Steve Grimmett (born 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 has 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.
Grimmett recorded a music video in conjunction with a commercial for Garmin that aired during the 2007 Super Bowl XLI.
The Sanity Days 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 are due to play more festival shows in 2013, including shows in Dubai, Japan and South America.
Grimmett is currently producing and recording an album for British rock band, Burnthru.
Grim Reaper 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. With the current incarnation of Grim Reaper, Steve is writing a new studio album, their first since 1987. The fourth Grim Reaper album is due to be recorded in May with a release later in the year. The band are also appearing as headliners of the British Steel festival in London in June and co-headliners of Belgium's Heavy Sound festival in November 2013.
He is almost the same in appearance with the Greek politician Evangelos Venizelos making the band Grim Reaper very popular in Greece.
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