The Swedish riff lords released their eighth studio album ‘Sword Songs‘ on May 13th 2016 via Nuclear Blast. In support of their recent tour in Ireland and the UK they released a video of ‘Freja’s Choice‘. Grand Magus‘ vocalist Janne “J.B.” Christofferson commented: Freja is not only the goddess of love and beauty, she is also a goddess of war and battle and an extremely powerful sorceress. Half of those who died in battle were taken by the Valkyries to Freja‘s home Folkvang. This song delves deep into the mysteries of the golden goddess.”

Sword Songs‘ was produced by Nico Eigstrand at Studio Supa in Stockholm, and according to Christofferson is the best Grand Magus album which probably includes future classics.

Mary Kalaitzidou