Band Photo: 40 Grit (?)
From: San Francisco, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Disbanded
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BODY OF SCARS, the Phoenix, Arizona-based band featuring JAG PANZER drummer Rikard Stjernquist and former 40 GRIT vocalist/guitarist James Santiago, entered the studio this past June to begin recording its second album, tentatively due September 2009.
Commented guitarist Randy Davis: "We have been busy in the studio, we have posted a new song (full version) for everyone to hear what we've been up to. The song is called 'Snap Count'. The second offering (untitled) so far has 16 songs and is around 68 minutes long. We are very excited for the way it's turning out, some songs that we thought were B-sides or throwaways are turning into real monsters. We hope you enjoy what you hear. We also mixed 'Miracle Of Life' and re-recorded the ending solo. 'Snap Count' has a few guitar solos in it so enjoy!"
Bay Area metallers 40 GRIT, who issued two full-length albums through the Metal Blade label (2000's "Heads" and 2003's "Nothing To Remember"), have sadly decided to call it a day.
The following is the group's official statement on the matter:
"Hey all, this is a day that I was hoping would never come. Last week we have decided that 40 GRIT will no longer be a band. It's been a very fun and cool road we have been on. 40 GRIT has been doing this for 7 years and to be honest we have little to show for it except for our fans and memories. We want to thank all the fans that have been with us since the beginning and all the new fans we have made over the years. The music biz has taken a toll on all of us in the band and it makes us sick to our stomach. There is so many bands with so much talent out there that will go without notice because of the way this industry is. Well, thanks for all the support."