Lizzy Borden: Vocals
Joey Scott: Drums
Marten Andersson: Bass
Dario Lorina: Guitar
AC Alexander: Guitar
Lizzy Borden has spent nearly 25 years creating some of the most theatrical metal in existence and in the process has become nothing short of a metal icon. Releasing classics such as Love You to Pieces (1985) and Master of Disguise (1989) and obliterating audiences worldwide with a stage show that rivals that of Marilyn Manson and Alice Cooper.
Appointment With Death, the latest Lizzy masterpiece, like all of Borden’s records, is a conceptual album about…well it’s about death, what else?
“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 in the living and infecting us in many different ways, I tried to explore some of those ways in the most poetic way that I know how” commented Lizzy.
Appointment With Death 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.
Appointment With Death was produced by L. Borden and J. Scott. It was recorded at the Zanzibar studios in N. Hollywood, CA and was mixed by Eric Rutan (Hate Eternal/ex-Morbid Angel) at Mana Sound in Florida.
The album includes a plethora of guest performances: George Lynch (Dokken/ Lynch mob), Dave Meniketti (Y & T), Corey Beaulieu (Trivium), Jonas Hansson (Silver Mountain), Eric Rutan (Hate Eternal/ex-Morbid Angel), Michael T. Ross (Angel/Hardline), Adam Cameron, Zane, and Marliese Quance. These aren’t simply guest performances, however. Each artist contributed something unique to complete the fatalistic tapestry that is Appointment With Death.
The cover art for Appointment With Death even has a story. Lizzy worked with special effects wizard Ralis Kahn to design the set based on the themes in Appointment With Death. Famed ‘metal’ photographer Alex Solca took over one thousand photos during two days with the band and extras. Lizzy is depicted on the cover as Death himself collecting the souls of three individuals who ended their lives in three very different ways by their own hands. At the end of the shoot the set was burned, sending flames shooting 30 feet into the air! Lizzy explains “Because a lot of music is going straight to iTunes, we thought we would pay special attention to both the cover and the back cover and fill the inside of the CD booklet with tons of fun shots from this specialized photo shoot. As we all know, very soon there will no longer be an actual CD to have a cool booklet for. Everything will go straight from the studio to your iPod, so we thought we would really go all out on this one”.
The new stage show is based on the theme of the album with Lizzy playing the lead character – Death. The set will show case tracks from Appointment With Death as well as Lizzy classics.