DFW Music News

Why Razorblade Dolls Aren't Sawing Off Pigs' Heads and Throwing Blood (Anymore)

We are known for sawing pigs' heads off microphone stands. We are known for wearing barbed wire and hurting ourselves," says Chris Smith, singer for the electro shock metal act Razorblade Dolls. But there are only so many people in North Texas willing to absorb that, and almost none of them are venue managers. So Razorblade Dolls are entering a new, slightly less graphic era. "Besides," Smith says, "it was a really big mess, being all bloody."

He helped form the band in 2006, but it had peaked after a couple of years hitting the clubs. Smith and his bandmates were faced with a changing music climate and the prospect of shutting things down.