Grip Inc.

Profile:
Grip Inc. was formed by the ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo, German guitarist/producer Waldemar Sorychta, ex-Overkill guitarist Bobby Gustafson, British punk singer Gus Chambers and bassist Chaz Grimaldi, under the name Grip, in 1993.
They later on changed their name due to a lawsuit from another band called Grip. Gustafson left before the recording of their first LP, Grimaldi was replaced by Jason Viebrooks, and the band went on to record two albums of groove-thrash metal in the early Machine Head vein with that line-up.
After the second album "Nemesis" was released in 1997, Viebrooks also left, and was replaced by Canadian bassist Stuart Carruthers for the recording of their third album "Solidify" (1999), before more or less naturally dissolving since the members were involved in other activities.

At this point, Lombardo is concentrating on the Fantomas project, and Sorychta has been busy producing bands like Tiamat, Moonspell, Lacuna Coil and The Gathering.

The band never really disappeared though, and in 2004 they released a new album called "Incorporated" with Sorychta filling in on bass duties.

Last known line-up
Waldemar Sorychta - Guitar
Dave Lombardo - Drums

Former/past member(s)
Vocals:
Gus Chambers (R.I.P. October 13th 2008, O.D.)

Guitars:
Bobby Gustafson (1993)

Bass:
Chaz Grimaldi (1993)
Jason Viebrooks (1995-1997)
Stuart Carruthers

Additional notes

Gus Chambers, who resided in Coventry, England, passed away on October 13, 2008 at the age of 50. Initial reports indicated suicide, but an official inquisition report proved it was accidental death caused by a mixture of his medication and alcohol.
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Albums

Grip Inc. - Power Of Inner Strength album art Grip Inc. Power Of Inner Strength (Album) Steamhammer Germany 1994 Sell This Version
Grip Inc. - Nemesis album art Grip Inc. Nemesis (Album) Steamhammer, Steamhammer Germany 1996 Sell This Version
Grip Inc. - Solidify album art Grip Inc. Solidify (Album) Steamhammer Australia 1999 Sell This Version
Grip Inc. - Incorporated album art Grip Inc. Incorporated (Album) Steamhammer Germany 2003 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

998-2 Grip Inc. - Ostracized album art Grip Inc. Ostracized(CD, Single, Promo) Metal Blade Records 998-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
Grip Inc. - Griefless album art Grip Inc. Griefless (Single) Steamhammer Germany 1999 Sell This Version
Grip Inc. - Hostage To Heaven album art Grip Inc. Hostage To Heaven (EP) Knife Fight Media, Not On Label (Grip Inc.) US 2015 Sell This Version

Compilations

SPV 310-72250 Grip Inc. - 2 Originals Of Grip Inc. (Power Of Inner Strength / Nemesis) album art Grip Inc. 2 Originals Of Grip Inc. (Power Of Inner Strength / Nemesis)(CD, Album, RE + CD, Album, RE + Comp) Steamhammer SPV 310-72250 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
SPV 67590 2CD Grip Inc. - 2 Originals Of Grip Inc. (Solidify / Incorporated) album art Grip Inc. 2 Originals Of Grip Inc. (Solidify / Incorporated)(CD, Album, RE + CD, Album, Enh, RE + Comp) Steamhammer SPV 67590 2CD Germany 2008 Sell This Version