|Thrash Metal band form Netherlands formed in Utrecht in 2006.
Grindpad was formed in 2006 playing a mix of death thrash. They released 2 EP’s before winning the Dutch metal battle in 2010. After this the band decided to focus more on the music they really wanted to make and are a big fan of. This resulted in some changes and a focus on thrash metal with hardcore and speed metal influences. The new Grindpad was heavily influenced by bands like Exodus, Slayer, Pantera, Metallica, Agnostic Front etc.
After recruiting ex-Sinister Drummer Paul Beltman, the band released the Sharkbite! EP in 2017. With cover art drawn by Ed Repka this EP was met with great acclaim across the world. Reviews regularly praised the good songwriting, tight guitar riffs, energy and aggression on display.
On the stage Grindpad explodes with the same energy and had made a name for themselves with their energetic live shows.
In 2020 Grindpad teamed up with Iron Shield records for the release of “Violence” , their first full length album, produced by Jörg Uken at Soundlodge studios and with Ed Repka once again handling the artwork.
Olivier van der Kruijf - Vocals
Jan-Gerard Dekker - Guitars
Axel Bonacic - Guitars
Rik van Gageldonk - Bass
Paul Beltman - Drums