Welcome to the LOUDEST DOT COM ON THE PLANET!
KNAC.COM News Reviews and More Watch The Latest Videos Buy KNAC T-shirts and More


American Metal: An Exclusive Interview With LIZZY BORDEN

By Wendy Jasper, Black Metal Aficionado
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 @ 4:52 PM


LIZZY BORDEN 30th Anniversary Tour Hits Big In Texas

- advertisement -

- advertisement -
The universal notion that metal is forever certainly has basis when you find that some of the bands launching fall and summer tours are celebrating thirty year anniversaries. One such band is LIZZY BORDEN. Launched onto the scene in 1983, the band shocked and titillated audiences with their outrageous stage show and bloody antics. Aptly named as a tongue in cheek ode to the notorious 19th Century axe murderess, the band released their first EP, Give ’Em The Axe, on Metal Blade Records in 1984.

The record received rave reviews and the band’s growing notoriety led to full houses at venues across the country by the time their first full length album, 1985’s Love You To Pieces, hit the shelves. The hits continued to roll out in the form of 1987’s Visual Lies. “Me Against The World” embodied the angst of a generation of metalheads who identified with the feeling of disenfranchisement from the world in general.

Released during the height of Headbanger’s Ball, the song’s video highlighted lead vocalist Lizzy, working the stage in silver lame’ and the cosmetic predecessor to corpse paint. He was a sight to behold but the song took root and paved the way for the release of the band’s most commercially successful album, 1989’s Master Of Disguise.

“We toured for four years for that album,” Borden said. “It was rigorous but the demand was there. We toured the entire world and played in many places several times over the course of the multiple tours. I can’t tell you how many times we came to Texas but it was quite a bit and the response was always huge.”

With the 30th Anniversary Tour under way, Lizzy and the band plan to play three dates in Texas in San Antonio, Fort Worth and Houston. After that the band will tour Europe.

“We don’t do a lot of touring in the U.S. because the environment has changed so much, but the touring in Europe is intense! We have huge crowds, people love us and they know all the songs,” Borden said.

The band recently travelled to South Korea and will play a few more fall Festivals in the U.S. before heading overseas for more extensive touring to support the Anniversary. The band is also kicking around the ideas for new music in the coming year.

“We don’t have a new album right now but we are writing and we are working out new music and looking at all options for recording and release,” he said. “We have had re-issues of all of the previous albums and those have done well and we thought about doing an anniversary package but opted to work on something entirely new instead.”

While fans eagerly anticipate new LIZZY BORDEN music, they can make sure they keep up with the band online and if they come to your area, be sure to check them out live. Texas dates start this week so if you are in San Antonio, Fort Worth or Houston, it is a show that is not to be missed!

Tour Dates:

  • 8.14.2014 - Forth Worth, TX - Rail Club
  • 8.15.2014 - Houston, TX - Concert Pub North
  • 8.16.2014 - San Antonio, TX - Fitzgerald's
  • 10.10.2014 - North Platte, Nebraska - Skull Fest 2014
  • 10.11.2014 - Denver, CO - Wolf Fest 2014
  • 11.6.2014 - Madrid, Spain - We Rock
  • 11.7.2014 - Zaragossa, Spain - Teatro de lasEsquinas
  • 11.8.2014 - Donostia, Spain - Doka
  • 11.11.2014 - Eisden/Maasmechelen, Belgium - Rock Club Jan Hertog
  • 11.12.2014 - Tilburg, Holland - Little Devil
  • 11.14.2014 - Lichtenfels, Germany - Paunchy Cats
  • 11.15.2014 - Uster, CH - Star Club
  • 11.16.2014 - Bologna, Italy - Freak Out
  • 11.17.2014 - Brecia, Italy - Colony
  • 11.21.2014 - Vienna, Austria - Escape
  • 11.22.2014 - Zlin, Czech Republic - Monsters of Rock Festival
  • 11.23.2014 - Moscow, Russia - Voltaclub


Back to Top

 

 

 Recent Features
Wheel Of Illusion: An Interview With ROGER NILSSON Of THE QUILL
Guitar Drama: An Exclusive Interview With Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN
Always Believe: An Exclusive Interview With GIANCARLO FLORIDIA
From Hell I Rise: An Exclusive Interview With Guitarist KERRY KING
Light 'Em Up!: An Exclusive Interview With Guitarist DOUG ALDRICH Of THE DEAD DAISIES
JUNKMAN Recaps The 2024 'ROCK FOR RONNIE - Year Of The Dragon' Benefit Concert
Tattoo Me On You: An Interview With LEE AARON
A Symptom Of Being Human: An Exclusive Interview With BARRY KERCH Of SHINEDOWN
Beyond Shadowland: An Exclusive Interview With ROBERT BERRY Of SIX BY SIX
Fear No Evil: An Interview With REX CARROLL Of WHITECROSS
Cold Sweat: An Exclusive Interview With Guitarist MARC FERRARI
Atomic Klok: An Exclusive Interview With Drummer GENE HOGLAN
No Crown In This Dead Town: An Exclusive Interview With HANNAH CUTT
Rome Wasn't Built In A Day: An Exclusive Interview With DEREK DAVIS Of BABYLON A.D.
Humanoid: An Exclusive Interview With WOLF HOFFMANN Of ACCEPT
Banished By Sin: An Exclusive Interview With GLEN BENTON Of DEICIDE
KEELWORLD: An Exclusive Interview With RON KEEL
Pollen Meets The Blacktop: An Exclusive Interview With MATT JAMES Of BLACKTOP MOJO
Reunited: An Exclusive Interview With RENA PETRUCCI, YAEL RALLIS Of MEANSTREAK
40 Years of Rage: An Exclusive Interview With PETER "PEAVY" WAGNER Of RAGE
The Storm Cometh: An Exclusive Interview With MATT PIKE And JEFF MATZ Of HIGH ON FIRE
From The Archives: JUNKMAN's 2011 Interview With DAVID COVERDALE
DJ WILL Recaps The 2024 HELL'S HEROES VI Festival
From Houston To Vegas: An Exclusive Interview With MARK KENDALL Of GREAT WHITE
Free Spirit Soar: An Exclusive Interview With MARK ZONDER Of WARLORD
Living Like A Sunburn: An Exclusive Interview With DANNY DOLL And CHAD MICHAEL Of WICKED
Roots & Shoots: An Interview With JIM PETERIK Of WORLD STAGE
Let There Be Anarchy: An Interview With JEFF SCOTT SOTO Of ART OF ANARCHY



HOME | MAGAZINE | VIDS | STORE | HELP/POLICIES

©2024 KNAC.COM. All Rights Reserved.    Link to us    Advertise with us    Privacy policy
 Latest News