Rock My World Canada, chapter 135: Razor

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Razor is a speed metal band formed in 1983 at Guelph, Ontario. Pioneers of Canadian thrash metal, Razor has been referred to as one of the country’s “big four”, alongside Sacrifice, Voivod and Annihilator. The group shot music videos for songs such as “Evil Invaders”, “Shotgun Justice”, “American Luck”, and “Sucker for Punishment.”

Razor were featured on the 2005 “The Gates of Hell Tour”. They also headlined the 2009 “Headbangers Open Air” festival in Germany in July 2009. In the United States and Canada they have toured with well-known acts such as Slayer, Motörhead and Venom. They dissolved in 1992, but reformed in the late 1990s to record another album, titled Decibels, in 1997.

Dave Carlo has been the only permanent member in the band’s 30-year history.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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