Origin: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Genres: Thrash Metal

Viking  


Viking is one of several Los Angeles bands with a common story -- appear on a Metal Massacre compilation (here, VIII), release a few albums and fade away in obscurity. Here the material was speedy thrash typical of the period, nothing outstanding but good for the time. After two albums, the band broke up in 1989 after Ron Eriksen and Matt Jordan became Christian and felt they no longer could commit to the band. It was later revealed that the two "brothers" Ron and Brett were neither Eriksens nor brothers, as the naming was simply a marketing ploy.

Fast forward to 2011 -- Ron and Matt have decided to reform the band, with a planned album for late 2012.

Current Members

Ron Eriksen (Ron Daniel)

guitars/vocals

Mike Gonzalez

bass (Dark Angel)

Matt Jordan

drums

Former Members/Guests

Brett Eriksen (Brett Sarachek)

guitars (Dark Angel)

James Lareau

bass


Discography



Do Or Die 
1987 Metal Blade
  1. Warlord
  2. Hellbound
  3. Militia Of Death
  4. Prelude / Scavenger
  5. Valhalla
  6. Burning From Within
  7. Berserker
  8. Killer Unleashed
  9. Do Or Die
  • Ron Eriksen
  • Brett Eriksen
  • James Lareau
  • Matt Jordan

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Man Of Straw 
1989 Metal Blade
  1. White Death
  2. They Raped The Land
  3. Twilight Fate
  4. The Trial
  5. Case Of The Stubborns
  6. Winter
  7. Hell Is For Children
  8. Creative Divorce
  9. Man Of Straw
  • Ron Eriksen
  • Brett Eriksen
  • James Lareau
  • Matt Jordan

Reviews:   Blabbermouth 

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