Metal Blade Records Signs Denmark’s Iotunn

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The Press Release:
Metal Blade Records is proud to welcome Denmark’s Iotunn to its worldwide roster!

Formed in 2015, Iotunn (which is old Norse for “Giant”) entered the scene with their acclaimed EP, The Wizard Falls (2016), which was mixed by Flemming Rasmussen (Metallica, Morbid Angel, Blind Guardian, Rainbow) at Sweet Silence Studios. After some line-up changes, the band found their voice and narrator in March 2018: Jón Aldará (Hamferd), plus bassist Eskil Rask (Sunless Dawn) in October 2019. The quintet – completed by Jens Nicolai Gräs (guitars), Jesper Gräs (guitars), Bjørn Wind Andersen (drums) – then began work on their first full-length and Metal Blade Records debut: Access All Worlds.

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Photo credit: Mathias Mathayad

Iotunn comments: “As we have worked intensely on creating ‘Access All Worlds’, we find our partnership with Metal Blade Records to be a culmination. We are proud and thankful of where we’re at right now. Metal Blade seems like the right home for us and we are convinced that the future looks bright!”

Mixed and mastered by Fredrik Nordström (In Flames, At the Gates, Dimmu Borgir) at Fredman Studios, Access All Worlds is set for an early 2021 release. Stay tuned for more Iotunn news coming soon!

Iotunn line-up:
Jón Aldará – vocals
Jens Nicolai Gräs – guitars
Jesper Gräs – guitars
Eskil Rask – bass
Bjørn Wind Andersen – drums

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: As I typed up this announcement for you folks at home, I opened up and did a quick search for the band and let some of the clips play. I’ll have to say that I liked what I was hearing from the band. The few tracks that I found had sort of a Power Metal feel to them and that’s probably my fave of the Heavy Metal subdivisions so bring it on Denmark!!! Overall its creative and nice and heavy and very solid. I think that fans of a number of different genre quantifications will appreciate this. Nice work Metal Blade Records, I hope to be able to catch this band in action on the live stage at some point in the future whenever shows manage to come back and its safe for us all to be in the same room with each other again. Closing up I’ll repeat myself by reminding you to stay safe out there and maintain some social distance if you must go out and about and if you do please keep wearing a mask. See you next time.

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