UK Rockers GRIFTER Prepare To Enter Studio; Announce Appearance at Bloodstock Fest


UK-based dirty rock n’ roll trio GRIFTER are ready to start the recording of the follow up to their self-titled 2011 debut, which will appear later in the year on Ripple Music on CD and…VINYL!!!! Guinness splatter vinyl no less!!!The working title for the album is “The Return Of The Bearded Brethren” and will feature artwork from up and coming tattoo artist Jamie Campbell. Tracks from the album will include ‘Braggard’s Boast,’ ‘Black Gold,’ ‘It’s Not Me It’s You,’ ‘She Mountain,’ ‘Princess Leia,’ ‘Fire Water,’ ‘Paranoiac Blues,’ ‘The Return Of The Bearded Brethren,’ ‘Bow Down To The Monkey’ and a cover of Black Sabbath’s ‘Fairies Wear Boots’ that has become a popular fixture of the live set.

In other news, GRIFTER are extremely pleased to announce that they have been added to this year’s Bloodstock Festival, held at Catton Park, Derbyshire from August 8th – 11th. The band will be playing the Sophie Lancaster stage on Sunday the 11th. Also playing this year’s festival are legends such as Slayer, King Diamond, Lamb Of God, Voivod, Anthrax, Exodus, Accept, Devildriver, Death Angel and way too many more to mention here. For those details, head over to

GRIFTER Live Dates:

Saturday June 8th @ The Black Heart – Camden w/ Stubb and Mother Corona
Friday July 26th @ Gulliver’s – Manchester w/ XII Boar, The Bendal Interlude & more
Saturday July 27th @ The 2 Pigs – Cheltenham w/ Smoke Pilot and Welcome Back Delta
Friday August 2nd @ The Hog And Hosper – Pontypool
Saturday August 3rd – TBC
Sunday August 11th – BLOODSTOCK METAL FEST @ Catton Park – Derbyshire
Saturday October 19th @ The Wharf – Tavistock All Day Charity Eveny
Friday November 29th – HARD ROCK HELL VII @ Holiday Park – North Wales

Praise for GRIFTER:

Top 20 (#12 & #15) Album of the Year – The Soda Shop
Top 20 (#19) Album of the Year – Heavy Planet
Top 20 (#15) Album of the Year – Captain Beyond Zen
Top 10 of 2011 – The Sleeping Shaman
Top 10 (#5) Album of the Year – Chybucca Sounds
Bands That Caught My Attention (2011) – Steaming Heathen/Grips of Delusion
Best Records of 2011 – Sonic Abuse
Top 20 (#15) Album of the Year – The Obelisk
#4 Album of the year – A Brief History of Metal: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly of 2011

“One of the best hard rock albums from top to bottom that I have listened to this year.”

“This is an excellent album, catchy, groove rich and addictive . . . all (of the tracks) are of the same catchy, infectious quality. Get a copy and by the second listen I guarantee you will be singing along.” [4/5] – Metal

“Just about the best stoner rock band in England right now. Grifter build every one of their songs around monstrously grooving, simple riffs and smooth southern vocals. Something akin to Clutch jamming with Kim Thayil. Several songs, including opener Good Day For Bad News, Preacher And The Devil and Alabama Hotpocket are simply jammed with big riffs, and even when they go for an acoustic blues track to close with Gone Blues they can’t help but groove.” – JukeBox:Metal

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