Rimmy Grasa

Rimmy Grasa (Hardcore) - Australia

Rimmy Grasa is a hardcore band from the Sunshine Coast, Queensland Australia. Drawing influences from rock, metal, punk and grunge to create a unique blend of Hardcore. Their debut EP "Los Muertos" was released in 2020.

Comprising 3 members, vocalist and guitarist Riley Novello, drummer Josh Every and Billy Skok on bass and vocals. The trio has been developing their unique blend of raw emotional vocals, heavy funky guitar riffs and punchy bass lines with groovy heavy punk beats. Rimmy Grasa bring their own raw heavy brand of sound to the Australian heavy music scene. Opening the stage for heavy acts such as Adriatic, Depuration and Snake Mountain.

Rimmy Grasa takes pride with the dedication they put into their music and artistic vision. Maintaining a high quality work standard which expresses in their social media presence and fan engagement.

Vision: Rimmy Grasa continue to play shows to support their debut release "Los Muertos". They intend to step it up to the next level in 2024 with intent to release new music and expand their territory of shows interstate in Australia. Taking on any opportunity and exploring new ways to connect to new fans and listeners.


Riley Novello - Vocals and Guitar
Riley has been a passionate music lover since he was very young. His talents extend not only to vocals and guitar but drums as well. With a love for the arts and creativity he has been writing and experimenting with music for over 15 years and started recording solo music at age 14. As well as studied his Certificate 3 in Music.

Billy Skok - Bass and Vocals
Billy was originally a guitarist who learned to love the bass. His drive for music not only extends to Rimmy Grasa but to his own ambitious projects of heavy music where he produces experimental cutting edge metal. Bill has a dedicated passion to create music. As well as skills acquired in tafe for Certificate 3 in Music Songwriting and Performance.

Josh Every - Drums
Originally born in England and migrated from New Zealand to the Sunshine Coast. Josh Every is a guitarist turned drummer. His passions for recording and producing high quality music extend from his Certificate 3 in Music as well as his Diploma in Sound Engineering. An eager obsessor of sound and music. His passion dictates his notable drum style and dedication to his craft.

-Interview- (11/16/23)
1. How did you get started with music and how did you develop your sound? Who thought of the name "Rimmy Grasa" and is there any meaning behind it?

Rimmy started back in 2017 with Riley and Josh when we met in tafe studying music. Our current lineup we actually all met at tafe but Billy didn't join until 2022. The sound we developed started out with Rileys metal and hardcore background and Josh's punk and pop punk inspirations. Eventually evolving to take Billy's grunge and nu metal bass style to create Rimmy's signature sound and style. There isn't necessarily a meaning behind the name for Rimmy Grasa. Riley came up with it playing around with translations. We wanted something that obviously sounded cool and people would remember but I think it gives a sense of limitless potential as far as artistic vision and music.

2. What do you want people to take away from your music?

We want people to feel a raw connection when they hear our music. Although the lyrics are very personal I think everyone is able to take something from it and connect there own experiences that resonate their lives with the music.

3. How would you describe your sound to the average listener?

We describe our sound as a unique blend of raw raging Hardcore drawing artistic visions from metal, punk, grunge and rock.

4. Who are three bands you’d like to tour with?

It would be a dream come true to tour with Queens of the stone age, Mudvayne or Kublai Khan.

5. How has Covid affected what you do?

I think covid did put a bit of a pause button on the band when it first broke out. I mean we kept jamming and trying to release music. But we were nearly ready to start playing gigs when quarantines and mandates were put in place. Looking back I think it needed to happen the way it did though. Our sound has grown and matured much more since back then.

6. What’s your take on the current state of Hardcore?

There's definitely some awesome bands kicking it these days. It's much more accessible and on the for front of popular music than it was 10 or 15 years ago.

7. What's the current music scene like there in Australia?

The music scene in Australia is thriving. There is so many new and unique bands playing these days it's hard to keep up. Our last few gigs definitely reflect how strong the local Sunshine Coast metal scene is. It's been great meeting new people and seeing familiar faces coming back again to the all the shows.

8. What’s your take on the royalties that streaming services pay out to artists?

Todays modern music consumption with streaming services is starving artists world wide of royalties. I think the modern musician has been forced to adapt to find alternative means of making money from there music. Unfortunately it's put a price on artists to being valued as free. We don't play music to be rich and famous though, it's a crazy passion we all have. To create and share our music whether anyone supports it or not.

9. What's next for Rimmy Grasa?

As a band I think we all want to travel and tour around Australia. Our next goals are to expand our reach as far as we can in Australia and globally. We have plans in 2024 to release new music and meet as many new friends as we can.

10. Any shoutouts?

We would like to shoutout the homies in The 5'th Column and SCASM. They have really brought the local Sunshine Coast metal scene together and have been putting great events together for just the metal heads. Our music doesn't get much light in the local venues and these guys have been killing it in our scene. Also a shoutout to our new friends in Vola Inertia. They have been writing some awesome music and just dropped there new single 'A Matter Of Time'.