Seattle, Washington, USA
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.
|1995||Grammatrain||Zoe Worldwide Records|
|1995||Lonely House||Forefront Records|
|1999||Live 120798||Forefront Records|
|2009||Kneeling Between Shields (ep)|
|2010||Spin Automatic (ep)|
1994 Zoe Worldwide Records (ZWRCD002)
Tracks 5 to 9 are live acoustic.
1995 Forefront Records (FFD 5138)
Produced by Aaron Sprinkle and Grammatrain
1997 ForeFront Records (FFD5164)
Donna Stewart - Mellotron, piano
Produced by John Hampton
1999 ForeFront Records (FFD5237)
Produced by Grammatrain
Produced by Grammatrain
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)