Northern New Jersey death metal/hardcore merchants GRIMUS formed in 2007, with a relentless DIY ethic, have been ravaging the ears of the Tri-State area metal underground ever since. The band's recently issued, self-financed six-song EP The Progress In Elimination was recorded in Clifton, New Jersey by Bobby Torres in Frightbox Studios (Abacinate, One Brick Down, The Grieving Process) and mastered by Alan Douches (Mastodon, The Black Dahlia Murder, Cannibal Corpse, Unearth et al). Said Metal Hammer Magazine of the EP, "This New Jersey band have been around for two years, honing their combination of hypnotically driving riffs and the gruff, apocalyptic vocals of Bryan Martinez to a senses-shattering unstoppable force." Added Mouth For War, "The six tracks on this debut EP encompass a sound that is raw, honest, yet contains a maturity and uniqueness that separates it from the rest of the death/grind/hardcore bands out there. Amongst the combination of melodic hooks and crushing mosh is a vocal delivery that is aggressive and varied. Not only are the songs straight-to-the-face bludgeoning they’re also catchy as hell."
The band is currently writing material for a 2010 full-length. Further details TBA. New track "In The Gutter" was recently posted to their official MySpace page. Check it out here: http://www.myspace.com/jerseygrimus.
In addition, the band have a host of live dates on the horizon.
9/20/2009 Championship Bar and Grill - Trenton, NJ w/ Rose Funeral
9/24/2009 Croc Rock’s MAINSTAGE - Allentown, PA w/ All Shall Perish & Born of Osiris
9/26/2009 The Gold Room - Marcus Hook, PA w/ Scattered Through the Woods, Myself My Enemy
10/4/2009 The Meatlocker - Montclair, NJ w/ The Judas Syndrome
10/17/2009 24 Club - Princeton, NJ w/ Sicker than Most, The Judas Syndrome
10/23/2009 Dingbatz - Clifton, NJ w/One Brick Down, Homicidal, The Judas Syndrome
10/24/2009 Halloween Blowout @ Kingpin Egg - Harbor Township, NJ