Based out of St Petersburg, Russia, Grenouer was born out of the 90s extreme metal scene, but since then Grenouer's sound has evolved considerably. Grenouer's earliest releases put them in the underground metal camp. However, their 2007 album Try (Casket Music) found them experimenting with a mainstream sound. The songs on their next album, Lifelong Days (Locomotive Records), explored a more melodic territory, combining an industrial sound with delicate emotions. Since then their elaborate blend of metal and alternative rock, combined with intense and cathartic live performances, has earned Grenouer a devoted fan base and great critical acclaim.
With their 2012 release, Blood on the Face (Mausoleum Records), Grenouer stood firmly at the intersection of metal and alternative rock. The album is a product of great collaboration. The band worked with behind-the-scenes talents like platinum-selling producer Anssi Kippo (Astia Studio, Finland), and the dysFUNCTION production team of Dualized and Eddy Cavazza who mixed the tracks and added programming and orchestrations at their studio in Italy. Engineer Mika Jussila mastered the album at Finnvox Studio in Helsinki, turning Blood on the Face into a gracious mix of Italian, Finnish, and Russian studio experience.
Now Grenouer has their sights set on the rest of the world; they're eager to share their unique form of rock with the North American audience. Their most recent album, Unwanted Today (2015 from Mausoleum Records) is a hard-hitting yet elegant fusion of heavy metal virtuosity and alternative rock lyricism.
According to The RingMaster Review, "[Unwanted Today is] bulging with melodic expression, grooved tenacity, and sharp hooks…!"
Andrey Ind: vocals
Alexander Motor: guitars
Al Bolo: bass
Danny D: drums