GRAND MAGUS RECRUIT A SPIRITUAL BEGGAR

The drummer of virile vikings Grand Magus has bowed out in the run-up to the recording of their latest opus.

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Nuclear Blast Records cite job and family reasons as to why Sebastian “Seb” Sippola has left the band ahead of the recording of ‘The Hunt’, however the label assures that Seb “leaves the band in close friendship and can’t await to finally hear ‘The Hunt'”.

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The Swedish riff-lords have consequently recruited Ludwig “Ludde” Witt, of Spiritual Beggars, Firebird, and Shining fame, to occupy the drum throne.

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Previous skin-basher Sebasitan commented on Ludwig’s entry into the fold: “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.”

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Guitarist and vocalist JB has stated: “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!!!!!!!”

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Ludwig himself has commented: “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.”

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Grand Magus’ new album “The Hunt” will be released on May 25th via Nuclear Blast.

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