New Lizzy Borden Due To October

By Elric on 4:39 PM 12 September 2007

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Lizzy Borden's new album, entitled "Appointment with Death", will be released on October 2nd via Metal Blade Records. It was produced by L. Borden and J. Scott, 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.

Acoording to 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 album 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.

Lizzy again:

"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."

All who performed on AWD

Lizzy (Lizzy Borden)
Joey Scott (Lizzy Borden)
Marten Andersson (Lizzy Borden/George Lynch)
Ira Black (Lizzy Borden/Metal Church)
George Lynch (Dokken/Lynch mob)
Dave Meniketti (Y & T)
Corey Beaulieu (Trivium)
Jonas Hansson (Silver Mountain)
Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal/ex-Morbid Angel)
Michael T. Ross (Angel/Hardline)
Adam Cameron
Marliese Quance

For the Cover, Lizzy Borden worked with special effects wizard and make-up artist Ralis Kahn. Ralis designed the set and the look of the band based on the theme for Appointment with Death

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 show for the Appointment with Death Tour is based around the theme of the new release; with Lizzy playing the lead character (Death). Lizzy and Co. will bring to life the characters and imagery from the album to the stage with special effects master Ralis Kahn at the helm. Ralis is working with the band designing an extraordinary over the top stage show created especially for the AWD tour. Showcasing songs from the new release as well as all the Borden fan favorites, the upcoming tour promises to be the show you don’t want to miss.

"Appointment with Death" tracklisting:

Appointment with Death
Live forever
Bloody Tears
The Death of Love
Tomorrow never comes
Under your Skin
Perfect World (I don’t wanna live)
Somthin’s crawlin
(We are) the only ones
The Darker side

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