Lars Frederiksen And The Bastards' Viking is the 2nd solo record produced by Tim Armstrong. After a year of traveling, Rancid ended their "Indestructible Tour" in Japan on February 16th 2004. From February 16-20th, 2004 Lars and Tim stayed in Tokyo to work on demo songs for the new album. In addition, all the photography on the record was shot by Tim Armstrong .
Tim and Lars began their side project collaboration, 3 years ago, which has produced two outstanding punk rock albums, both produced and co-written by Tim. Viking is mixed by Brett Gurewitz.
To date the band has played punk shows over the globe, including stints with label mates Dropkick Murphy's. They were the main act for both Punks Vs. Psychos Tours, a tour idea drummed up by Lars to spotlight Hellcat Records punk and psycho bands.The band recently played a U.S. headline tour. They will be on the Main stage of the 2004 Warped Tour, then Europe, Japan and the U.S. through 2005.