About Grigori 3
GRIGORI -(gri gore E) The name relates to a race of angels found throughout celestial history, which were sent to earth to merely WATCH over mankind. However they ended up corrupting it instead by their own selfish needs + 3 the number of completion.
The hard hitting female fronted dark edged hard rock artists GRIGORI 3, have showed absolutely no mercy on their audiences since their emergence in the Chicago scene the past decade. GRIGORI 3 has been enchanting audiences with some of the most powerful mind crunching music in the country.
The independent female fronted Chicago based band has been spring boarding their way up to the top of the Underground Alternative music scene since they started. The band's ability to cross genres enabled GRIGORI 3 to perform with numerous national acts. Their epic type music has been featured at various clubs and festivals throughout the Midwest including: House of Blues (Chicago),The Pearl Room and the famed Emerson Theatre (Indianapolis.) The band has proved their LIVE strength time and again performing live with various national acts including; Slick Idiot , Project 44, Dry Kill Logic, Mushroom Head, Sonata Arctica, Hanzel Und Gretyl,Crossbreed among others.
GRIGORI 3 independently released their debut album “EXILE “ nationally thru Dark Star Records distribution which helped the band gain radio play and selective national press throughout the music scene early on including, METAL HAMMER UK, Zero Tolerance, Gothic Beauty, Dark Realms , MK and Outburn, Roczine HollyWood Music magazines. The album featured the stoic female singer on the front cover.The music went viral and the internet helped the blonde fronted band break some barriers in an otherwise male dominated industry.Their music began to get industry attention on the big screen and became includes on select soundtracks
GRIGORI 3 recently streamlined their line up and upgraded their live performance experience & Gwen changed her hair color from blonde to red support their new release "ON YOUR SIX.” The bands sophomore album featured a few stand outs in the genre showing the band‘s versatility. ”Cursed Blessing” ( from "Jezebeth II" ) reminds the listener that GRIGORI 3’s core epic feel is still there and new bass player Mike helps bring out the track’s magnetic intro. Songs like “Hachiko” exhibit a softer, more melancholy side of guitarist /writer Ray writing, in his heart wrenching instrumental inspired by the famous tale of an Akita and his owner. While songs like “FIST” showcase the bands aggressive metal roots, drummer- Ivan's metal feet and lyrically Gwen’s obvious love for mixed martial arts. Finally “ZOMBIE LIFE” reminds us that the band doesn’t take themselves too seriously nor their approach in life.
The band is currently in the studio writing and recording album 3 due out in 2016!
" ...one of those cross overacts with lashings of darkness, powerful female vocals that slice thru their chunky industrial metal and a touch of eastern promise." Metal Hammer UK
"Gwen Bartolini, GRIGORI 3 is a literal interpretation of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST" Joseph Graham / Outburn Magazine
"GRIGORI 3 sets fourth an amazing Awakening!"Jett Black/Gothic Beauty Magazine