Metal go getters GRANSHAW have been around for the past 10 years and will continue to roam the metal community as they see fit. For they have an all new EP on their hands titled "Bloody Hands, Clear Conscience", with further music in the works, along with shows, and so much more, there is no stopping them! Frontman vocalist Bo and the rest of the band discuss this EP, their future, and everything in-between!
1. So tell me about Granshaw. Why did you decide on that name for the band. What kind of ideas did you explore before making that choice of namesake?
Granshaw started around 06-07, about 1 to 2 years before I, the vocalist, Bo, joined up with them. They were a southern hard rock band playing covers and crappy originals. Their singer left and a little while later I happen to find their ad looking for a vocalist on craigslist, one night just by chance. The next day they came and met me at my house and we talked at great length. A week later we had a practice on October 20, 2008, and everything just clicked. And we’ve been going full blast ever since. It took a little while in the beginning to find our sound but I’m pretty sure we’ve honed in on it. The name Granshaw originated from a mental/rehab facility that was supposedly pretty bad bad. After I joined we ended up changing the spelling of it a little bit so that it phonetically sounded how it looked but that’s always been the name that we’ve had since the beginning. It was different. It was one word. It just fit us.
The life-long members of Granshaw consist of Bo White on vocals, Corey Arnold on guitar, Josh Puckett on bass, and Travis Furlong on drums. We originate from the Bowling Green Kentucky/south-central Kentucky area.
3. How would you describe your music?
4. Speaking of which, what bands have influcned you the most?
5. What are your songs about and what topics do they cover?
6. While on the topic of music, whereabouts are you in the process of your new EP?
7. How would you describe the overall sound of this new EP?
8. Did the band have any definitive goals they were shooting for before the recording process began for this EP?
9. Are you using any new instrumentation you've never used in the recording process before?
10. Can you go into one or two tracks on the new EP? If so, can you give us the track title and brief description of how the track sounds and how it came about?
11. When can we expect the new EP to be released?
12. Will you be playing any shows and or tours for this EP? Is there a chance you will be doing a short round up of dates before the EP is released?
13. What plans are set up for the rest of this year, for this band in particular?
14. Would you like to say or add anything else?
15. Is that your final answer?
That is most certainly our final answer.