released two demos, one split EP and five full-length albums, and has received overwhelmingly positive reviews throughout. Their fourth opus, "Iron Will", was voted "Album of The Month" in the German Metal Hammer and Rock Hard magazines.
Drawing hefty influences from the hand-on-heart grandeur of the NWOBHM and the inspirational mythology of their forbears, GRAND MAGUS is steeped in pre-Christian tales of triumph, vengeance, betrayal, wisdom and death. But GRAND MAGUS also stands for energetic live performances, as seen at last year's European festivals such as Sweden Rock, Hellfest, Wacken, Summer Breeze and on tour in Europe with bands like AT THE GATES, CATHEDRAL, CANDLEMASS, TYRANT, SERPENTCULT and ELECTRIC WIZARD.