Steve Grimmett's Grim Reaper
Walking In The Shadows
Today Steve Grimmett's GRIM REAPER return to THE United States as their current North America tour in support of their new album, Walking In The Shadows, continues. Shows in the past week have been selling out as the band impresses audiences with classic and new material in their hour-plus long set.
"Steve Grimmett's Grim Reaper commanded the stage for 75 minutes plus, throwing out a solid set of metal anthems old and new," said Dead Rhetoric's Matt Coe. "We all departed dripping in sweat, clapping our hands, and thankful that a little piece of metal history came back to life again tonight."
Walking In The Shadows, is the first new recording from the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal band since 1987's Rock You To Hell. "I simply couldn't be happier with this album or recommend it high enough, noted XS Rock on review of the album now available in stores. "Steve Grimmett's pipes sound ageless," states Loudwire while Explicitly Intense simply adds, "it is one hell of a comeback."
Grimmett with guitarist Ian Nash (Steve Stine will replace Nash beginning November 7), bassist Chaz Grimaldi, and drummer Paul White, has already completed nearly four weeks on the planned six week North American tour, including stops in Las Vegas, San Diego, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Baltimore, New York, with additional performances in Toronto and Montreal. In Los Angeles, the band treated fans with the addition of original guitarist Nick Bowcott. Bowcott said of the performance, "this will be the third time in two years I've done this and it's gonna be a blast... especially as we'll be doing a couple of songs the original band never performed live. I'm far beyond psyched."
GRIM REAPER's story begins in 1979 after successfully fighting off hundreds of bands in a local Battle Of The Bands competition. This win, combined with an already sizeable following, aroused the interest of Ebony Records. Signing with the small UK label, GRIM REAPER released three albums in rapid succession to international acclaim. Due to legal turmoil with Ebony, GRIM REAPER would disband in 1988. Grimmett would go on to record with Onslaught, Lionsheart, and more recently The Sanity Days debut Evil Beyond Belief. His renowed vocal range remains one of metal's most identifiable with loyal fans turning out in numbers to hear him perform.
Since reforming in 2006, Steve Grimmett's GRIM REAPER has made several European festival appearances including Germany's Keep It True, England's British Steel, Belgium's Heavy Sound, and Sweden's Muskelrock.
Remaining North American dates for Steve Grimmett's GRIM REAPER are:
10/31 - Token Lounge, Detroit, MI
11/02 - HQ, Indianapolis IN
11/03 - Al Rosa Villa, Columbus OH
11/04 - Tailgaters, Chicago IL
11/05 - QNZ Expo Center, Ringle WI
11/06 - Metal Grille, Milwaukee WI
11/07 - Fubar, St. Louis MO
11/09 - 3 Kings, Denver CO
11/10 - Liquid Joes, Salt Lake City UT
11/11 - The Shredder, Boise ID
11/13 - Red Room, Vancouver BC
11/14 - High Line, Seattle WA
11/16 - Distortion, Calgary AB
11/17 - Mercury, Edmonton AB
11/20 - Elbo Room, San Francisco CA
11/22 - The Complex, Glendale CA