With their first full length release, Battering Ram unabashed smashed in the doors to the rock scene. Their self-titled debut album unleashed in 2020 was welcomed with numerous positive reviews in music industry magazines such as Sweden Rock Magazine, Metal Temple and Roppongi Rocks. And now the Filipstad is back with a new batch of killer songs. The eagerly awaited “Second To None” lives up to Battering Ram high-profile raised by their debut album and delivers a collection of songs which are playbooks of what hard rock and heavy metal should sound like when they clash: raw, heavy and with gigantic hooks!
This band stands for everything what old-school rock music once was about. The band is both in sound and quality close to the genre’s heavyweights with its origins in the 1970’s and 80’s. While the solid base of Battering Ram’s sound is genuine and authentic, they still seal their music with their own modern signature.
Battering Ram comes from a small Swedish mining town – Filipstad. A place you never heard of, a place you’ve never been to and a place you most likely will never visit. Up there north, in the Scandinavian woods, man is still man, life is still easy, and souls are still free. Up there music still rock. Hard. Hard as a rock.
This heavy-weight quartet founded in 2017 in the deepest forests of Sweden quickly arouse great interest among rock fans home in Scandinavia, as well as on the international ground. Rockers all over the world have realized that there are some heavy pieces of steel casted among gnomes and trolls in the Nordic fairy tale woodlands.
Hard as a rock and harder than hard rock. Heavy as lead but not just metal. Still, at the end what Battering Ram plays is a plain straightforward rock n’ roll with a lot of weight, power and attitude.
Battering Ram will play on the opening day of the Nordic Noise Festival this year, in Copenhagen, Denmark, on May 6th.
Tony Trust – drums
Joakim “Jocke” Ståhl – bass
Jonas Edmark – guitars
Johan Hallström – vocals
“Second To None” tracklist: