Grand Magus have announced their new studio album will be titled ‘Sword Songs’. The Swedish heavy metal trio with release their eighth studio album on May 13th through Nuclear Blast. The epic cover artwork was created by acclaimed artist Anthony Roberts (No, not our photographer!).
Frontman JB said: “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!”
‘Sword Songs’ was produced by Nico Elgstrand at Studio Supa in Stockholm, Sweden with Roberto Laghi at Top Floor Studios in Gothenburg taking care of recording Ludwig Witt’s drums. The album was mixed by Roberto and mastered by Svante Forsbäck in Helsinki.
We can also reveal that the tracklist is as mythical and steeped in Norse lore as we would expect from the wolfpack:
1. Freja’s Choice
3. Forged In Iron – Crowned In Steel
4. Born For Battle (Black Dog Of Brocéliande)
5. Master Of The Land
6. Last One To Fall
7. Frost And Fire
9. Everyday There’s A Battle To Fight
The band have also announced they will do a cover of Deep Purple’s ‘Stormbringer’ for the bonus tracks on a special edition version.
Grand Magus recently announced that will play at the UK’s Download Festival and are also set to appear at Rock Hard Festival, Metalfest Open Air, Hellfest, Rockharz and Summer Breeze.
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