Artist info


Indie, Punk, Rock

Sounds like

Queens Of The Stone Age, The Police, Nick Cave, QOTSA, The Doors

band members

Arne Heeres - Guitar and vocals Lucius Borich - Drums Blake Cateris - Bass Chris Wilson - Guitar


Soundgarden, RHCP, Kyuss, Nirvana, The Mars Volta




After the success of their debut record "I" Arne was convinced their sophomore album needed to have an “all-or-nothing” approach so they shot their demos out around the world to people they admire and wanted to work with and sparked interest from big names like Steve Albini, Alan Moulder & Bob Clearmountain.

After visiting a number of highly regarded studios in London, the band decided to record in former INXS studio, where both DZ Deathrays and Courtney Barnett moulded recent releases. With much discussion and toying with different celebrated industry icons Magnus' second album was recorded with Five time Aria award winning producer / engineer Paul McKercher featuring COG’s Lucius Borich on drums. It promises an even more raw and visceral approach all the while including the unexpected twists and turns Magnus have become known for. Both Paul McKercher and the legendary Bob Clearmountain (Grammy winner, USA - Rolling Stones, Springsteen, The Preatures) have been mixing songs and Brian Gardner, Grammy winner and known for Queens of the Stone Age's Songs for the Deaf album, mastering the album.

Live Magnus, derived from "Magn-hus" and translating as "powerhouse" in Old Norse, are defined by their name. Set up as a powerful four-piece which gives maximum impact and at times space for each instrument to shine separately. As a testament to their intense live performances, a casual open mic at Melbourne’s famous Cherry Bar landed them a residency and nomination for Cherry Bar’s best live band of the year award by invite of none other than owner James Young himself.

The album Detachment is set to be released in full in 2019.