Grand Magus have returned! Sort of. Formed in Stockholm in 1999, they've been flying the flag for true, balls-out heavy metal since today's retro-pretenders were in kindergarten, and are still at the top of their game. In lieu of a new recording, these Swedish masters of traditional heavy metal have teamed up with Rise Above/Metal Blade for a series of reissues. First up is the band's classic ode to glory, Iron Will, originally released in 2008. Not content to rest upon their (reissued) laurels, however, the lads have been hard at work on a new opus. Grand Magus' brand-new LP, The Hunt, is due out on the 25th, but in the meantime, soak up vintage cut "Like The Oar Strikes The Water" below. Up the irons!
Iron Will is out June 5th on Rise Above/Metal Blade.