THE SANITY DAYS — the project featuring four former members of legendary Bristol, England thrash metallers ONSLAUGHT who have teamed up to play music from the band’s most commercially successful album, “In Search of Sanity” — has issued the following update:
“With a break now for a while and a record offer in place, we think it’s time to start writing some new material. This [we are] looking forward to. Everybody will have input and can’t wait to see what new melodies Steve [Grimmett] comes up with. First song idea is already waiting to be unleashed.”
THE SANITY DAYS recently recruited ONSLAUGHT‘s first vocalist, Paul “Mo” Mahoney (who sang on the band’s very first record, “Power From Hell”, and bass guitar on ONSLAUGHT‘s second album, “The Force”) to play some limited shows in 2012. Paul made his comeback debut on March 15 at Hammerfest in Prestatyn, North Wales, where THE SANITY DAYS played most of the “Power From Hell” album along with Steve Grimmett on vocals playing the entire “In Search of Sanity” LP.
Fan-filmed video footage of THE SANITY DAYS‘ performance at Hammerfest can be seen below.
THE SANITY DAYS was launched by Steve Grice, former drummer and founding member of the ONSLAUGHT, who played on all ONSLAUGHT albums thus far. He is joined in the new project by former ONSLAUGHT guitarist Alan Jordan (2007’s “Killing Peace”), bassist Jase Stallard (1985’s “Power From Hell” and 1986’s “The Force”), and ex-GRIM REAPER singer Steve Grimmett, who fronted ONSLAUGHT for the 1989 album “In Search Of Sanity”.
Released on London Records in 1989, “In Search Of Sanity” was the last album ONSLAUGHT recorded before it disbanded. Despite reaching the U.K. Top 50, its mainstream production proved controversial among bandmembers and fans alike. “We were always pleased with the songs, though,” states Grice. “Over the past few years, people have nagged me to play tracks from the ‘Sanity’ album, but we always struggled to get them sounding right without Steve Grimmett‘s involvement.”