Bäkken Heavy Metal / Co. Antrim

Biography taken from BÄKKEN facebook…

“Formed in 2011, Bakken are a classic heavy metal band from Northern Ireland. The quartet describe their sound as “combining the visceral edge, gruff vocals and choppy riffing of early thrash metal with melodic sensibilities and complex song structures of German power metal and NWOBHM”.

Bakken have quickly amassed a loyal following thanks to the incredibly positive press attention gained worldwide since the release of their debut 2012 album ‘Death Of A Hero’ which was released for free via the bands Bandcamp page…

The bands tight and energetic live performances have established Bakken on the local live circuit and has seen the band quickly work up to headlining their own shows and supporting bigger name touring acts such as Tim “Ripper” Owens, Doug Aldrich, Hell, etc.”




Heavy Metal, NWOBHM, Power Metal, Thrash Metal



Members (Current)

  • Frank Levi - Vocals
  • Simon Pickett - Guitar/Vocals
  • Shaun Nelson - Guitars
  • Thomas Alford - Bass
  • Niall McGrotty - Drums

Members (Former)

  • Brian O'Kane - Bass
  • Mark-Anthony McGinnis - Guitars
  • Adrian Stockman - Bass