NWOBHM Veterans Grim Reaper Return With First New Song in Nearly 30 Years
Closing in one three decades since the release of the venerable Rock You to Hell, NWOBHM veterans Grim Reaper (now billed as Steve Grimmett's Grim Reaper) have returned with the forthcoming new album, Walking in the Shadows, arriving Sept. 23 through Dissonance Records. Singer Grimmett serves as the lone original member of the group and his pipes sound ageless on the title track which can be heard above.
Dusting off the glory days of the early heavy metal scene, "Walking in the Shadows" opens up with riff plucked straight off the streets, followed by a quick guitar solo before continuing on with the feature lick. With gang shouts trading off with Grimmett in the pre-chorus, the tension builds, released by the sing-song chorus of "Take my hand / Follow me / Don't look back / Walking in the shadows!"
Commenting on the record, Grimmett stated, "I am tremendously proud of the album. It has taken a long time because it has been fraught with problems, but we have ended up with the best thing I have done in decades. We're all looking forward to bring it to the fans and excited to be doing a world tour, starting straight after its release and carrying on until 2017."
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Grim Reaper originally split up in 1988, only to be resurrected by Grimmett with an entirely new lineup in 2006. Touring over the last decade with members of his solo outfit backing him under the Grim Reaper moniker, Grimmett has finally delivered the album he had been promising fans for quite some time. Check out the artwork and tracklisting below.
Steve Grimmett's Grim Reaper, Walking in the Shadows
Steve Grimmett's Grim Reaper, Walking in the Shadows Tracklisting:
01. "Wings of Angels"
02. "Walking in the Shadows"
03. "Reach Out"
04. "I'm Coming for You"
05. "From Hell"
06. "Call Me in the Morning"
07. "Rock Will Never Die"
10. "Now You See Me"
11. "Blue Murder"
12. "Come Hell or High Water"
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