19 August 1959|
The Steve Grimmett Band
Steve Grimmett (born on 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 had 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.
In January 2017, Grimmett was hospitalized in Ecuador due to an aggressive infection on his right leg below the knee, where it was amputated in the process. He remained stationed in the medical facility until being released in February. In April, he began to walk again with a prosthetic metal leg attached. On 14 July, Grimmett performed on stage for the first time since his operation in a wheelchair at Bang Your Head!!!.
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 played 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.
On 24 March 2015, the Sanity Days released an album with all new material called Evil Beyond Belief.
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. The band appeared as headliners of the British Steel festival in London in June and co-headliners of Belgium's Heavy Sound festival in November 2013. With the current incarnation of Grim Reaper, the full-length album Walking in the Shadows was released on 23 September 2016.
Tribute CD Appearances
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.
Tracks include "The Boys are Back in Town", "Jailbreak", "Killer on the Loose", "Sarah" and "Cowboy Song"
Tracks include "Still of the Night", "Slow and Easy", "Fool For Your Loving"
Track - "Bad Bad Boy"
The Steve Grimmett Band
Empires of Eden
Steve Grimmett's Grim Reaper