MARCUS VON BOISMAN (KNIGHTS OF THE REALM): “This [Project] Is Going To Be Super Cool… And A Little Bit Tongue-In-Cheek”

Knights of the Realm (2021)

For The Honor of Metal

Swedish Heavy Metal act Knights of the Realm released their self-titled debut on November 12, 2021 through Playground Music. Inspired by, and carrying the flag for classic 80s Metal, Knights of the Realm deliver a powerful collection of songs that are sure to please the most critical of music fans. The group are no strangers to the music scene, with members of Tiamat, Eclipse, and Stormen at the helm. I had the chance speak with front man Marcus Von Boisman shortly after the album’s release.

Highlights include

  • Discussion of their debut album Knights of the Realm
  • How their primary bands influenced the formation and sound of KOTR
  • The songwriting process behind their latest singles
  • How a “couple of beers” motivated the band
  • How the band got their deal with Playground Music
  • Was the band’s name taken from the Warhammer video game series
  • Will KOTR be able to tour with their other band commitments
  • Is their pressure for Swedish vocalists to sing in English to get more ears on their project
  • How Marcus earned his nickname “Mean Machine”
  • … and much, much more!

Knights of the Realm is

Marcus “Mean Machine” Von Boisman – Vocals
Magnus “Megalomangan” Henriksson – Guitar
Larry ”The Hammer” Shield – Drums


  • George Dionne

    George was a contributor here at Metal Express Radio, reviewing albums and conducting interviews, out of Massachusetts, USA. George has contributed to numerous music related websites and blogs, and even managed his own from 2004-2009. George's first assignment was covering a live show by the mighty GWAR. By contrast his later assignments featured Judas Priest, Van Halen, and Bon Jovi. George was also the front man for the South Eastern Massachusetts cover band Sound Tower from 2009-2015.  Sound Tower played 300+ shows across MA and had two original songs on the Cape Cod radio station PIXY 103. George enjoys a good whiskey, scotch, and/or bourbon and fights crime in his spare time.

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