Marion North Carolina
Horror movies, ghost stories, graveyards, things that go bump in the night… such dark delicacies are the influences of many artists under the industrial umbrella. With its founding member also being the founder of P.R.E.T. (Paranormal Research of East Tennessee), GrimWitch brings a whole new level of credibility to songs about horror and the unknown.
GrimWitch is the brain child of Randy Stockton, hailing from Elizabethton, Tennessee and currently living in Marion, North Carolina. Randy is a twenty-year veteran of various projects, Combining the industrial-dance style of Lords of Acid and Nine Inch Nails with guitars influenced by such artists as Rob Zombie/White Zombie and Korn, GrimWitch has created a niche that has earned a generous amount of praise from online fans. In 2003, GrimWitch was awarded Metal Artist of the Year on mp3.com. Though GrimWitch spends most of its time in the studio, the project graces the stage periodically for special events, especially Halloween. In addition to regular releases (both on CD and on the web), GrimWitch frequently records collaborations with other artists. With modesty, Randy says about his collaborations, “I know some of them will be signed and go big time in the future, and it just blows my mind to think I may have been a small part of that.”
Currently, GrimWitch’s plans include getting music placement into films. According to Randy: “If I can do that, then I think that will be the moment I'll feel I've done something with my life. Kind of like even after I'm gone from this earth, my music will keep my spirit alive, and I'll not be forgotten.” Credit this state of mind to his life as an independent musician or his continued interest in paranormal research (or both), but it is the driving force that keeps GrimWitch on the path of creating dark music for like-minded entities in this plane of existence and beyond.
- January 2009
Bio written by Joseph VanBuren
Sample and/or purchase music from GrimWitch : www.betarecords.com/grimwitch
What fans have said about GrimWitch:
Randy. You and your crew have always been the ultimate in cross over electronica. This is the new shit!
- KenWarpsmith, December 11th, 2004
"PAIN" has got to be one of the best songs you have came out with. I feel every part of it like it is my words you are singing. Thank you for making it clear that I am not the only person with those feelings.
- Sweet Nothing, August 16th, 2007
"Something Wicked" ... excellent tune...powerful...energized...ready to burn some dance floors... five stars !
- Dj Spaceace @ Interconnected, September 21st, 2004
GrimWitch Mixes the dance-electronic beats of The Crüxshadows with the dirty guitars (and vocals) of the later era of Fields of the Nephilim... AND IT WORKS! Their music would work perfectly both on the dance floor and on your favorite sofa. Giving a band a rating of five stars out of five should mean that the band is as good or even better then the "big" contracted bands in the genre. GrimWitch is one of those bands! 5/5
- Roland(in The Mist), September 17th, 2004
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