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24
GRIGORI 3 @ Dark Star Showcase at Tailgaters

Bolingbrook, Illinois, USA

Bolingbrook, Illinois, USA

Oct
12
GRIGORI 3 @ EXCALIBUR (GOTHIC FEST 2007)

CHICAGO, Illinois, USA

CHICAGO, Illinois, USA

Sep
17
GRIGORI 3 @ GOTHICFEST 2005-

VILLA PARK, Illinois, USA

VILLA PARK, Illinois, USA

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Grigori 3 - Exile
Track Listing: Intro, The System, Visions, Awakening, Kindred, Shadows, Defende, Feast (N.S.V.), Silently Breeding, Megotholis, Night Aire, Think Me Wicked (Exile), Awakening (Obsolete Mix).
When first hearing this album, I thought of Delerium with more anger. Then I thought of Snake River Conspiracy, for there’s much more metal guitar than there is electro.
As it continues I get less synthy dance music and more headbanging moshpit action, with the occasional infusion of vampiric organ and other spooky delights. This girl can sing and she can growl, and to me that’s impressive. There’s a momentary break in the arpeggiated beats and metal riffs with the 9th track, “Silently Breeding,” which is all melodic vocals, piano, and string pads - a lovely little lonely moment before punctuating the album with two more songs and two remixes.
The remixes are a bit more electronic overall. If you like your metal paired with trancey beats and female vocals and if you hear this played at your favorite darkwave/synthpop club, you will be inspired to shake your stuff on the dancefloor.
For more information, check out their web page at grigori3.com <http://grigori3.com/> or their MySpace page <http://www.myspace.com/grigori3>.
- Morbid Outlook Magazine


Grigori 3 have built a small following through their compilation and show appearances. They've been seen on stage with such acts as Genitorturers, Hanzel Und Gretyl, Bile and quite a few others. Exile is the band's debut release and if only other acts would take as much pride and time on their recordings as Grigori 3 I might not be so cranky of a magazine editor.
Grigori 3 are made up of Gwen Bartolini (vocals/programming), Justin Bailey (synth/sampling), Lindz (drums/percussion) and Ray R. Wise (guitars). They mesh surprisingly well together here for a debut release with solid musical breakdowns, stops and well honed mixing without overshadowing one another. They have some other friends join them in the studio on Exile, most notably vocals from Jewel and bass work from Drew Turnbaugh.
The make-up of Exile is electro-goth, with EBM styles mixed with industrial movements and rhythms. Gwen's vocals are a highlight, sultry and controlled with just a touch of diva. Even when Grigori 3 move into the heavier slamming movements, such as Visions, it's controlled and held in check without losing its cool. Awakening is a favorite with a nice guitar-key combination that feeds one another. The choir/synthwork is brilliant and lifts the track to a more climactic strength. The Latin chorus adds an otherworldly flavor.
Kindred is another industro-goth tune with windy synths, guitar riffs and a rhythm borne by bass. Shadows get a bit deeper into itself, Gwen calling through a haze surrounded by guitar riffs and electro-body programming. By halfway or so through Exile you do find a downside, as the tracks are all somewhat similar in make-up. There quite well done, but don't deviate much amongst each other making Exile a bit unmoving.
Feast (N.S.V.) is one of the faster paced and therefore a bit more enjoyable for me. Silently Breeding is a pretty piano dirge. Megotholis does a good job of mixing up a bit, by tightening the style and speeding up the tempo. A highlight to the Exile album.
Similar sounding tracks aside, Grigori 3 do a good job of the goth-industrial thing. All facets of the music are executed very well and Gwen does a great job of leading the group with voice and face. I'd like to see a bit more change-ups between tracks on future albums, with Ray taking on more movement in his guitar style and maybe the addition of a full time bassist.
Contact Information:
Dark Star Records
Post: 1736 Norwood Ave., Suite G-1, Itasca, IL, 60143, USA
Phone: (630) 205-2613
E-Mail: info@grigori3.com <mailto:info@grigori3.com>
Web: www.grigori3.com <http://www.grigori3.com> - LEGENDS MAGAZINE-MARCUS PAN


"CHICAGO, A CITY WELL KNOWN FOR IT'S INDUSTRIAL BACKGROUND,HAS GIVEN BIRTH TO YET ANOTHER ROCK ACT THAT LAYS IT'S FOUNDATIONS UPON DARK ELECTRONICS AND MECHANIZED PERCUSSION. ENTER GRIGORI 3, A BAND FAMILIAR TO THE MIDWEST,BUT BEGS TO BE HEARD IN THE REST OF THE WORLD.LED BY CHARISMATIC FRONTWOMAN GWEN BARTOLINI,GRIGORI 3 IS A LITERAL INTERPRETAION OF BEAUTY AND THE BEAST,THE BEAST BEING THE METAL CHURNING MONSTER THAT SITS BEHIND AND TUGS FOR ATTENION WHILE BARTOLINI CHARMSWITH HER BEAUTIFUL GOTHIC VOICE.THE MUSIC IS MADE UP OF FAT,CHUNKY GUITARS AND ATMOSPHERES PRODUCED BY GUITARIST RAY WISE AND SYNTHETIC MANIPULATOR JUSTIN BAILEY.WHILE EXILE IS A WELL PRODUCED AND TIGHTLY HONED MACHINE,NOT QUITE ENOUGH OF THE MATERIAL STANDS OUT AND DEMANDS ATTENTION.EACH TRACK IS GOOD IN IT'S OWN RIGHT,HOWEVER,COMPLETE WITH THE DARK MOODS INDUSTRIAL SHYTHMS,BITING DISTORTED GUITARWORK AND THE GORGEOUS TRILLS OF THEIR CENTERPIECE. TRACKS SUCH AS "AWAKENING" AND "DEFENDE" ARE ATTRACTIVE OFERINGS THAT MAKE FOR PERFECT ENTRIES IN A CLUB SET LIST,WHILE THE DELICATE"SILENTLY BREEDING"IS A NICE BREATHER AMONGST THE HEAVIER GUITAR DRIVEN SELECTIONS."EXILE" IS CERTAINLY A POSITIVE PROGRESSION FOR A BAND THAT IS ON THE CUSP OF GOTH METAL CREDIBILITY".-

JOSEPH GRAHAM/OUTBURN MAGAZINE ISSUE 41 - JOSEPH GRAHAM/OUTBURN


"EXILE" THE DEBUT ALBUM BY GRIGORI 3 , MAY GIVE LACUNA COIL FANS A REASON TO GET BEHIND A RISING AMERICAN BAND IN THE SAME VEIN. THE ALBUM IS CHARGED WITH ENOUGH MATALLIC EDGE TO SATISY YOUR INNER RIVET- HEAD WHILE LEYERING VARIOUS SONGS WITH AMBIENCE AND DARK INNER LIGHT THAT WILL ENDEAR YOUR GOTH SIDE. FOR THOSE UNCERTAIN, YOU CAN LATCH ONTO THE POUNDING BEAT TO DANCE AWAY YOUR CONFUSION,ESPECIALLY THE REMIX OF "AWAKENING."WITH 12 SONGS AND A REMIX,THERE IS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE HERE AND GWEN BARTOLINI HAS AN INSPIRING VOICE TO BOOT.I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THIS GROUP PUSH THE ENVELOPE THE WAY CELLDWELLER DOES,BUT THIS IS A STRONG DEBUT WITH ROOM TO GROW-HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO EBAYERS!"
-JAMIE VITRO

ECHO IMMORTALIS
ISSUE 2 - JAMIE VITRO


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October issue #24 of Dark Realms Magazine.

Grigori 3‹Exile (Dark Star Records)
Exile is easily one of the best goth-rock albums to have been released in the past decade. The debut cd from the Chicago-based quartet known as Grigori 3 is a sumptuous musical feast. The band¹s sound can best be described as a mixture of Evanescence, Rammstein, and Nox Arcana. Gothic enchantress Gwen Bartolini weaves her siren¹s spell with captivating vocals, while Ray R. Wise lays down one crunching guitar riff after another. Justin Bailey¹s synth work adds eerie blend of symphonic and electronic melodies, and drummer Lindz delivers a thunderous beat. Among the numerous standout tracks, the electrifying industrial rhythms of ³The System² and ³Awakening² are sure to fill dancefloors and get heads banging. ³Feast² delivers an eerie melody with tolling bells and raw darkwave rock, while the somber ballad ³Silently Breeding² is beautifully haunting. The aggressive tones of ³Night Aire² is accented by a sinister pipe organ melody, while ³Think Me Wicked² delivers a hard-hitting, double-fisted assault of rock and electronica. Simply put, this is a brilliant debut album. Highly recommended.

‹ Devon King, Dark Realms Magazine
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SKRIM PROD/PRWEB 2006

Female Fronted GRIGORI 3's New Album "Exile" Poised to Hit the Mainstream

GRIGORI 3 debut album "Exile" embraced by both industries.
(PRWEB) September 30, 2006 -- Hardhitting female fronted metal band GRIGORI 3 released their debut album "Exile" last month nationwide through Dark Star records and Synergy distribution. Synergy embraced the the album by including it on their August 2006 catalog cover and Dark Star is now selling albums as far as Japan.

GRIGORI 3 is yet another talented indy band that was jump started from Myspace.com (20,000+ song plays and 1,000+ friends) Which helped give the band an edge with their online presence over the past year.

GRIGORI 3's "Exile" has been warmly received by the online community including itunes and Garageband.com ( who awarded the album various best of achievements throughout the month.)On lookers credit it's ability to the albums ability to appeal to various genres rock, goth, industrial, metal, pop,darkwave, ambient, epic. The band showcases their "pop" club aspects in Awakening, and Defende,Feast and Think Me Wicked. However the album has solid metal tracks such as The System, Megotholis and Shadows.GRIGORI 3 contines to cater to another genre "easy listening." ( without losing their distinctive sound) in Silently Breeding,which is a piano vocal track that showcases the bands softer side and is surprising audiences everywhere.

Althought the album has pop elements the album has continued to be embraced by the "underground" music industry as well,with upcoming reviews /features/ads in such national publications as: Gothic Beauty,Lollipop,Subculture,Virus,MK, Echo Immortalis and Dark Realms Magazines.

The band is excited at the prospects that have opened up to them including teaming up with NY Times Best Selling childrens author Michael Stadther for the upcoming video "Think Me Wicked"/ Resurrection M. Pictures(due out in dec 2006)They are also preparing release of their third video" Silently Breeding"in 2007.

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Discography
Exile - now available nationwide
Grigori 3(EP) (2000) self titled
Megotholis(EP) 2001
Feast ( EP) 2002
Kindred (EP) 2003
"The Best Of Gothic Radio, Vol.1" (Dark Future Music)
"Spread the Madness(B1)" (Seventh Circle Records)
"Ancient Times;Modern Music "Primal River valley" (Latex Records)
"Friends & Family" 2005 (True Player Entertainment)
Triste Edad soundtrack (Resurrection M. Pictures)

The System ( video)- (Resurrection M. Pictures) -2004
Defende ( video) –(Resurrection M. Pictures)
Triste Edad-(cameo by the band) -2003 ( Resurrection M. Pictures)
Gwen Bartolini is featured in the "Divine Message for a Deaf Ear" video -2005 (True Player Entertainment)

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VIRUS MAGAZINE
WINTER -2006

GRIGORI 3
Exile
Label: Dark Star Records
A strange fusion of gothic and industrial rock, Grigori 3's debut walks a peculiar line between the two associated genres. Bristling with heavy power chords and charged drumming, these turgid qualities are balanced by Gwen Bartolini's velvet-soft voice, creating a duality of charged instrumentation and sensual vocals that is rather unique.

In my opinion, the pinnacle piece is also the sole example that sonically disassociates itself from the aggressive side of their personality.
Furnished with only Bartolini's voice, synths, piano, and delicate drums, "Silently Breeding" is an intimate and stunning ballad. Paired with the porcelain resonance of pensive piano, Gwen's gentle soprano lilt is reminiscent of Tori Amos, while a mist of sweeping synth and brittle shimmering snare echoes the electronic ennui of the Cure. However, this brilliant diversion doesn't subtract from their charged electro-metal-goth visage.
"The System" begins this quartet's assault, matching rugged riffs to hissing snare for a grumbling, muddy dirge. Stabbing and sharp in its cadence, Bartolini's sneer flexes from a grave tremble to a wavering falsetto, juxtaposing its aggressive instrumentation with a lofty gypsy fluidity.
Rollicking to a conjoined attack of stuttering guitar and wild drumming, "Night Aire" further hones a balance between their boisterous metal and their ethereal gothic personalities. Though turbulent and audacious, the guitars relinquish in their attack, allowing a wonderfully macabre electric organ solo to take center stage. Swooping in to race falsetto circles around choppy guitar riffs, it carries an air one might expect from The Phantom of the Opera, its ghoulish presence finally silenced by a metal locomotive.
Though Bartolini's moody, swirling vocals and Grigori 3's rigid riffs dominate most "Exile", there are still moments where the electronics make their presence known. Though exploding into a jagged start-stop guitar dirge that ebbs from a drum-heeled charge to a swaying, grubby croon, "Think Me Wicked (Exile)" synths rise from a backing symphonic whistle to dominate its core. Gradually, the metal facade dissipates to reveal a chugging drum machine and fuzzy slip-sliding arpeggio machine, its din dominating the foreground over Bartolini's distant siren wail.
A whole, this is quite a nice debut; all the tracks are quite engaging, but as a whole it feels like an album missing that one barbed single. Industrial rock's inherent measured stomping nature is at home with their heavy guitar and yet it surprisingly doesn't alienate Bartolini's rich vocals.

Though I may pine for more electro accouterments, Grigori 3 show quite a bit of promise; their vocals and precise hooks are grabbing, and properly honed, they could rise to become a presence within the American scene.
October 31 Vlad McNeally

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Gothic darkness seduces in Grigori 3 and Midnight Syndicate releases

November 2, 2006
Last week, I changed things up a bit and gave you reviews of horror movie DVDs instead of CDs. This week, I offer a couple of

Grigori 3
"Exile"
(Dark Star)


One of the best goth-rock combos I've heard in years hails from right here in Chicago. Grigori 3 actually is a quartet (the name has to do with fallen angels), and led by a talented and alluring goth beauty named Gwen. The band has been playing around town for three years now, and after performing last year at the large day-long GothicFest here and getting coverage in Spin Magazine, its first full-length CD finally is available.

For those who love crunchy fuzz-riff guitars and haunting vocals, this is a must-have album. Think Evanescence, with a more hard rock guitarist, and you'll have an idea of the power and style of this band. Gwen's vocals have more depth and color than Amy Lee's, however, while her band's attack borrows from a number of goth scene touchpoints.

While the guitars and drums pound strong throughout the dozen songs on "Exile," the metallic attack is tempered by washes of keyboards that sometimes sound like the backdrop music for a haunted house.

Gwen's layers of plaintive harmonies add even more to the often melancholic atmosphere of the songs. She even manages to sing in Latin, to add to the medieval gothic atmosphere on songs like "Awakening," which is offered in two forms on the album.

"Awakening" previously appeared on a demo EP the band released, and thankfully it's resurrected here.

"Kindred," is one of the band's best tracks, and shows off its love of dark themes. Over the top of a dramatic, spooky, music bed (with the toll of a bell) Gwen sings: "though you crave my flesh and bone/it's not the blood you need alone/to feed the emptiness inside."

In "Shadows," Gwen sounds like she's calling to us from another room, as the band lays down a stomping riff with a furious barrage of drums. And then, in "Feast," there's another urgent rhythm bed as the vocals and keyboards set a palpable tension.

Grigori 3 offers an intoxicating mix of spooky atmosphere with hard-edged rock rhythms. Don't miss this disc, or one of their local shows. For more information, look at their Web site at www.gregori3.com.

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North Americas Largest Gothic Festival a Success
PR WEB

Thousands of "beauties and beasts" turned out to support GOTHICFEST to support the North Americas Gothic scene.

(PRWEB) September 24, 2005 -- Thousands of "beauties and beasts" turned out to support GOTHICFEST at The Odeum, Villa Park, Il. this past weekend to join together in a community effort to support the North Americas Gothic scene.

Gothic Fest (DARK STAR RECORDS) & (SGL ENTERTAINMENT) was comprised of numerous musical acts, including Hanzel Und Gretyl, Slick Idiot with En Esch and Guenter Schulz formerly of KMFDM, Project .44 with Levi Levi (Thrill Kill Kult), Grigori 3, Slave Driver, Racheal's Surrender, 13 Winters, Ofearia and more.

The dark expo had numerous vendors & sponsors including Transylvania Imports,VAMP (energy drink) Design Toscano, DeFacto Clothing, 99th floor,Top Notch Tattoos, Projekt Records, Cutterz Edge, Phaedra's Philtres, Theatrikil Productions, Count Midnight,Dark Candles, Evil Kitty, Twilight's Muse Jewelry,Bone Daddy Creations,Jerry Ohlinger's Movie Material's Store,Witchschool.com and more.Various dark authors from the North America including Nickolaus Pacione, John Everson,Michelle Bellanger,Corvis Nocturnum .

The event gained industry press attention from both the subculture and mainstream alike, including SPIN,Mazur PR,Lollipop, MK,Red Scream and Fangoria Magazines and various support from radio and TV alike -including Redemption TV (UK).

The Festival evening showcased some of the best dark talent around North America.Quite a vast array of talent performed. including Hanzel und Gretyl, Slick Idiot, Grigori 3, Slave Driver & Project .44 . However the female fronted bands Hanzel und Gretyl & (new comers) Grigori 3 made their own impressions in the night, each storming the stage and moving the audience with their own distinctive dark sounds.

The festival stood out in the handful of genres related yearly events. It was compared to Wave Gothic Treffen a similar event held yearly in Europe which is said to bring in over 50,000 people. Although the first year for GOTHICEFST the day brought in a few thousand people.Where many of the events around the country hold true to this idea on a smaller scale GOTHICFEST was the first to get so many involved and truly make it a community effort.This was the true first year of the event and it held up to it's promise and delivered.

Information and photos and merchandise available at Gothicfest.com watch for the exclusive DVD release coming to stores throughout the country.


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Move over Evanescence?
PRWEB 2005
All Press Releases for April 28, 2005 -PRWEB.COM

Move over Evanescence?...Chicago's Own female fronted Goth metal band Grigori 3 storms Emergenza Festival...again
Grigori 3 captures Chicago's attention at Double Door.
(PRWEB) April 28, 2004 -- Once again heads were turned during Grigori 3 performance at another round of Emergenza ( the International battle of the bands-Chicago Semifinals) held for the first time in Chicago at the famed Double Door (a staple in the Chicago music scene) this weekend (April 23 2004) Where upcoming artists including : The Smashing Pumpkins, Liz Phair, Kill Hannah haved turned up to showcase thier talent on Double Door's historic stage.

The Festival night held to it's promise of showcasing some of the best talent around the Chicagoland area. Quite a vast array of talent performed flawlessly. However by the end of the night the female fronted band Grigori 3 stole the attention of the crowd as well as the industry representatives.

The band stormed the stage with a soft angelic dark sounding melodic hymn that soon broke out into aggressive vocals & guitar throws, and rhythms that moved the critical Double Door audience. The band surprised their home audience with a few darker yet more commercial songs which showcased Gwen's vocal abilities and the band's melodic side. However without missing a beat Grigori 3- time and time again accosted their audience with their "in your face" performance style and rhythmic grooved filled verses.( performance was recorded "live" and simulcast on the web and can be accessed at www.emusiclive.com/doubledoor)

The independent band will return to their home town to perform with BILE at Oasis One Sixty ( Chicago Heights, IL) and again in June for the industry conference Mobfest 2004 & to assist with preparations for the release of thier upcoming EP "The System Part 1" and their videos "The System" and "Defende" which will be featured in the undergound goth inspired release (also shot in Chicago) "Triste Edad"/Resurrection M. Pictures in fall 2004.

Skrim Productions/2004

Another HARD hitting FEMALE fronted band on the rise. (NO NAME SHOWCASE AT MMS)
PR WEB
GRIGORI 3 to be showcased at The Midwest Music Summit.

(PRWEB) August 1, 2004 -- Indianapolis Indiana is home to the Famous namesake Speedway. However it is temporarily becoming a music haven where industry heads will to flock to mid August for the midwest's newest music conference second only to Mobfest in size.The Midwest Music Summit (Benchmark Records)is an annual conference that showcases some of the area's upcoming breakthrough talent. This year the summit boasts some heavy hitters including the FEMALE fronted Chicago based band GRIGORI 3.
GRIGORI 3 was one of this years bands that was hand picked from over 2,000 entries. The band is scheduled to be featured in No Name's own showcase during the event.

The past few months the band has been receiving alot of industry attention due in part to thier inclusion on this years upcoming undreground release from Resurrection M. Pictures "TRISTE EDAD" (due out in fall 2004.)"This band's sound is like no other I heard-it is dark yet hard hitting and upbeat"-Votsos/RESURRECTION M. PICTURES/TRAGIC POETS.

GRIGORI 3 has been featured on underground radio stations and playlists worldwide for some time however only recently did GRIGORI 3's hard hitting goth industrial metal music begin really assaulting Chicago (including their recent performance at the infamous DOUBLE DOOR.)The upcoming band has begun to get more press and also been recently been linked with various favorite underground publications including Gothic Beauty, OutBurn,MK Magazine as well as SWAG.

GRIGORI 3 will be eagerly breaking away from their recording schedule to perform at the conference."We are excited to be a part of the showcase." states RAY R.Wise GRIGORI 3 guiatarist.

The band will be performing at the famed EMERSON THEATRE in INDIANAPOLIS,IN on Saturday afternoon Aug 14th at 1:30pm ( day 3 of the conference.)

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SKRIM PROD/A.TURNABUGH

Pop Goth artists Grigori 3 causing a disturbance throughout Midwest
PR WEB /A TURNBAUGH
Metal / Hard Rock (2004-11-23)
Pop Goth artists Grigori 3 causing a disturbance throughout Midwest
CHICAGO, IL. (SKRIM PROD/ A TURNBAUGH
www.myspace.com/grigori3) -
Heads turned Sat. NOV 20th at the GRIGORI 3, Maddface and NDX show at the the famed US BEER CO., a new hot spot for upcoming talent in Chicago. GRIGORI 3 a dark, hard hitting female fronted regional metal band from CHICAGO won over the diverse crowd.
The show marked the return of GRIGORI 3 LIVE keyboardist Brian Bradbury who had not returned to join the bands tour fulltime until Sat,(as he was on a personal hiatus for a few months.)" we missed Brian the past few months, he adds his own personal energy fuel to the GRIGORI 3 MACHINE" commented Gwen Bartolini, vocalist for the band.
GRIGORI 3 awed the crowd from their opening song "THE SYSTEM" (which has begun getting international radio rotation). The band tore the roof off during "SHADOWS" when they began accosting the crowd, which included Alex Zander and MK MAGAZINE and fellow rockers Dan Donegan,(guitarist for Disturbed) as well as new bass member John Moyer(Disturbed).
GRIGORI 3 will be returning to the studio for the next few months working on thier upcoming album. "We are excited to have so many talented people helping this time around, personalities we only read about a few years ago- want to get on board" responded "Bag" (GRIGORI 3's bass player).
The band will begin theIr own hiatus for recording after their ucpcoming performance SAT. NOV 27TH at MCCOOLS, SOUTH HAVEN, IN (heavy hitters TERMINAL FIX, NDX & BLOWN) for which the band has rented a coach bus to bring hometown CHICAGOANS to and from the show.)"we are excited to play where so many of OUR favorites have played." remarked Gwen.
GRIGORI 3 is tentatively scheduled to perform back in Chicago after theIr breif hiatus in Feb 2005 at MK MAGAZINE's 10 year anniversary.


- TAKEN FROM-OFFICIAL GRIGORI 3 SITE


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"ONE OF THE TOP 17 BANDS TO WATCH IN 2007"-METAL HAMMER MAGAZINE


WHAT DO THEY SOUND LIKE?
G3, AS THEY LIKE TO BE KNOWN,ARE ONE OF THOSE GOTH/INDUSTRIAL CROSSOVER ACTS WITH LASHINGS OF DARKNESS,POWERFUL FEMALE VOCALS THAT SLICE THROUGH THEIR CHUNKY INDUSTRIAL METAL, AND ADD A TOUCH OF EASTERN PROMISE.

WHO'S IN THE BAND? GWEN (VOCALS) MARK (BASS),RAY (GUITAR) LINDZ (DRUMS/ELECTRO) JUSTIN(KEYS/ELECTRO.)

WHERE ARE THEY FROM? CHICAGO,USA
THE STORY SO FAR. FORMED IN EARLY 2000 GRIGORI 3 TAKE THEIR NAME FROM A FLEET OF FALLEN ANGELS WHO WERE SENT TO WATCH OVER EARTHBUT INSTEAD ENDED UP CORRUPTING THE HUMAN RACE.STUDIOUS GOTHS MAY BE INTERESTED TO LEARN THAT THE GRIGORI LATER GAVE BITH TO THE NEFILIM OR NEPHLIM. THE 3 PART OF THEIR NAME REPRESENTS THE NUMBER OF COMPLETION.EVEN BEFORE LAST YEARS RELEASE OF DEBUT ALBUM"EXILE" THE BAND CLOKED UP SUPPORT SLOTS IN THE US WITHA NUMBER OF BIG NAME ACTS INCLUDING SOCIETY ONE, MUSHROOMHEAD AND DRY KILL LOGIC-IT'S THE SORT OF STUFF MOST GROUPS CAN ONLY DREAM ABOUT.FOUR STUDIO EP'S AND GRIGORI 3'S MUSIC HAS APPEARED ON GOTH COMPILATIONS AND MUSIC PROGRAMMES IN THE USA AS WELL AS ONLINE RADIO CHANNELS.THE SECRET OF THEIR SUCCESS?MASSES OF HARD WORK AND A LITTLE INTERENT NETWORKING SITE CALLED MYSPACE..."
CURRENT RELEASE" EXILE:
WEBSITE WWW.GRIGORI3.COM
FOR FANS OF EVANESCENCE,LACUNA COIL AND RAMMSTEIN. - METAL HAMMER MAGAZINE 2007-INCOMINGS


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Discography

EXILE - DARK STAR RECORDS

GRIGORI 3 (EP) (2000) SELF TITLED
MEGOTHOLIS (EP) 2001
FEAST ( EP) 2002
KINDRED (EP) 2003
SATRONIC SAMPLER COMPILATION
THE BEST OF GOTHIC RADIO,VOL.1 COMPILATION ( DARK FUTURE MUSIC)
SPREAD THE MADNESS COMPILATION ( SEVENTH CIRCLE RECORDS)
ANCIENT TIMES;MODERN MUSIC COMPILATION ( LATEX RECORDS)
FRIENDS & FAMILY TRUE PLAYER ENTERTAINMENT ( TRUE PLAYER REC)
*THE SOUNDTRACK TO TRISTE EDAD ( RESURRECTION M. PIC)

VIDEOGRAPHY
GOTHICFEST 2005 DVD-(SGL ENTERTAINMENT)
THINK ME WICKED (VIDEO) -- IN PROGRESS* (RMP)
THE SYSTEM ( VIDEO)- RESURRECTION M. PICTURES -2004
DEFENDE ( VIDEO) –RESURRECTION M. PICTURES -2005
TRISTE EDAD-(CAMEO BY THE BAND) -2003 ( RESURRECTION M. PICTURES)

*GWEN IS FEATURED IN WHITE KNUCKLE TRIP’S VIDEO ( DIVINE MESSAGE FOR A DEAF EAR) -2004 (TRUE PLAYER ENTERTAINMENT)

Photos

Bio

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 darkedged hard rock artists GRIGORI 3, have showed absolutely no mercy on their audiences since their emergence in the Chicago scene (2003). GRIGORI 3 has been enchanting audiences with some of the most powerful mind crunching music in the country. The band credits its strength to its ability to blend the diverse influences each member brings to their sound. Where other groups simply write songs, GRIGORI 3 composes and then delivers intensely energetic riffs and melodies, encapsulated in a captivating show often described as "amazing".

Although the band only recently released their debut album “Exile.” GRIGORI 3 credits it’s young success to it’s inclusion on Gothicradio.com’s compilation release- ”The Best Of GothicRadio,Vol.1” early into the band’s career. The band's song who chosen from just over 1500 submissions for inclusion on the disc, which vaulted them into retailers ( including Hot Topics, FYE and Tower Records)around the nation and open doors to reviews as well as features in numerous publications.

The independent Chicago based band has been working their way up to the top of the Underground Alternative music scene.The band's ability to cross genres has enabled GRIGORI 3 to perform with numerous national acts.Their 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 showcased at various industry festivals including Gothic Fest, Mobfest and MMS. The band has proved their LIVE strength time and again performing live with various national acts including; Slick Idiot , Project 44, Dry Kill Logic, MushroomHead, Sonata Arctica, Hanzel Und Gretyl , Bile, Crossbreed among others.

GRIGORI 3 ‘s slogan ”you WILL listen…”has begun to grab industry ears as well due to it’s online presence which continues to grow due to numerous online streaming sites such as jamwave, I Channel, You tube and myspace.com, (which credits the band at over 20,000 song plays and nearly 3,000 friends.) Internet radio and club play lists nationwide have continued to embrace the band’s music and add GRIGORI 3 into regular rotation. A vast number of radio stations world wide have begun including GRIGORI 3 music into bumper music and regular rotation since the band teamed up with Planetary Group which helped the band get a foot hold in the radio industry- charting numerous college, internet stations and finally voicing thier sound on mainstream stations around the world including Q101,Fearless Radio, IPM, ESPN,Panama's Siete Gatos, Japan’s JP Goth and Germany’s Black Channel.

Only recently, GRIGORI 3 independently released their debut album “EXILE “ which has helped the band gain selective national press throughout the music scene including, METAL HAMMER, Gothic Beauty, Echo Immortalis, Virus, Lollipop, Dark Realms , MK and Outburn,Roczine magazines. The band teamed up with New York Times bestselling author Michael Stadther (A Treasure’s Trove) for their upcoming video "THINK ME WICKED"(Resurrection M .Pictures) which is expected to release IN 2008.

GRIGORI 3 recently streamlined and upgraded their live performance experience and now is poised to tour the Midwest and pivotal major cities throughout the country to support their debut album “EXILE.”

Their debut album "Exile" is now available in Best Buy retail outlets nationwide. “Exile” can also be found online at various locations including bestbuy.com,Vh1.com, ITUNES, IODA. The album can also be found in other fine retailers including Tower Records, Rolling Stone Records, Impulse, and numerous stores throughout the country through Super D Phantom, J Distibution and Dark Star Records.

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Website
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