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GRIP INC. Announces Hostage To Heaven Preorder

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 @ 3:59 PM


Includes Four Unreleased Tracks

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As part of their EP Hostage To Heaven, GRIP INC., the project featuring former SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo, will make four previously unreleased tracks available digitally worldwide.

These four tracks have been sourced from the GRIP INC. Vault, and as such feature three unreleased tracks and an alternate never before released version of “Hostage To Heaven” (The Power Of Inner Strength). It’s been 11 years since GRIP INC. released their last album, Incorporated and 7 years since the passing of vocalist Gus Chambers. Hostage To Heaven serves as a bookend and tribute to the talent and contributions of late great front man, as well as a true testament to the legacy and deep impression he left.

Dave Lombardo commented:

GRIP INC. is an exceptional band that I am very honored to have co-created. Gus Chambers was easily one of the most effective and distinctive vocalists/frontmen in the business. To be able to release music that pays tribute to Gus and his talent, memorializing the unique sound that the four of us created is a gift... not just to us, but also to the fans that always hoped for more.

“Gus can't be replaced. GRIP INC. will never be GRIP INC. without him. We could try and replace him, but it would never be the same as the original four. This is the closest thing we have to working with Gus again. This release is without question a tribute to his talent and his legacy.”

Waldemar Sorychta adds:

“I always like to experiment with songs that we have already released from our past albums, so needless to say I have many versions of "Hostage To Heaven" (a techno version, church organ, acoustic and the slow version).

The slow version of "Hostage To Heaven" is the only version with the original vocals from Gus, recorded while we were making the album Nemesis.

Actually it gave me the main idea for the song "Rusty Nail". While we were playing the slow version of "Hostage To Heaven", we changed some rhythms and worked out some other parts and "Rusty Nail" was born. I really like how it all came together especially the solo that was more or less just improvised. Overall it’s a great version which shows that good songs still have a drive even when you change the way of playing them.

We always improvised at rehearsals, sometimes even live. In rehearsal we used to jam even more then rehearse our songs. Many ideas and songs got started like this. Even at every recording session we jammed between main recordings. We have never looked at recording a record as a kind of job that has to be done, well, we always had a professional way of recording but, we always made sure to also keep it fun and spontaneous. The main point was always, love for music!

In hindsight, I am glad we always recorded more then just the album tracks and always tried to experiment. It’s just a shame that many of these songs don’t have Gus’s vocals. Don’t misunderstand me; these songs aren’t leftovers or anything like that! We had always planned to record them but some just didn’t make that album or didn’t have the time in the studio, really we had the chance while we were recording the albums, and we just wanted to take advantage of the studio environment.

To release these tracks 20 years after Power Of Inner Strength means a lot to me. After Gus’s death there has been an empty place in my heart that will never be filled. I miss our craziness, I miss our friendship, and above all our passion for music. We all came from different countries, with different backgrounds but GRIP INC. united us all under the same goal. We were ‘ONE’! Simply a great example of how powerful music really is. But music in itself doesn’t make a friendship; ours went very deep and will stay forever.

Since the 13th of October 2008 I have found life is much harder to catch a day with a relaxed smile, always thinking of my friend. Life goes on but the knowledge that a big part of you isn't there anymore is sad. Gus I will always miss you!”

Tracklisting:

  • “Hostage To Heaven”
  • “Dragging Me Down”
  • “Bittersweet”
  • “Crawl”
Preorders are available on iTunes. The released date is set for June 9.


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