Q&A with Pissing Razors

Texas-bred groove metal band Pissing Razors filled out a Q&A for us!

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST IMPRESSION OF YOUR BANDMATES WHEN YOU MET?

Geo Gomez, bass: My first impression of my bandmates happened years ago. Man I first met Eddy say in 1986-87 and ever since then he’s been one kickass dude. We would catch each other performing at different clubs and such. There was a time when we would just miss each other in different cities while we were on circuit tours across the states. I even had some gal in Mobile, Alabama have me deliver something back to Ed since we would eventually meet up in El Paso. It was crazy since I was playing out of Ft. Worth, TX. at the time. Mat and I met up in the early nineties. I wonder if he remembers? LOL. Again, I was playing in El Paso and we went to an after party. He and I spoke for quite some time again, fantastic gent. To this day, Mat continues to impress with the way he handles his business. His style of playing really makes you listen twice, such uniqueness. This was all pre-Pissing Razors, isn’t that something. HA! Joe, I knew of after moving back to El Paso. I would catch Mat and Joe playing around town early 2000s I believe. It wasn’t until say 2009-10 when I really started getting to know Joe and that was an instant brotherhood there as well. Each one of these fine gents have left a solid impression on myself ever since day one. Even up to this day in some way or another they continue to impress me whether it’s a family thing, musical, or just how great of friends and bandmates I’ve been fortunate to play alongside with.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY PLAYING SHOWS? 

Eddy Garcia, drums: When we opened for Suicidal Tendencies in 1997.  This is when the band came into its own.  We understood how the crowd worked.  We absorbed the crowd & were able to give back just as much.

WHAT ARTIST WOULD BE YOUR DREAM COLLABORATION?

Joe: King Diamond”

Mat: Tough question. Although I’m a guitarist, my ear generally gravitates towards the groove and beat of songs so I usually pay attention to drumming/drummers first over anything else. Outside of the RAZORS and collaborating with Eddy, I’d love to have had the chance to play with Neil Peart. One of, if not the best drummer ever.  Add Mario Duplantier and Brann Dailor to that list as well for a second and third option if I ever get the opportunity.”

Geo: Man, if I had the chance to collaborate with Jerry Cantrell that would be a total

honor. I just dig the way he uses melodies and harmonies such creative hooks.

Ed: AC/DC

WHAT SONG ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF AND WHY?

Mat Lynch, guitar: Another tough one but I would have to say the song that’s had the biggest impact and made the most profound statement on behalf of the band is “Dodging Bullets” off our self-titled debut. It immediately set the tone for what the band was about and has that angst, attack, and presence about it that gets directly in the listeners face and is a big ear worm that dances around in your head.

WHAT IS YOUR GO-TO GAS STATION ORDER?

Joe: Fuck the food, go for the booze.

Mat: Easy question, ice cream. Especially in Europe gas stations and stores. It’s amazing.

Geo: Straight for a cold fountain drink and at times a leather dog. Some of these stops can be like a department store so I like looking at all the things I can’t find at home.

Ed: Almond Joy.

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR NON-MUSICAL INFLUENCES?

Joe: Gaming, sports, cooking.

Mat: I love to read and a lot of my attention is given to authors publishing and pushing deep and free thinking. Carl Sagan tops that list for me. His work resonates with me.

Geo: Cooking Channels. LOL! I get into trying different types of styles and just turning a simple meal into a glorious one.

Ed: Building bikes and cars, welding, making metal art sculptures.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO YOUR YOUNGER SELF? 

Joe Rodriguez, vocals: Pay attention to contracts.  Don’t be so eager to sign your life away.

WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR THE YEAR? 

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.” Thanks to Razor Nation & everyone for all the support!

If anyone wants to find us on social media, listen to our music digitally, or buy merch, they can go here: 

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