Thrash/Power/NWOBHM band from Northern Ireland, UK.
In February 2012 the band entered Parlour Studios in England to record our debut album entitled “Death Of A Hero” which is FREE to download on facebook (direct link www.bakken1.bandcamp.com) or you can order a CD there for only £5 (+ postage).
"Every so often an unsigned band comes along that blows me away and Bakken is such a band....DEATH OF A HERO is an amazing debut from a band that fully deserves recognition from a major label...and if you are a fan of Iron Maiden, Metallica, Helloween or traditional metal then you will no doubt be joining me in propelling these guys to the major leagues" . Best newcomer 2012. ERICH- METAL RULES
"Together only since 2011, the four guys comprising Bakken exhibit not only considerable talent with their respective instruments, but also a solid understanding of how to craft a quality song." #5 best album of 2012. HARVEST MOON
"Immensely satisfying to listen to, full of power and melody, genuinely stirring – I cant really compliment it highly enough. It’s an Irish album you can’t afford not to own, and a veritable standard bearer for the quality of traditional, uncomplicated metal here. It absolutely slaughters bands older and more versed than them, even in this time-worn style." METAL IRELAND
"I'm going to put this album on again and again into eternity and so should you....If there’s any justice in the world this band will rock the world!" MAYFAIR MALL
"Simply put this band and album are metal in it's purest form, the songwriting and sheer excitement of NWOBHM, the energy, passion and aggression of Thrash and mix in some Power Metal for good measure ala early Helloween. Each song offers up riff after riff laced with classic melodies. It's debuts like this that will be spoken about by Metalheads for decades to come." THE POWER OF THE RIFF COMPELS YOU