Girl Scout Hand Grenade

Girl Scout Hand Grenade

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GSHG are all over the musical map with an A.D.D. addled, spastic take on metal that’s part grind, part post rock, part screamo, part industrial and part thrash. The end result, while certainly caustic, will appeal to today’s modern myspace metal youth.

Biography

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9hJum-cUbM

Forming in September of 2002, Girl Scout Hand Grenade ferociously started attacking
the process of songwriting and promoting. In less than 6 months we had written thirteen songs and handed out over 2500 copies our 2 song demo. We then prepared to take our unique blend of Electronic Jazz infused Metal to the masses the way art is supposed to be experienced, live and in your face.

By March 2003 we had played our first show at Ferris State University and went on to play explosive high energy shows at some of Michigan's largest venues including Harpo's, The Machine Shop, and Clutch Cargo's. We have also opened for national bands such as Otep, American Head Charge, Bile, Dog Fashion Disco, GWAR, Dying Fetus, and Candiria. We continued to crisscross the state playing over a hundred shows during 2004.

In 2005 we teamed up with the Canadian organization Food4Music to host the first international benefit show to aid the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. This has since become an annual event which has raised $2,500 and over 800 lbs of food. We are also part of a group called the Flint Death Squad which is a coalition of bands that work together to set up shows, promote each others projects and help each other anyway we can to support and strengthen the local music scene.

In 2006 we released our debut EP "They Want You Sedated so you never see the truth" and unfortunately parted ways with our drummer soon after. Our present line-up is Andrew Hargrove on Bass Guitar, Tonya Traweek on Vocals, Tahir Syed on Drums and myself (Mike Brooks) on Guitar/Vocals/Electronics.

Currently we are in the process of recording tracks for a split album which we plan to release with friends from the music community. We are also playing local shows with plans to go on a nation wide tour this fall.

We are a band with a mission that believes activism and community are as important as the music. We come from a punk rock mentally that everything worth doing is worth working hard for. We want to change the world with music and change lives for the better just like music has done for us. If we can affect one person in a positive way with our art then we have done our job. We are the dreamers and we are the warriors.

Lyrics

Avoid Embrace

Written By: Tonya Traweek

I know why I find myself wallowing in this misery
I can't even stand myself, when I look in the mirror and all I see
An empty shell, a sullen face, a selfish lie looking back at me
To put on a smile, to soften the lines etched deep from all you've done to me
Knowing inside, if I looked I would find, it's all a result of my destiny
To hate, to detest, to loathe every breath of all that I have come to be
To lie everyday, to pretend it's ok, like I'm happy with reality
To fill this cliche, to make my own way, is not what you'd expect from me
I'll never admit that I've been defeated by the shit that goes on in my head
I'll never admit that I've been defeated when I feel I'd be better off dead

When you've never had a calling
When you swing from the pendulum of fate
From derangement to ecstacy
From passion to rage
When confronted by your purpose
Deciding which path to take
Will you choose to make a difference?
Will you take that leap of faith?

To push it aside- to have a place to hide
Where I know no one can find me
To know deep inside- I will never find
A peace inside of your boundaries
The human mind can take so much pain
And ours can take even more
But who's to say it won't all go away
When we're finally begging for more

To push it aside- to have a place to hide
Where I know no one can find me
To know deep inside- I will never find
A peace inside of your boundaries
The human mind can take so much pain
And ours can take even more
But who's to say it won't all go away
When we're finally begging for more

The Consequence of Breathing

Written By: Mike Brooks

I close my eyes another candle burns so bright and fast
We are the wicks, we are not built to last

No regrets

I close my eyes another candle burns so bright and fast
We are the wicks, we are not built to last

This is the last day of you life, what if you don’t wake up tomorrow?
This is the last day of you life, how will you live to die?

It’s the only chance you get.
Won’t you take control of it?

This is the last day of you life.
Are you sure you did it right?
Will you make it thought the night?
Did you go out with a fight?

No regrets

This is the last day of you life.
Are you sure you did it right?
Will you make it thought the night?
Did you go out with a fight?

Gone so fast
Into the past
Thought it would last
Now it’s the last

This is the last day of you life, what if you don’t wake up tomorrow?
This is the last day of you life, how will you live to die?

This is the last day of you life!!!!

Discography

They Want You Sedated so you never see the truth (2006)

Set List

Miasma
The Consequence of Breathing
Avoid Embrace
Lost In Poland
Numbification
Today's Forecast
The Patriot
POS
Dialysis
The Tide
Bloodlust

45 minutes