at Liquid Joe's, Salt Lake City, UT, USA, September 6, 2019

STEVE GRIMMETT'S GRIM REAPER (Live at Liquid Joe's, Salt Lake City, UT, USA, September 6, 2019)
Photo: Jerry Alperin

Steve Grimmett’s Grim Reaper rocked Salt Lake City’s Liquid Joe’s on September 6th. If you didn’t get there early as warned, you missed a great show. NWOBHM legends Grim Reaper with long standing member Steve Grimmett at the helm, are back with a vengeance. Backed by Guitarist Ian Nash, Bass player Chaz Grimaldi and Drummer Mark Pullin, the fired up crowd was treated to a fantastic 16 song setlist.

They kicked things off with the song “Venom”, from their new album At the Gates which many were hearing for the first time and loving it. The band followed up with “Rock You To Hell”, “Night of the Vampire” and “Lust for Freedom” from the 1987 album Rock You To Hell, released 32 years ago to the day. The show continued with “Dead on Arrival” and “Wrath of the Ripper”, a couple of my favorites from the 1983 album See you in Hell. The night continued with more music from the previous mentioned albums, as well as a couple from their 2016 album Walking in the Shadows and from their 1984 album Fear No Evil.

One of the highlights of the night was the bands performance of “Don’t Talk to Strangers” a tribute to Ronnie James Dio, which showed Steve still had the vocals and the passion to take Grim Reaper even further.


  • Jerry Alperin

    Jerry is a reviewer, photographer and interviewer here at Metal Express Radio. Originally from the East Coast, he always wanted to find a warmer climate to call home. Fortunately for him, he wound up in San Francisco where the people are colorful, the sushi is delicious and the music diverse. He has been involved in the music industry in one form or another for over 30 years.

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