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26th April 2017

grim reaper

Steve Grimmett's Grim Reaper will make their UK comeback at the Metal Brew Festival at Barnet Rugby Club on Saturday 15th July.

Steve was taken seriously ill in January this year whilst the band were in Ecuador and this resulted in the Grim Reaper founder having most of his right leg amputated. Since then he has taught everyone the meaning of perseverance and positivity and just six months later is ready to get back on stage.

A hero's welcome is in store for what is set to be an amazing show.

Also on the bill will be the pioneers of Folk Metal, Skyclad and joining them will be the forerunners of UK crust punk, Agnosy, plus doom Metallers Vodun, party stoners The Grudge and Blind Haze with more acts to be added.

grim reaper

Steve Grimmett will be making his stage return with Grim Reaper the day before at the Bang Your Head Festival in Germany on Friday 14th July in what is certain to be an emotional weekend.

grim reaper

In honour of Steve, there is a mouth-watering bill for the Grimm Up North Festival in Bury over the weekend of September 30th to October 1st where a plethora of true Metal bands including Oliver Dawson Saxon, Holocaust, Tytan, Marseille and many more will be raising funds for Steve's spiralling medical and recovery costs.

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MetalTalk salutes Steve Grimmett for his sheer guts and determination on his speedy return.

judas priest


monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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