The Skogsröjet festival takes place on the 26-27th of July 2013 and is held in
Rejmyre, located 40 kilometers from Norrköping Sweden. Also
scheduled to appear is Twisted Sister, Halloween, Kreator, Lordi, Lita Ford,
Dark Tranquillity, Pretty Maids and many more. For more information and tickets
Lizzy Borden -
Live Review - 4/27/13 by Nova Metal Review
Spring Stampede” @ The House Of Rock, White Marsh, MD
OMG, can Lizzy Borden save the day? Confession time.
I knew NOTHING about Lizzy Borden (LB) before this show. I don’t own any LB
records and at best vaguely remember a few tunes from MTV in the mid-80’s, and
in my head had them characterized as a glam metal also-ran. Pretty harsh, huh?
However, if nothing else, I will always give a metal band a fair crack at the
whip and, given many of the former glam-bands are turning out some great music
these days, figured they could be interesting. Now there’s an understatement.
So, this show was part of the “30 years of American metal” tour and that had me
interested. Really? They’ve been going for 30 years? Yep, a quick fact check
shows they formed in 1983.. Activity up on the stage included two large LB
banners that basically blocked view of the stage, but soon enough they were
drawn back and the show kicked off. Holy smoke, they sounded like angels playing
gilded harps compared to the lot on before. My first reaction? Wow, the
guitarist is AMAZING! My second reaction? WOW, the bass player is AMAZING! Yeah,
the drummer was bloody good too, but the guitarist and bass player had me
mesmerized! OK, they were worth the $30 ticket price alone, but suddenly both
were eclipsed by the arrival of Lizzy Borden himself. If I try to describe this
it will be lame, so all I’m going to say is to check out the pictures below.
What followed for the next, 90 minutes or so was a roller-coaster of amazingly
played heavy metal, with a theatrical overlay that perfectly dove-tailed the
show to something bigger than the sum of the parts. The music alone would have
been good. The show aspect alone good. But together it was exceptional. Lizzy
knows exactly how to work the audience and how to give the spotlight to the
musicians and equally how to draw it back to himself. An exquisite showman
I’m not going to list out the set – I have included a picture of the setlist
below, but I will mention a couple of high-lights. The first was the bass solo.
What? Yes – the bass solo. Rarely will a bass player have the chops to even be
worth the time for any kind of solo, but what we saw last Saturday nearly blew
my mind – Marten Andersson is the bass player’s name – and he was stunningly
good, playing sweep arpeggios and all sorts of hammer-on trickery. I sorely wish
I had video of the solo, but it was a musical master-piece. I don’t think I’ve
done this before, but this earns an individual performance score of 10/10. It
wasn’t just the solo that was good though – the bass playing through the entire
set was exceptionally good.
Next up is the guitar playing of Dario Lorina. Holy hell indeed, this young
fellow can play the frets off his guitar. Holding back large gobs of jealously,
this ‘kid’ is only 23 and I have to say he has to be one of the best ‘new
generation’ guitarists I’ve seen in the past 10 years. He immediately brought
the fluid playing style of Randy Rhoads to mind and has that same mix of wicked
smooth technique combined with a vividly harmonic approach to soloing. He also
brought memories of early Paul Gilbert with some vicious sweep arpeggios all
over the fret board. His solo was just off the scale. (Yes, I begrudgingly award
him an individual performance score of 10/10).
And then we have Lizzy himself. To me, his vocals come across as a sounding like
a better Bruce Dickinson with another octave in his lower register. Couple this
with the stage-show that accompanies every song and we have a performance that
just draws you in. For those that have seen LB before, I guess the performance
for the song “There Will Be Blood Tonight” isn’t so much of a big deal, but the
visual of Lizzy chewing through a young ladies neck and sucking her blood until
she was dead was well played, and then dousing members of the audience with
blood was close to an initiation ceremony for some evil metal worshiping sect.
All in good taste of course.
This was one of those sets that as they draw to a close you wish would go on for
another 40 minutes and then some more. I’m not sure if there is a current
recording available featuring the band members as seen at the show here, but I
sure wish there was. Overall this was a great show and one that is right up
there as one of the best I’ve seen. Maybe it was the combination of the “less
than good” previous band, smaller venue and great sound, but everything just
seemed to work. I wholly recommend you go see this show if you get half a
chance. There is no way you could be disappointed. My score for Lizzy Borden
January 28-Feb 1 -
70000 tons of Metal Cruise
April 13 - Hollywood, CA
- Whisky A Go Go
April 20 - Las Vegas, NV - Count's Vamp'd
April 25 - New Castle, PA - Changes Nightclub
April 26 - McKees Rocks, PA - Dead Horse Cantina Music Hall
April 27 - Spring Stampede - White Marsh, MD House Of Rock
For more details and
ticket information go
to tour dates
Lizzy Borden confirmed
for 70000TONS OF METAL
Welcome LIZZY BORDEN on board 70000TONS
OF METAL, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise! They will perform
their brand new 30th anniversary show "30 Years Of American Metal"
encompassing songs from each and every LIZZY BORDEN record, plus
some great surprises!
70000 Tons Of Metal will sail Monday, January 28,
2013 aboard the Royal Caribbean Majesty Of The Seas from Miami,
Florida and will not return you to the real world for four days until
Friday, February 1, 2013. Check out
for more information.
Lizzy Borden's Bass player Marten Andersson
will be taking part in Jam and signing sessions at this year's
NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, which is being
held January 24-27 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim,
(There might even be a surprise visit from a certain singer).
NAMM Metal Jam 2013 Whisky a Go-Go Hollywood, January 23 (open to
the public) Carvin #4290 (Hall C) at 3:00 p.m. on January 25
(with Bjorn Englen (Dio's
Disciples/Yngwie) EBS #5391 (Hall B) at 2:00 p.m. on January 26
(with Bjorn Englen (Dio's
Disciples/Yngwie) and Michael Devin (Whitesnake)
Important: The NAMM show is **NOT**
open to the public. The only attendees are NAMM member companies and their
Lizzy Borden performs "silent
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", "Master of
Disguise" Plus songs the band has never performed live.
Lizzy Borden Donates Guitar
for the Dio Cancer Fund
An ESP LTD Viper 300 FM
guitar signed on the body in silver marker by Lizzy Borden band
members. Serial number L10038306. Proceeds from the sale of this
item will benefit The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer
From their start in 1983 in Hollywood
CA at the world famous troubadour, Lizzy Borden has been recording
and touring for Thirty years.
"Love You to Pieces" and "Menace to Society" to the break through
Billboard charting "Visual Lies" and "Master of Disguise", Lizzy
Borden released the albums that built the Show, including the latest
and best reviewed production "Appointment with Death".
Spectacular stage shows performed in 20 plus countries from North
America, Japan and Europe all to rave reviews.
The Lizzy Borden brand of theatrical rock shows blood soaked the
(Main) stages at festivals such as:
• Wacken Festival Germany
• Gods of metal-Italy
• The Reading Festival-UK
• Kobetasonik Festival-Spain
• Sweden Rock-Sweden
• Bang your head-Germany
• Hardrock Hell UK
• Rock in America-USA
Lizzy Borden’s 30 years of American metal tour is a brand new show,
created from the ground up just for this 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", "Master of Disguise" Plus
songs the band has never performed live.
The band: Lizzy Borden
Lizzy Borden bass player
Marten Andersson will be jamming at the Rock Harvest/Fallen blue
charity with guys like Don Dokken, Doug Aldrich, Mark Boals, Keith
St. John and many more. Nov 10, 2012, Get
your ticket, it's for charity!
Click here for more>
Lizzy Borden is confirmed
as the headliner for Headbangers Open Air
Germany(in the city
outside Hamburg) on July 26, 2012. People who
have seen Lizzy Borden before know what kind of highlight this will
more info click here
Lizzy Borden Bass
player Drops a Bass Line With Fallen Blue
Fallen Blue recently sat
down with our friend and longtime Lizzy Borden bass player, Marten
Andersson. Lizzy Borden is one of our biggest supporters, so it is
always special to speak with one of their members. Fallen Blue was
created as a means to provide support, both emotional and financial,
for the families of police officers who are killed outside the line
of duty (i.e. car accidents, suicide).Click Here to read the
New Video Posted
Lizzy Borden 2012 Promo
with scenes from the live show & last year's escapades:
LIZZY BORDEN confirmed for Gods
Of Metal 2012!
LIZZY BORDEN is on the bill of
the most important rock italian festival: Gods Of Metal 2012!
The Lizzy Borden "Appointment with Death Show" has produced
spectacular performances in over 20 countries over the last 4 years,
playing the main stages of some of the biggest festivals around the
world and we have the honor to announce the return of the "shock rock"
band to Italy on June 23 (MOTLEY CRUE headliner). Already
confirmed for Gods of Metal2012 are: Ozzy & Friends,
Guns N' Roses, Motley Crue, Manowar, Slash, The Darkness and many
more. For more info go to:
Summer of Blood and Death Takes a Holiday Tour Shirts!
100% cotton black T-shirts with screen printed front and tour
dates on the back. International Shipping available. ON
SALE! $15.99Click here for more>
NAMM Show Appearances
The following Lizzy
Borden members will appear/sign and/or perform at the NAMM music tradeshow at
the Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. January 19-22, 2012
Vic Firth, Beto bags and Remo, sticks and skins.
Saturday and Sunday (times to be announced)
Delzanos, Redondo Beach pier, CA. January 14 (Jam)
(Hall C) -
4 pm, January 19
Crafter Acoustic Guitars booth, Saturday,
at 3pm (Signing)
Delzanos on the Redondo pier, CA. January 14 (Jam)
ENGL (# 5824 Hall B) -
2-3pm Friday, January 20 (Signing)
Rock n Roll GangStar Hall D
Booth 2884 Friday 1/20 3pm and Sat 1/21 4:30pm (Signing)
More signing sessions
to be announced.
Lizzy Borden confirmed
for Hellfest France
Borden confirmed for Hellfest Summer Open Air June 15-17, 2012 in
Clisson, France. BLACK SABBATH and many others is also confirmed. For
more info go to:
“Death takes a
holiday tour” shirt now available
“Death takes a holiday
tour” shirt now available for worldwide shipping. Price: $16.99 Special
Sale price!!! Click here to
Borden’s “Death takes a holiday tour” 2011
through the U.S. and Canada on the "Summer
of Blood Tour",
Lizzy Borden have announced the “Death
Takes a Holiday
Tour” 2011 Lizzy Borden will kick off the holiday tour with Megadeth
in Guadalajaraon November 19th at
the Hell and Heaven
Festival, then on to Europe for
the Christmas Metal Festival with Hammerfall, Lordi and
Saxon in Lichtenfels, Germany on Nov 25th. A much anticipated
performance at this year's Hard
Rock Hell festival
in the UK will follow on December 2nd with Ace Frehley, Magnum
and the Quireboys. Lizzy Borden's"Death
takes a holiday tour" also includes headlining
shows throughout Europe,(all tour dates below).
Starring: Lizzy Borden, Joey Scott, Marten Andersson, Dario Lorina
and AC Alexander.
dates are as follows:
November 19 - Guadalajara, Mexico - Hell And Heaven Festival (with Megadeth)
23 - Eindhoven, Holland - The Rambler
24 - Roeselare, Belgium - De Verlichte Geest
25 - Lichtenfels, Germany - Christmas Metal Festival
(with Saxon, Lordi)
26 - Uster, Switzerland - Rock City
27 - Munich, Germany - Garage De Luxe
28 - Vienna, Austria - Escape
29 - Ljubljana, Slovenia - Channel Zero 30 - Budapest,
Hungary, Rocktogon December: 1 - London, England - Camden Underworld
2 - Prestatyn, North Wales - Hard Rock Hell Festival
(w/Ace Frehley, the Quireboys)
5 - Helsinki, Finland - DOM
8 - Athens, Greece - Seven Sins new!!!
9 - Sala, Sweden - Rockland
10 -Trollhattan, Sweden - Backstage
11 - Copenhagen, Danmark - The Rock
In a career
spanning 28 years, Lizzy Borden was created in 1983 in Hollywood
California, Spitting venom, stage blood and dripping grease paint while
breathing life into Theme oriented creations; Love You to Pieces
(1985) Menace to Society (1986) Visual Lies (1987)
Master of Disguise (1989) Best Of (1994) Deal with the
Devil (2000) and Appointment with Death (2008). Lizzy Borden produced spectacular performances
in North America, Japan and all through Europe on the main stages of
some of the biggest festivals like, "Sweden
Rock" (Sweden), "Wacken" (Germany), "The Reading Festival"
(UK), "Bang Your Head" (Germany), "Kobetasonic" (Spain),
"Rocklahoma", "Rock in America" (USA) all to rave reviews. Lizzy Borden will be performing all of the classic songs like
“Me against the World” "American
Metal” “Master of Disguise” as well as songs from the latest
Lizzy Borden full length album “Appointment with Death”, along
with some new surprises in the show just for this holiday tour.
Go to the Tour Page for additional
dates and presales in your area.
Lizzy Borden to perform at the
Christmas Metal Festival 2011
The Christmas Metal Festval is being held in the Stadthalle arena in
Lichtenfels, Germany on November 25, 2011. Other bands performing is
Hammerfall, Saxon, Lordi and Anvil.
Lizzy Borden - Summer Of Blood T-shirts added
to the store
Black 100% cotton men's t-shirt with
screen printed front. International Shipping Now Available!!
Click here for more>>
Lizzy Borden hard rock hell festival in the
Lizzy Borden will be closing the
show on the main stage Friday December 2nd with a warm up show in London
at the underworld on December 1st. “We all can’t wait to return to the
UK and bring our brand of American metal to the party!” Lizzy
Other acts confirmed for Hard Rock Hell
are: DEMON, ACE FREHLEY, GIRLSCHOOL, MAGNUM, THE QUIREBOYS. Further
festival details at Hardrockhell.com.
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",
"There will be
and many more, this will be pure American metal summer fun in
More dates will be added daily - Go to the
Tour Page for all updates
and presales in your area.
Blood Tour (USA) 2011
repost on your twitter, facebook, myspace and help spread the
word. Thank you!
A special, intimate Lizzy Borden Meet
& Greet has been announced for the night of Tuesday, July 12th in Akron,
OH at the Ripper Owens Tap House. Meet & Greet only. Lizzy Borden will
be performing live the following night in Cleveland, OH at Peabody’s.
Fan support on every
stop on the Lizzy Borden summer of blood tour is very important
to us. please feel free to go to download the banners and the flyers
(PDF or JPG's) for the show in your area, please re-post and make
copies to pass out. These are ready to be printed at kinkos and
places like that. Your continued support will help us bring the
show back to your city again and again.
Calling all female fans: Get the chance to be part of
Lizzy Borden’s “Summer of blood tour (USA) 2011”! Come on stage
and be one of the legendary Lizzy Girls! Meet and hang out with
Lizzy Borden, Joey Scott, Marten Andersson, Dario Lorina, AC Alexander
& Steffi Scott and be part of our crew for one day.
Don’t miss this unforgettable experience – apply now with 2 pictures
(headshot & full body shot) and a few words on why you are the perfect
Lizzy Girl, plus you preferred date/city (dates on the Tour Page)
Previous dance experience isn’t a must, but can be a bonus. Please feel
free to add dance references to your application.
Click on thumbnails for
Lizzy on Heavy Metal with Jeff Olson
Lizzy will be on "Heavy Metal with Jeff
Olson” on Metal Messiah Radio. July 4th from 7-9 PM – what better time
could there be then when every person is outside having BBQ’s and tuning
into Rock Radio.
The following day the interview can be found on demand at
Summer of Blood Tour 2011 (Promo video)
Lizzy Borden Bassplayer
featured in Bass amp ad
Lizzy Borden bass player Marten Andersson
featured in Carvin ad in Bass Player Magazine and more. Click on image
for larger graphic
Lizzy Borden guitarist in
Lizzy Borden guitarist AC
Alexander lays down the ultimate challenge in this edition of Guitar
World's "Betcha Can't Play This!" June 2011 edition.
Click here to view video
Click on images for larger
Personalized 8x10 "Appointment With Death"
Signed and Personalized by Lizzy ("to
your name, happy birthday message etc.")
Lizzy Borden drummer featured in the new Sticks
and Skins book
Check out Joey Scott in the new Sticks
and Skins book. Joey takes his place amongst other notable drummers
like Carmine Appice, Max Weinberg, Buddy Rich. “Joey is really proud
to be part of this amazing collection of stellar drummers, this should
be on everyone’s coffee table”.
Lizzy Borden bass player shares his bass secrets (Video)
Lizzy Borden bassist
Marten Andersson (LIZZY
BORDEN, GEORGE LYNCH) recently visited
the Carvin headquarters in San Diego, California.
In the clip below, Andersson talks about
his new Carvin amps and advise on how to
get a great bass tone.
"We are excited to be working with Marten
and have him be part of the Carvin amp
family," said Richard Cruz of
Carvin. "He is a talented bass player and
very versatile in the music business. We look forward to seeing
his intensity and energy transferring into
Carvin amps and our clinics for years to come."
added, "Carvin has created an elite yet
affordable bass amp series which allows your sound and playing
ability to reach a whole new level without costing you a fortune.
It's a big honor to start playing live and recording with
added, "Carvin has created an elite yet affordable
bass amp series which allows your sound and playing ability to reach
a whole new level without costing you a fortune. It's a big honor to
start playing live and recording with Carvin
Marten is the longtime bass player for the hard
rock band LIZZY BORDEN, currently touring in
support of its latest release, "Appointment with
Death", across U.S., Europe and Japan, including festivals such
as Wacken Open Air, Sweden
Rock, Bang Your Head!!!,
Keep it True, Kobetasonic
and many more.
For more information,
visit Marten Andersson or Carvin at: