First of all: Thank you to all who came to sweat and and sing with us on the European tour. We had a blast and we were blown away by your enthusiasm and support. We will be back!!!
Here are the confirmed festival appearances for the Magus so far:
May 3rd 2013 NO – Haugesund, Karmoygeddon Festival
May 31st 2013 DE – Geiselwind, Beastival
June 1st 2013 IT – Lichtenberg, Eternity of Rock
June 14th 2013 DE – Ahnsbeck, Break the Ground
June 15th 2013 NO – Bergen, Bergenfest
Hope to see you there, we will bring the fire and steel!
GRAND MAGUS is coming on European tour in February 2013. The band will be supported by Angel Witch and ENFORCER. With their sixth studio album “The Hunt”, Swedish riff gods GRAND MAGUS reported back impressively in May this year! The trio from Stockholm has always consequently sticked to its own path of evolution without ever leaving behind the gathered experiences – they’ve never casted off their early days’ pumping groove nor their love for epic doom or extreme metal. These trademarks are now being paired with traditional riffs and melodies that rock in the same qualitative league as Judas Priest or Dio have. Now, the fantastic live band is going on the road again!
JB from GRAND MAGUS about the upcoming tour:
"Hellfire! 2013 starts with metal on metal. Can you take this? We will bring our latest album "The Hunt" on the road and conquer Europe. Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland and Holland - be prepared for some mighty headbanging tunes and sweaty riffs. The Magus is thrilled to have our brothers from Angel Witch with us on this venture and Enforcer opening up the fight! Remember: Blood will stain the land - as the hunt will take command! See you all in February."
GRAND MAGUS & ANGEL WITCH & ENFORCER
HUNTING ACROSS EUROPE TOUR
Presented by Rock Hard, Guitar, Musix, Slam, Noizeletter, Metalnews & Blast!
07.02.2013 DE Hamburg - Markthalle
08.02.2013 DE Berlin - C-Club
09.02.2013 DE Bochum - Matrix
10.02.2013 DE Stuttgart - Universum
12.02.2013 AT Wien - Viper Room
13.02.2013 IT Milano - tba
14.02.2013 DE München - Backstage
15.02.2013 CH Aarau - Kiff
16.02.2013 DE Würzburg - Posthalle
17.02.2013 NL Rotterdam - Baroeg
Tomorrow marks the European release of THE HUNT.
This album is meant to be played LOUD so F**KING CRANK IT UP!!!!!!
Heavy metal is the LAW!
GRAND MAGUS - Meet the new drummer!
Sebastian "Seb" Sippola has left the band in the run-up to the recordings of THE HUNT.
Job an family preclude him from getting on with his drummer-activitys at Grand Magus. Above all he can't go on tour anymore because of temporally reasons. Sebastian did his last shows with Magus on the recent UK tour with Amon Amarth, and he played like a monster. He leaves the band in close friendship.
The new man behind the drums is Ludwig “Ludde” Witt (SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, FIREBIRD, SHINING).
Sebastian comment to the entrance of Ludwig:
"It took a load off my mind that Ludwig was chosen because he is a friend of mine. By the way, honestly and objective: In my opinion Ludwig is the best replacement for me because he already knows JB and Fox and he exactly knows which demands the drumming at Grand Magus will make on him. They will be a great team and I'm really looking forward to see them live - though I have no idea, how my reaction will be in this situation."
But Sebastian won't chuck the sticks away: he'll keep on playing drums as "leisure activity".
Guitarist and vocalist JB states:
"When Sebastian told us that he wanted to concentrate on his family and thus leave the band, it was a tough blow. How to move forward? I knew only one possible drummer who had the combination of old school rock drumming and metal chops like Sebastian and that's Ludwig Witt who I knew through my tenure in Spiritual Beggars. Me and Ludwig have stayed in touch after I left Beggars and I knew
he was busy with other bands so I couldn't really hope that he would be available. But like it was destined to happen Ludwig agreed to do the album and join the band. It's weird, because just like it felt completely natural when Sebastian joined, it feels like Ludwig totally belongs in Magus! Ludwig is an awesome drummer and we are super excited to have him on board. We'll pound out the metal together starting end of May. Prepare for the HUNT!!!!!!!"
“Hi everybody, I'm very happy to announce that I Ludwig Witt am the new drummer of Grand Magus. I've known JB for over ten years and I've been a fan of GM since day one so it's great to be on board.
At the moment I'm learning all the classic GM songs and I get a huge buzz from playing along to songs like “Kingslayer” and “Like The Oar Strikes The Water” so I can't wait to get out and play the stuff live together with the new stuff from our new album the hunt. See you on the road.”
“The Hunt” will be released May 25, 2012 via Nuclear Blast.
More dates will be added.
GRAND MAGUS AT METALFEST (end of May, beginning of June)
31.05.2012 AT - Mining, Metalfest Austria
01.06.2012 DE - Dessau, Metalfest Germany East
02.06.2012 PL - Jaworzno, Metalfest Poland
04.06.2012 CR - Zadar, Metalfest Croatia
06.06.2012 IT - Monza, Metalfest Italy
08.06.2012 DE - Loreley, Metalfest Germany West
09.06.2012 CZ - Plzen, Metalfest Czech Republic
10.06.2012 CH - Pratteln, Metalfest Switzerland
GRAND MAGUS in August:
9.8. Metalcamp, Slovenia
10.8. Bloodstock, England
11.8. Ieperfest, Belgium
Grand Magus will support Amon Amarth on this UK and Ireland tour in March, The gates of Valhall will be greeting us!!!
Amon Amarth + Grand Magus UK & Ireland tour dates 2012:
13/03/12 – UK – Glasgow – ABC
14/03/12 – IE – Belfast – Mandella Hall
15/03/12 – IE – Dublin – Vicar Street
16/03/12 – UK – Wolverhampton – Wulfrun Hall
18/03/12 – UK – Cardiff – Solus
GRAND MAGUS EUROPEAN HEADLINE TOUR!!!
"Frost and fire! How much metal can you take? Delivering swedish steel with an iron fist in Germany, Switzerland, Holland, France and Belgium. The Magus is thrilled to have our brothers from Bullet with us on this venture and we promise that no prisoners will be taken!"
Presented by Rock Hard, Classic Rock, Noizeletter, Piranha, Musix, Metal.de
05.01.2012 DE - Munich, Backstage
06.01.2012 DE - Stuttgart, Universum
07.01.2012 CH - Aarau, Kiff
08.01.2012 BE - Vosselaar, Biebob
09.01.2012 FR - Paris, Divan du monde
10.01.2012 DE - Darmstadt, Steinbruch Theater
11.01.2012 DE - Hamburg, Markthalle
12.01.2012 DE - Berlin, K17
13.01.2012 DE - Andernach, Juz
14.01.2012 DE - Essen, Turock
15.01.2012 NL - Tilburg, 013
Grand Magus are confirmed for Damnation festival in Leeds on the 5th of November. Join in for the ascent to Valhalla!!!!
Read all about it here:http://www.damnationfestival.co.uk
Grand Magus will play the mighty SUMMER BREEZE Open Air. Magus will also headline the Ragnarock Open Air. Updated festival list below:
19/6 Hellfest, Nantes www.hellfest.fr
7/7-9/7 Rock Harz, Ballenstedt www.rockharz-festival.com
14/7 Lez Art Sceniques, Selestat www.lezartssceniques.com
15/7 Ragnarock Open Air, Langendorf www.roa-festival.de
23/7 High Voltage, London www.highvoltagefestival.com
13/8 Jalometalli, Oulu www.jalometalli.net
20/8 Summer Breeze Open Air, Dinkelsbühl www.summer-breeze.de
25/8 Hole in the Sky, Bergen www.holeinthesky.no
26/8 Neuborn Open Air, Wörrstadt www.noaf.de
27/8 Elsrock, Rijssen www.elsrock.nl