VOCALIST STEVE GRIMMETT CONTINUES TO BE HOSPITALIZED IN SOUTH AMERICA
Vocalist Steve Grimmett remains in a South American hospital after being refused flight home when the airline disallowed him to board on Saturday evening. Grimmett has been battling a life-threatening condition for a week after being rushed to a local hospital in Ecuador; the singer was amidst a tour in support of GRIM REAPER’s latest album, Walking In The Shadows.
Grimmett’s wife, Amelia Grimmett, has been updating fans around the globe of the singer’s condition via the band’s official Facebook page since the reports started to surface on January 14. “Last Saturday, whilst doing a gig in Ecuador, Steve was taken very ill,” she noted. “He finished the gig sitting down but was transported to a local hospital immediately after the performance where they operated to remove an infection.”
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Live Stream ‘Grim Reaper-a-thon’ in Ecuador w/ Millie Grimmett-w/John Gallagher (Raven) and Tony Dolan (Venom Inc) hosts Jimmy Kay and Alan Dixon (The Metal Voice)
In the video stream Tony Dolan (Venom Inc) updated The Metal Voice about his initiative to re-record Grim Reaper songs with an All Star metal cast to raise funds for Grimmett. Dolan made two announcements, first they have chosen the Grim Reaper songs ‘See you in hell’, ‘Fear no Evil’ and ‘The Show Must go’ as the relief songs. Second, Testament’s front man Chuck Billy will be joining in the recordings.
The Reaper All-Star include Gary Holt (Slayer, Exodus) Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens (ex-Judas Priest), Doro Pesch, Lips (Anvil), Neil Turbin (Deathriders), Tony Dolan (Venom Inc) Ross The Boss (Manowar), Jonas Hornqvist (Bleed the Hunger), Sy Keeler (Onslaught), Bobby Blitz (Overkill), Marta Gabriel (Crystal Viper), Blaze Bayley (ex Iron Maiden) Nick Bowcott (ex-Grim Reaper), John Gallagher (Raven), Mantas (Venom inc), Joe Cangelosi (Whiplash, Kreator) Chuck Billy (Testament). The songs will be produced by Chris Tsangarides (Judas Priest, Anvil Producer )