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Grammatrain

Grunge
Seattle, Washington, USA

Before joining Grammatrain, Paul Roraback was a member of Paragon.

Singer/guitarist Pete Stewart, bassist Dalton Roraback and his drummer brother Paul Roraback recorded two self-titled three-song demo tapes in 1993 and 1994. After hearing one of the demos, ForeFront Records label executive Eddie DeGarmo signed the band. Before releasing their first major album, Grammtrain released a CD containing four studio recordings and five live acoustic numbers. In 1995 they released their first studio album, Lonely House, produced by Aaron Sprinkle. The album achieved success on Christian Radio.

Their second full-length album, Flying was released in 1997. Critics cited the album's “lighter, more polished feel” when compared to Lonely House. At the end of a tour promoting the album, Grammatrain officially broke up following their final live performance on 12/7/1998 in Germany. An announcement of the breakup can be heard on the band's live album.

Following the breakup of the band, Stewart released a self-titled solo album and produced Michael Tait's band, Tait, performing on their first album. He also produced four tracks on the debut solo album for TobyMac, Momentum. In 2003 Stewart reemerged with The Accident Experiment.

In early 2009, Grammatrain announced that they had reunited and were in the process of recording a new album. Because frontman Pete Stewart had left the Christian faith, the new album was not directed at Christian audiences. Shortly after the announcement, the band played two reunion shows: one in Seattle and one in Germany. A limited edition EP with songs from the forthcoming album was released at the shows and on the band's website.

In 2010, the single “The Last Sound” was released, the video was debuted at a Seattle Sounders FC match. The song has been played at Qwest Field before the kickoff of Sounders matches, and Sounders FC owner Drew Carey endorsed the song and promised to get a “proper video” made of it. The video was produced and directed by Nik Venet, who had previously done videos for U2, Jane's Addiction and The White Stripes. The song was also picked up by and released through Rock Band Network for the Xbox 360.

On October 10, 2010 (10.10.10), they independently released their last album, Imperium.

Paul Roraback has also played with bands Gideon's Press, The Illustrated Band, and PJ Bostic

Discography

1993 Demo
1994 Demo
1995 Grammatrain Zoe Worldwide Records
1995 Lonely House Forefront Records
1997 Flying Forefront Records
1999 Live 120798 Forefront Records
2009 Kneeling Between Shields (ep)
2010 Imperium
2010 Spin Automatic (ep)

Demo

1993 Independent

  1. Believe
  2. Execution
  3. Lonely House

Demo

1994 Independent

Pete Stewart - Vocals, guitars
Dalton Roraback - Bass
Paul Roraback - Drums, percussion, vocals

  1. Drown
  2. Mindform
  3. Need

Grammatrain

1994 Zoe Worldwide Records (ZWRCD002)

Pete Stewart - Guitar, vocals
Dalton Roraback - Bass
Paul Roraback - Drums, percussion

  1. Believe
  2. Execution
  3. Lonely House
  4. Jerky Love Song
  5. Drown
  6. Undivine Election
  7. Humanity
  8. For Me
  9. Execution

Tracks 5 to 9 are live acoustic.


Lonely House

1995 Forefront Records (FFD 5138)

Pete Stewart - Guitar, vocals
Dalton Roraback - Bass
Paul Roraback - Drums, percussion

Produced by Aaron Sprinkle and Grammatrain

  1. She Don't Know (2:33)
  2. Believe (3:37)
  3. Execution (3:56)
  4. Lonely House (5:43)
  5. Psycho (4:42)
  6. Sick of Will (3:02)
  7. Need (6:29)
  8. Drown (3:55)
  9. Undivine Election (3:35)
  10. Jerky Love Song (0:41)
  11. Humanity (4:26)
  12. Picture Pains (6:31)
  13. Apathy (2:59)

Flying

1997 ForeFront Records ‎(FFD5164)

Pete Stewart - Guitar, vocals
Dalton Roraback - Bass
Paul Roraback - Drums, percussion

Donna Stewart - Mellotron, piano

Produced by John Hampton

  1. Jonah (2:41)
  2. Less of Me (2:48)
  3. Flying (5:11)
  4. Rocketship (2:25)
  5. Peace (4:13)
  6. Pain (4:46)
  7. Sell Your Soul (3:22)
  8. Fuse (3:48)
  9. Spiderweb (3:16)
  10. Found in You (4:44)
  11. For Me (3:52)
  12. Untitled (5:02)

Live 120198

1999 ForeFront Records (FFD5237)

  1. Less of Me
  2. Execution
  3. Pain
  4. Fuse
  5. Flying
  6. Believe
  7. Need
  8. Jonah
  9. Six O' Clock News
  10. Lonely House
  11. Jerky Love Song

Kneeling Between Shields

2009 Independent

  1. Damaged
  2. Forever
  3. All
  4. Enemy
  5. Damaged (Acoustic Version)

Imperium

2010 Independent

Pete Stewart - Guitar, vocals
Dalton Roraback - Bass
Paul Roraback - Drums, percussion

Produced by Grammatrain

  1. Damaged
  2. Forever
  3. With My Hands
  4. Firing Line
  5. The Hive
  6. Controlling Me
  7. Straight Down
  8. All
  9. Enemy
  10. Child 0f Angels
  11. The Last Sound
  12. Atmosphere
  13. Ascension

Spin Automatic (Imperium Bonus EP)

2010 Independent

Pete Stewart - Guitar, vocals
Dalton Roraback - Bass
Paul Roraback - Drums, percussion

Produced by Grammatrain

  1. Damaged (acoustic) (4:48)
  2. Firing Line (acoustic) (4:34)
  3. Shattered Atmosphere (acoustic) (6:55)
  4. Days Gone By (4:26)
  5. Straight Down (acoustic) (4:21)

Compilations

Sweet Family Music - A Tribute To Stryper (1996 Flying Tart Records)
09) More Than a Man (4:45)

Ten: The Birthday Album (1998 ForeFront Records)
13) God (6:00)