Gription began six years ago on a porch in Northern Wisconsin. The year was 2003, and on top of the Billboard charts and the MTV circulation were bands like Christina Aguilera and 50 Cent. Even the alleged “rock” acts (like Linkin Park and 3 Doors Down) were falling flat. Musically, the world had fallen flat. Asides from the few singles released by distinguished artists; most notably Cash’s Hurt, the landscape of rock was bleak with over-produced sugary rock.
Steeped in a history of punk and metal albums, Gription worked to create a blend of rock that would pay tribute to an era where good music was determined by what it sounded like, as opposed to how many copies it would sell. Rock music used to have a social quality; it would bring people together in times of good and bad.
Over the next several years, Gription toured the Midwest, playing dozens of shows a month on stages and in bars in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and more. Their sound instantly stuck with the blue-collar army that inhabits the Midwest. These were the people who weren’t afraid to get their hands dirty and get the job done. Gription reflected their salt-of-the-earth quality perfectly.
After moving to Colorado in 2006 to expand their musical reach, Gription started the Boulder based computer repair shop PC Express. Now, with an income stream established, the band was able to focus even more on their music.