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- Vocals: Max Vegas
- Guitar: Dr. Aage
- Bass: Hermann
- Drums: Nal
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Pilgrimz now lives in Copenhagen, Denmark but was first established in 1998 on the isle of Falster. Inspired by the attitude of dirty rock ‘n’ roll, the aggressiveness and speed of hardcore and the heaviness of Scandinavian metal, Pilgrimz is here to bring new light and perspective into the international metal-scene. The many different vocal-facets from the characteristic, yet eccentric lead-singer Max Vegas help the band to create a raw and unique expression. Roskilde Festival wrote: “Pilgrimz are dirty like a mechanic's sweat cloth. Some critics have compared their rocking and rolling metal to a toughened up version of The Hives. But when listening to lead singer Max Vegas, you are also easily reminded of a Danish cousin to Pantera's Phil Anselmo.
The first self-released EP "GOOD DAY MISTER PRESIDENT” (2000) and "THE CARAVAN WAS ONLY BAIT" (2003) made Pilgrimz known throughout the kingdom of Denmark. The band received great reviews both on recorded material and live performances.
After getting a lot of recognition during the demo years, the band decided to hit the road. Pilgrimz proved themselves as crowd-rockers when they joined the Metal Mania Tour in 2005 and in 2006 they were nominated by Danish Metal Awards in the category “Best Live Act” along with Hatesphere, Mnemic and As We Fight. That year the band supported bigger international bands like Entombed and Enslaved. The live reviews spoke for themselves. A reporter from Metalized even went so far as calling Pilgrimz "The metal Hives"! Another wrote; "If James Brown had a metal band, Pilgrimz surely would be it!"
In early 2006, Rune Walther from Dream Fire Agency offered his allegiance. The band signed a management deal shortly after and a serious preparation went down in early 2007. The band entered the studio of Jacob Hansen (Hatesphere, Illdisposed, Volbeat) and recorded their first full length album entitled “BOAR RIDERS”. The album was mixed and mastered by Tue Madsen at Antfarm (The Haunted, Sick Of It All, Robert Halford).