On September 14th, 2016 the biggest rendition of Calgary Metalfest (CMF) will be kicking off it’s fifth year and the line up has been catching international attention. The big deal this year is of course the final night of the festival where attendees will be treated to a “Historic Night of Canadian Metal” featuring Annihilator, Exciter (original 1985 line-up), Razor and Sacrifice, all sharing the same stage on September 17th, 2016. The preceding nights have killer draws as well with The Exalted Piledriver headlining Thursday September 15th at the Distortion Music Venue and Toxic Holocaust, the only international act on the bill, will be tearing apart Dickens Pub on Friday night. The rest of the bill is packed with a selection of local heavy hitters and new acts that the founder of the festival, Nate Renaud, thinks you should check out.
According to a note sent to BraveWords.com earlier this week, on April 19th RAZOR guitar legend Dave Carlo was diagnosed with Stage 2 oral cancer. He is currently undergoing radiation treatment and is said to be in “great spirits.”
Carlo is considered one of the innovators of speed metal where his intense riffing is found on such Razor classics as the first two albums which were released in 1985: Executioner’s Song and Evil Invaders.
Razor are working on a new album and continue to put together a career-encompassing DVD.
Bobnoxious! Interview with Bob J. Reid By Celtic Bob
Bobnoxious is the brainchild of Bob J. Reid (Razor, S.F.H.). Hailing out of London Ontario this 4 piece unit is about to take the music industry by storm with their energetic live shows and killer debut. I had a chance to ask band founder Bob a few questions recently about the future of Bobnoxious as well as his previous bands.