2001: GRIMNESS 69 born from the ashes of the old Hardcore/ Grind band Vallium with the name of Grimness. Massive doses of chaos/ noise and a clear nihilist attitude mark the sound out: the main influences come from bands like Anal Cunt, 7 Minutes of Nausea, Gore Beyond Necropsy, mixed to nihilo speed punk of Rupture, Nihilist and others. During this first year of life Grimness play their first gigs with a trio line up: Lord Nuclear Ripped Pig, voice & bass, Tetsuo Hirashi Mitakawa, guitar, Cianus the Anus, drums. In the spring of the same 2001 they release the 1st split 7"EP with Groinchurn.
2002: It’s time for other shows, for a small tour in Italy with Malignant Tumour and for two new releases. A second split 7" with Viscera and a split CD with Portuguese brutal gore grinders Holocausto Cannibal, released by Grindmind Records. For the first time their stuff sounds different: longer and more structured songs but always with the same blasphemous and nihilist approach.
2003: Grimness play outside Italy with the participation at the Obscene Extreme Festival in Czech Republic and they face up to a line up change. Cianus The Anus leaves the band replaced by J.C. Hooker. This change brings not only new ideas and the Death/ Black Metal influences of the new drummer but also a bigger stability.
2004: It’s time for a mini tour in the east of Europe with the Polish Deformed.
2005: The band changes the name into Grimness 69 and during September supports the Spanish Avulsed during the first real European tour: 15 shows in 10 different countries. During October - November 2005 Grimness 69 record their debut "Grimness Avenue 69".
2006: the band signs a deal with the Spanish Grotesque Productions for the release of the first full length album out in November.
2007: during the first half of the year Grimness 69 support the release of the album with 20 dates around Europe with Pungent Stench, Gorerotted and Sinister, working with some session player at the bass guitar. The great success of this live activity and the good responses of "Grimness Avenue 69" drive the band to a management deal with Alkemist Fanatix Europe.
2008: The first results of this collaboration are the new deals. During the summer Grimness 69 sign a double contract for the release of their second album during November of the same year: previously recorded during the October/ November 2007, “illHeaven Hells” takes the band to two new labels. Embrace My Funeral Records for the United States and all the south and central American market and Copro Records for the worldwide release. For their first time Grimness 69 greet a full time fourth member as guitarist: Dr. Faustus joins the band in time to support the new album release with another full European tour with Disgorge and Inhume.
2009: It’s time for a new line up. After more than 8 years in the band The Pig leaves Grimness 69 replaced by Nerve, singer of Deadly Strain and Anal Disgorge, and in the same breath The Fool (guitarist in Motherly Sin) joins in the band at the bass guitar. After the first good responses of Illheaven Hells the Spanish Xtreem Music licenses this same album worldwide and the band decides to support again this new re-release with another tour with Avulsed and Emeth.
XM 064 CD
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