Pissing Razors

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Pissing Razors
Origin El Paso, Texas, USA
Genres Groove metal
Years active 1994–2004
Labels Noise Records
Members Andre Acosta
Rick Valles
Eddy Garcia
Past members Danny Garcia
Mat Lynch
Joe Rodriguez
Cesar Soto
Jason Bragg
Matt Difabio

Pissing Razors was an American groove metal band originally formed in the mid 90s and disbanded in 2004.

Biography[edit]

The band originally was named "Back Door Cyclops" but decided to change its name and style of music to incorporate more raw sounding vocals.

In the early 90s, the band's original drummer, Danny Garcia, decided to move from El Paso, TX to New York City, NY. Danny's brother Eddy took this opportunity to switch from playing guitar to drums. Matt Lynch then moved from bass to lead guitar and Rick Valles was then hired as the new bass player. Together with Joe Rodriguez who was hired on vocals about six months before, this line-up proved to be progressive. In 1997, the band was signed to German/Los Angeles-based Noise Records and released their self-titled CD the following year. Five more albums were released in the band's four year existence and the band got the opportunity to participate in several festivals and shows across the world. In 2000, the band was asked to contribute to a song for a Pantera tribute album, entitled Panther: A Tribute To Pantera from Eclipse Records. They provided the opening track, Domination.

Shortly after their first major tour, Mat Lynch would eventually decide to depart the band due to personal reasons. The band would recruit then-guitar tech for Lynch, Cesar "Achmex" Soto into his place. The band continued writing material for the Fields Of Disbelief album. Later in 2000, singer Joe Rodriguez quit the band as well, stating that he wished to spend more time with his family. He was replaced by Jason "Dewey" Bragg, who recorded on the 2001 album "Where We Come From", but left shortly afterwards. Jason Bragg was replaced by Andre Acosta after the "Where We Come From" tour. Andre's first contribution to the band would be the live album "Live in the Devil's Triangle", titled after the nickname given to the area of town where Eddie Garcia (drummer) grew up in and featured the band's actual touring RV on the cover. 2002 brought yet another line-up change when Cesar "Achmex" Soto abruptly quit the band in October due to financial issues. He contacted the widely popular Roadrunner Records site; Blabbermouth.net to publicly announce his departure even though he was asked to keep it under wraps as the other members figured out the bands next step. Shortly after, it was announced on the same site that he had joined fellow ex-members of the band; Matt Lynch and Joe Rodriguez in a new unsigned project "Fueled II Fire". About a month later Eddy and Rick contracted Matt Difabio, from Langhorne, PA as Soto's replacement. Difabio as well as Acosta contributed to the 2003 release of "Evolution". The band then followed the release of the CD with a short tour.

In 2004, Pissing Razors quietly disbanded following the less than enthusiastic response of the band's final record "Evolution". Some suspect that the constant line up change contributed to the original sound being lost.

Members[edit]

Final members[edit]

  • Rick Valles - bass
  • Eddy Garcia - drums

Past members[edit]

  • Danny Garcia - guitars/drums
  • Matt Lynch - guitars (Original Lineup)
  • Joe Rodriguez - vocals(Original Lineup)
  • Jason Bragg - vocals
  • Cesar Soto - guitars
  • Matt Difabio - guitars
  • Andre Acosta - vocals

Discography[edit]

Studio Albums[edit]

  • Psycho Punko Metal Groove (1996)
  • Pissing Razors (1998)
  • Cast Down the Plague (1999)
  • Fields of Disbelief (2000)
  • Where We Come From (2001)
  • Evolution (2003)

Live Albums[edit]

  • Live in the Devil's Triangle (2002)

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