Destroyer of Death

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Destroyer of Death


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Martin Simson is a long-time heavy metal fan and musician, who began writing music and lyrics in 2020, some of which caught the attention of guitar legend and friend, CJ Grimmark (Narnia, Jerusalem, Rob Rock, Empire 21). 

The following year they released two singles: ’Destroyer of Death’ featuring Rob Rock (Impellitteri, Solo) on lead vocals and ’Master of All’ featuring Jørn Lande (MasterPlan, Solo) on vocals and Anders Johansson (Tungsten, Uli Jon Roth, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Hammerfall) on drums.

These songs were very well received, and fans demanded more music, resulting in Martin beginning the process of a full album alongside his squire, CJ Grimmark and lead singer Rob Rock.

The debut album ’Eternal Reign’ contains 10 tracks, nine featuring Rob Rock on lead vocals, and two tracks featuring Jørn Lande on vocals. Other well-known musicians who participate, apart from those previously mentioned are, Rex Carroll (Whitecross) on guitar, Anders Köllerfors (All For the King) on drums.

Martin Simson: Bass

Rob Rock: Lead and backing vocals
Jørn Lande: Lead and backing vocals (Master of All)
CJ Grimmark: Guitars, keyboards
Rex Carroll: Guitar solos on ‘Rapture’
Anders Köllerfors: Drums
Anders Johansson: Drums (Master of All)



“JONO & Friends” – New episode out!

“JONO & Friends” – New episode out!

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Press reviews

Eternal Reign

”This album is absolutely fantastic, and is in the running to be my album of the year.”
Doug van Pelt, Heaven’s Metal Magazine,USA

This album has the commercial appeal and sonic toughness to bring metalheads to their knees. Get this album asap and remember it when you vote for your favorite of 2023.
Heaven’s Metal Magazine, USA

”I am blown away by this release. It has lived up to everything I wish for. And more.”
Iridium heavy rock and metal music reviews, UK

”I listened to the album three times in a row without stopping!”
Metal Na Lata, Brazil

10 Best Albums of 2023: #1
“The best album of 2023”
Santuario Rock, Argentina

“One of the most memorable albums of 2023.”
The Metal Onslaught Magazine, USA

“An enjoyable melodic heavy metal work that is definitely worth checking out.”
The Metal Resource –, The Netherlands

“A very strong debut album”
Sweden Rock Magazine, Sweden

“A top-notch slab of Melodic Metal how it’s meant to be done”
My Global Mind, USA

“A fine slab of melodic metal”
PowerPlay Rock & Metal Magazine, UK

“Rocks from start to finish a la Dio, Priest and Primal Fear. Some stunning lead guitar works weaving its way across the whole album.”
RockReport, Belgium

“You already know that you will see ‘Eternal Reign’ very high on my list of the best records of 2023”
Soundcheck Network, Greece

“If you like Masterplan, Rob Rock, Jørn, etc., you should find something here to your liking.
Metalcrypt, USA

Master of All

”Simson and company deliver another stellar and clean power metal gem. […] This one single at a time approach is compelling due to its excellence and each one satisfies yet leaves you anticipating the next one. Bravo once again, Simson!”
Heavens Metal Magazine

”Awesome players”
Ken Tamplin

#20 on Iridium Reviews’ top 50 metal songs of 2021
Iridium Reviews, UK

“Pretty d*mn good! […] A fantastic band.” Shane Diablo, USA

“This is a brilliant song. […] Absolutely AMAZING job!” Iridium Reviews, UK

Destroyer of Death

”It’s over in a flash of 3 minutes and 47 seconds. And that’s the only thing that sucks about this single – it’s only one song! Thank goodness for the conveniently-located play button. Repeat! Repeat! Repeat! This collaboration between Simson and his uber-talented friends (Grimmark and Rock) was an idea of delight. I can’t wait to hear what’s next on the horizon, which is rumored to be other guest musicians. Bring it, Martin!”
Heavens Metal Magazine, USA




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