Steve Grimmett’s Grim Reaper
Daniel da Silva
Grimmett 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 as Lionsheart, where the band reached number one in Japan, 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, maximum rotation on MTV airplay as well as frequent plays on the well know Beavis & Butthead series. Interestingly Grim Reaper are the ONLY band to have ever had all of their title songs feature on the show, as well as having the piss taken out of them at the same time.
After Grim Reaper came a brief spell with Onslaught, with a debut single that charted in the UK. The Steve Grimmett Band was a more recent project, with Grimmett backed by Ian Nash, Chaz Grimaldi and Pete Newdeck. Grimmett now tours under the band name of Steve Grimmett’s Grim Reaper with a mixed lineup that features different backing artists, depending on the touring location.
In 2008 Grimmett toured the USA 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 at this time.
Grimmett recorded a music video in conjunction with a commercial for Garmin that aired during the 2007 Super Bowl XLI.
In January 2017, Grimmett was hospitalized in Ecuador due to an aggressive infection on his right leg, where it was amputated above the knees. He remained stationed in the medical facility until being released in February when he returned home to the UK to start his journey of learning to walk again, using a metal leg. Against all odds, on 14 July 2017 Grimmett performed on stage for the first time, since his operation, at Bang Your Head!!! Festival.
Since losing his leg, Grimmett has been nothing short of inspirational with no sense of tire or need to slow his career. With regular tours of the US, South America, Europe and beyond, there is a continued demand for, not only, the genre, but for the appearance of Grimmett around the globe.
During the World Wide Covid-19 pandemic Grimmett had to reschedule his tours due to the world-wide closer of venues and festivals, but this gave time to allow for some much deserved rest, plans for comeback tours and to focus on writing new material.
No shows booked at the moment.