Steve Grimmett reveals fourth Grim Reaper album that was being written will never be released
Grim Reaper and Steve Grimmett’s Grim Reaper frontman Steve Grimmett was recently interviewed by Andrew Daly for Vinyl Writer Music. Grim Reaper released three studio albums — See You In Hell (1983), Fear No Evil (1985) and Rock You To Hell (1987) — before disbanding. About six years ago, lead vocalist Steve Grimmett formed Steve Grimmett’s Grim Reaper to continue the legacy of the band and has released two albums — Walking In The Shadows (2016) and At The Gates (2019).
In terms of what led to the delays with the release of Grim Reaper‘s album Rock You To Hell, Grimmett indicated: “The delay was that Ebony Records tried to take us to court over the fact we had claimed breach of contract against them. The label had received large amounts of money from RCA Records, and we didn’t see a penny of it. In fact, I still haven’t had a penny from the records to this day. We had recorded the third album with Ebony, but with all the money they bought a mansion and set up a studio in that, and it turned out that it had very bad acoustics, so what sounded good in the studio, was shit outside, so RCA stepped in, and we recorded Rock You To Hell in the States with Max Norman.”
With respect to the rumours that Grim Reaper were in sessions to record a fourth album after Rock You To Hell, Grimmett stated: “There was a fourth album being written, but it was written by Nick [Bowcott], and others not in the band. What the hell that was all about, I will never know. This is where a label gets involved and just fucks things up. It wasn’t Grim Reaper in any shape or form, and no, it will never be released. At least, not while I’m alive.”
You can read the rest of the interview with Steve Grimmett at Vinyl Writer Music‘s website.
Grim Reaper‘s “Rock You To Hell” video: