GRIFTER CONFIRMED FOR BLOODSTOCK!!!
Grifter are extremely pleased to announce we will be appearing at this year’s Bloodstock Festival to be held at CattonPark, Derbyshire from August 8th – 11th. We are honoured to be playing the Sophie Lancaster stage on Sunday the 11th. Also playing this year’s festival are legends such as Slayer, King Diamond, Lamb Of God, Voivod, Anthrax, Exodus, Accept, Devildriver, Death Angel and way too many more to mention here.
Grifter are ready to start the recording of the next album which will appear later in the year on Ripple Music on CD and…VINYL!!!! Guinness splatter vinyl no less!!! The working title for the album is “The Return Of The Bearded Brethren” and will feature artwork from up and coming tattoo artist Jamie Campbell. Tracks fro the album will include Braggard’s Boast, Black Gold, It’s Not Me It’s You, She Mountain, Princess Leia, Fire Water, American Paranoiac Blues, The Return Of The Bearded Brethren, Bow Down To The Monkey and a cover of Black Sabbath’s Fairies Wear Boots that has become a popular fixture of the live set.
Forthcoming Grifter Live Dates
Sunday May 26th – The Green Baize,Weston-Super-Mare…Twisted Delusions 2 festival
Saturday June 8th – The Black Heart,Camden with support from Stubb and Mother Corona
Friday July 26th – Gulliver’s,Manchester with support from XII Boar, The Bendal Interlude, Widows and Blastronaut
Saturday July 27th – The 2 Pigs,Cheltenham with support from Smoke Pilot and Welcome Back Delta
Friday August 2nd – The Hog And Hosper,Pontypool
Saturday August 3rd – TBC
Sunday August 11th – BLOODSTOCK!!!
Saturday October 19th – The Wharf, Tavistock…Tavisrock charity all dayer
Friday November 29th – HARD ROCK HELL!!!
MORE GRIFTER SHOWS!!!
We’re very pleased to announce we will be playing a brace (that’s two) shows in July.
Friday July 26th, we’ll be at The 2 Pigs in Cheltenham with our very good friends Smoke Pilot and local sleazy heavy rockers Welcome Back Delta.
Saturday July 27th, we’ll be at Gulliver’s in Manchester courtesy of Submerge Promotions with an awesome supporting line-up of XII Boar, The Bendal Interlude, Widows and Blastronaut.
GRIFTER PLAY LONDON!!!
We’re very pleased to announce we will be heading to London on Saturday June 8th to headline a show at The Black Heart in Camden. Support will come from two of the UK’s finest bands; psyche riffers Stubb and Oxford’s masters of stoned grooves Mother Corona.
Needless to say, this will rule!!!
GRIFTER PLAY HARD ROCK HELL!!!!
Black Star Riders (Thin Lizzy)
1ST SHOW OF 2013…THE WINTER WARMER WEEKENDER IN BRIXTON!!!
We’re very pleased to announce that our first show of 2013 will be at The Windmill in Brixton on Saturday February 2nd courtesy of the fine people at When Planets Collide. This is an impressive 2 day event that the guys are putting on featuring some killer bands such as Black Moth, Groan, XII Boar, Enos, Iron Witch, Gurt and War Wolf…14 bands in all over the 2 days!!!
EXCELLENT REVIEW FROM BOURNEMOUTH!!!
Here’s a rather splendid review of the recent Venomfest show in Bournemouth that we played alongside Trippy Wicked, Mother Corona, In The Hills, Skeleton and Voodoo Pistols. Thanks to Rock Regeneration for the kid words.
“The Anvil, Bournemouth
Voodoo Pistols, Mother Corona, Skeleton, In The Hills, Grifter, Trippy
Tonight saw the third Venomfest at The Anvil, boasting “Bournemouth’s ONLY stoner, doom and heavy groove gatherings”.
I didn’t catch the Voodoo Pistols and just caught the last song from Mother Corona. It’s getting better… I completely missed ‘em last time!
Mother Corona 1
Skeleton bought the doom in. Their Sabbath influenced heavy riffs drawing the crowd down from upstairs and getting heads banging. In The Hills reign supreme, their tunes are as heavy as a bucket load of bricks and they get better every time I see ‘em!
Grifter tore the Anvil a new one 3 months back and they returned to repeat the performance. Their Hard rock riffs laced with blues get the crowd grooving. Always a class act, they unleash their killer tunes with unbridled passion and throw in a Black Sabbath cover for good measure.
It’s Trippy Wicked and the Cosmic Children of the Knight’s first time at the Anvil and the place was packed. They let loose and soon everybody was grooving their socks off. Massive riffs pounded the Anvil basement and the unique vocal style of Pete added an extra level to the show. It was one groove laden track after another and the crowd was lapping it up. So much so that when the band finish the audience demand another and when that’s done… another after that!
The band look physically moved at the emotional response level from the crowd, also physically drained as they are giving their all and it gets well hot in the Anvil. They finally finish before passing out and thank everyone for a great night.
Venomfest III was a major success and I’m looking forward to Venomfest IV on May the 4th 2013.
ORANGE GOBLIN/GRIFTER LIVE REVIEW FROM SWANSEA!!!
As the saying goes, better late than never. This review of our show supporting Orange Goblin at The Garage in Swansea back in April has just surfaced…and rather nice it is too!!!
“So here we are again at The Garage, Swansea to watch another big name act take the stage, thanks to the people at South Wales Heavy Metal Community.
First to take to the stage are Pembrokeshire boys Hate Gauge, who welcome a new drummer in the shape of Richie. Yet even with the new drummer in tow they never seem to miss a beat. Mixing songs from both their albums Another Day in Hell and Hope, Envy, Love and Lies. A strong ballistic missile of a set, and as always a 110% commitment and energy from the hate gauge boys. If anything their set was over too quickly.
Next to take the stage were Swansea’s own power trio Prosperina,who combine a classic rock style with modern influences. The set is a feast of musical influences as their powerful anthems are mixed with doom and sprinkled with pop, it really is a kaleidoscope of sounds. Helped in no small part by each individual member’s unique craftsmanship. Gethin woolcock’s vocal gymnastics are amazing to behold, while his dynamics on guitar are masterful. Owen Street’s Control of the low end on bass is controlled and skilful, while Yotin Walsh is the topless wild man on Drum’s providing the bands beat.
Next up to take the stage are Grifter. Who are a mix of classic balls to the wall rock, that just smashes you in the face from the very 1st note to the last note. Ollie Stygall has a the look of a giant grizzly and vocals to match. Ease my Pain and Alabama Hotpot prove that Grifter are good old fashion rock and also accomplished musicians. It was plan to see from the crowd’s reaction that Grifter know how to play a crowd.
Finally it’s time for the band everyone has been waiting for Orange Goblin. From the minute charismatic frontman Ben Ward hits the stage the crowd go wild as Ben controls the crowd like some giant puppet master. Frontman Ben Ward simply dominated the stage last night, with his band producing a master class in heads-down, hard rock that had everyone on their feet. Ben Wards forceful growl and crisp vocals is supported by immense riffs from Joe Hoare, and the powerful force of Chris Turner on drums and Martyn Millard on bass. The Fog based on John Carpenter’s film of the same name is a great track. But my favourite was watching the crowd sing along “We are metal, we’re the outcasts and we always will be!” from Time Travelling Blues. Orange Goblin’s reputation as one of the UK’s best live acts is never in doubt if tonight is anything to go by.
Words and photos by Frank Hinley”
Cheers to Frank Hinley for this
Grifter get charitable!!!
On Saturday we played at the Tavisrock all dayer in Tavistock, Devon and a splendid day it was too. This was arranged by a fantastic lady called Ellie Hudson in aid of The Rotal British Legion Riders Branch and Help For Heroes. It made us come over all charitable so we’ve decided until 9pm Sunday 14th October if you download one of our EPs or our demo from our Bandcamp page for £1 or more we’ll donate £1 to the charity pot. If you pay £5 or more we’ll donate half of that…so everyone wins!!!