Steve Grimmett

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Steve Grimmett
Born August 19, 1959
Swindon, England
Genres Heavy metal
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1978-present
Associated acts Medusa
Grim Reaper
Onslaught
Lionsheart
Chateaux[1]
The Steve Grimmett Band

Steve Grimmett (born 19 August 1959) is a heavy metal vocalist who began his career in the era of New Wave of British Heavy Metal. His original band was the short-lived Medusa, before he became known as the lead vocalist for Grim Reaper. Grimmett later featured in Onslaught for a brief period, before forming Lionsheart and in more recent times, The Steve Grimmett Band, and GrimmStine.

Grim Reaper achieved major success worldwide with three highly acclaimed studio albums along with single releases and MTV airplay. After Grim Reaper came a brief spell with Onslaught, with a debut single that charted in the UK. The Steve Grimmett Band is a more recent project, with Grimmett backed by Ian Nash, Chaz Grimaldi and Pete Newdeck. This band has continued to gig as Steve Grimmett's Grim reaper with a lineup now featuring Mark Rumble on drums.

Grimmett has just come back from America promoting his international band 'GrimmStine' which includes Grimmett on vocals, Steve Stine on guitar, Hat on bass and Dave Johnson on drums. Their self-titled debut album was released in 2008.

Grimmett recorded a music video in conjunction with a commercial for Garmin that aired during the 2007 Super Bowl XLI.

The Sanity Days In 2011, Steve Grimmett and other Ex Onslaught band members, launched a new project called "The Sanity Days". They intended to be together for a limited period playing songs from Onslaught's most commercially successful album "In Search Of Sanity" at well known festivals.

On 7 December 2012, The Sanity Days performed at a concert to launch the inaugural International Day of Heavy Metal. The Sanity Days were the headline band, with Severenth and Twisted State of Mind as support. The band are due to play more festival shows in 2013, including shows in Dubai, Japan and South America.

In August and September 2013, Grimmett produced and recorded British grunge-metal band, Burnthru, for their second album, Faithless.

Grim Reaper Since 2006 the band have made several successful appearances at festivals around Europe, including Keep It True, British Steel, Muskelrock and Sword brothers. This lineup of the band also recorded his solo album "Personal Crisis" in 2007. In November 2011, to coincide with their run of gigs in Greece and Cyprus, the band issued the ltd edition live EP "Live in Europe" featuring classic Reaper tracks. With the current incarnation of Grim Reaper, Steve is writing a new studio album, their first since 1987. The fourth Grim Reaper album is due to be recorded in May with a release later in the year. The band are also appearing as headliners of the British Steel festival in London in June and co-headliners of Belgium's Heavy Sound festival in November 2013.

He is almost the same in appearance with the Greek politician Evangelos Venizelos making the band Grim Reaper very popular in Greece.[2]

Discography[edit]

Medusa

  • Clash of the Titans (2005 cd reissue of demo and rehearsal tracks recorded in the late 1970s)

Chateaux

  • Chained and Desperate (1983)

Grim Reaper

Onslaught

Lionsheart

  • Lionsheart (1992)
  • Pride In Tact (1994)
  • Under Fire (1998)
  • Rising Sons - Live in Japan 1993 (2002)
  • Abyss (2004)

Tribute CD Appearances

  • 666: The Number One Beast - A Tribute to Iron Maiden vol 1 and 2 (1999 and 2000) Also available as a 2 cd "A Double Dose of Maiden" and under the name "The Maiden Years"

Tracks include Steve's vocals on "2 minutes to Midnight", "The Number of the Beast" "Aces High", and "Wasted Years". Ian Nash plays guitar on these tracks.

  • The Boys are Back - A Tribute to Thin Lizzy (2004) also available as "Top Musicians Play the Music of Thin Lizzy"

Tracks include "The Boys are Back in Town", "Jailbreak", "Killer on the Loose", "Sarah" and "Cowboy Song"

  • Snakebite - A tribute to Whitesnake

Tracks include "Still of the Night", "Slow and Easy", "Fool For Your Loving"

  • Another Hair of the Dog - A Tribute to Nazareth

Track - "Bad Bad Boy"

Friction

  • Friction (2002)

The Steve Grimmett Band

  • Personal Crisis (2007)

GrimmStine

  • GrimmStine (2008)

Empires of Eden

  • Reborn in Fire (2010) - Featured vocalist
  • Channeling the Infinite (2012) - Featured vocalist

Steve Grimmett's Grim Reaper

  • Live in Europe - ltd CD EP (2011)

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