Origin: San Francisco, California, USA  
Genres: Nu-Metal
Last update/review: February 5, 2004

40 Grit

Hailing from San Francisco, 40 Grit was one of several bands playing a style quite representative of late-nineties American metal. Heads, their 2000 debut, features a touch of early Korn-styled downtuning and a bit of nu-metal, though the overall feel is heavier than what such a description might suggest. A frequent comparison is neighbors Machine Head, though 40 Grit are more jumpy and groove-oriented, and far less thrashy, than Robb Flynn's group. James Santiago's aggressive vocals are perfect for this form of music, and there's a fair degree of depth in the songwriting. The band released a second album, Nothing To Remember, in 2003, but announced their breakup in January 2004, citing disgust with the music business.

Last Lineup

James Santiago


Chris Anderson

guitars (ex-Nueairea)

Ryan Healy


Andy Green

drums (Pagan Altar)

Former Members/Guests

Kevin Young


Mike Bennett



2000 Metal Blade
  1. Ground Zero
  2. Serving Time
  3. Sneaky Glass Face
  4. Groin
  5. Fade into You
  6. Spit
  7. No Name
  8. Three Spaces
  9. Tension
  10. Think
  11. Wide Mouth
  • James Santiago
  • Chris Anderson
  • Kevin Young
  • Mike Bennett

Nothing To Remember  
2003 Metal Blade
  1. Intro
  2. No Giving In
  3. Bomb Bottom
  4. Only Human
  5. Last time around
  6. Pieces
  7. Because of you
  8. Nothing to remember
  9. Serenity Reigns
  10. Higher Tides
  11. A part of me
  12. Taken Aside
  13. Pull out
  • James Santiago
  • Chris Anderson
  • Kevin Young
  • Andy Green

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