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Lizzy Borden

Formed: 1983
From: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Lizzy Borden News

Below is our complete Lizzy Borden news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Lizzy Borden Announces East Coast Shows

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

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Icarus Witch Welcomes New Vocalist

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...

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Lizzy Borden Announces More Tour Dates

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.

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Lizzy Borden Added To Wacken Line-Up

Los Angeles metallers Lizzy Borden are the latest act to be confirmed for the 2010 edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, which is set to take place from August 5th - 7th in Wacken, Germany. More information on the festival can be found at this location.

The other confirmed bands for the festival include: 1349, Amorphis, Arch Enemy, Alice Cooper, Astral Doors, Atrocity, By The Patient, Caliban, Candlemass, Cannibal Corpse, Crucified Barbara, Delain, Despised Icon, Edguy, Endstille, Equilibrium, Evile, Fear Factory, Ghost Brigade, Gojira, Hackneyed, Holy Grail, Ihsahn, Immortal, Iron Maiden, Job For A Cowboy, Kataklysm, Lake of Tears, Nightmare, Orphaned Land, Overkill, Secrets of the Moon, Slayer, Tiamat, Tyr, Voivod, and more.

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Lizzy Borden Announces New Tour Dates

Los Angeles metallers Lizzy Borden have issued the following update about upcoming tour dates:

"We finished the last rehearsal and the show is just about there, all we need is smoke, lights, blood and screams! We are all ready to blast California with some much needed American metal; it’s been way too long since we have performed our headlining show here. The bus leaves at 6:30am and we are off to play our first shows of 2010, can’t wait. 'Come tomorrow your greedy sorrows disappear'."

Lizzy Borden's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

02/04 Santa Clara, CA Avalon
02/05 Santa Rosa, CA Last Day Saloon
02/06 San Diego, CA 4th & B

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Lizzy Borden Announces New California Tour Dates

Los Angeles metallers Lizzy Borden have announced their first three tour dates of 2010. The currently confirmed dates are as follows, with more expected to be announced soon:

2/4th 2010 – Santa Clara, CA - Avalon
2/5th 2010 – Santa Rosa, CA – Last Day Saloon
2/6th 2010 – San Diego, CA – 4th & B

Samples of Lizzy Borden's music can also be found at the band's MySpace page.

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Lizzy Borden Issues Kobetasonik Festival Recap

Lizzy Borden has issued the following recap of the Kobetasonik festival:

"Wednesday morning I got a call asking if we wanted to play the Kobetasonik festival in Bilbao Spain On Saturday. I wasn’t sure that we could do the show because my passport just expired the day before. I spent the whole day at the federal building on Thursday not knowing if they would renew my passport or not, they just kept saying we will do our best. I finally got it in my hands at 5:00 that night; we flew out for Spain the next morning. We arrived at the festival at around 4:00 in the afternoon on Saturday scheduled to play at 8:15 that night, only one problem, the airline lost all of our luggage. We finally tracked it down and they said they were flying it in and it would all be there in time for the show. While we franticly waited for our luggage we watched Buckcherry, papa roach, and Anthrax, all really great shows! More...

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Lizzy Borden Reveals New Guitarist Dario Lorina

American heavy metal band Lizzy Borden has revealed that they have enlisted the service of 19 year old guitar prodigy Dario Lorina. A message from the band reads:

"Dario Lorina is a 19-year-old guitarist who has been making waves in the music industry. At age 16, he was recognized for his passion and what some may call exceptional talent, and began touring with multi-platinum songwriter and WARRANT front man, Jani Lane.

"During that time Dario strongly created a reputation and name for himself as a player and gained the respect of many, thus giving him the opportunity to play with various notable artists. Dario has been touring consistently throughout the USA and Europe since 2006.

"Dario has played 3 shows with us so far, Germany, Holland and Hollywood, CA and was magnificent at them all. He fits in so perfectly with us; I just know all the Lizzy Borden fans around the world are going to be blown away when they see him play."

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More Bands Added To Rock Gone Wild 2009

The organizers of the Rock Gone Wild event has announced that Saxon, Sevendust, Armored Saint and Lizzy Borden are the latest bands to be confirmed. The festival will be held from August 20-23 in Algona, IA. Other bands on the bill include Twisted Sister, Skid Row, Puddle Of Mudd, Dokken, Saliva, Great White and many more.

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Headbangers Ball Program for March 28

Tonight's Headbangers Ball will air from 10PM-12AM on MTV2 (note new time for this week only) and will be hosted by Queensryche. Here's the lineup:


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Lizzy Borden Seeking New Guitarist

American heavy metallers Lizzy Borden has announced that they are searching for a new guitarist. Applicants must live in the Los Angeles area and must be able for travel and rehersal. If you're interested in the position then you can contact the band through their official Myspace page.

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Former Lizzy Borden Member Corey James Dies

Los Angeles metal band Lizzy Borden has just announced the death of former member, Corey James. Here are the details:

"Our Brother and former guitarist Corey James (Daum) passed away Saturday morning in Nashville, Tennessee from an auto accident. Corey was a Lizzy Borden guitarist from 1989 to 1995; he appeared in 2 Lizzy Borden video’s ‘We got the power’ and ‘Love is a crime’ as well as on the Master of Disguise tour; we were looking for a second guitarist to play along side Alex Nelson and We had a cattle call of guitarist come down to audition. As soon as Corey walked in the room I had high hopes for him. He was a tall, bone skinny kid with long blonde hair and a giant Colgate smile. He started playing and singing away with no fear and gave it all he had, I liked him immediately and so did everyone else. After he was done I told him that we would get back to him after we finished the day, but in my mind I already knew that he was the guy. I called him later that night and asked him if he wanted to see the world and live in a tour bus for a couple of years, he was ecstatic and I could tell even over the phone that that smile would not leave his face while he slept that night… More...

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Keep It True Festival Announces Lineup Changes

The following lineup change has been announced for Germany's Keep It True Festival

"Unfortunally we have to bring you some sad news for KEEP IT TRUE 12. HITTMAN had to cancel their show in April. The cause for that is an unexpected family tragedy at one of the band members. The band had talks to play with a replacement, but did not do it because it wouldn’t have been HITTMAN. We can totally understand this and want to express all our best wishes to the band and the musician. The door for a future show will always be open at KIT.

But we haven’t been lazy and so we can already announce the first class replacement band. Dutch Metal legend PICTURE will fill the spot of HITTMAN this April and all who saw the amazing show last year at Headbangers Open Air will know, that you can expect a high energy show filled with all the hits of this great band."

Other confirmed bands for the festival include Armored Saint, Lizzy Borden, and Abattoir.

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Lizzy Borden Announces More European Shows

Lizzy Borden has announced some more shows for their headlining tour of Europe. The tour dates are now as follows:

6 - Essen, Germany - Turock
7 - Uelsen, Germany - UJC
8 - Gent, Belguim - The Frontline
9 - Frankfurt, Germany - Die halle
10 - Glogow, Poland - Mayday
12 - Zaragoza, Spain - Sala Devizio
13 - Palencia, Spain - Fronton Eras de Santa Marina
15 - Athens, Greece - Texas Club
17 - Sala, Sweden - Rockland
18 - Copenhagen, Denmark - The Rock
19 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Sticky Fingers
20 - Lubeck, Germany - Treibsand
21 - Hengelo, Netherlands - Metropool
31 - Istanbul, Turkey - Hakan Dinc: Sound of World Istanbul Yedikule Zindanlari

24 - Lauda-Konigshofen - Germany Keep It True XII Festival

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Saliva Confirmed For Rock Gone Wild Festival

Saliva has been confirmed to appear at the Rock Gone Wild festival which will take place on August 20th-23rd in Algona, Iowa. There will be over 50 bands performing at the festival which features two stages and will be held at the Freedom Park festival grounds.

The lineup for the festival so far is as follows:

Dangerous Toys
Great White
Hardcore Superstar
Lizzy Borden
Puddle Of Mudd
Rhino Bucket
Saigon Kick
Skid Row

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Lizzy Borden To Tour Europe in December

LIZZY BORDEN will bring their blood red American metal to Europe this fall. The show will feature songs from the latest release "Appointment With Death" as well as classic anthems from the 25 year career catalogue.

The band comments:

"We are all ecstatic about performing in Europe this fall. The three shows we did this summer at the 'Sweden Rock Festival' and the 'Bang Your Head Festival' in Germany were amazing! We can’t wait to see all our new and old friends in Europe! And yes, oh yes, there will be blood!"

Here are the latest LIZZY BORDEN European tour dates:

Dec 06, 2008 - Essen, Germany @ Turock
Dec 09, 2008 - Frankfurt, Germany @ Die Halle
Dec 10, 2008 - Glogow, Poland @ Mayday
Dec 12, 2008 - Zaragoza, Spain @ Centro Civico Delicias
Dec 13, 2008 - Palencia, Spain @ Fronton Eras de Santa Marina
Dec 18, 2008 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ The Rock
Dec 19, 2008 - Gothenburg, Sweden @ Sticky Fingers
Dec 20, 2008 - Lübeck, Germany @ Treibsand
Apr. 24, 2009 - Lauda-Königshofen, Germany @ Keep It True XII festival

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Lordi To Perform On Late Night With Conan O'Brien

Finnish rockers LORDI will be the featured musical guests on NBC's "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" airing on Thursday night, November 6 at 12:35 a.m. (technically Friday morning).

LORDI and reactivated California metallers LIZZY BORDEN will team up for a U.S. tour in November. Also appearing on the bill is STOLEN BABIES. Confirmed tour dates are listed below.

LORDI's fourth studio album, "Deadache", will be released in the U.S. on October 28 and internationally in the same week. The Nino Laurenne-produced CD, much like its predecessors, is catchy, melodic hard rock, but this time around there is a rougher edge to the music. More...

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Lizzy Borden To Open For Lordi In North America

1980's rockers Lizzy Borden has been announced as the support for Finnish monster metallers Lordi in North America next month. After which they will be heading to Europe to do some shows before Christmas.

The tour dates are as follows:

November 12 - Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues
November 13 - San Diego, CA - House Of Blues
November 22 - Chicago, IL - House Of Blues
November 23 - Cleveland, OH - House Of Blues
December 6 - Essen, Germany - Turock
December 9 - Frankfurt, Germany - Die Halle
December 10 - Glowgow, Poland - Mayday
December 12 - Zaragoza, Spain - Centro Civico Delicias
December 13 - Palencia, Spain - Fronton Eras de Santa Marina
December 18 - Copenhagen, Denmark - The Rock
December 19 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Sticky Fingers
December 20 - Lubeck, Germany - Treibsand

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Archer Confirmed For Sweden Rock Festival

Archer has performed with some of the biggest names in rock including, Heaven and Hell, Heart and Sevendust. The band is looking forward to sharing the stage at the Sweden Rock Festival (www.swedenrock.com) this summer alongside such metal giants as Judas Priest, Def Leppard, Whitesnake, Poison, RATT, Triumph, Saxon, Disturbed and many more as they return to Europe.

The Santa Cruz, CA-based power trio, who won "Best Local Band 2008" in the Metro Santa Cruz Goldies Awards, takes the stage on Saturday, June 7th, opening for some of the biggest names in the metal music genre. The Sweden Rock Festival is held in Norjeboke, in the tiny village of Norje which is situated in Sölvesborg in the western part of southern Sweden.

Archer’s debut album "Doom$day Profit$" is a "genuine tour-de-force, rich with powerful songs imbued with that essential combination of brain-burrowing melodies, ripping riffs, pulsing basslines, tsunami drums and grab-by-the-throat vocals." The band cites influences that include Ozzy and Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Metallica and other legendary names.

Here is the current lineup for the Sweden Rock Fest 2008, which takes place June 4th - 7th: More...

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Lizzy Borden Tribute Album Details Revealed

The true-power metal record label, Metallic Arch Angel Records, has put up a temporary Myspace page with clips from their second (and coming) release, "Baptized in Blood" - a "true metal" tribute to Lizzy Borden. The release date it set for the summer of 2008.

Here is the "Baptized in Blood" projected track listing:

01. DEADLY BLESSING – "Notorious"
02. CYPHER SEER - "Hell Is For Heroes"
03. STRONGHOLD - "Visions"
04. FAITH FACTOR - "American Metal"
05. OCTOBER 31 - "Give 'Em The Axe"
06. SOLEMNITY - "There Will Be Blood Tonight"
07. SILENCE - "Ultraviolence"
09. LIGEIA - "Eyes Of A Stranger"
10. HOUNDS OF HELL - "Me Against The World"

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