STEVE GRIMMETT'S GRIM REAPER, the revamped version of the cult '80s British metal act GRIM REAPER led by singer Steve Grimmett, performed in the USA for the first time since 1987 on April 5 at the Ragnarökkr Metal Apocalypse festival at Reggies bar in Chicago, Illinois. The band's set consisted of many of the classic GRIM REAPER tunes but also included new tracks from STEVE GRIMMETT'S GRIM REAPER's upcoming studio album, tentatively titled "From Hell", due out in the spring. Original GRIM REAPER guitarist Nick Bowcott joined STEVE GRIMMETT'S GRIM REAPER on stage for several songs, marking the first time Steve and Nick have performed together in more than 25 years.
Prior to the Ragnarökkr Metal Apocalypse concert, STEVE GRIMMETT'S GRIM REAPER and Nick Bowcott took part in a joint interview with TV6. You can now watch the chat below.
Multi-camera video footage of Bowcott and STEVE GRIMMETT'S GRIM REAPER performing the song "Lust For Freedom" at Ragnarökkr Metal Apocalypse can be seen below.
STEVE GRIMMETT'S GRIM REAPER is:
Steve Grimmett - Vocals
Ian Nash - Guitar
Chaz Grimaldi - Bass
Mark Rumble - Drums
The back catalog from GRIM REAPER was reissued in Japan in October 2008 via RCA/BMG. "See You in Hell" (1984), "Fear No Evil" (1985) and "Rock You to Hell" (1987) feature JVC K2 24-bit remastering and are available for order at this location.