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10th February 2017

steve grimmett

As well as a special fundraiser show in Steve Grimmett's hometown of Swindon which is planned for April 1st and organised by Brian Keene at Riff's Bar, a special collaboration of Metal artists are coming together to record Grim Reaper material in an effort to help raise additional funds for Steve's rising medical and recovery costs.

Spearheaded by Venom Inc.'s Tony Dolan, former Anthrax vocalist Neil Turbin, Jimmy Kay of Canada's The Metal Voice and Sy Keeler of Onslaught, contributors currently include Gary Holt (Exodus), Tim 'Ripper' Owens (ex-Judas Priest), Blaze Bayley (ex-Iron Maiden), Doro Pesch, Lips (Anvil), Marta Gabriel (Crystal Viper), Jonas Hornqvist (Bleed The Hunger), Ross The Boss (Manowar), Bobby 'Blitz' Ellsworth (Overkill), Jimmy Mantas (Venom Inc.), Nick Bowcott (ex-Grim Reaper), John Gallagher (Raven), Mantas (Venom) and more to be announced soon.

The recording will be produced by Chris Tsangarides (Judas Priest, Anvil) and bands for the Swindon event will be announced shortly.

steve grimmett

Steve has been hospitalized in Ecuador since mid-January and has endured multiple operations that have resulted in the near complete loss of his right leg.

Fans have been making donations to a page set up to assist in the singer's rising medical costs afer reports confirmed Grimmett's insurance company has refused to pay. Donations can be made right here.

Steve posted this Facebook message within the last twenty-four hours.


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