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18th January 2017

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Steve Grimmett's Grim Reaper will play five new festival dates starting at Bang Your Head in Germany on July 14th 2017. Normally that wouldn't be much to write home about but after the past six months Steve Grimmett has had it's a minor miracle.

As widely reported Steve had to have part of his leg amputated in Ecuador while on the bands South American tour in January after an operation to stem an aggressive infection failed. Since then Steve has been fighting to get back out there and it all starts again with these newly announced dates.

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Steve said:

"I'm excited as hell to be returning to the stage. It's what I love to do, but it has to be done in a careful manner. I have to find out what I can and can't do for the time being so there won't be many gigs this year as I still have eighteen months recovery to go through with more hospital and rehabilitation appointments and it's still all hard work in front of me but I feel I can say 'I'm back'."

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And the dates are:

14th July: Balingen, Germany, Messegelande – Bang Your Head 2017
15th July: Barnet, UK, Rugby Club – Metal Brew 2017
5th August: Worcester, UK, Upton – Drunken Monkey 2017
25th August: Munich, Germany, Hallbergmoos – Trveheim 2017
3rd December: Sheffield, UK, O2 Academy – HRH Xmas Rocka 2017

Dissonance Productions last year released the long awaited album from Steve Grimmett's Grim Reaper entitled 'Walking In The Shadows’. It was the band's first new recording since 1987s 'Rock You To Hell'.

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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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