The mission

Community. Support. Music. Family.

The whole idea behind the organization that is GRIMM, is one of support and community coming from the one main thing we all have in common: music. We created a platform for bands and artists to share their work, for music lovers to discover new things, for people to learn new skills, develop their talents and be part of the alternative music industry.

GRIMM (Gent Rock Industrial & Metal Music) was started in 2013 in Gent, Belgium by a couple of friends who got the bright idea to do something for the diminishing alternative music scene in the city during a night out.

It started off as a small organization that offered fun activities and now and then shows/parties for metalheads, rockers,… living in the vibrant city. This steadily grew into a proper community and through the partnerships with several local alternative bars regular gigs were organized, giving the chance for small bands to hit the stage and fans to check out new music.

Every year it grew into something bigger by starting the official website, organizing the GRIMM fests, taking over a bar/youth house baptized “Asgaard”, getting a second location in Gent at “JOC Gent-Brugge” to expand activities and partnering up with all kinds of people from the music industry (most recently becoming part of the bigger support machine called “BE Metal”) to go beyond anything that was accomplished before. At the moment of writing, the association GRIMM is looking towards a bright future with sights on bigger activities, bigger shows and growing even more than ever before.