Skid Row reveal new frontman is ex-H.E.A.T singer Erik Grönwall with new album out on Oct. 14th
What is the best way to have fans forget about a potential Skid Row reunion with their former lead vocalist Sebastian Bach? How about getting one of the best younger singers in your band? That is exactly what Skid Row consisting of bassist Rachel Bolan (58 years old), guitarists Dave “Snake” Sabo (57) and Scotti Hill (57), and drummer Rob Hammersmith have done by replacing their current singer ZP Theart with 34 years old and former H.E.A.T lead vocalist Erik Grönwall.
The following message was posted on Grönwall‘s Facebook page earlier today:
“Ladies and gents. I herby declare the circle of all fucking circles complete. You’re looking at the new singer of @officialskidrow #skidrow#erikgronwall“
Grönwall was the lead vocalist in H.E.A.T from 2010 to October 2020 and he handled the lead vocals on the studio albums, Address The Nation (2012), Tearing Down The Walls (2014), Into The Great Unknown (2017) and H.E.A.T II (2020). Tearing Down The Walls landed the #4 position on the Sleaze Roxx’s Top 12 Albums of the Decade (2010-2019).
Skid Row have never come close to reaching the heights that they reached with Sebastian Bach as their lead vocalist. The group has had the following singers since Bach‘s departure in 1996: Johnny Solinger (1999 to 2015), Tony Harnell (2015) and ZP Theart (2016 to 2022). During their post-Bach era, Skid Row only released albums with Solinger with the last one dating back to the EP United World Rebellion: Part Two in 2014.
Presumably, Grönwall will make his live debut with Skid Row on March 26, 2022 when the group opens for the Scorpions at the latter’s Sin City Nights Vegas Residency in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA and which runs until April 16, 2022.
Skid Row released a snippet of the title track from their upcoming new album The Gang’s All Here, which received its world premiere yesterday (March 23, 2022) on SiriusXM‘s Trunk Nation with Eddie Trunk. The title track will be released as a single tomorrow (March 25, 2022) with the new album coming out via earMusic on October 14, 2022.
Erik Grönwall‘s “18 And Life” (revisited) video: