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Grifter

Formed: 2003
From: Plymouth, United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Grifter News

Below is our complete Grifter news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Grifter Releases "Princess Leia" Video

The Obelisk is premiering Grifter's new video for "Princess Leia," which appears on forthcoming album, "Return Of The Bearded Brethren" due out next month via Ripple Music. Check out the clip below.

The album, which includes many tales of Guinness, ’70s sex symbols, drinking regrets, religious folly and more, is slotted for to be released on August 12th in North America, August 18th in Europe and will be available on CD, limited vinyl & digital formats. The track listing is as follows:

1. Black Gold
2. She Mountain
3. Paranoiac Blues
4. Princess Leia
5. Bow Down To The Monkey
6. Braggard’s Boast
7. It’s Not Me, It’s You
8. Fire Water
9. The Return Of The Bearded Brethren
10. Fairies Wear Boots (Black Sabbath cover) More...

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Grifter Streaming "Princess Leia"

Today Grifter reveals a track off forthcoming album, "Return Of The Bearded Brethren," which will be out on August 12th in North America and August 18th in Europe via Ripple Music.

Guitarist/Vocalist Ollie Stygall comments on what we can expect: “The new Grifter album…10 songs of Grifter doing what they do best, rocking and rolling with a grin on their faces and a beer in their hands!”

Hear "Princess Leia" in the player below, courtesy of TheSleepingShaman.com. The full album's track listing is as follows:

1. Black Gold
2. She Mountain
3. Paranoiac Blues
4. Princess Leia
5. Bow Down To The Monkey
6. Braggard’s Boast
7. It’s Not Me, It’s You
8. Fire Water
9. The Return Of The Bearded Brethren
10. Fairies Wear Boots (Black Sabbath cover) More...

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Grifter Announces New Album Release

It’s been nearly three years since Grifter’s self-titled debut album was released on Ripple Music. Now in May of 2014 Grifter is set to release second album "The Return Of The Bearded Brethren" once again through Ripple Music. The label comments:

"Whereas the first album was a bunch of tracks the band had spanning their career up to that point the new album with written with one aim in mind: to write a killer album that would hit hard from start to finish yet contained songs that would kick arse in their own right. The Return Of The Bearded Brethren picks up where the debut left off but builds in every way from the quality of the song writing and playing boasting a fat production courtesy of Rich Robinson.

"The album, which will include many tales of Guinness, '70s sex symbols, drinking regrets, religious folly and more, is slotted for a May 2014 release. Additionally, look for Grifter live across the UK and maybe even the US."

The album was recorded in June 2013 at Big Red by Rich Robinson, mastered by Tony Reed at Heavy Head, and features cover artwork by Jamie Campbell. The track listing is as follows:

1. Black Gold
2. She Mountain
3. Paranoiac Blues
4. Princess Leia
5. Bow Down To The Monkey
6. Braggard’s Boast
7. It’s Not Me, It’s You
8. Fire Water
9. The Return Of The Bearded Brethren
10. Fairies Wear Boots (Black Sabbath cover) More...

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Grifter Reveals Upcoming Album Tracklisting

Grifter has announced their new album is all mixed and mastered, with artwork being completed now. Everything will be delivered to Ripple Music for release early in 2014. The album will be called "The Return of the Bearded Brethren" and will feature the following tracks:

1. Black Gold
2. She Mountain
3. Paranoiac Blues
4. Princess Leia
5. Bow Down To The Monkey
6. Braggard's Boast
7. It's Not Me It's You
8. Fire Water
9. The Return Of the Bearded Brethren
10. Fairies Wear Boots (Black Sabbath cover)

"The Return of the Bearded Brethren" will be released on CD, download and vinyl including a limited run of Black & Cream Guinness Splatterwax. Grifter will also be working on shows to support the album's release and the band's 10th anniversary with details forthcoming.

And finally, Grifter will also be running a competition via their Facebook page once they hit 3,000 likes based around the new album so head over to Grifter's facebook band page. In the meantime, here's a video of the band playing a cover of the classic Black Sabbath track 'Fairies Wear Boots' earlier this year at Bloodstock Open Air. Check out the video below.

GRIFTER Live Dates:

11/29 - The seventh installation of the Welsh festival Hard Rock Hell w/ Black Star Riders, Airbourne, Nazareth, Paul DiAnno, Michael Monroe and more. For info, visit the festival's site.

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Doommantia Volume 2 Compilation Streaming

The long awaited Doommantia Vol. 2 anthology has been released. This compilation was put together to raise money to benefit Ed Barnard, founder of Doommantia.com. After suffering with heart problems for years, Ed was hit with astronomical hospital bills which left him homeless. Due to the lack of decent healthcare in the US, Ed has now returned to his homeland of Australia to receive the care he deserves.

To help him with living expenses, 84 bands and artists from all over the world have come together once again to ease the burden left upon Ed. Just a nominal sum (with an option to pay more) gets you over 9 hours of some of the best doom, stoner, sludge, psychedelic, and drone jams out there. Stream the whole compilation and get the download details over at bandcamp. More...

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Grifter Posts Live Dates

UK-based dirty rock n' roll trio Grifter is ready to start the recording of the follow up to its self-titled 2011 debut, which will appear later in the year on Ripple Music on CD and vinyl. 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 from the album will include 'Braggard's Boast,' 'Black Gold,' 'It's Not Me It's You,' 'She Mountain,' 'Princess Leia,' 'Fire Water,' '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.

In other news, Grifter has announced that it has been added to this year's Bloodstock Festival, held at Catton Park, Derbyshire from August 8th - 11th. The band will be playing the Sophie Lancaster stage on Sunday the 11th. Also playing this year's festival are Slayer, King Diamond, Lamb Of God, Voivod, Anthrax, Exodus, Accept, Devildriver, Death Angel and way too many more to mention here. For those details, head over to the Bloodstock website.

GRIFTER Live Dates:

Saturday June 8th @ The Black Heart - Camden w/ Stubb and Mother Corona
Friday July 26th @ Gulliver's - Manchester w/ XII Boar, The Bendal Interlude & more
Saturday July 27th @ The 2 Pigs - Cheltenham w/ Smoke Pilot and Welcome Back Delta
Friday August 2nd @ The Hog And Hosper - Pontypool
Saturday August 3rd - TBC
Sunday August 11th - BLOODSTOCK METAL FEST @ Catton Park - Derbyshire
Saturday October 19th @ The Wharf - Tavistock All Day Charity Eveny
Friday November 29th - HARD ROCK HELL VII @ Holiday Park - North Wales

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Grifter Readying Second Album

UK-based dirty rock n' roll trio Grifter is putting the finishing touches on the follow up to its self-titled debut full-length, which was released in 2011 by Ripple Music. Promising to deliver an album full of material that has been described as "heavy as fuck," guitarist/vocalist Ollie Stygall made the following statement about the band's forthcoming record:

"We're tantalisingly close to finishing writing for the album. One new track 'It's Not Me, It's You' just needs a few tweaks to round off some of the rougher edges but it's sounding tasty...it has kind of a swing blues vibe to it, albeit much heavier. We're also looking at dusting off "Woman Of Mine" and making the definitive version of it. We've always loved the song but it could do with a spruce up...I have some nice ideas. Once that's done we just need to think about getting in and recording it!!!"


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