September 2020 - from the EP, "Elysium" - directed by Jerry Connor,
featuring Jonathan Joss
Hellgrimm is a power trio forged in 2018 that delves into the darkness of addictions, death, and demons with stories based in fiction and fact. Nostalgia for 1970s - 80s stadium rock weaves through this gut punch of sonic wizardry. The music conjures spells of destruction and salvation and fights and woos demons, physical and psychological, along the way. Their rhythmic melodies are punctuated by haunting solos and a piercing voice gives hope that there may be paths out of the darkness. Writer/guitarist Jerry Connor and drummer/singer Erica Missey lead the charge of this sonic triumvirate.
Currently knee-deep in soundtrack work, Hellgrimm has songs in "The Darkness" (2022) and has three songs (including the main theme) for the upcoming TV series "Lowie Mortem: Chronicles of a Dead Detective" (2023).
Hellgrimm released its first full-length album, "The Hunger," in June 2021 to excellent reviews, and three EPs prior; the self-titled debut (March 2019), “Elysium” (February 2020) and "Hellgrimm: Live" (March 2021). The band's latest release, "Ritual," is out on streaming and downloads on August 30, 2022, and on CD in early September.
Hellgrimm has had the honor of opening for such acts as Geoff Tate, Christian Death, Powerman 5000, Kix, (hed) p.e., Dizzy Reed (Guns & Roses), Michale Graves, Tommy DeCarlo (Boston), Vicious Rumors, Pissing Razors, and Goatwhore. Hellgrimm hits the road in 2023 to support Raven's All for One Album 30th Anniversary Tour.
With the easing of Covid restrictions, Hellgrimm hit the road in March with their first west-coast tour since 2019, playing at The Whisky with Kix.
Hellgrimm has the aid of talented bassists Joseph Quinones, Adrian Cavazos, George Ortiz, and Joshua Pechawer at live shows.
Writer/guitarist Jerry Connor began his music obsession in his teens on South Padre Island, Texas. After years of playing in local bands, his world turned upside down when a fateful accident almost cost him his left hand and his life. Following two major surgeries, many doctors told him he would never play guitar again. Undeterred, Jerry studied music theory and composition at the University of Texas Pan American in hopes of becoming a composer.
Jerry rehabilitated his hand through years of relentless practice and was able to play guitar once again, moving around the country to work with national acts. In 2002, he landed in San Antonio, Texas, and began writing the music that would conjure the band Hellgrimm.
Drummer/vocalist/studio bassist Erica Missey fell in love with music watching her grandfather and uncle play guitar in her childhood. She started playing trumpet when she was eleven and enjoyed playing through high school and university.
After years of concentrating on her art career (animation credits include “Space Jam” and “The Prince of Egypt), Erica returned to making music as a bass player. She met Jerry Connor in 2002 and joined him to form the band Monkeysoop. After years of playing bass and finding her voice, Erica switched to drums in 2010 and became the primary singer when Hellgrimm was conceived in 2018.
Sept. 9 - San Antonio, TX - Fitzgerald's
Sept. 17 - Corpus Christi, TX - Black Monk Tavern
Dec. 29 - Hollywood, CA - The Whisky
Dec. 30 - Las Vegas, NV - Double Down Saloon
2023 Raven's All for One Album 40th Anniversary Tour UK
March 2 - Eleven, Stoke
March 3 - St. Dom's, Newcastle
March 4 - Bannerman's, Edinbugh
March 5 - The Red Lion, Machynilleth
March 7 - Asylum, Birmingham
March 9 - Nightrain, Bradform
March 10 - The Patriot, Crumlin
March 11 - The Black Heart, London
March 12 - Queen's Hall, Nuneaton
Model/singer/acress Kelly Abbass is the likeness model for the character Hellgrimm featured on the album covers. www.facebook.com/kellyabbass
For the latest in all things Hellgrimm including tour schedule, photos, videos, and merch, check out our facebook page below.
November 2021 - from the LP, "The Hunger" - directed by Mitch Laing
December 2019 - from Hellgrimm's debut EP - directed by Steve Dilts, featuring actor/singer/model Kelly Abbass
April 2021, from the "Elysium" EP - directed by Jerry Connor
September 2020 "Wicked Man" - directed by Jerry Connor, from the EP, "Elysium"