Grand Magus Completes Work on New Album, “Iron Will”; New Song posted on line

Stockholm, Sweden-based heavy metal powerhouse GRAND MAGUS has completed work on its long awaited new album, Iron Will. The record will see a July 8, 2008 North American release date via London, England based label Rise Above Records.

Boasting an epic sound that melds sledgehammer metal with triumphant, soaring melodies, a fist-pumping gallop and the forceful, convincing vocals of front man and guitarist JB (recently listed as the 8th best Metal vocalist in the world, according to the readers of Japan’s respected BURRN! Magazine), GRAND MAGUS delivers a vigorous strain of metal that values musicality, craftsmanship, and nuance as well as forcefulness.

Recorded at Sweden’s Resync Studios with producer Oneman, Iron Will is the sound of a band on top of its game, delivering true heavy metal with absolute conviction. From the ominous bell tower toll leading the opening salvo “Like the Oar Strikes the Water” to the NWOBHM thunder of “Iron Will” and “Silver Into Steel” through the monolithic, nine-minute closing colossus “I Am The North”, one thing is most abundantly clear; the way GRAND MAGUS combines their melodic / harmonic sense with powerfully loud, balls-to-the-wall aggression shows them as both headbangers and craftsmen.

The final track listing for Iron Will is as follows:

1.) Like the Oar Strikes the Water
2.) Fear Is the Key
3.) Höuding
4.) Iron Will
5.) Silver Into Steel
6.) The Shadow Knows
7.) Self Deceiver
8.) Beyond Good and Evil
9.) I Am The North

The brand new GRAND MAGUS track “Like the Oar Strikes the Water”, described by JB as “a resounding blow against false prophets and all denial of the power of the mind,” has been posted online in advance of Iron Will’s release. Check it out now at this location.

North American and European live dates in support of Iron Will are in the works and expected to be announced soon.

In addition to JB, GRAND MAGUS features bassist Fox and drummer Sebastian.