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Black Label Society recently parted ways with guitarist Nick Catanese, and now Lizzy Borden has issued the following statement about guitar player Dario Lorina joining BLS:
"We are extremely proud and happy for Dario Lorina on being selected as Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society’s new guitarist.
"It’s been an amazing ride performing all around the world with Dario, he is a true professional and an incredible blues driven artistic guitarist adding so much to the Borden sound.
"Personally it was a privilege for me to have him on my left side for the last 4 years and I know Zakk, his band and their fans are going to love Dario as we all do. Dario will be missed in the Borden camp but he will always be one of us and we wish him all the luck in the world."
Lizzy Borden will be celebrating thirty years of American metal in 2013 with a brand new show, created from the ground up just for the monumental 30 year anniversary.
The new selected shows will encompass songs from each and every Lizzy Borden record to date, including classic songs like "Me against the World," "American Metal," "Master of Disguise," plus songs the band has never performed live.
April 13 Whisky A Go Go - Hollywood CA
April 20 Count's Vamp'd - Las Vegas, NV
April 25 Changes New Castle, PA
April 26 Dead Horse Cantina Music Hall McKees Rocks, PA
April 27 Spring Stampede at the House Of Rock, Baltimore, MD
The annual 70000 Tons of Metal cruise posted the final lineup of bands for the upcoming event, which kicks off Monday, January 28, 2013 at the Port of Miami in Florida. On Friday, the final six bands were revealed to be: Nightmare, Threat Signal, Anaal Nathrakh, ETECC, Steel Engraved and Fatal Smile.
The complete lineup is as follows:
3 Inches of Blood
Angra (w/Fabio Lione on vocals)
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Flotsam & Jetsam
Metal Church More...
Lizzy Borden has released a new version of the Christmas classic "Silent Night," which can be heard in the player below.
As previously reported, Lizzy Borden will be celebrating thirty years of American metal in 2013 with a brand new show, created from the ground up just for the monumental 30 year anniversary. The new show will encompass songs from each and every Lizzy Borden record to date, including classic songs like "Me against the World," "American Metal," and "Master of Disguise" plus songs the band has never performed live.
Lizzy Borden will appear at several upcoming European summer festivals including the Gods Of Metal on June 23rd in Italy and the Hellfest Summer Open Air on June 15th in France. Lizzy Borden is also confirmed as the co-headliner at the Kavarna Rock Fest at Kaliakra Stadium in Bulgaria on July 15th and the Headbangers Open Air Germany on July 26th, 2012.
For more info on upcoming Lizzy Borden live appearances, head over to the band's official Facebook profile.
June 15: Clisson, France - Hellfest Open Air Festival
June 23: Rho (Milan), Italy - Gods of Metal Open Air Festival
July 15: Kavarna, Bulgaria - Kavarna Rock Festival
July 26: Brande-Hörnerkirchen (outside Hamburg) Germany Headbangers Open Air
Hani Al-Abbadi from the Jordanian dark oriental metal act Bilocate is going to share a recipe in the upcoming book "For Those About To Cook Pure Metal" by Bruce Moore. The following press release was issued about the book:
"For Those About To Cook Pure Metal is a collection of recipes, anecdotes and pictures from metal musicians from around the world. With contributions from numerous musical genres and countries, this is truly a multi-ethnic collector’s cookbook. Readers will be presented with recipes ranging from appetizers to full course meals and desserts.
"Pure Metal is more than a cookbook: it is also a fan collectible as it includes short informative biographies, high quality pictures of the artists (mostly in a kitchen setting)), pictures of the food and, in some cases, a quote about why the recipe or food is important to the contributor. Readers and fans will gain an insider’s view into the lifestyle and habits of the artists and bands; a sort of backstage pass or behind-the-scenes look into the lives of their favorite artists far from the stage and the studio."
After blazing through the U.S. and Canada on the "Summer of Blood Tour," Lizzy Borden has announced the "Death Takes a Holiday Tour" this coming November and December. Lizzy Borden will kick off the European part of the tour in the Netherlands (Eindhoven) on November 23rd, then on to Germany for the Christmas Metal Festival with Hammerfall, Lordi, and Saxon in Lichtenfels, Germany on November 25th. A performance at this year's Hard Rock Hell festival in the U.K. will follow on December 2nd with Ace Frehley, Magnum, and the Quireboys.
The upcoming Lizzy Borden tour dates are as follows:
19 - Guadalajara, Mexico - Hell And Heaven Festival (with Megadeth)
23 - Eindhoven, Holland - The Rambler
25 - Lichtenfels, Germany - Christmas Metal Festival (with Saxon, Lordi)
26 - Uster, Switzerland - Rock City
27 - Munich, Germany - Garage De Luxe
28 - Vienna, Austria - Escape
30 - Ljubljana, Slovenia - Channel Zero
1 - London, England - Camden Underworld
2 - Prestatyn, North Wales - Hard Rock Hell Festival (w/Ace Frehley, the Quireboys)
3 - York, UK - The Duchess
5 - Helsinki, Finland - DOM
9 - Sala, Sweden - Rockland
10 -Trollhattan, Sweden - Backstage
11 - Copenhagen, Danmark - The Rock
MEGADETH is confirmed to play the Hell and Heaven Metal Fest in Guadalajara, Mexico on Saturday, November 19, 2011. The Hell And Heaven Metal Fest is currently the only open air metal festival in Mexico. The festival had its first edition in October 2010 with three stages and 40 bands. The festival is dedicated to metal, but tries to balance genres such as heavy, glam, metalcore, thrash, speed, death, black and industrial metal.
This year the promoters expect to have a 20,000 audience and have confirmed 57 bands on four stages. The full line-up for the festival is as follows:
FEAR FACTORY (USA)
DARK FUNERAL (SUECIA)
WITHIN THE RUINS (USA)
VITAL REMAINS (USA)
LIZZY BORDEN (USA)
Plus the following Mexican bands: More...
Lizzy Borden has announced a European Xmas Tour on Facebook for late November and early December 2011. The confirmed dates and locations are posted below, but the band promises more dates to come.
Heaven and Hell Metal Festival
Garage De Luxe
(14+. Under 16s MUST be accompanied by an adult)
Prestatyn, North Wales, UK
Hard Rock Hell Festival
Lizzy Borden has checked in with the following announcement about upcoming U.S. tour dates:
"Make your appointment with death this summer with Lizzy Borden. Lizzy Borden and his band of Abnormals: Joey Scott, Marten Andersson, Dario Lorina and AC Alexander have confirmed they will be touring the USA this summer on the Lizzy Borden summer of blood tour (USA) 2011.
"The summer tour will feature songs from the latest release Appointment with death and with the back catalogue well represented with songs like 'Me Against the World,' 'American Metal,' 'Master of Disguise,' 'There will be Blood Tonight' and many more, this will be pure American metal summer fun in the USA!"
The currently announced dates are as follows (with more dates to be added soon):
July 2 (Saturday) San Antonio, TX tba
July 3 (Sunday) Oklahoma City, OK
July 7 (Thursday) Greensburg, PA 42nd Street
July 8 (Friday) Towson, MD Recher Theatre
July 9 (Saturday) Clifton, NJ Dingbatz
July 10 (Sunday) Toronto, ON Rock Pile
July 13 (Wednesday) Cleveland, OH Peobody's
July 14 (Thursday) Indianapolis, IN Rock House Cafe
July 15 (Friday) Crest Hill, IL Bada Brew (facebook - myspace)
July 16 (Saturday) Westland, MI The Token Lounge
July 17 (Sunday) St. Paul, MN Station 4
July 20 (Wednesday) Denver, CO tba
July 21 (Thursday) Salt Lake City, UT Club Vegas
July 22 (Friday) Las Vegas, NV tba
July 23 (Saturday) Garden Grove, CA The Can
August 6 (Saturday) Seattle, WA El Corazon
Lizzy Borden has issued the following announcement about working on material for an upcoming album:
"2010 was an amazing year for Lizzy Borden touring in Europe, Japan and the states with our 'Appointment with death show.' The festivals and headline dates in every country were all very special to us in one way or another. This was all possible due to our very well received 'Appointment with death' record.
"We created two epic video's that air on MTV (one of which was nominated for video of the year on headbangers ball) and a brand new stage show that proved to everyone that this was a new era for Lizzy Borden. The Appointment with death show and record took a giant leap forward into a whole new generation of fans all around the world.
"We are now in the writing process for a new Lizzy Borden record as well as new video's and a brand new stage show soon to follow.
"Because we do not wish to repeat ourselves we are taking our time with this new release to make sure we create songs that inspire us for the visual medium as well as our usual audio mayhem. This new record is already heading in a more (individual) song oriented direction, and it is my hope that we end up with at least ten new songs that can stand on their own and will be the soundtrack for our new generation of Lizzy Borden fans, all the while satisfying our dedicated fans who have been with us from the beginning. More...
Lizzy Borden has posted a video clip online recapping the band's touring throughout 2010. The footage can be found below.
Los Angeles based act Lizzy Borden has announced a brief run of European tour dates in December, 2010. The currently announced shows are as follows:
12-1 Larisa, Greece
12-2 Kerkrade, Holland
12-3 Antwerpen, Belgium
12-4 Hard Rock Hell, UK
12-5 Rotterdam, Holland
The organisers of Britain's Hard Rock Hell festival has announced that New Wave Of British Heavy Metal veterans Tank and Cloven Hoof have pulled out of the event, along with Fastway, The Soulless (formerly Ignominous Incarceration) and Blackstorm. In their places will be Lizzy Borden, Enforcer, Headrush, The Slide and Jetblack. The event is scheduled to take place from December 3rd-5th at Pontins in Prestatyn, Wales.
Traditional Metal outfit Icarus Witch recently announced a new vocalist and guitaist, and the band has posted a video of both of them performing for the first time. Playing at the Hard Rock Cafe is Pittsburgh as an opener for Lizzy Borden, new vocalist Christopher Shaner and guitarist Ed Skero are on full display.
Los Angeles act Lizzy Borden has checked in with the following remembrance of Ronnie James Dio, who passed away due to stomach cancer:
"So sorry to hear about Ronnie James Dio…We played some festivals with Dio over the years and at everyone my band and I would always be in the audience after our show watching the master at work, and he was always perfect… One of my great memories of Ronnie was the first night we ever got played on the radio; it was at a Dio show. He was playing 2 shows in one night and we were out in the parking lot waiting for the 2nd show to start along with a few thousand others, and then bam! Our song came blasting on the radio out of every car in the lot. It was a night I will never forget and the Dio show that followed was magical!
"I’ve seen Ronnie perform many times and ‘em grateful that I had the opportunity to be on the side of the stage at the last Heaven and hell show in CA. Ronnie’s voice was so loud, so powerful and pitch perfect, it was truly an amazing thing to witness. We recorded our version of 'long live rock and roll' way back on our first ep and we still close our show with it most nights… There will never be another like him; Ronnie was a master of his trade, a true original and every time I flash those horns, (which is a lot) I will be thinking of the Man on the silver mountain, Ronnie James Dio."
Los Angeles act Lizzy Borden has posted a trailer online for the band's upcoming 2010 tour dates. The clip can be viewed below.
The upcoming Lizzy Borden tour dates are as follows: More...
Los Angeles act Lizzy Borden has announced a series of upcoming east coast tour dates. The currently confirmed stops, as well as the band's European dates, are as follows:
5/20 - Berlin, NH - The White Mountain Chalet
5/21 - Clifton, NJ - Dingbatz
5/22 - Baltimore, MD (ALL AGES) - Quarter @ Bourbon Street Ballroom
5/28 - Pittsburgh, PA - Hard Rock Cafe
5/29 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
5/30 - Providence, RI - Club Hell
6/1 - Brooklyn, NY - The Bell House
6/3 - Wantagh, NY - Mulchay's
6/4 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
6/5 - Reading, PA - The Silo Night Club
6/6 - Newport News, VA - Budda's Place
8/6 - Wacken, Germany - Wacken Open Air
8/7 - Brielpoort/Deinze, Belgium - Alcatraz Metal Festival
8/13 - San Javier, Spain - Leyendas del Rock festival
8/14 - Pontevedra, Spain - Vigo @ Sala Mondo
8/15 - A Coruña, Spain - Discoteca Ola Green
8/26 - Uster, Switzerland - Rock City
8/28 - Rijssen, Holland - Elsrock Festival
Pittsburgh melodic metal band ICARUS WITCH has announced a change in their lead vocalist. In a statement from the band's official site they explained the situation:
"We are excited to announce yet another massive shift in our ranks as we welcome new vocalist Christopher Shaner to the ICARUS WITCH circle and part ways amicably with original vocalist, Matthew Bizilia. Matthew's contributions to the band have been immeasurable over the past six years. While this was a serious decision for both parties, professional differences of opinion led to the change. Bizilia is a phenomenal talent who will always be a part of the Witch family as we wish him much success on his future ventures."
Incoming vocalist and Erie, Pennsylvania native Shaner is a long time friend and collaborator of guitarist Quinn Lukas. Before Quinn moved to Pittsburgh to join ICARUS WITCH in 2006, he had worked on various musical projects with the singer. Much like the recent acquisition of second guitarist Ed Skero, the choice to add Christopher to the band was based on a combination of what he brings to the lineup personally, musically and professionally. His powerful vocal range, sense of harmony and intense work ethic are a perfect fit for the next phase of this band. Writing for the follow-up to Draw Down The Moon has already commenced with the new recruits and it promises to be the band's most diverse, melodic and epic release ever. More...
Los Angeles based act Lizzy Borden has announced the following string of upcoming U.S. and European tour dates:
4/17 - Backstage Live - SA, TX
5/20 - white mountain - NH
5/21 -Dingbatz-Clifton NJ
5/22 - Bourbon street – MD
5/28 - Hard Rock Café- PA
8/6 - Wacken - Germany
8/7 - Elsrock Fest- NL
8/28 - Alcatraz Fest- Belgium
Sample Lizzy Borden tracks can be heard through the band's MySpace page.