Joe Grazulis

Lead Guitars & Vocals

The man with the plan:

I originally started this project to be a replacement for the music I so loved – metal.  The world around me was embracing simple, easy to play music, with the resurgence of a bastardized classic rock format – Alternative.  I really felt that metal was getting the shaft in the popular realm and decided to start Last Will.

Fast forward 13 years and now I’m more interested in subtle experimentation and writing songs that people can enjoy that are still metal.  The topics that I tend to come up with are socio-political.  I like to make people think about the world around them beyond what they hear on the standard media channels.  But in the end, I want the music to be its own entity – I want you to feel the lyrics and emotions in the music.  Not easy to do with metal entirely, but we’ve done a good job trying to pull it off in recent times.

I’m also the only original member of this band and as such hold most of the ideals for this band.  We started out doing pure thrash and while those roots are still there, I’ve tried to broaden the band’s horizons over the years.  Plus, let’s face it, if you’re not pro, touring, and making tons of money, its really hard to keep a project together in this city.

I am the primary writer and basically pull ideas from the other guys when I need help, which turns out to be pretty frequently!

Open up your mind beyond what you see immediately around you – Think!

My main instruments of destruction are:

  • Jackson US made King V
  • Ibanez RG550
  • misc other axes
  • Rocktron, ADA, and Genz Benz amplification