GRIM REAPER Reunite For 'Quarantine Jam' Of BLACK SABBATH 'Heaven And Hell' Tuesday May 5 2020, 1:19 AM
GRIM REAPER Reunite For 'Quarantine Jam' Of BLACK SABBATH 'Heaven And Hell'

GRIM REAPER   vocalist   Steve Grimmett   has reunited remotely with the band's founding member, riff writer and guitarist   Nick Bowcott , to record a "quarantine jam" version of the   BLACK SABBATH   classic   "Heaven And Hell" .

"It's all [renowned Internet guitar teacher]   Steve Stine 's fault," quips   Bowcott . "He's the guy who was nice/dumb enough (delete as you deem fit) to extend the invitation. I knew he'd get a great rhythm section, but it obviously all hinges on the singer as we're talking about a song sung by the late, great   Ronnie James Dio , here. So that was my first, pivotal question. 'It's our mutual friend and your old bandmate   Steve Grimmett ,' was the reply, and so I immediately said, 'Hell yes, I'm in!!' In my humble opinion, there are only a handful of singers who can do   RJD   justice, and   Steve   is definitely one of said few."

Stine   sent   Bowcott   a rough guide track to record his rhythm and lead guitar parts over. The same was done with   Grimmett , bassist   Brian Hollenbeck   ( HAIRBALL ) and session drummer   Joel Stevenett . "We all also shot videos of ourselves doing the deed too, and then sent our stuff back to   Steve ,"   Bowcott   reveals. " Steve G   in Swindon, England;   Steve S   in Kindred, North Dakota;   Brian   in Minneapolis;   Joel   in Salt Lake City; and me in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

"I only got to hear and see the final sonic and visual result [Sunday] morning,"   Bowcott   concludes. "I was blown away. All played amazingly, the video edit is kick ass,   Mr. Stine 's mix is top-shelf. And as for   Mr. Grimmett 's vocal performance? One word: 'Damn!' I sincerely hope we did this amazing song justice — one thing's for sure, I had a blast doing it!"

Grimmett   has spent the last decade and a half fronting   STEVE GRIMMETT'S GRIM REAPER , with which he has released one EP,   "Alive And Kicking"   (2011) and two full-length albums,   "Walking In The Shadows"   (2016) and   "At The Gates"   (2019).

In 2014,   Bowcott   joined   STEVE GRIMMETT'S GRIM REAPER   on stage, marking the first time   Steve   and   Nick   performed together in more than 25 years.

Grimmett   had his right leg partially amputated in January 2017 after an infected wound on his foot spread to the bones in his leg part way through the group's five-week tour of South America.


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