Granrodeo (stylized as GRANRODEO) is a Japanese rock band, specializing in creating anime soundtracks.
In 2005, voice actor Kishō Taniyama ("Kishow") and guitarist Masaaki Iizuka ("E-Zuka"), known for his collaborations in creating anime soundtracks, decided to create a new project. During their years as a band, they released a few singles that were used as opening singles for the anime series.
In 2007, they released their first album, Ride on the Edge, and in 2008 they release a second album, Instinct. In spring 2009, they started working on the soundtrack, the series Needless, for which E-Zuka wrote the soundtracks and Kishow wrote the lyrics for the song "Modern Strange Cowboy". By the end of 2009, they released their third album, Brush the Scar Lemon. In 2011, they released their fourth album, Supernova and on 2012, they released their fifth album Crack Star Flash.
Kishō Taniyama a.k.a. Kishow (officially stylized as KISHOW) - vocals, lyrics. According to him, the role of a vocalist is more suitable for him than the role of a voice actor.,
Masaaki Iizuka a.k.a. E-Zuka (officially stylized as e-ZUKA) - lead guitar, backing vocals, composer, arranging. His style of playing the guitar combines the melodic solo parties and aggressive guitar riffs. He also collaborates with Minami Kuribayashi.,
Ikuo - bass (bassist of the band Bull Zeichen 88). Previously played in the progressive rock band Lapis Lazuli, known for its soundtrack albums for the game Guilty Gear. He also plays the bass for the band Abingdon Boys School & Minami Kuribayashi.
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