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Lizzy Borden

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

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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 Tribute To Be Released

Metallicarchangel Records will finally release "Baptized in Blood" — a "true metal" tribute to LIZZY BORDEN. After dealing with a lot of "unreliable bands," the tribute will add its last song — the BORDEN classic "Red Rum" covered by Norway's TOMORROW'S OUTLOOK. What is special about this track is that the vocals will reportedly be done by ex-RAINBOW/MSG legend Graham Bonnet.

"Baptized in Blood" projected track listing is as follows;

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"

After the release of the LIZZY BORDEN tribute, Metallicarchangel Records will put out a "true metal" tribute to CRIMSON GLORY entitled "The Revenge Of Azrael".

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Lizzy Borden Talks About Latest Album

Komodo Rock recently caught up with Lizzy Borden to discuss his new album, Appointment With Death. The following is an excerpt from the interview:

KR: Appointment With Death is a concept album. Could you tell us a little more about the idea behind it?

LB: "Each song is a story within a story, the connecting line is death. I still try and write songs where the reader ultimately connects the dots, identifying and creating with their own imagination what it means to them. I think that’s the definition of true art and that is my goal. I call them theme records, the theme this time around that I chose to write about was death. The death of life... the death of love... the desire for finality... mass extinction... remembrance of the dead, as well as the celebration of it. I tried to embrace this theme from all directions."

KR: Would you take us through some of the important tracks on the album?

LB: "If I don’t view them all as important then what do I have? I don’t like to reveal what my lyrics are about in detail because then there would be no reason to read them. I like people to search through the lyrics on their own and find out what the story is about, let them use their own imagination. Appointment With Death is a record about facing the reality that we all will be having a conversation with the Angel of Death at some point in our lives."

Read the full article at komodo rock.

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Queensryche Confirmed For Bang Your Head Festival

QUEENSRŸCHE have been confirmed as one of the headlining acts for next year's instalment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place on June 27-28, 2008 in Balingen, Germany. The band will deliver a very special three-hour performance with the full "Operation: Mindcrime" sets along with a huge stage production including stage actors, dialogue intermissions, video screens and other audio-visual effects.

The festival billing is shaping up as follows:


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Bands Confirmed For Sweden Rock Festival

JUDAS PRIEST, SAXON, CARCASS and AT THE GATES are among the bands that have been confirmed for next year's Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 4-7, 2008 in in Sölvesborg, Sweden.

The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

JUDAS PRIEST (UK) (Headliner)

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Lizzy Borden Bassist Checks In

Bassist Marten Andersson (LIZZY BORDEN, STARWOOD) has issued the following update:

"The new Lizzy Borden CD, Appointment With Death, is in stores/iTunes in North America (with a very special last minute digital re-mastering by Tom Baker (ROB ZOMBIE, MARILYN MANSON, JUDAS PRIEST). The video we shoot for the new song ('Tomorrow Never Comes') should be coming out shortly so look for it. Thanks to the hardcore Lizzy fans who came out for our CD release parties on the east coast. It was a a lot of fun. I hope you loved the new stuff live as well. I hope to see you all on the full tour next year."

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More Bands Confirmed For Bang Your Head Festival

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN'S RISING FORCE and FORBIDDEN are the latest acts confirmed for the 2008 edition of Germany's Bang Your Head!!! festival which is scheduled for June 27th - 28th at Messegelände in Balingen, Germany.


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Seven Witches Issue Update

SEVEN WITCHES have issued the following update:

"Just a quick update for all of you..."

"Touring with VOLZ is wrapping up. We have a few more shows to go and then I'm hitting the stage with the LIZZY BORDEN gang again. Lizzy is tearing up the East Coast with 3 dates to celebrate the upcoming release of their new album, Appointment With Death."

Lizzy posted this: "...for all of you on the East Coast, we are launching AWD with some Halloween CD release parties where we will be performing songs from Appointment With Death as well as some of the Borden fan faves. We are also very happy to announce that Jack Frost will be sitting in with us again (as he did so brilliantly at the New England Metal Fest) as a second guitarist." More...

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Lizzy Borden Talk New Album

Blasting-Zone.com recently caught up with Lizzy Borden to discuss his new album, Appointment With death. The following is a brief excerpt:

BZ: What can you tell us about Appointment With Death?

Lizzy Borden: “It’s a theme-based record because that’s what we always do (laughs). I get to play death…it’s really just about death being in the room with the characters of each individual song. Every song is about death in one way or the other…death is about to happen in one way or the other. That’s the whole basic theme about it. On Deal With The Devil, I got to play the devil. That was another theme-based record. The devil was involved in almost every aspect of the record in one way or the other.”

BZ: Have you ever seriously considered recording a record that isn’t theme-based?

Lizzy Borden: “Yeah, every time I start a record, I go ‘…I’m not gonna do a theme-based record. I’m just gonna write ten songs…’ (laughs). But it never works out that way. I start digging and digging, trying to find things that are interesting to me. Before I know it, I’m writing a theme-based record (laughs). This is where I am and what I’m doing. I tried to fight it for a while, but now I just embrace it. Just about every record has been theme-based, so I don’t think there’s any stopping it at this point. But we’re havin’ fun. As long as it turns out in the end the way we had planned it from the beginning, then I’m happy, ya know? I don’t like to think of them as concept records. I’ve never done a full concept record like (THE WHO classic) Tommy. One day I’d like to try, but that’s a whole other ball game. The only way you could really do it right would be to have actors come in and actually play the characters. I don’t know. I’d like to try. We’ll just have to see what happens. I’ve always thought about it, but those things either work or they're horrible."

BZ: What was the main motivation behind the seven year gap between the release of Deal With The Devil and Appointment With Death?

Lizzy Borden: “Well, when we did Deal With The Devil, which was in 2000, we toured for a couple of years off and on. In 2003, we ended up recording a Lizzy Borden record that took a little over a year, but in the end it just didn’t feel like a Lizzy Borden record, so we shelved it. So we wasted about a year and a half there. We didn’t really wanna go right back in and do another Lizzy record, so we created a band called STARWOOD. I’ve always loved CHEAP TRICK and a lot of those bands from the ‘70s that had that hard rock ‘n’ roll vibe with a pop or commercial edge, so we created the band and did a record. We went to Japan, did a little bit of touring here and there and then we went back in to do another Starwood record. Right about the time we had finished it I just had backing vocals to put on it and had to mix it so it would be done, we started wanting to do Lizzy Borden again. We ended up going out last summer with W.A.S.P., did that tour and then came back and started working on this record. This record took a little more time to make, but it needed the time to gel with our new guitar player and the whole thing.”

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Artarfe Vega Rock Festival Postponed

The organizers of the Atarfe Vega Rock festival — which was scheduled to take place December 1, 2007 at Coliseo Ciudad Atarfe in Atarfe, Granada, Spain and feature appearances by such artists as JOEY BELLADONNA, EXCITER, GRAVE DIGGER, KATATONIA, LACRIMOSA, LIZZY BORDEN, MAYHEM, MY DYING BRIDE and VENOM — have issued the following update:

"As some of you will know due to official statements that can be red in the websites of some of the bands confirmed for the Atarfe Vega Rock Festival 2007, we sadly have to announce that the festival must be postponed until March of 2008, as a result of the damages caused by the floods that the city of Atarfe suffered, and about them all media from Spain informed.

"The '200 litres / m2' heavy downpour has meant 20 euro millions worth damages. These damages, as well as the duties of the engineers of the insurance companies, don't let us celebrate the Atarfe Vega Rock Festival the coming 1st of December in the Bullring and its area, as it was announced.

"We've had a meeting with the Mayor and the local authorities to show them how worried we were about it, and to get a reply about this situation. They've always told us that the festival can take place as expected, and we have to respect it, to ensure the security of people who attend to the festival, bands and staff of the festival.

"We've looked for an alternative location, but once again due to security reasons it's been impossible to find another place in Atarfe. We've even tried to celebrate the festival in another city, but there was no suitable location available, where the festival could take place and we could work in the production required for this festival, taking in account that we didn't have much time.

"After searching without success an alternative location, and once we've reached an agreement with the City Hall and the confirmed bands, we've decided to postpone the festival until March of 2008.

"Except due to date difficulties, we count on all the confirmed bands, as well as with other groups which will be also in the billing.

"With regard to people who have bought their tickets, they'll get their money back in the same stores, where they bought them. We really thank you for your support and loyalty. Besides, we want to compensate those people who have bought a flight ticket to attend to the festival. For this reason they'll get in for free in March, and they'll get free drinks. It's required that they send us an e-mail with the receipt of the flight ticket to verify it.

"We're very sorry about this postponement and the problems that it can mean to you, but no one expected that such a natural disaster could take place in Atarfe. We beg you for comprehension.

"As well as you, this postponement affects us too, because we had booked some bands, which fortunately have understood this setback and have agreed to play in March.

"In the same manner we've bought many international flight tickets for the bands, and now we'll have to buy more to let the groups come and play in March.

"Once again we beg you for understanding what it has happened, because this extraordinary situation is out of our control."

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Lizzy Borden Finishes Filming New Video

LIZZY BORDEN has finished filming the video for new track "Tomorrow Never Comes." The video, which was shot on location in downtown Los Angeles the weekend of September 29th with director Kevin Mcvey, is described as "a haunted little tale."

This will be the first video from the band's forthcoming album, "Appointment with Death", due in the US on October 30 via Metal Blade Records (November 5 in Europe). Appearing in the clip are band members Lizzy Borden, Joey Scott, Marten Andersson and Ira Black.

In related news, LIZZY BORDEN have been confirmed for next year's Bang Your Head!!! Festival set to take place June 27-28, 2008 at Messegelände in Balingen, Germany.

Other acts confirmed for the festival include Saxon, Great White, Korpiklaani, Grave Digger and many more!

Finally, Shockwaves/HardRadio host Bob Nalbandian interviews Lizzy Borden, Tim "Ripper" Owens and more. You can check out the postcast here.

Here are the latest Lizzy Borden tour dates:

10/30 Farmingdale, NY The Crazy Donkey Pre Halloween Massacre Show
10/31 Springfield, VA Jaxx Night Club
11/02 Staten Island, NY Lamour's

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Lizzy Borden Announce Staten Island Date

LIZZY BORDEN has scheduled a November 2 show at L'Amour in Staten island, New York. Also appearing on the bill are HORRIFIER, MAGUS BEAST, and ARCTIC FLAME. Tickets are $20.00 at the door and $18.00 through the bands.

LIZZY BORDEN's schedule is now shaping up as follows:

Oct. 30 - The Crazy Donkey/Club Loaded - Farmingdale, New York
Oct. 31 - Jaxx - Springfield, Virginia
Nov. 02 - L'Amour - Staten island, New York
Dec. 01 - Atarfe Vega Rock Festival - Atarfe, Granada, Spain
Jun. 27 - Bang Your Head!!! Festival Messegelände - Balingen, Germany

LIZZY BORDEN has just finished filming a video for the song "Tomorrow Never Comes". The clip was shot on location in downtown Los Angeles with director Kevin Mcvey and is described as "a haunted little tale."

This will be the first video from the band's forthcoming album, "Appointment with Death", due in the U.S. on October 30 via Metal Blade Records (November 5 in Europe). Appearing in the clip are bandmembers Lizzy Borden, Joey Scott, Marten Andersson and Ira Black.

"Appointment with Death" was produced by Lizzy Borden and Joey Scott. It was recorded at the Zanzibar studios in N. Hollywood CA and was mixed by Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, ex-MORBID ANGEL) at Mana studio in Florida.

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Venom Confirmed For Spanish Festival

UK black metal legends VENOM are the latest act confirmed for the Atarfe Vega Rock Festival which will take place at Coliseo de Atarfe (covered Bullring) in Granada, Spain, on December 1st. Acts confirmed for the festival include: BELLADONA, EXCITER, GRAVE DIGGER, KATATONIA, LACRIMOSA, LIZZY BORDEN, MAYHEM, MY DYING BRIDE, VENOM

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Lizzy Borden To Film New Video This Weekend

LIZZY BORDEN will film a video this weekend for the song "Tomorrow Never Comes".

The clip, which will be shot on location in downtown Los Angeles with director Kevin Mcvey, is described as "a haunted little tale."

This will be the first video from the band's forthcoming album, "Appointment with Death", due in the U.S. on October 30 via Metal Blade Records (November 5 in Europe). Appearing in the clip will be bandmembers Lizzy Borden, Joey Scott, Marten Andersson and Ira Black.

"Appointment with Death" was produced by Lizzy Borden and Joey Scott. It was recorded at the Zanzibar studios in N. Hollywood CA and was mixed by Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, ex-MORBID ANGEL) at Mana sound in Florida

Like all past Lizzy Borden recordings, "Appointment with Death" is a conceptual piece; this concept is centered around the theme of, as the title implies, death.

Commented Lizzy: "Oddly enough, writing eleven songs about death was no easy task for me; lyrically being graphic or grotesque would have been too easy, and being overly morbid would bring nothing new to the concept. I wrote this just like I have all of the other LB recordings, as a play or a movie. There is a beginning, middle and an end with the lead character taking us on a journey. Death is all around us, lurking, waiting to pounce, striking fear and antagonizing the living in many different ways, I tried to explore some of those ways in the most poetic way that I know how."

The music on "Appointment with Death" was composed by Lizzy, Ira Black, Marten Andersson and Joey Scott and is epic, heavy, dark and melodic — everything a traditional LIZZY BORDEN recording should be and more. With new guitarist Ira Black along with Marten Andersson on bass and co/founder Joey Scott on the drums, the LIZZY BORDEN sound has evolved into a multi-dimensional ever-lasting-gobstopper working just as well in an ipod as it has always done on stage.

Said Lizzy: "These musicians are more then just special guests, they all, each in their own original way helped to create this work of fiction and bring 'Appointment with Death' to life."

Musicians appearing on the CD:

George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB)
Dave Meniketti (Y & T)
Corey Beaulieu (TRIVIUM)
Michael T. Ross (ANGEL, HARDLINE)
Adam Cameron
Marliese Quance

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Saxon And More Confirmed For Bang Your Head

SAXON, ONSLAUGHT, ENSIFERUM and LIZZY BORDEN have been confirmed for next year's Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 27-28, 2008 at Messegelände in Balingen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:


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Lizzy Borden Album Postponed

Due to problems within the process of production, the new LIZZY BORDEN album Appointment With Death had to be postponed.

Appointment With Death will now be released via Metal Blade Records on November 2nd (Germany/Austria/Sweden/Italy) / November 5th (Europe).

Tracklist: 'Abnormal', 'Appointment With Death', 'Live Forever', 'Bloody Tears', 'The Death Of Love', 'Tomorrow Never Comes', 'Under Your Skin', 'Perfect World (I Don't Wanna Live)', 'Somethin's Crawlin', '(We Are) The Only Ones', 'The Darker Side'.

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Trivium's Corey Beaulieu Guests On Lizzy Borden CD

Shock rocker LIZZY BORDEN has revealed that the next full-length studio album from his namesake band will feature guest appearances by Y&T frontman Dave Meniketti and TRIVIUM guitarist Corey Beaulieu. According to Borden, Beaulieu was recruited to appear on the CD after Lizzy heard his work on TRIVIUM's latest album, "The Crusade", commenting that "the kid sure can play." BORDEN did not reveal the name of the new CD or the tracks that either musician will be playing on but did say that the album itself stands to be one of the band's heaviest efforts to date. No release date for the album has yet been set.

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Lizzy Borden Launches Trailer For Reissue

Lizzy Borden has posted an exclusive trailer for their upcoming CD/DVD reissue “Master of Disguise”. You can watch the trailer here and pre-order your copy of “Master of Disguise” online here.

“Master of Disguise” Metal Blade 25th anniversary Series reissue in stores March 6, 2007.

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New England Metal and Hardcore Fest Lineup

The lineup has been announced for this year's New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. The event will be headlined by black metal act Dimmu Borgir and feature performances from Bury Your Dead, Kylesa, The Devil Wears Prada, 100 Demons, Nora, The Human Abstract, Death Before Dishonor, Dead Hearts, Unearth, Shai Hulud and many more.

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival take place at the Palladium, located at 261 Main Street in Worcester, Mass.

The full lineup is as follows (in no particular order): More...

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Metal Blade Planning 25th Anniversary Reissues

Metal Blade Records is gearing up to celebrate its 25th year as a record label next year and is planning to commemorate this monumental occasion by releasing special editions of some of their classic albums. These will include re-mastered recordings, digipak packaging with a bonus DVD that will contain material recorded at the time of the original release, and updated liner notes. The first of these releases will be Lizzy Borden’s Master of Disguise which will be out in early 2007. More information on upcoming 25 th Year Anniversary releases will be made throughout the next few months. Metal Blade will also be releasing a special edition of Flotsam and Jetsam’s Doomsday for the Deceiver (2 CD/DVD) to honor the bands 20th anniversary and will be out on October 31st, which also happens to be the same date as Jason Newsted’s last show with the band. Here are the details on that release: More...

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Lizzy Borden to Tour with W.A.S.P.

Lizzy Borden have announced the following headlining shows along with a west coast tour with W.A.S.P.:

May 5 - Las Vegas, Nevada @ Empire Ballroom
May 6 - Lakewood, CO @ Ecks Salon
May 7 - Loveland, CO @ Shaffers White Buffalo

w/ W.A.S.P.:

May 19 - Sacramento, CA @ Kennel Club
May 21 - San Diego, CA @ Canes
May 22 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Cajun House
May 23 - El Paso, TX @ Stampede
May 24 Chihuahua, Mexico @ Club Private
May 26 - Arlington, TX @ Dreamworld Music Complex
May 27 - Houston, TX @ Forgetta Bout it
May 28 - Victoria, TX @ Riverside Convention
June 1 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
June 4 - Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club
June 6 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre

Lizzy Borden has announced the addition of guitarist, Ira Black (Metal Church, Vicious Rumors).

"Ira came in, turned up and started shredding up the place, I can't wait for everyone to hear him play all the Borden songs. The rehearsals so far have been just crushing! He's just the new blood we've been dying for"

The band, however, have decided to go back to their classic line up of two guitarists, so they are still on the lookout for a second guitarist of equal abilities.

Any interested parties:

- MUST live in Los Angeles
- Must be a shredder with taste (Rhoads/Wylde)
- Must have stage presence and be a part of the Lizzy Borden Show.

Send us a link to your website so we may hear samples of your playing and see pictures. No snail mail please.

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