Finnish black metallers GLOOMY GRIM have completed work on a new two-track single containing a cover version of the MERCYFUL FATE classic "Black Funeral" and a new song, "Let My Enemy Suffer As I Do!" Entitled "Grim Fate", the single's cover art was created by Mario E. López M. (IRON MAIDEN, BURNING DARKNESS, HANGMAN) and can be viewed below.
GLOOMY GRIM's latest album, "Under the Spell of the Unlight", was released in May 2008 via Anticulture Records.
According to a press release, "It all began in 1984 as HELLSTORM. Agathon (vocals) got his first influences as a teenager from the bands like VENOM, HELLHAMMER and BATHORY. HELLSTORM ended quite soon, but the title 'Fuck The World, Kill The Jehova!' remained. GLOOMY GRIM used it as the first demo name. The folklore tells that HELLSTORM was the first black metal band in Finland. Agathon wanted to create dark music, music from the depth of the darkest pit of hell and with no compromises from any other band members. Agathon started GLOOMY GRIM as a one-man band. The biggest inspiration has always been the dark life itself and the soundtracks of the horror films he collected. Agathon made four albums with a strong line-up. GLOOMY GRIM has also made some furious live shows in continental Europe and the Baltic states. After the latest album, 'The Grand Hammering' (2004) sold 30,000-plus copies, GLOOMY GRIM is back on his throne!"
Audio samples are available on the GLOOMY GRIM MySpace page.