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Grip of the Gods is a modern-alt/rock/indie rock power-trio hailing from Philadelphia, PA, US. The band formed loosely around late 2009-early 2010, initially under the working name Walking in Monologues. As the utmost priority of the band was creating a unique style and brand of rock, nearly the entire first year of the project was devoted to this effort (though a handful of live performances took place in various locations). Through the course of this process and moving toward 2011, Grip of the Gods released two “rough” EPs: a 3-track entitled Walking in Monologues and a 5-track entitled Destination of Man. As a result of these releases, 2011-2012 saw a huge increase in live performances, with shows in many East Coast cities, and a handful of short national tours. During this time, Grip of the Gods further solidified their sound, and in June 2012 finally headed into a high-quality studio (Forge Recording Studios, Oreland, PA) to create what they consider to be their first professional release; a 6-track EP titled Take (produced by Steven LaFashia and mastered by UE Nastasi at Sterling Sound, NYC), which plays much more like an album than an EP, and capitalizes on the creative niche that they’ve established.
Grip of the Gods recently completed a year-long stretch of national live performances to capitalize on Take, which has been very well-received by existing fans and served immensely in reaching a much larger audience. They are currently working on their next album, due for release by summer 2014. This year is sure to be massive for this promising, devoted rock-trio.