- Lizzy Borden (band)
Infobox musical artist
Name = Lizzy Borden
Img_capt = Lizzy Borden performing at the 2008 Bang Your Head Festival in Germany.
Img_size = 330px
Background = group_or_band
Alias = Starwood
Origin = Los Angeles,
Genre = Heavy metal
Glam metal Shock rock Hard rock
Years_active = 1983–present
Label = Metal Blade
Associated_acts = W.A.S.P.
Twisted Sister Ozzy Osbourne Driveset
URL = [http://www.lizzyborden.com Official Lizzy Borden Website]
Current_members = Lizzy Borden
Joey Scott Harges
Past_members = Tony Matuzak
Borden specialized in the
shock rockstyle originated by artists such as Alice Cooperand KISS. The band is named after the notorious Lizzie Borden, a woman accused and acquitted of murder in the late 19th century.
Though Lizzy Borden was considered a part of the Los Angeles "
glam metal" scene in the mid-1980s, they were more musically influenced by bands such as Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, KISS, Alice Cooper, and Judas Priest. Their lyrical themes are also more representative of this style, especially on earlier recordings.
The band was featured prominently in the
The band experienced considerable success throughout the later part of the 1980s, in spite of several lineup changes.
In 2003–2004, several members of Lizzy Borden, including Lizzy Borden, bassist Marten Andersson, and drummer Joey Scott Harges went on to form a new side-project, [http://www.starwood-band.com Starwood] , that represents a departure from their original heavy metal sound. The band, considered by some to just be a more modern-version of Lizzy Borden, released their debut album "If It Ain't Broke, Break It!" on
Metal Blade Recordsin 2004. The band did a series of concerts and are said to be working on a followup album.
On May 17, 2004, former guitarist Alex Nelson was killed in a head-on collision. Lizzy Borden disbanded soon after.
In 2006, Lizzy Borden reformed with new guitarist Ira Black. On November 1, 2007, the album "Appointment with Death" was released worldwide, their first with new guitarist Ira Black. The album also features guest appearances by George Lynch (
Dokken/Lynch Mob), Dave Meniketti( Y&T), and Corey Beaulieu(Trivium), among many others.
In early 2008, the band announced various festival appearances, including the
Sweden Rock Festivalin Sweden, and the Bang Your Head Festival in Germany. In July 2008, Lizzy Borden announced their confirmation as the first-day headliner of the two-day Keep It True XII Festival, set to take place April 24–April 25, 2009, at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany.
*Lizzy Borden – lead vocals, baseball bat (1983–present)
Ira Black– guitars (2006–present)
Marten Andersson– bass (1992–present)
*Joey Scott Harges – drums (1983–present)
*Joe Steals – guitars (for Starwood) (2003/2004–present)
*Tony Matuzak – guitars
*Steve Hochheiser – bass
*Alex Nelson – guitars (1984-1986, 1989 - 2004 )
*Gene Allen - guitars (1983 - 1988 )
*Michael Davis - bass ( 1983 - 1988 )
*Brian Perry - bass ( 1989 - 1992 )
*Corey James - guitars ( 1989 - 1996 )
Joe Holmes– guitars (1987–1988)
*"Love You to Pieces" (1985)
*"Menace to Society" (1986)
Visual Lies" (1987)
*"Master of Disguise" (1989)
*"Deal with the Devil" (2000)
*"If It Ain't Broke, Break It!" (as Starwood) (2004) (2005?)
*"Appointment with Death" (2007)
*"Give 'Em the Axe" (1984)
*"Terror Rising" (1987)
*"The Murderess Metal Road Show" (1986)
*"Best of Lizzy Borden" (1994)
*"Demo '83" (1983)
*"Ultra Violence" (1986)
*"Me Against the World" / "Den of Thieves" (1987)
* [http://www.lizzyborden.com Official Lizzy Borden Website]
* [http://www.myspace.com/lizzybordenband Official Lizzy Borden MySpace]
* [http://www.marten.cc/ The Official Website of Bassplayer Marten Andersson]
* [http://www.komodorock.com/interviews/interviews/komodo-rock-talks-with-lizzy-borden-200712042868/ Interview with Lizzy Borden] on Komodo Rock
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