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Pissing Razors – Interview


Interview with Matt Lynch of Pissing Razors and Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http:// petesrocknewsandviews.com)

PD: What type of artist are you?

ML: P/Razors is a four piece punk/metal group hailing from West Texas. The bands signature sound is based around loud rhythms and is beat driven with a precise guitar/vocal based-aggression.

 

PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.

ML: Formed in 1994 in El Paso, Texas by founding members Eddy Garcia on drums along with guitarist Mat Lynch, the band is fronted by tenured vocalist Joe Rodriguez and relative newcomer to the fold bassist Geo Gomez who joined in 2015. The band was inactive for a number of years starting is the mid 2000’s but reactivated in early 2014 with most of its core original members back in place. Discography includes 6 label releases with one being a live effort and the group will subsequently be releasing their seventh full length album titled Eulogy Death March in fall of 2021 independently. The band has toured extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom and Europe and worked with such notable producers as Andy Sneap(Judas Priest, Megadeth) and Sterling Winfield(Pantera, Hell Yeah).

 

PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?

ML: Each of the members pulls influences from various places both musically and otherwise, but collectively we gravitate towards groups with loud guitars and Hooky vocals with a back beat groove underneath it all. Bands such as AC/DC, ZZ Top, Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin. Non musical influences would entail anyone who believes in themselves and keeps their nose to the grind.

 

PD: What are your dreams and goals?

ML: We have been largely fortunate over much of the last nearly three decades to share in creating music together and touring many great cities, states, countries and regions we would have not been otherwise able to without the gift of music. We hope to stay on that course as long as possible with more to come before we call it a day.

 

PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?

ML: 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.

 

PD: How do you promote your band and shows?

ML: Social media seems to be the leading tool to market and promote these days, so that’s usually our approach. Facebook, Instagram, Youtube etc.

 

PD: What do you think about downloading music online?

ML: For us personally, however we can get our music into the ears of old and new fans is perfectly fine. Music has seen a large degree of mediums attached to distribution over the last few decades from vinyl, cassette tape, compact disk, internet piracy and streaming along with whatever is next to come. The internet has changed life in general for society and for music specifically, that’s no different.

 

PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?

ML: Me personally, Hotel California because of the song ending guitar solo’s. Then again, I could name hundreds of examples from artists such as Stevie Ray Vaughn to Willie Nelson, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC and more….

 

PD: What are some of your pet peeves?

ML: People who constantly complain about nonsense.

 

PD: What is your proudest moment in music?

ML: Speaking collectively, I would say working on our first label effort with producer and friend Andy Sneap and then touring Europe supporting that effort during an exciting time for us in music. He really helped us structure our approach to our own sound. New life experiences, making new fans and seeing the world playing music.

 

PD: So what are you working on at the moment?

ML: The group is about to release its 7th full length studio effort titled Eulogy Death March in the coming weeks. We feel we put a lot of solid work into this effort.

 

PD: What music have you available online and where can we buy it from?

ML: Most of the bands back catalog is available on all streaming and downloadable services. iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Youtube. Just search any of your favorite services under PISSING RAZORS and most of our body of work will pop up. And if its not there, we are working to ensure its available soon…

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