Wednesday, 9 November 2016

GRAND MAGUS Announce UK/Ireland headline tour dates 2017


Swedish riff lords Grand Magus are very pleased to announce that they will be returning to our UK and Irish shores in March and April 2017 for a run of 8 headline shows. They follow their already-announced appearance at Hammerfest 2017 in Pwllheli, North Wales.

Their mighty frontman and Viking metal master Janne ‘JB’ Christoffersson commented:
"By Odin's beard! The Magus will be returning to the British isles for a headline tour with all that it entails in 2017. We will bring the metal without compromise, forged in iron - crowned in steel!"

The eight day run will take the band from Dublin’s Voodoo Lounge on 25th March, across our shores until 2nd April culminating with a grand finale at renowned London venue The Underworld.

Tickets go on sale Friday 11th November @ 10.00am

Tour dates as follows:

Originally brought into life in 1996 under the name Smack, this band's name was changed early on into the significant moniker that has been eternalised in the history books of heavy metal over the course of the last 20 years: Grand Magus! Finest riffs and an entire arsenal of heavy metal anthems are to be found within the band's history. Following two demos, a split EP with their countrymen SpiritualBeggars was released in 2001 as well as their debut album ‘Grand Magus’, which is still being worshiped as a cult album by doom and heavy metal fans today. Grand Magus then easily climbed a few steps higher on the evolutionary ladder with the two following albums,‘Monument’ (2003) and ‘Wolf's Return’ (2005), both progressively including more heavy metal influences, but without disregarding their heavily grooving stoner roots. Furthermore, the band played an extensive European tour with grandmasters Electric Wizard and Cathedral in this era, underlining that Grand Magus are an unbelievable might on the stage as well. In 2007, they ultimately built their throne out of epic doom, heavy metal and their addiction to the extreme. Their 2008 album ‘Iron Will’ conquered first place in Metal Hammer Germany's soundcheck and drew in enthusiastic feedback from the international rock and metal press - and, even more important: from the fans! ‘Hammer Of The North’ (2010) brought the band's first attack on the charts and led to a support slot on the joint tour of legendary acts Motörhead and Doro. In 2012, Grand Magus once more excelled themselves. Their first album for Nuclear Blastand also the first album with new drummer Ludwig Witt, ‘The Hunt’, made clear again that the band's potential for development is by far not exhausted yet - and still Grand Magus don't even come close to being in need of reinventing themselves. The album's successor,‘Triumph And Power’ (2014), continued the trio's inexorable victory march and ultimately substantiated their status as gods of riffs, playing in the same heavy league as legends such as Judas Priest and Dio!

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