Original RAZOR bassist Mike Campagnolo has returned to the group in time for their appearance at the Montreal Metal Massacre on December 10 at Le Spectrum in Montreal. Mike will also be joining the recording process for the new RAZOR CD, due out in 2006 on The End Records in North America and Mausoleum Records in Europe. A DVD of live material from the ’80s is also expected to be released in 2006, along with the reissues of “Shotgun Justice” (1990) and “Open Hostility” (1991). Look for RAZOR to do some extensive touring of Europe and North America next year, possibly with PILEDRIVER (who are playing at the Montreal Metal Massacre as well) or with ONSLAUGHT and HEATHEN (an offer is reportedly on the table).
In related news, RAZOR frontman Bob Reid’s solo project BOBNOXIOUS will be releasing their Christmas album, “Ho Ho Ho”, on December 1. The CD contains seven tunes “to warm your chest/nuts” and is being released in a limited edition of 1,000 copies, with all proceeds going to The London Food Bank.
BOBNOXIOUS will be performing live on the Christmas float in this year’s Santa Claus Parade, taking place on Saturday, November 26 at 6:00 p.m. in London Ontario. BOBNOXIOUS will also play two Christmas shows: Saturday, December 17 at Call the Office in London and Thursday, December 22 at Fiddlers Green in Cambridge.