Welcome to grindstone studio


After treading the boards for over 10 years as a guitarist with UK metal-core underdogs Stampin' Ground, I founded GRINDSTONE STUDIO in 2005, focusing on producing metal, hardcore and rock bands.

Stampin' Ground made 3 albums for Century Media Records between 1995 and 2005, and each time the band entered the studio, I became increasingly interested in production and engineering. As digital recording crept in during the early 2000s, I foresaw a realistic and affordable way to put together my own studio and have never looked back since.Grindstone Studio has earned a solid reputation within the modern metal industry, producing albums at a global level for established record labels including Nuclear Blast, Earache and Metal Blade. Although I am always busy with my projects, I have also worked alongside heavyweight producers such as Andy Sneap  and Colin Richardson on bands like Amon Amarth and Behemoth.

My aim is to help musicians realise their true potential and to achieve their artistic vision. When so many bands lack originality and character, my work ethic is to push for great performances rather than to digitally create them, so that the recording sounds like a living thing rather than a cold, robotic version of one.

With a purpose built studio, state of the art equipment and a solid work ethic, professionalism is guaranteed. The discography speaks for itself. 






Songs produced and mixed by Scott Atkins at Grindstone Studio

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