Bäkken Heavy Metal / Co. Antrim

Biography taken from BÄKKEN facebook…

“Combining the visceral edge, gruff vocals and choppy riffing of early thrash metal with the melodic sensibilities and complex song structures of classic power metal/NWOBHM, Bakken have created a unique energetic sound that does not compromise on heaviness or melody. Hailing from Northern Ireland, UK, the band has grown in stature very quickly… and have gained a widespread reputation amongst the local scene as a tight and professional live act.

After writing and honing a powerful live set of original material and fueled by the support and encouragement received at early gigs, the band has worked its way from playing local bars and clubs in the North West of NI to larger venues all around the country, with highlights including gigs at the Limelight in Belfast (as part of The Distortion Project) and The Pint in Dublin in the Wacken Festival Competition. In February 2012 they entered Parlour Studios in England to record their debut CD and have released three singles through the summer until the release of the album entitled “Death Of A Hero” which is now available to stream and download for free exclusively from Metal Ireland. (link here…)




Heavy Metal, NWOBHM, Power Metal, Thrash Metal



Members (Current)

  • Simon Pickett - Guitar/Vocals
  • Mark-Anthony McGinnis - Guitars
  • Niall McGrotty - Drums/B.Vocals
  • Adrian Stockman - Bass

Members (Former)

  • Brian O'Kane - Bass