Queensryche singer Todd LaTorre joins a list a of Metal Titans in the re-recording of three classic Grim Reaper songs that will be made available for purchase digitally and on Vinyl. All proceeds of the songs will go to Steve Grimmett's (Grim Reaper) medical and recovery costs.
Todd LaTorre spoke to The Metal Voice about joining in on the relief effort
"Grim Reaper was very much a part of my formative metal years! The music has given so much to me, I am proud to be able to give back in any capacity. Wishing Steve the very best!"
The relief project is spearheaded by bassist Tony Dolan from Venom Inc and aided by Neil Turbin (Ex Anthrax, Deathriders), Sy Keller (Onslaught) and Jimmy Kay ( Editor The Metal Voice)
Tony Dolan had this to say about the re-recordings on February 4, 2017 on a live stream in Ecuador
"There were quite a few choices we could make but once I asked the artists, everyone wanted to do SEE YOU IN HELL and FEAR NO EVIL they are classics. THE SHOW MUST GO ON will also be included because that is what the man (Steve Grimmett) is going to do and that is what he will be doing stronger than ever. We will put out the songs on 7 inch as well as digital downloads."
Steve Grimmett has been hospitalized in Ecuador since mid-January; the singer was on tour in support of GRIM REAPER’s latest album, Walking In The Shadows. Millie Grimmett has been updating fans around the globe of the singer’s condition on the bands Facebook page here. Grimmett has endured multiple operations that have resulted in the near complete loss of his right leg. On the latest update as of February 28 2017 Millie and Steve Grimmett are now back in the U.K. and Steve is at Great Western Hospital recovering and has been given the green light to go home.
The Reaper All-Stars include Gary Holt (Slayer, Exodus) Tim 'Ripper' Owens (ex-Judas Priest), Doro Pesch, Lips (Anvil), Neil Turbin (Deathriders, ex Anthrax), Tony Dolan (Venom Inc) Ross The Boss (ex Manowar), Marc Jackson (Acid Reign/ M:Pire of Evil), Jonas Hornqvist (Bleed the Hunger), Sy Keeler (Onslaught), Bobby Blitz (Overkill), Marta Gabriel (Crystal Viper), Blaze Bayley (ex Iron Maiden) Nick Bowcott (ex-Grim Reaper), John Gallagher (Raven), Mantas (Venom Inc), Joe Cangelosi (Whiplash, Kreator) Chuck Billy (Testament) Todd LaTorre (Queensryche) and Glen Drover (ex Megadeth) The songs will be produced by Chris Tsangarides (Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy, Anvil Producer )
A Donation page has been set up, to date $14,000 have been raised
Metal All Stars relief songs were announced on February 4th 2017 on a live stream on The Metal Voice, in Ecuador at the hospital where Steve Grimmett was operated on