THE RAZORBLADES from Wiesbaden, Germany have heard this dialogue numerous times. Founded in 2002 by guitarist Rob Razorblade the band went on a mission to show the world that there is another kind of surfmusic, in a style the Beach Boys wouldn’t have wasted a single thought about.
There’s no beach in the area of Wiesbaden, Germany and the sun doesn’t shine too much, but with the love of surfmusic in their hearts, the three musicians
Rob RAZORBLADE lead guitar
Ray RAZORBLADE bass guitar
Regina RAZORBLADE drums
created a style that is now known as 21st Century Surf. a very danceable mixture of twang guitars, punk power and melodies as big as the ocean. Influences range from old school master Dick Dale to Neo-Surf acts like Slacktone and The Mermen.
After a few rehearsals, the band recorded their first CD “Get Cut By The Razorblades” in 2002. Soon a record label was found and the album was released on the Belgian Label “SurfWaves Records. It gained enthusiastic reviews from surfmagazines, fans and colleagues (among them Slacktone, The Mermen, Pollo Del Mar and Davie Allan to name a few). Since surfmusic is meant to be played live and make people dance, the band did, what every good surfband is supposed to do: Hit the road and rock their hearts out! Since 2003 the Razorblades have toured relentlessly in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, France and Austria, shared the stage with brothers in arms like Slacktone, Fifty Foot Combo, Turbo Acs and The Kilaueas and left a lot of happy, sweaty young people behind that couldn’t help but shake their hair and shake their hips to the sound of the Razorblades.
In 2004 and 2005 the band contributed a lot of songs to various samplers and finally found the time to record their second longplayer “The Dark Side Of The Beach” that was released 2006 on their own label General Schallplatten. The band remains very busy on europe’s live circuit and continues to show the world another side of surfmusic, far away from the Beach Boys!
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