(1.) Classic Speed/Traditional Metal from California, US. Known recordings Include 2 demos and 2 albums: 1984 "Flight of the Griffin", and 1986 "Protectors of the Lair" (2.) One of the finest metal bands hailing from Norway since TNT, GRIFFIN proves the Norwegian scene has something else to offer than black metal. Founder Kai Nergaard (g) was several times asked to join Children of Bodom by Alexi Laiho himself, but had to reject to pursue his dream to succeed with GRIFFIN! Just finished touring in Europe with King Diamond, preparing for the next masterpiece!