STEVE GRIMMETT’S GRIM REAPER Takes New Jersey To Hell!
August 30, 2019, 11 months ago
Now under the name Steve Grimmett's Grim Reaper, the New Wave of British Heavy Metal legends played a rare show in New Jersey recently at the Debonair Music Hall. Singer Grimmett is the lone original member from the ‘80s lineup, who in 2017 following a show in Ecuador was found with an infection in his right leg, resulting in a portion of the limb being amputated. Now with metal prosthetic from the knee down, walking cane, Steve, with current members Ian Nash (Guitars), Chaz Grimaldi on bass for the tour, and drummer Paul White, still soldiers on, recording Walking In The Shadows in 2016 and At The Gates coming out on October 11th, 2019.
Among the classics from the first three albums (only the title track from Fear No Evil?) like “See You In Hell”, “Rock You To Hell”, “Dead On Arrival” and “Wrath Of The Ripper”, “Venom” and the title track to At The Gates stick to their traditional heavy metal roots. And if you missed Walking In The Shadows first time around the title track, “Wings Of Angels” dedicated to our fighting soldiers, and “Call Me In The Morning” maintain the band’s classics elements. Two highlights though are the melodic ballad “The Show Must Go On” from debut See You In Hell, and a cover of the Dio classic “Don’t Talk To Strangers” where Steve’s vocals had more room to be showcased.