Origin: Los Angeles, California, USA  
Genres: Thrash Metal
Last update/review: April 22, 2015

Grip Inc.

Grip Inc. was the band formed by Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo shortly after his initial departure from that band, teaming up with former Despair guitarist (and noted producer) Waldemar Sorychta. Far from the Slayer clone some might have expected, the band evolved into an ultra-heavy late-nineties thrash band in the mold of early Machine Head, with a shade of Neurosis atmospherics and yes, the occasional Slayer influence, though those grew fewer on the later albums. Lombardo later returned to Slayer for a time and has since moved on to other projects, and he has said in interviews that vocalist Gus Chambers (who sadly passed away in 2008) cannot be replaced and thus Grip Inc. will not be revived.

Last Lineup

Gus Chambers

vocals (ex-Squealer) RIP: October 13, 2008, overdose, age 52

Waldemar Sorychta

guitars (ex-Despair, ex-Eyes Of Eden, Enemy Of The Sun, guest for Moonspell, ex-ReVamp, ex-Voodoocult)

Dave Lombardo

drums (guest for Annihilator, Dead Cross, Fantômas, Mr. Bungle, ex-Slayer, ex-Suicidal Tendencies, Testament, ex-Voodoocult)

Former Members/Guests

Jason Viebrooks

bass (Exhorder)

Stuart Carruthers



Power Of Inner Strength  
1995 Metal Blade
  1. Tonque De Muerto (instr)
  2. Savage Seas (Retribution)
  3. Hostage To Heaven
  4. Monster Among Us
  5. Cuilty Of Innocence
  6. Innate Affliction
  7. Colors Of Death
  8. Ostracized
  9. Cleanse The Seed
  10. Heretic War Chant
  11. The Longest Hate
  • Gus Chambers
  • Waldemar Sorychta
  • Jason Viebrooks
  • Dave Lombardo
1995 Readers' Album #19

1997 Metal Blade
  1. Pathetic Liar
  2. Portrait Of Henry
  3. Empress (Of Rancor)
  4. Descending Darkness
  5. War Between One
  6. Scream At The Sky
  7. Silent Stranger
  8. The Summoning
  9. Rusty Nail
  10. Myth Or Man
  11. Code Of Silence
  • Gus Chambers
  • Waldemar Sorychta
  • Jason Viebrooks
  • Dave Lombardo
1997 Readers' Album #24

1999 Metal Blade
  1. Isolation
  2. Amped
  3. Lockdown
  4. Griefless
  5. Foresight
  6. Human!
  7. Vindicate
  8. Stresscase
  9. Challenge
  10. Verrater(Betrayer)
  11. Bug Juice
  • Gus Chambers
  • Waldemar Sorychta
  • Stuart Carruthers
  • Dave Lombardo
1999 Readers' Album #23

2004 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Curse (Of The Cloth)
  2. The Answer
  3. Prophecy
  4. Endowment Of Apathy
  5. Enemy Mind
  6. Skin Trade
  7. (Built To) Resist
  8. The Gift
  9. Privilege
  10. Blood Of Saints
  11. Man With No Insides
  • Gus Chambers
  • Waldemar Sorychta
  • Dave Lombardo
2004 Readers' Album #60

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