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Interviews: Pissing Razors


We have had the opportunity to interview the Metal band 
Pissing Razors from the USA. Check out the interview and follow the band on their FACEBOOK PAGE.

1. Where did you get the idea for the band name, you planned it or came out just like that?

JOE RODRIGUEZ, Vocals: The origin of the name of the band was a simple trip to Juarez, Mexico & contracting the clap by our infamous first singer Dave “Loco Pelon” McNutt (who in many ways tried to emulate GG Allin) and stated that when he tried to urinate it felt like PISSING RAZORS.

2. Why did you want to play this genre? 

MAT LYNCH, Guitar: Heavier music is generally associated with higher energy output and that translates to a stronger audio and visual experience and deeper connection with the audience in most instances in a live setting.

3. Did you know each other before the band was formed? 

MAT LYNCH, Guitar: Yes. Joe Rodriguez and I have been close friends since we were very young. I was roughly 13 when we first met. He and I have been in a couple of groups together dating back to the mid 80’s and we went to high school together along with our original bassist Rick Valles in the lower valley area of El Paso, TX. They both joined P/R in early 1995. Eddy and I met in roughly 1991 through the local El Paso music scene and formed our first band together shortly thereafter. We toured the ‘cover circuit’ together in a cover/original band for a few years before forming PISSING RAZORS in ’94.

4. Each band member favourite band?

JOE-King Diamond MAT: “I don’t have one favorite band in particular, I do however have preferred bands for different moods. Tool, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and most 70’s rock stuf.”

GEO: Alice in Chains

EDDY: AC/DC

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs? 

MAT LYNCH, Guitar: Each of the four members contributes to the song writing process throughout. Someone generally brings an idea to the table, we then collectively pull it apart and put it back together as strong as possible structure-wise with a little something contributed from each of us. Lyrically, most of the topics are personally based experiences that can easily translate to the listener.

6. Where was your last gig? 

EDDY GARCIA, Drums: We were the headliners for The Great American Riot, 11/9/19, here in El Paso, TX at the Sunland Park & Casino Racetrack.

7. Where would you like to perform? 

EDDY GARCIA, Drums: As per places we have not played & would like, European festivals.

8. Whom would you like to perform with? 

EDDY GARCIA, Drums: Pantera, Gojira, Lamb of God, Machine Head, Sepultura... just to name a few!

9. Whom not? 

MAT LYNCH, Guitar: Tough question. I can seriously say I respect anyone willing to get in front of a crowd to perform.

10. Any of you has ever suffered from stage fright? Any tip for beginners on how to beat that? 

GEO GOMEZ, Bass: Can’t remember having stage fright? Though the very first time I performed I remember thinking I need some whiskey to calm the nerves. So, I chugged some whiskey and regretted that later. Best tip I can give is to practice and no matter how frustrating it becomes at times, keep on striving to reach a goal that you have set. Don’t take negative comments to heart. Learn from them and use it as a tool to get to the next level.

11. What bands have inspired you the most? 

GEO GOMEZ, Bass: There have been so many musical influences throughout the years, but I’d have to say some of the biggest influences came in the late 70s early 80s. There were bands from Kiss, Van Halen, ZZ Top, Grand Funk, Sabbath, Judas Priest, and Iron Maiden just to name a few. Growing up there was such a great spread of great bands that I’m sure a bit of each rubbed off becoming a collage of musical influences. All these bands really left a staple on me with such great live performances from costumes, flames, and fantastic light and stage shows. All this rolled up into one. It totally influenced me into wanting to be on the big stage and perform to anyone who is willing to join the art of music and feel that energy of a live performance.” 

12. What's the weirdest thing a fan has ever asked you for? 

EDDY GARCIA, Drums: I once was asked by a female fan if I had a knife... which I did... She asked me to cut her with it! Which I didn’t!!.

13. What do you think of your fans? 

GEO GOMEZ, Bass: I tell you without the fans we couldn’t be doing what we love. There are so many ways that our fans touch us whether it be sending a thank you for the music to purchasing any merch/music. Just seeing someone with that “Hell Yeah” look on their face, horns up, just having a great time while we perform, is like magic. The way we get treated when we arrive to their city they have nothing but open arms and most times, offer an open home, which is very humbling. Just some of the conversations we share and how they really know about the music and such. A lot of our fans have now become great life-long friends that we speak to on a regular basis even if they are in different cities. I know we use the word “fans” but they really are a bunch of friends gathering to have a great time. So, we say thank you to each and every one of you out there and we are looking forward to seeing and playing for you in the near future.

14. What do you think of our site? 

GEO GOMEZ, Bass: Dropped by the website and it’s laid out nicely. I like the way you go behind the scenes and explain how the concept ideas came to be.” 

15. Something to add?

JOE RODRIGUEZ, Vocals: We recently finished recording our first record in 17 years titled “Eulogy Death March” and it is currently in the mixing and mastering process with Sterling Winfield (Pantera, Hellyeah). We will have our CD release party on October 1st, 2021 in our hometown of El Paso, Texas at Ricky D’s. We are also headlining the Texas Domination Festival in San Antonio, Texas at Bonds Rock Bar on November 6, and a show in Ft. Worth, Texas at the Rail Club Live on November 7. Our goal is to tour in support of the new album “Eulogy Death March.” If anyone wants to find us on social media, listen to our music digitally, or buy merch, they can go here: https://linktr.ee/pissingrazors Thanks to Razor Nation & everyone for all the support!

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