RAZOR Canada

RAZOR - Violent Restitution


Following many legendary headliners at OEF we can announce a true cult of the cults, the Canadian thrashers of RAZOR!!! Founded in 1983 in   Guelph, Ontario, Canada, Razor have always belonged and still belong to the pioneers of speed and thrash metal styles. Everyone knows their legendary records like Executioner´s Song, Evil Invaders or Violent Restitution as those are the underground thrash metal gems. Razor have been around for more than 30 years and still fresh.  

They have toured with such big names such as Slayer or Motorhead and though the founding and the only original band member Dave Carlo went through a successful cancer treatment in 2012 the band is still ready to kick your arse and drive you wild at the boards of Obscene Extreme!!!


Razor is a Canadian thrash metal band formed in 1984 at Guelph, Ontario. The group shot music videos for songs such as "Evil Invaders", "Shotgun Justice", "American Luck", and "Sucker for Punishment". The band dissolved in 1992, but reformed in the late 1990s to record another album, titled Decibels, in 1997. 

The band are currently planning to record another studio album. Guitarist and primary songwriter Dave Carlo has been the only permanent member in the band's 30-year history. 

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. In February 2011 Razor headlined the "True Thrash Festival" in Osaka, Japan. A DVD of this performance was released in Japan in February 2012. In Canada, they last appeared at a charity event in Toronto on June 21 2014. 

On April 19, 2012, guitarist Dave Carlo was diagnosed with stage 2 oral cancer. He was successfully treated and is planning on playing live with Razor in 2015. The band played at the 2015 Maryland Deathfest and is scheduled to play at the 2016 California Deathfest among other shows.  

The band has also signed a deal to release Violent Restitution, Shotgun Justice and Open Hostility through Relapse Records.


Release date Release name Media
1997 Decibels
1994 Exhumed CD
1991 Open Hostility
1990 Shotgun Justice
1988 Violent Restitution
1987 Custom Killing
1986 Malicious Intent
1985 Executioner's Song
1985 Evil Invaders
1984 Escape the Fire
1984 Armed & Dangerous


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