With album sales rising and their debut video still playing all the time, Grim Reaper headed back into the studio to lay down a follow-up in early 1985. Spending just nine days on the record, the band released Fear No Evil in May. While it fell short of the success of See You in Hell, the album did manage to reach position 111 on the Billboard 200. The band laid down a third album with Ebony Records, but the recording was so bad the label never released it. A dispute between the band and the label followed, delaying the release of their third album for nearly two years. The dispute was eventually settled, and the band signed on with RCA, who demanded they re-record the album. Rock You to Hell was released in September '87 and would prove to be the band's last effort despite similar success to their first two albums.
Despite their apparent commercial success, Grim Reaper did not make enough money to make a living, as each of the band members worked regular jobs even at the height of their popularity. The life of a struggling musician proved too much for Bowcott, who decided to shut down the band after Rock You to Hell. Grimmett continued to work in music, enjoying moderate success over the years with Onslaught, Lionsheart and, eventually, Steve Grimmett's Grim Reaper. Bowcott, meanwhile, shifted gears and began writing for Circus, a popular heavy metal magazine in those days. Bowcott has also worked as a writer for Guitar World. Bowcott has also spent time handling artist marketing for Marshall's US office in New York, and more recently filled the role of Marketing Director for Fender. Bowcott has also taken part in a number of instructional guitar books and co-wrote Guitar World Presents Kirk Hammett's The Sound And The Fury and Guitar World Presents: Dimebag Darrell's Riffer Madness. He was also listed as co-author, along with Michael Doyle, of The History of Marshall: The First 50 Years.