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Rahowa was a Canadian white power rock band that formed in 1989. The band name is an abbreviation of Racial Holy War. The band was founded by lead vocalist George Burdi, who used the pseudonym George Eric Hawthorne. Burdi was a white supremacist, at one time the Canadian leader of the World Church of the Creator, and the owner of Resistance Records, which released the band's material. The songs on their first album had racist and violent lyrics, but the second album was devoid of expletives and racial slurs.
Initially playing hard rock on the debut album Declaration of War, Rahowa changed the line-up and switched to gothic metal with some neo-classical and neofolk instrumentation, citing Moonspell, Type O Negative, Death in June, Morbid Angel, Laibach, Blood Axis, Sol Invictus, Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Poledouris, Wagner, Ezra Pound and Nietzsche as influences.
Burdi was convicted of assault causing bodily harm in 1995 for kicking Alicia Reckzin, a former Anti-Racist Action member, in the face during a riot following a RaHoWa concert in Ottawa in 1993. Burdi subsequently served a jail sentence and publicly renounced racism, while Reckzin has since become a racialist herself.
Rahowa split up in 1997. Burdi formed a new band called Novacosm later that year.
- The Rain Will Come Again (White Pride World Wide Vol. 3)
- Final Call (White Pride World Wide Vol. 3)
- When The Boats Come In (Project Tribute - The Flame That Never Dies)
Before the release of Declaration of War, they released a few demo tapes that contained early versions of some of the tracks from Declaration of War and a cover of Skrewdriver's "When the Boat Comes In" on the A-side plus a side-long speech by Hawthorne on the B-side.
- RAHOWA at Discogs
- RAHOWA at Encyclopedia Metallum
- Resistance Records, the label previously owned by George Burdi of Rahowa
-  Interview with dis-Emi-A. January 28, 1996. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
- Interview with the Southern Poverty Law Center in 2001