Power metal band EMPIRES OF EDEN has announced the release of the third album “Channelling The Infinite” from global recording project EMPIRES OF EDEN. Japanese release date of June 1 through Rubicon Music, rest of the world June 6 via Music Buy Mail.
1. Cry Out (feat. Rob Rock)
2. Hammer down (feat. UDO)
3. This Time (feat. Steve Grimmett)
4. Channelling the Infinite (feat. Sean Peck)
5. Lions For Lambs (feat. Alessandro Del Vecchio)
6. Cyborg (feat. Carlos Zema)
7. World on Fire (feat. Louie Gorgievksi)
8. Your eyes (feat. Mike Dimeo)
9. Born a king (feat. Danny Cecati)
10. As flames scorch the ground (feat. Vo Simpson)
11. White wings (feat. Ronny Munroe)
12. Hammer down All star version * (feat. UDO, Rob Rock, Sean Peck,Carlos Zema, Vo Simpson, Ronny Munroe)
13. Born a King * (feat. Sean Peck) * Bonus Track
Conceived and orchestrated by Australian shredding maestro Stu Marshall (ex-Dungeon), the album features some of the most influential voices below in metal.
• Udo Dirkschneider (Accept, U.D.O.)
• Rob Rock (Impellitteri, Driver)
• Steve Grimmett (Grim Reaper, Lionsheart)
• Mike Dimeo (Masterplan / Riot)
• Sean Peck (Cage)
• Carlos Zema (Outworld, Vougan)
• Ronny Munroe (TSO, Metal Church)
• Alessandro Del Vecchio (Edge of Forever)
• Danny Cecati (Eyefear, Pegazus)
• Louie Gorgievski (Crimsonfire)
• Vo Simpson.(Darker Half)
Loaded with 13 tracks of brain-blasting power metal, “Channelling The Infinite” features killer production and powerful, hook-laden music that will appeal to any aficionado. Each song is carefully crafted specifically to suit the singer involved, and designed to best complement their range and style. From there, the vocalists have complete freedom to write the lyrics and melodies, providing a unique insight into what truly inspires these artists. Also available as a limited-edition Digipak that includes bonus tracks for each territory. Album cover artwork is done by L.A. based “Alex Ruiz” once again.
Channelling The Infinite – Trailer:
If you caught Steve Grimmett’s last release, “Personal Crisis” (shame on you, if you didn’t) you already know how good that disc is. Quite frankly, I think Grimmstine’s debut release is even better. The opening instrumental cut “Memory” gives you the false sense that disc is going to be a tame one. Such is not the case, as the next fourteen tracks nearly pound your senses into oblivion. Ok, maybe that is overstating it a little bit, but damn this is a fun CD. The songs on this disc range from classic heavy metal to some solid melodic rock. I couldn’t find a bad song in the bunch.
Steve Grimmett’s voice seemingly has gotten better with age. He still has incredible range, but doesn’t over do it.
I wouldn’t consider Fargo, North Dakota a hot bed of metal talent, but Mr. Grimmett has found one amazing band in this Northern U.S. city. Steve Stine blows me away with six string superiority. Where in the hell has this guy been? His playing on this CD is fantastic.
The rhythm section of Hat on bass, and Dave Johnson on drums is quite good. It sounds as if Johnson and Hat have been playing together for quite a while. Johnson busts out the double bass drumming at break neck speed and Hat keeps up the pace with his heavy bass.
The music from Grimmstine isn’t just high speed metal. The band slows it down on a few numbers and produce some amazingly good numbers that will appeal to melodic rock fans.
Some of my favorite cuts on this disc are “911”, “Supernatural”, “To Catch A Killer” and the Whitesnake like “This Don’t Look Like Love To Me”.
Good tunes and solid production and over an hour of music add up to one excellent metal CD. This is a disc that will appeal to fans of metal acts like Judas Priest, Saxon and of course, Grim Reaper, as well as a few melodic rock fans.
4. Got Nothing But Time
5. To Catch A Killer
6. You’ll Never Know
7. It’s Over
9. You Give Me Love
10. Straight As An Arrow
11. ‘Til They Take My Wings
12. Take This Air
13. Afraid Of The Dark
14. This Don’t Look Like Love To Me
15. To Sing A Lullabye (Immy’s Song)
Steve Grimmett – Vocals
Steve Stine – Guitars
Dave Johnson – Drums
Hat – Bass
One of the better metal discs of 2007, is Steve Grimmett’s Personal Crisis.
This is a release that has a sound that is deeply rooted in the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. For me, this is a very good thing, as I enjoy most of the bands that came out of the NWOBHM era. I have always enjoyed Steve Grimmett’s voice in Grim Reaper, but I wasn’t sure what to expect with his solo disc.
I have always classified Steve Grimmett as a Rob Halford type of singer. His voice has matured, and has maybe deepened a little bit since the Grim Reaper days. The high pitched screams are gone, but I am completely ok with that. His voice is more relevant with today’s metal releases than ever before.
80’s metal fans looking for a disc with ultra sharp guitar playing, and killer vocals, need not look any further. Ian Nash’s playing on this record will win you over immediately. There is plenty of guitar noodling for you to feast your ears on.
Personal Crisis has a few surprises in store for you. Joanna Ruiz sings on the track Enemy, along with Grimmett. This is an extremely strong track, and Ruiz’s voice really adds a new element to this song.
Steve Grimmett covers his old band’s tune (Grim Reaper) with the tune, Wrath of the Ripper. This song will have you scurrying to pull out your copy of See You In Hell, to compare it to the original. I love this version of the tune.
Personal Crisis is a record that no metalhead should be without! Finding this disc in the United States may present quite the challenge for you. I recommend picking up a copy from Impulse Music at this location. You can preview some of the songs at the Steve Grimmett myspace page. Take the time to check them out! You will be glad you did!
2. Wait For Ever
10. Wrath Of The Ripper (Grim Reaper cover)
Steve Grimmett Band is:
Steve Grimmett – Vocals
Ian Nash – Guitar
Rich Walker – Bass
Pete Newdeck – Drums/ Background Vocals