Grimfist is a blackened death metal band from Oslo. Founded in October 2001, they are currently signed to Candlelight Records, for whom they have released two albums.
The band's debut album, Ghouls Of Grandeur, was recorded in Abyss Studios in Sweden, March 2003, and was mixed by Peter Tägtgren. The record was well received by the critics, who noted the band's unique mix of grooving Heavy Metal, black metal and death metal. The collaboration between guitarist Ole Walaunet (Deride), drummer Horgh (Immortal, Hypocrisy), and vocalist Frediablo (ex-Necrophagia, Gorelord, Hemnur) resulted in ten tracks of extreme, grinding metal of the highest order.
With their first album, Grimfist showed the world that Norway remains one of the leading countries to produce high quality extreme metal. Grimfist set themselves a standard for a new level of extreme brutality, as well as the foundation for the future of the band.
Horgh left the band in 2004 ro concentrate on his duties as Hypocrisy's drummer. He was replaced by Christian Svendsen (aka "Anti Christian") known from bands like Tsjuder and The Cumshots. Robin Eaglestone of Cradle of Filth handled live bass duties in the band for a little while in 2005/2006.
In 2005, Grimfist released their follow-up record, Ten Steps to Hell. The record was praised by critics, receiving a respectable 4/5 in Kerrang! magazine. Tours with Susperia and Red Harvest followed, gaining the band further admiration.
In September 2005, the band's vocalist Frediablo issued a statement saying he was quitting all of his musical projects and bands, except for Grimfist. He eventually left Grimfist as well in August 2006, because he got tired of the music scene.
In August 2008, Frediablo re-joined Grimfist.
For about two years now, their homepage has being showing the same picture of a tombstone telling: <>
Frediablo - vocals,
Ole Walaunet - Guitar, Bass,
Birger Larsen - Bass,
Christian Svendsen (aka Anti Christian) - drums,
Tommy Hjelm - vocals,
Reidar Horghagen (aka Horgh) - drums,
Robin Eaglestone - Bass,
Dreggen - Bass,
Ares - Bass (live only),
Dustin Perle - drums