Former GRIM REAPER/current LIONSHEART vocalist Steve Grimmett has contacted BLABBERMOUTH.NET to refute the rumors of a possible GRIM REAPER reunion at the upcoming Sun n' Steel I festival on March 6-7, 2004 at Pinellas Park Expo Center in Pinellas Park, Florida.
Says Steve, "[I] have heard several rumors and saw your entry in Dec. 29 news about GRIM REAPER appearing in a festival in Florida. I'd like to state now that this is untrue. [Ex-GRIM REAPER guitarist] Nick [Bowcott] and I have talked about this on many occasions, and both feel we do not want to cheapen the past by doing a sad reunion. Re: Wacken Fest 2001, We fully intended to play as LIONSHEART. Unfortunately the promoters posted us as GRIM REAPER against our wishes. It was never meant to be a reunion gig, at my expressed instructions. Enough about the past. My current band LIONSHEART are now in negotiations with Metaledge Records for a release of our new album early 2004. For updates, etc. check out www.lionsheart.com. Happy New Year to you all - hope you have a great 2004!"
As previously reported, LIONSHEART's fourth studio album, "Abyss", was recorded at the Warehouse Studio in Oxford, U.K. throughout May/June 2003 and was engineered by Steve Watkins.
The complete track listing for "Abyss" (view cover artwork here) is as follows:
03. All I Got
04. I Need Love
05. How Can I Tell You?
06. I'm Alive
07. Don't Waste My Time
08. If You Cut Me
09. Save Me
11. How Long?
Low-quality Real Audio clips of the tracks "How Can I Tell You?", "I Need Love" and "Nightmare" can be heard at this location.