About Gramie Dee
Gramie is a veteran of the metal scene with many notches to his bullet belt. A musician for (too) many years, Gramie started out playing guitar in the early 80's with his band Wolfbane. When Blaze Bayley's Wolfsbaneappeared on the scene a few years later, the guys had to change their name and so Wolfbane became Blood Money; the first thrash/speed metal band to be signed to infamous NWoBHM label Ebony. Two albums were released during 1986/87 "Red Raw and Bleeding" and "Battlescarred" but the band split late 1987, leaving Gramie in a state of depressive none metal for a few years.
16 years later Gramie reunited with Blood Money drummer Brett Avok (ex Desolation Angels) to form their current band Morgueazm, a horror metal band that combines varying elements of metal, fusing it with a touch of techno and a lot of dark humour. Gramie also has other side projects and solo recordings to his credit and produces and presents The Autopsy Report Metal Radio Show.
The Autopsy Report is two hours of extreme metal and classic rock, focusing on unsigned bands alongside their more famous counterparts. Gramie has a mission, and that is to help as many seriously minded musicians as possible by giving them airplay and his fullest support. He doesn't take any bullshit and has no time for (gulp) False Metal So Slipknot beware... the Autopsy Report takes no prisoners.
Gramie has since added Mr Hellwyck to the team to give a bit more variety and to draw on Hellwyck's vast knowledge of music. Hellwyck presents The Dead Tapes, a sister show that alternates with Gramie's.
I've always been a fan of music, as well as a great selection of funk and soul records, my dad was constantly playing Eagles records as well as Thin Lizzy, Deep Purple and Queen since as long as I can remember, these came in useful as I started my drumming at age 5. I got into metal in my teens; first Iron Maiden, Dio and Motorhead then bands like Metallica, Sepultura, Megadeth, Pantera, Anthrax etc. to the present day.
In 2002 I started working with some friends of mine as they organised a grass-roots approach to mini-festivals, I organised the posters and Dj'd some events as well as promoted them, these lasted a couple of years growing from the guy's garage in Stockport to a youth club in Bramhall, Cheshire to Manchester's Band On The Wall nightclub. After that I started some alternative shows with friends (I promoted the shows, designed the posters, even DJ'd the events), these were mainly at Manchester's Thirsty Scholar and Attic venues and these lasted a few years including some acoustic events. Around 2004 I promoted and organised some shows with another friend under the banned "An Audience With".
In 2009, a friend of mine - Gramie Dee - asked myself and my (then) girlfriend if we wanted to come and be co-hosts on his show The Autopsy Report, we said yes and inadvertently extended the show from one to two hours.
Following that came two shows with another friends under the "An Audience With." banner at Manchester's Satan's Hollow. In 2010 I started the Hellwyck Promotions banner and with that came my "Comin' Atchya Live" gig. The event organisation/promotions is a side I wish to continue with should the opportunity arise. I've also promoted/designed for Rocksector Records' promotions including their S.O.S. Festival and Xmas/Hallow'een festivals.
- The Dead Tapes Cometh -
In 2014, Gramie asked me if I would fancy helping him out with the show by taking over for one week so on May 12th myself and my (then) other half sat down and recorded - our version of, at least - The Autopsy Report (with a tribute to fallen GWAR leader Dave Brockie) - Gramie liked it so much, he offered us a slot every other week which we accepted to do with as we wished, it became The Dead Tapes officially on May 26th 2014 and ran in this format until August 18th 2014 where unseen circumstances derailed it for the time being until. The Autopsy Report Dead Tapes returned on May 18th 2015 for the long haul bringing you every-other-weekly doses of heavy music till something drastic happens to me.
My Influences in life are varies but they're all under the banner "real"; whether it's Sly & The Family Stone, Level 42, Roxy Music to KLF, Slayer or Run DMC, I know those acts are true to themselves and what they did. Likewise when I do my radio, I am influenced by good classic rock, heavy metal, Industrial, crossover, thrash, etc. - Whether it's old-school like Anthrax, Bad Company, Ministry or Iron Maiden or newer bands like Spreading The Disease, Bull-Riff Stampede, Beholder, Isolated Antagonist, Massive Wagons, Absolva or whoever, I look for bands that move me to wanting to know who they are, what their history is not just the name of one track. The Dead Tapes is the sister show to Gramie Dee's The Autopsy Report Metal Radio Show and shares some of TAR's similarities but has its own identity;
The Dead Tapes will bring to you 2 hours (or so) of classic rock/metal/industrial/grunge. as well as superb brand new material from previously-unheard acts straight off our inboxes as well as a Band Of the Week! Every so often we will bring in guests for interviews too.
The Autopsy Report Metal Radio Show & The Dead Tapes can be seen on the following websites: