California metallers LIZZY BORDEN will bring their blood-red American metal to the U.S. and seven countries in Europe this fall.
The show will feature songs from the band’s latest release, “Appointment With Death”, as well as classic anthems from the group’s 25-year career catalog.
The U.S. dates will see LIZZY joining forces with Finland’s own LORDI, and will include select LIZZY BORDEN headlining shows around the country.
Commented the band’s singer/namesake: “We are all ecstatic about performing in America and Europe this fall. The three shows we did this summer at the Sweden Rock festival and the Bang Your Head!!! festival in Germany were amazing! We can’t wait to see all our new and old friends in Europe, and blasting through the U.S dates with LORDI promises to be a monster fest! And yes, oh yes, there will be blood!”
Upcoming LIZZY BORDEN tour dates:
Nov. 07 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Nov. 08 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
Nov. 09 – San Antonio, TX – The White Rabbit
Nov. 12 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
Nov. 13 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
Nov. 16 – Pomona, CA – The Glass House
Nov. 17 – Hollywood, CA – House of Blues
Nov. 20 – Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre
Nov. 22 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
Nov. 23 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
Nov. 24 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Dec. 06 – Essen, Germany – Turock
Dec. 09 – Frankfurt, Germany – Die halle
Dec. 10 – Glasgow, Poland – Mayday
Dec. 12 – Zaragoza, Spain – Centro Civico Delicias
Dec. 13 – Palencia, Spain – Fronton Eras de Santa Marina
Dec. 18 – Copenhagen, Denmark – The Rock
Dec. 19 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Sticky Fingers
Dec. 20 – Lubeck, Germany – Treibsand
Apr. 24 – Lauda-Königshofen, Germany – Keep It True XII Festival
HIM, THE 69 EYES and NEGATIVE are among the confirmed bands for the fourth annual Helldone Festival, set to take place December 29-31, 2008 at various clubs in Helsinki, Oulu and Tempere Finland.
This time around HIM, KYPCK (pronounced “Kursk”) and 45 DEGREE WOMAN will take the festival on the road, to the cities of Oulu and Tampere. While this fearless trio shares some good vibes with the rest of the country, Helldone HQ in Helsinki is rocking to the sounds ofSTAM1NA, DIABLO and GODSPLAGUE on Monday, December 29; andTHE 69 EYES, NEGATIVE and SARA on Tuesday, December 30. New Year’s Eve marks the eagerly awaited return of the road warriors.
During the past couple of years, the Helldone Festival has been proud to present some cool bands from overseas but the fans have politely pointed out that the thing they really want to see and hear are Finnish bands. Finnish bands in the dark heart of the Finnish winter.
Some of this year’s bands have played at the festival before but none has been invited back purely for old times’ sake. Each and every band in theHelldone 2008 lineup has recently reached important milestones in their careers: be it a killer album, a breakthrough in new territories or a big tour. They all are alive, hungry, fast and furious. And definitely as cool as a December night in downtown Hellsinki.
Helldone 2008 marks the tenth anniversary of HIM‘s New Year’s Eve shows at Tavastia Club — the tradition out of which the Helldone Festival was born. Each night there will be three top bands on the Tavastia stage, while the neighboring venue Semifinal serves as a chill out zone with some familiar faces spinning records. HIM will traditionally start their set at midnight on New Year’s Eve.
Helldone Festival 2008:
Dec. 29-31 @ Tavastia & Semifinal, Helsinki
Dec. 29 @ Teatria, Oulu
Dec. 30 @ Pakkahuone & Klubi, Tampere
THE 69 EYES (FIN)
45 DEGREE WOMAN (FIN)
Dangerous Toys is a band that I always thought would be a good poster child for sleaze rock. I have picked up all of their CD’s over the years and I have never been let down by any one of them. I always know that I will get a disc full of hard driving tunes with great vocals.
On Pissed, Jason McMaster delivers the goods once again, and Paul Lidel sounds like he has been playing in the band forever.
There is a lot to like on this disc, and it does not disappoint. The title track Pissed, is a great up tempo number that need to be cranked up to be appreciated.
Paintrain and The Law Is Mine continues the fun with two great in your face rockers back to back.
Promise The Moon is an excellent ballad and something that you wouldn’t expect to hear from the DT guys.
Strange is a heavy track full of sleaze and head banging goodness. Great Stuff! Loser has an AC/DC type of sound, and a great party rock feel to it.
Hard Luck Champion is one of my favorite tracks on this disc, and should be my theme song.
Screamin’ for More is an upbeat song that has a less heavier feel that the rest of the tracks on Pissed. There are more acoustic guitars on this song but it has a great sound.
Oh Well, So What! is one of those songs that you would love to crank up and play in your office when you are having a bad day. This is the closest thing to giving someone the bird in audible fashion.
Illustrated Man is a cool song that would make a good theme song for Miami Ink. It is a great way to close out Pissed.
Pissed is a great hard rock record all the way through. There are no filler tracks, and it is a fun party rock record that is a great listen. Sadly, Pissed was released right in the middle of the grunge movement, and got very little attention. It is one of those nice gems in my collection that I like to break out from time to time. You can still find this one online quite often for under $10.00. It is worth picking up!
3. The Law Is Mine
4. Promise The Moon
7. Hard Luck Champion
8. Screamin’ For More
9. Oh Well, So What!
10. Illustrated Man
- Jason McMaster – Vocals
- Mark Geary – Drums
- Scot Dalhover – Guitar
- Paul Lidel – Guitar & Vocals
- Mike Watson – Bass & Vocals