GRIM REAPER - Fear No Evil Ebony Records 12" Vinyl LP Album

  "Fear No Evil" is the album released in 1985 and was produced by Darryl Johnston ( founder Ebony Records )


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Album Description:

Grim Reaper's 1985 release "Fear No Evil" is a heavy metal classic that showcases the band's hard-edged sound and powerful vocals. The album, released on Ebony Records, features ten tracks that solidify Grim Reaper's status as a force to be reckoned with in the metal genre.

Side one opens with the title track, "Fear No Evil," an anthemic call to arms that sets the tone for the rest of the album. The song's driving guitar riffs and thunderous drums provide the perfect backdrop for Steve Grimmett's soaring vocals. "Never Coming Back" follows, a high-energy track that features a blistering guitar solo from Nick Bowcott. "Lord of Darkness (Your Living Hell)" showcases Grimmett's impressive range, as he delivers both powerful high notes and ominous growls. "A Matter of Time" and "Rock and Roll Tonight" round out side one with catchy choruses and infectious guitar riffs.

Side two continues with "Let The Thunder Roll," a hard-hitting track that features thunderous drums and a driving bassline. "Lay It On The Line" showcases the band's penchant for memorable hooks, while "Fight To The Last" features searing guitar solos and an anthemic chorus. The album closes with "Final Scream," a dark and brooding track that showcases Grimmett's haunting vocals.

Music Genre:

  British Heavy Metal, NWOBHM

Album Production information:

The album: "GRIM REAPER – Fear No Evil" was produced by: Darryl Johnston

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Darryl Johnston

This album was recorded at: Ebony Studio, Hull, England

Mastered by Howie Weinberg at Masterdisk.

Album cover design: Kim Seabourne

  Darryl Johnston was founder of the "Ebony Records" company and has been producing several dozen heavy metal (NWOBHM ) albums between 1982 and 1987. Bands he has worked with are Chateaux, Grim Reaper, Savage, Blade Runner, Samurai, Fast Kutz and many others.

  Howie Weinberg an American mastering engineer, best known for his work in the recording industry. He was born on 19 April 1954, in New York City, New York, USA.

Weinberg is widely regarded as one of the leading mastering engineers of his generation, with a career that spans over four decades. He has worked with a wide range of artists and genres, including rock, pop, metal, hip hop, and alternative music. Some of his most famous clients include Nirvana, U2, The Ramones, Slayer, Depeche Mode, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers, among many others.

Weinberg is best known for his work at Masterdisk, a legendary mastering studio located in New York City. He worked at Masterdisk for many years, and was responsible for mastering many of the most iconic albums of the late 20th century, including Nirvana's "Nevermind," U2's "The Joshua Tree," and Soundgarden's "Superunknown."

In addition to his work as a mastering engineer, Weinberg has also been involved in several other projects and initiatives in the music industry. He has been recognized for his contributions to the field of recording and mastering, and has received several awards and honors for his work.

Overall, Howie Weinberg is a talented and respected mastering engineer, who has made a significant impact on the world of music and recording.

Record Label Information:

  Ebony EBON 32

Media Format:

  12" Vinyl LP  Gramophone Record
Album weight: 180 gram  

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Band Members and Musicians on: Grim Reaper Fear No Evil
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Steve Grimmett - Vocals
  • Nick Bowcott - Guitars
  • Dave Wanklin - Bass
  • Mark Simon - Drums
Track Listing of: Grim Reaper Fear No Evil

The Song/tracks on "Grim Reaper Fear No Evil" are

    Side One:
  • Fear No Evil
  • Never Coming Back
  • Lord of Darkness (Your Living Hell)
  • A Matter of Time
  • Rock and Roll Tonight
    Side Two:
  • Let The Thunder Roll
  • Lay It On The Line
  • Fight To The Last
  • Final Scream
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Band Information:

 The New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) was a genre that exploded in the late 1970s and early 1980s, featuring bands such as Iron Maiden, Saxon, and Def Leppard. Among these bands was Grim Reaper, a group that made a name for itself with its powerful vocals, lightning-fast guitar riffs, and high-energy performances. In this article, we will explore the history of Grim Reaper, their musical style, and their impact on the world of heavy metal.

 Grim Reaper was formed in 1979 in Droitwich Spa, England, by guitarist Nick Bowcott, drummer Lee Harris, and bassist Phil Lanzon. In 1982, the band added singer Steve Grimmett, and they began to gain popularity in the NWOBHM scene. Their first album, "See You in Hell," was released in 1983 and featured such classics as the title track, "Dead on Arrival," and "Wrath of the Ripper." The album was a critical and commercial success, reaching number 73 on the Billboard 200 chart and solidifying Grim Reaper's place in the metal world.

 Grim Reaper's musical style was characterized by its heavy, driving rhythms, lightning-fast guitar solos, and Steve Grimmett's powerful, soaring vocals. Their lyrics often dealt with dark themes such as death and the afterlife, adding to their ominous and brooding sound. The band's music was heavily influenced by other NWOBHM acts such as Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, but they had a distinct sound that set them apart from their peers.

 In addition to their musical prowess, Grim Reaper was known for their energetic and theatrical live performances. Steve Grimmett was a charismatic frontman, and the band's stage show often featured pyrotechnics, special effects, and elaborate costumes. This helped to cement their reputation as one of the most exciting and entertaining bands in the NWOBHM scene.

 Despite their success, Grim Reaper's career was not without its ups and downs. Their second album, "Fear No Evil," was released in 1985 to mixed reviews, and the band's popularity began to wane. They released two more albums, "Rock You to Hell" in 1987 and "Said Than Done" in 1988, but neither of them achieved the same level of success as their debut.

 In 1989, Grim Reaper disbanded, but their legacy lived on. Their influence can be heard in the music of countless heavy metal bands that followed, and their songs continue to be played and appreciated by metal fans around the world. In 2006, the band reformed with a new lineup and released a new album, "Walking in the Shadows," which received positive reviews.

GRIM REAPER - Fear No Evil Ebony Records

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Ebony EBON 32 , 1985

"Fear No Evil" is the album released in 1985 and was produced by Darryl Johnston ( founder Ebony Records )

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GRIM REAPER - Fear No Evil ( Red Vinyl )

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Steamhammer – SPV 266301 LP , 2013 , Germany

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RCA PL86250 , 1987 , Germany

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GRIM REAPER - Rock You to Hell ( USA )

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RCA Victor – 6250-1-R , 1987 , USA

This is the USA release of "Rock You to Hell".

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RCA Victor NFL1-8038 , 1984 , USA

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