Grand Magus

Grand Magus - Triumph and Power (Nuclear Blast)

Give this time to worm it's way into your affections - the effort is worh it!
Release Date: 
31 Jan 2014 (All day)

Seven albums into their career, Swedes Grand Magus could very well be said to have found their niche.

Grand Magus - The Hunt (Nuclear Blast/Riot)

Stupendous stuff.
Release Date: 
24 May 2012 - 11:30pm

Really, is there anyone better out there doing this kind of thing at the moment?

'Playing festivals makes me feel bulletproof!" -Metal as Fuck hunts down the latest on Grand Magus with vocalist JB..

The Swedish trio is back with another great album...

Metal as Fuck is having a little doze on the sofa when the phone rings as a lazy Friday afternoon starts to turn crimson, orange and purple at the edges, at the onset of early even

Mean Streak - Declaration of War (Black Lodge)

Two new guitarists and an upping of intensity finds these trad-minded Swedes heading towards metal's first division
Release Date: 
27 Jan 2011 (All day)

When Swedes Mean Streak were last earnes

Crushtor's Predictive Guide to the Best of 2010

No - this isn't my personal top ten - it's a prediction and guide to Top Tens that are coming in across the globe as this year fades into twilight.

When you're in the game a while, you can almost anticipate what's going to be on the Top 10 lists of everyone else.

Grand Magus - Hammer of the North (Roadrunner) - take 2

The old school never sounded so resplendent. Grand Magus deserve their title as metal royalty and Hammer of the North cements their rightful place on the throne. You will remember their name!
Release Date: 
22 Jun 2010 - 11:30pm

I know that I'm a bit pedantic when it comes to my metal. Oh, their riff sags at 3:30-3:46. No tick in the box for you.

Grand Magus - Hammer of the North (Roadrunner)

Iron-willed Swedes pile into the Dragon Ships again for another assault on our ears...

Top 5 for 2010.5

As is customary with pedantic wankers such as Crushtor, here is his Top 5 for the half-way point of the year 2010.

I have a theory that may or may not hold water. It's to do with the last two Ayreon records: 01001100 (or whatever it was called) and The Human Equation.

Summer Breeze Festival 2009. Day 2: Thursday

Bands of day 2: Backyard Babies, Beneath The Massacre, Deadlock, Grand Magus, Jack Slater, Katatonia, Misery Index, Psycroptic, Suffocation, Sylosis, The Red Chord, Vader, Walls Of Jericho