Grim Reaper

Grim Reaper

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Line Up
Steve Grimmett (v) – also in Chateaux, Medusa, Lionsheart, Grimmstine, Steve Grimmett, The Sanity Days, Onslaught, Friction and Seven Deadly Sins
Ian Nash (g) – also in Tainted Nation, Lionsheart, Poke and Seven Deadly Sins
Charles Grimaldi (b) – also in Unbroken, Isolation and Grip Inc.
Martin Trail (b) – also in Fury and King Fiction
Paul White (d) – also in Blitzkrieg, Season’s End, King Fiction and Reign of Erebusus

Paul DeMercado (v)
Nick Bowcott (g)
Kevin Neale (b)
Phil Matthews (b)
Dave Wanklin (b)
Geoff Curtis (b) – also in Idol Rich and Lorien
Max Norman (b)
Bernie Brittain (b) – also in Health Warning
Richard Walker (b)
Brian Parry (d) – also in Wrathchild, Rough Justice and Original Sin
Adrian Jacques (d)
Lee Harris (d)
Mark Simon (d) – also in Health Warning and Virgin Star
Pete Newdeck (d) – also in Tanted Nation, China Blue, Eden’s Curse, Killers, Paul Di’Anno, Seven Deadly Sins and The Shock
Mark Rumble (d) – also in Severance, Tantrum, Serotonin, Mahula Fish, G.B.M. and Full Tilt

Notes:
– Active from 1979 up until 1988 as Grim Reaper. Resurrected in 2006 by mainman Steve Grimmett releasing one album under just his name. Soon after the band started to appear as Steve Grimmett’s Grim Reaper and carries on to this day as such. This page covers all this discography in full detail.
– Well known for winning a local Battle Of The Bands contest of 100 band which eventually got them signed with Ebony Records
– Played the 1985 Texxas Jam festival in Dallas on the same bill with Deep Purple, Scorpions and Bon Jovi.
– Appeared in several compilations through the years. Most notably:
Heavy Metal Heroes” (LP, Heavy Metal Records, 1981) with ‘The Reaper’
Let Them Eat Rock” (LP, RCA / Ariola International, 1986) ‘Final Scream’
Metal Masters” (LP, K-Tel, 1987) with ‘See You In Hell’
Metal Force” (LP, K-Tel, 1987) with ‘Fear No Evil’
Hell On Wheels Tour Sampler” (CASSETTE, RCA, 1987) with ‘Night of the Vampire’ and ‘Rock You to Hell’ this cassette was given away for free on the Helloween, Armored Saint and Grim Reaper 1987 US tour
– ‘See You In Hell’ performed on Headbangers Open Air in 2007 is featured on the 2DVD “Headbangers Open Air 2008” (Hellion Records, 2009)
– More video footage from recent years can be found on “Keep It True Pt. 6 & 7” (2DVD, Steelpride Records, 2007), more specifically the tracks: ‘Rock You To Hell’, ‘Night Of The Vampire’ and ‘See You In Hell’


Grim Reaper - Bleed 'Em Dry

 

Bleed ‘Em Dry

CASSETTE self-released (1981)

1. The Reaper
2. Street Lady
3. Maggy (You’re Gone)
4. Loving You
5. Bleed ’em Dry
6. Ride Me
7. Leaving

 


Grim Reaper - For Demonstration Only

 

For Demonstration Only

CASSETTE self-released (1982)

1. Entrance
2. All Hell Let Loose
3. Loser In Love
4. Liar

 

 

 


Grim Reaper - See You In Hell

 

See You In Hell

LP Ebony Records (1983) EBON 16
LP RCA Victor (1983) NFL1-8038
LP RCA Victor (1985) 102-01909
LP Music On Vinyl (2018) MOVLP666
CASSETTE Ebony/RCA (1984) NFK1-8038
CASSETTE Canyon International (1994) TY00023
CD Canyon International (1993) PCCY-00460
CD Black Ghost Records (19??) 91CD-0103
CD BMG/Spitifire Records (2000) 5126-2
CD BMG/RCA (2008) BVCM-35363
CD 4Worlds Media/Southworld (2011) SW0025CD

1. Dead On Arrival
2. Liar
3. Wrath Of The Ripper
4. All Hell Let Loose
5. Now Or Never
6. Run For Your Life
7. The Show Must Go On
8. See You in Hell

*Recorded in just four days and reached #73 on Billboard’s pop chart!
*There are at least two different order of tracks across the various re-releases
*There are two different cassette releases from Ebony/RCA both with the same catalogue number. One released for the US and the other for the UK market. The UK version was in black colored cassette while the US in white and also had a barcode.
*CD by Black Ghost Records is a bootleg. Two more bootlegs are known to exist. One from Russia released in 2009 made out of the BMG/RCA release and another with unknown origin that also includes four tracks from the “For Demonstration Only” Demo: ‘See You In Hell’, ‘Now Or Never’, ‘All Hell Let Loose’ and ‘Liar’
*LP by Music On Vinyl limited to 666 copies on “flaming colored” vinyl


Grim Reaper - For Demonstration Only 1983

 

For Demonstration Only

CASSETTE self-released (1983)

1. Entrance
2. All Hell Let Loose
3. Loser In Love
4. Liar
5. See You In Hell
6. Suck It And See
7. Now Or Never

*The band actually re-circulated their 1982 demo with the addition of the three 1983 tracks (‘See You In Hell’, ‘Suck It And See’ and ‘Now Or Never’) on the b-side plus the same but colored this time artwork.


Grim Reaper - See You In Hell flexi

 

See You In Hell

7″ flexi Ebony/RCA (1984) 42091CS

1. See You In Hell (Excerpt)

*Promotional flexi that was given away for free by RCA in order to promote Grim Reaper to the US audience

 

 

 


Grim Reaper - The Show Must Go On

 

The Show Must Go On

7″ Ebony Records (1984) PB-13932
7″ Ebony/RCA (1984) JK-13932
12″ RCA (1984) JD-13930

1. The Show Must Go On
2. Dead On Arrival

*The Ebony/RCA 7″ and 12″ were promos, released without a picture sleeve and have the same track on both sides

 


Grim Reaper - Fear No Evil 12"

 

Fear No Evil

12″ Ebony/RCA (1985) JR-14111

1. Fear No Evil
2. Fear No Evil

*Promo vinyl pressed in red vinyl

 

 

 


Grim Reaper - Fear No Evil

 

Fear No Evil

LP Ebony Records (1985) EBON 32
LP RCA/Victor (1985) AFL1-5431
LP Steamhammer/SPV (2013) 266301 LP
CASSETTE RCA (1985) AFK1-5431
CD BMG (1985) 88697-40138-2
CD Canyon International (1993) PCCY-00461
CD BMG/Spitfire (2000) 5127-2
CD BMG/RCA (2008) BVCM-35364
CD 4Worlds Media/Southworld (2011) SW0023CD

1. Fear No Evil
2. Never Coming Back
3. Lord Of Darkness (Your Living Hell)
4. Matter Of Time
5. Rock’n’roll Tonight
6. Let The Thunder Roar
7. Lay It On The Line
8. Fight For The Last
9. Final Scream

*Two different Cassette releases by RCA, both have the same catalogue number, one in black and one in white color
*At least one known (Russian) bootleg CD exists supposedly by BMG with barcode: BVCM-35364 1T


Grim Reaper - Lust For Freedom

 

Lust For Freedom

12″ RCA (1987) 6783-1-RDAA

1. Lust For Freedom
2. Lust For Freedom

*Promo vinyl pressed in red vinyl

 

 

 


Grim Reaper - Rock You To Hell flexi

 

Rock You To Hell

7″ flexi RCA (1987) 1027151CS
12″ RCA (1987) 6499-1-RDAA

1. Rock You To Hell
2. Rock You To Hell

*Both promo releases for the US market. The 12″ released without a picture sleeve.
*7″ flexi contains excerpts from the tracks: ‘Rock Me ‘Till I Die’, ‘Night Of The Vampire’ and ‘Rock You To Hell’


Grim Reaper - Rock You To Hell

 

Rock You To Hell

LP RCA/Victor (1987) 6250-1-R
LP RCA (1987) PL86250
LP RCA (1987) HM 14
LP Steamhammer/SPV (2013) SPV266591 LP
CASSETTE RCA (1987) 6250-4-R
CD RCA (1987) 6250-2-R
CD RCA (1987) BVCM 35519
CD RCA (1987) 88697-40139-2
CD BMG/Spitfire (2000) 5128-2
CD Agat (2004)
CD RCA/BMG (2008) BVCM-35519
CD 4Worlds Media/Southworld (2011) SW0024CD

1. Rock You To Hell
2. Night Of The Vampire
3. Lust For Freedom
4. When Heaven Comes Down
5. Suck It And See
6. Rock Me ’til I Die
7. You’ll Wish That You Were Never Born
8. Waysted Love
9. I Want More

*LP by RCA with catalogue number HM 14 is probably a Korean bootleg. Bootleg is also the CD by Agat (no catalogue number) and possibly the CD mentioned above with catalogue number 88697-40139-2. Additionally, a bootleg cassette from Poland is also known to exist
*Two different Cassette releases by RCA, both have the same catalogue number, one in black and one in white color


Grim Reaper - See You In Hell / Fear No Evil

 

See You In Hell / Fear No Evil

CD Collectables/BMG (1998) COL-CD-2739 (DRCI 2181)

1. See You In Hell
2. Dead On Arrival
3. Liar
4. Wrath Of The Ripper
5. Now Or Never
6. Run For Your Life
7. The Show Must Go On
8. All Hell Let Loose
9. Fear No Evil
10. Never Coming Back
11. Lord Of Darkness
12. Matter Of Time
13. Rock & Roll Tonight
14. Let The Thunder Roar
15. Lay It On The Line
16. Fight For The Last
17. Final Scream

*2 albums in 1 CD


Grim Reaper - Best Of Grim Reaper

 

Best Of Grim Reaper

CD RCA/BMG (1999)  07863 67813-2

1. See You In Hell
2. Fear No Evil
3. Rock You To Hell
4. Wrath Of The Reaper
5. Lust For Freedom
6. Never Coming Back
7. All Hell Let Loose
8. The Show Must Go On
9. Let The Thunder Roar
10. Run For Your Life
11. Waysted Love
12. Now Or Never
13. Fight For The Last
14. Dead On Arrival
15. Lay It On The Line
16. Suck It And See
17. Final Scream

*Compilation made out of the three first albums


Grim Reaper - The Crypt Keeper

 

The Crypt Keeper

CD (2003)

1. Dead On Arrival
2. Never Coming Back
3. Wrath Of The Ripper
4. See You In Hell
5. Born To Be Wild
6. All Hell Let Loose
7. Liar
8. Guitar Solo
9. You Really Got Me
10. Rock And Roll Tonight
11. Entrance
12. All Hell Let Loose
13. Loser In Love
14. Liar
15. See You In Hell
16. Suck It And See
17. Now Or Never

*Bootleg CD, no label or cat# number possibly from Italy
*Tracks 1-10 Live in London 1982
*Tracks 11-17 Demo 1983


STEVE GRIMMETT - Personal Crisis

 

Personal Crisis

CD Metal Heaven (2007) MH 00042
CD Irond (2007) IROND CD 08-DD591
CD Dissonance Productions (2017) DISS055CDD

1. Karma
2. Wait for Ever
3. Freedom
4. Lonely
5. Afterglow
6. Enemy
7. Promises
8. Invincible
9. Strength
10. Wrath Of The Ripper
11. Fallen

*Released as ‘Steve Grimmett’
*Promos for both releases also exist


STEVE GRIMMETTS GRIM REAPER - Alive And Kicking

 

Alive And Kicking

CD self-released (2011)

1. Rock You to Hell
2. Night of the Vampire
3. Fear No Evil
4. Liar
5. See You in Hell

*Released as Steve Grimmett’s Grim Reaper and contains recordings from various gigs around Europe
*Limited to 100 copies and was only available on the Greece and Cyprus Tour of November 2011


GRIM REAPER - We Are All Going To Hell

We Are All Going To Hell

2LP You Axed For It Records (2012)

1. The Reaper
2. Street Lady
3. Maggy (You’re Gone)
4. Loving You
5. Bleed ’em Dry
6. Ride Me
7. (Why Are You) Leaving
8. Entrance
9. All Hell Let Loose
10. Loser In Love
11. Liar
12. See You In Hell
13. Suck It And See
14. Now Or Never
15. Born To Be Wild

*Limited to 150 copies
*Tracks 1-7 ‘Bleed ‘Em Dry’ Demo 1981
*Tracks 8-14 ‘For Demonstration Only’ Demo 1983
*Track 15 Live in London 1982


STEVE GRIMMETTS GRIM REAPER - Walking In The Shadows

 

Walking In The Shadows

CD Dissonance Productions (2016) DISS054CD
CD Dissonance Productions (2016) DISS002CDUSA (digi)
CD Spiritual Beast (2016) IUCP-16248
CD Classic Metal (2016) CM11
2LP Back on Black (2016) BOBV488LP

1. Wings Of Angels
2. Walking In The Shadows
3. Reach Out
4. I’m Coming For You
5. From Hell
6. Call Me In The Morning
7. Rock Will Never Die
8. Temptation
9. Thunder
10. Now You See Me
11. Blue Murder
12. Come Hell Or High Water

*Released as Steve Grimmett’s Grim Reaper
*2LP on white/red splatter vinyl
*Bonus on the Japanese CD by Spiritual Beast:
13. Wings of Angels


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