After a discussion with Charlie at CM Entertainment, the official word this far has been issued on an accident involving members of the band Lillian Axe.
En Route to Texas to perform Thursday night at Trees in Dallas and Friday night at the Scout Bar in Houston, the band was victim to a vehicular accident. While the situation undergoes official investigation, there is no information regarding the exact physics of the accident.
To report, all members of the band are well and have been treated at local hospitals for minor and non-threatening injuries. There has been extensive damage to the band’s equipment, and as a result; this weeks two performances at Tress and the Scout Bar have been set to reschedule at a later date.
For complete news updates on the band, and upcoming performance dates and to leave thoughts and concerns for the band, please visit the official band Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/lillianaxemusic. Lillian Axe appreciates your support and looks forward to regrouping from this situation and getting back to the music immediately.
Danish Power Metal band Seven Thorns will embark on a European tour “THE DAYS BEFORE TOMORROW TOUR 2012” from Aug. 31st to Sep. 15th with Lillian Axe, Human Zoo and Mortician.
THE DAYS BEFORE TOMORROW TOUR 2012
SEVEN THORNS Support of Lillian Axe
with Human Zoo and Mortician
31.08.12 Fri NL Kerkrade @Rock Temple
01.09.12 Sat DE Essen @Turock Open Air (festival)
02.09.12 Sun BE Vosselar @Biebob (festival)
07.09.12 Fri DE Andernach @Swordbrothers warm-up Fest. (festival)
08.09.12 Sat DE Lichtenfels @Paunchy Cats
09.09.12 Sun CZ Prague @Exit Club
12.09.12 Wed HU Budapest @Club202 (festival)
13.09.12 Thu AT Innsbruck @Harlys
14.09.12 Fri DE Ingolstadt @Paradox
15.09.12 Sat CH Uster @Rock City
So far the following dates have been released:
16.06.12 Sat DK Copenhagen @Rock i Rendestenen Festival (headliner)
13.07.12 Fri DE Flensburg @Roxy w/ Anwynn (Bel) and Zenith Reunion (Fin)
14.07.12 Sat DE Neustadt @Winestock Festival (headliner)
More dates to follow soon.
Seven Thorns is power metal in purest style, catchy melodies, fast guitars and blasting drums are the key components.
One thing is for sure – it’s written in the cards that metal is their destiny!
Check out the new clip, “Caged In” from Louisiana rockers Lillian Axe. “Caged In” is from the new Lillian Axe CD, XI: The Days Before Tomorrow. You can purchase the new album, at this link!
U.S. cult rockers LILLIAN AXE are preparing to release their new album “XI: The Days Before Tomorrow” on January 27th in Europe. The album´s opening track “Babylon” is streaming below.
Steve, Sam, Eric & Ken
Lillian Axe sent out the following message this morning:
Love & War Records and Lillian Axe welcome Ronny Munroe as the new voice of Lillian Axe. As of August 1, 2010, Ronny Munroe, formerly the lead vocalist of Metal Church, will join Lillian Axe as a fulltime member replacing departing vocalist Derrick LeFevre as lead vocalist of Lillian Axe.
The members of Lillian Axe wish Derrick LeFevre nothing but the best of luck in his future endeavors. Unfortunately Derrick could not commit to the rigorous touring schedule that Lillian Axe prides itself on to this day.
When Ronny Munroe takes the stage, he has the crowd’s attention. His unique vocal style sets him apart from other singers because he brings something extraordinary to every song. Ronny is an in-your-face performer, consummate professional, innovative lyricist and songwriter who fuses melody with hard hitting rock in a way that will take your breath away.
Lillian Axe founder and guitarist, Steve Blaze says, “We met Ronny in Seattle playing a show together two years ago. My first impression was “damn he’s tall!” After watching him perform, I thought to myself how amazing a vocalist and presence he was. I always keep in the back of my mind great talents when I see them, and Ronny was one of those guys. During the 3 days we spent together in New Orleans rehearsing and getting to know each other, I was amazed how well he fit in as a human being as well as a band mate. The true talent is only half the game; the person is the other. Ronny has it all. Having Ronny as a writing partner and performing partner is something I am very much looking forward to!”
Bassist Eric Morris agrees, “I am looking forward to what a vocalist like Ronny can bring to the table. I think he will add a whole new element and catapult our music into a brand new fan base as well as satisfy the die-hards.”
The first single off of Deep Red Shadows will be “47 Ways To Die” and the band is planning on filming a video for the song shortly and hitting the road to a city near you.
To our loyal fans,
We need your help. We really want to try to break the Top 200 in Billboard.
By helping us break the Top 200, we will be able to see you out on the road in every city we can play.
Thank you all for your continued support.
Steve, Derrick, Sam, Eric and Ken
Deep Red Shadows will be released on July 20th, 2010.
LILLIAN AXE has signed a new recording contract and will release their Tenth Album on JULY 20, 2010: Lillian Axe will be releasing their new album entitled, “Deep Red Shadows” on Love & War Records / MRI Associated through Sony Music Distribution (RED). Special guest appearing on their new album will be Ty Tabor of King’s X.
Congrats to the New Orleans Saints for winning Superbowl XLIV last night. Enjoy the video clips below from New Orleans rockers, DOWN, Lillian Axe, and Supargroup. You can also get a free download of the DOWN song, “On March the Saints” at this link.
Lillian Axe Enterprises is proud to announce that Steve Blaze’s first solo CD is now available for download at www.cdbaby.com/Artist/SteveBlaze. Steve’s CD has only been available at certain Lillian Axe shows over the years but now the world can experience and enjoy Steve’s artistry, passion, vision, guitar wizardry and dynamics heard on “Random Acts of Blindness.”
Blistering Records Recording Artist LILLIAN AXE has been added as the support act for Alice Cooper’s “Theater Of Death Tour.” LILLIAN AXE last toured and supported Alice Cooper during their “Waters Rising” tour in 2007. After being handpicked to support Alice Cooper in 2007, as fate would have it, LILLIAN AXE played with Alice Cooper in 2008 at the Rock The Bayou Festival in Houston, Texas and now the Axe is ready to unleash their Blistering Records masterpiece “Sad Day on Planet Earth” to the fans on the latest part of their world tour, taking the stage with shock rock legend, Alice Cooper.
Confirmed dates are:
02.10.09 Clearwater, FL
03.10.09 Pompano Beach, FL
04.10.09 Fort Meyers, FL
11.10.09 Houston, TX
12.10.09 Dallas, TX
Sad Day on Planet Earth is the brand new release from perennial American hard rock giants Lillian Axe. Since the early 1990′s Lillian Axe have been rocking the Great Plains here in the States and abroad. They have criss-crossed the country relentlessly both as headliners and in support slots for rock legends such as Alice Cooper. Blistering Records offers Ignite from Lillian Axe’s upcoming release titled Sad Day On Planet Earth. Direct Download Link.
You can purchase “Sad Day on Planet Earth” at this location.
Rocking the world of hard rock and heavy metal since 1988, Lillian Axe is a veteran rock band that knows what it takes to deliver the goods. They’ve recently returned with their latest CD, Sad Day On Planet Earth, trying to prove that they can still rock hard and make a great album worthy of your valuable listening time.
Sad Day On Planet Earth opens with the excellent instrumental, “Cocoon”, which sets the stage for the rest of the disc. The acoustic guitar mixed with some special sound effects paints a dark, ominous picture of what’s to come. “Cocoon” bleeds into “Megaslowfade”, a rocker that was made to lead off an album.
“Megaslowfade” takes the intro of “Cocoon” and turns it on its ear. This is a guitar heavy, head banging, hard rocking, fist pumping song that electrifies the senses. An enjoyable way to get things started, “Megaslowfade” is one of the best cuts on the disc. The changes from bridge to chorus to verse are well done and enjoyable, and show just how much talent this band still has. The power behind this song is breathtaking; a great punch in the gut that makes the listener notice the immediate impact of Sad Day On Planet Earth.
“Jesus Wept” picks up where the previous song left off, albeit it a slightly slower tempo. This is a catchy song that will have you singing along in no time. The demanding drumbeat, gripping guitar riffs, and crisp vocals pull this song together and make it one to remember.
The title track is the power ballad of the disc without much power. While the message in the lyrics is strong and worth paying attention to, the music doesn’t quite match up and this attempt at a ballad misses the mark. Derrick LeFevre’s voice isn’t up to the task of singing this slow one, and the acoustic guitar riffs are lack innovation and style; they’re just plain vanilla. “Within Your Reach” is the better ballad on the disc, but still doesn’t deliver that knockout punch expected in a strong, complete ballad. The song starts with potential, but falls apart by the chorus and is never able to recover from that point.
“Fire, Blood, the Earth and Sea” is the big, Maiden-esque epic to close out the disc, and it delivers. This is a good way to say goodbye and a great showing of Lillian Axe’s talent. The acoustic guitar intros the song followed by a singing chant from Derrick LeFevre to set up the hammer punch that will soon follow. Like most great epics, this song is complete with several chord changes, lyrical depth, and a deeper message within the lyrics. This song pulsates with power and if there is one song that you should own from this album, “Fire, Blood, the Earth and Sea” is the one. This is an amazing, powerful song that is pleasing to the ear and sure to be enjoyed by any heavy metal fan.
While Derrick LeFevre may not be the original lead singer of the band, he has a great voice and is an excellent singer for Lillian Axe. While he struggles with the ballads, Derrick still has a strong voice and proves it on the heavier tracks from Sad Day On Planet Earth. His vocal styles combined with the amazing guitar work of Sam Poitevent and Steven Blaze make for a great combination and a lot of fun.
Sad Day On Planet Earth is rock with an edge. This is a solid album that delivers what rock fans want, hard hitting, catchy tunes that will move your feet and have you banging your head and throwing your metal hair all over the place. What more could a metal addict want?
Rating: Out of 10
- Jesus Wept
- The Grand Scale of Finality
- Sad Day On Planet Earth
- Within Your Reach
- Down Below The Ocean
- Blood Raining Down On Her Wings
- Cold Day In Hell
- Nocturnal Symphony
- Kill Me Again
- Fire, Blood, the Earth, and Sea
Lillian Axe is
Eric Morris – Bass Guitar
Sam Poitevent – Guitar/Vocals
Derrick LeFevre – Lead Vocals
Steven Blaze – Guitar/Vocals
Ken Koudelka – Drums
Reviewed by Ryo Vie.
MegaSlowFade” and “Ignite”, two new songs from Sad Day on Planet Earth, are now on the media page of lillianaxe.com and Myspace. Also, a free download of “Ignite” is available on the Blistering Records website.
LILLIAN AXE RETURNS TO BALTIMORE ON SEPTEMBER 19TH!
Special discount for pre-sale tickets for Lillian Axe fans beginning on Friday June 19th at 10 am. Go to Ticketmaster and use the password “Sad Day” and pay $18.50 INSTEAD OF $25.00 for each ticket to see Lillian Axe at The Quarter @ Bourbon Street Ballroom.
Thu – 06.18.09 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
Fri – 06.19.09 Helotes(San Antonio), TX Josabi’s
Sat – 06.20.09 Ft. Worth, TX Rock Star Sports Bar
Sun – 06.21.09 El Paso, TX CLub 101
Wed – 06.24.09 Joplin, MO The Kitchen Pass
Thu – 06.25.09 Lincoln, NE Red 9
Fri – 06.26.09 Kansas City, MO The Beaumont Club
Sat – 06.27.09 Ft. Collins, CO The Cork Pub & Grill
Mon – 06.29.09 Seattle, WA El Corazon
Tue – 06.30.09 Portland, OR Mt. Tabor Legacy
Wed – 07.01.09 Roseburg, OR Joe’s Bar & Grill
Thu – 07.02.09 San Francisco, CA Rockit Room
Fri – 07.03.09 Redondo Beach, CA Brixton w/ Kip Winger
Sat – 07.04.09 West Hollywood, CA The Viper Room
Sat – 07.11.09 Pryor, OK Rocklahoma
Sun – 08.23.09 Algona, IA Rock Gone Wild
Sat – 08.29.09 Schaumburg, IL Chicago City Limits
Tue – 09.08.09 Buffalo, NY Rock & Roll Heaven
Sat – 09.19.09 Baltimore, MD The Quarter @ Bourbon St
More dates coming.
“SAD DAY ON PLANET EARTH” will be released in EUROPE & CANADA on June 24th and in the U.S. on June 30th. Pre-order your copy today!
Sad Day On Planet Earth features the following tracklist: ‘Megaslowfade’, ‘Ignite’, ‘Divine’, ‘Down Below The Ocean’, ‘Jesus Wept’, ‘Within Your Reach’, ‘Sad Day On Planet Earth’, ‘Fire Blood The Earth & Sea’, ‘The Grand Scale Of Finality’, ‘Cold Day In Hell’, ‘Blood Raining Down On Her Wings’, ‘Hibernate’, ‘Kill Me Again’, ‘Nocturnal Symphony’.
Lillian Axe’s updated tour schedule is as follows:
18 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
20 – Ft. Worth, TX – Rock Star Sports Bar
21 – El Paso, TX – Uncle Paulie’s
1 – Roseburg, OR – Joe’s Bar & Grill
11 – Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma
23 – Algona, IA – Rock Gone Wild
21 – Castle Hill, Dudley, UK – JR’s – Indoor Festival
The prayers of the faithful have been answered. Not only will the world have a new Lillian Axe release on Blistering Records, entitled “Sad Day On Planet Earth,” but the fans will be able to own Lillian Axe’s “Poetic Justice” and “Psychoschizophrenia” albums once again. These sought after gems have been out of print for a very long time and the fans have been paying premium prices to own these albums. But not anymore……
On February 24, 2009, EMI Music will reissue as download only releases, the albums: “Poetic Justice” and “Psychoschizophrenia” on I-Tunes and Amazon. Originally released on Grand Slamm / IRS Records, these albums were Lillian Axe’s best selling releases. “Poetic Justice” featured the hit single “True Believer” and the video for Lillian Axe’s version of Badfinger’s “No Matter What.” “Psychoschizophrenia” featured the explosive single “Crucified” and the AOR friendly ”Moonlight In Your Blood.”
On a side note, Lillian Axe has a couple of tour dates, on in the near future.
Coming up this Saturday – 02.14.09
Lillian Axe with Seether
Jackson, MS – Fire
El Paso, TX – Uncle Paulie’s
Lillian Axe and their manager are proud to announce that Lillian Axe has signed a worldwide recording contract for 4 albums with Swedish Label, Blistering
Records (www.blisteringrecords.se) Blistering Records’ US office is located in Pittsburgh, PA and the label is distributed by Ryko Distribution in the United
States. The U.S. operations of Blistering Records are run by music industry veteran, Jim Pitulski. Jim is well respected in the hard rock and metal
community and Lillian Axe is happy to welcome Jim and the Blistering Records staff to our family.
Derrick, Eric, Ken, Sam and Steve are so excited about joining the Blistering Records roster of artists and look forward to a long and successful venture
recording their music for Blistering Records.
While searching for a new label over the past year, Lillian Axe was looking for a label who wanted the band to be part of their present and future. Blistering
Records proved to be the most aggressive suitors for Lillian Axe and that made our decision that much easier to make. Blistering Records wanted Lillian Axe
and Lillian Axe wanted to be part of Blistering Records.
Lillian Axe, having re-established themselves in 2007 and 2008 look forward to 2009 as the year of The Axe. Lillian Axe will embark on their world tour in June
in support of their new CD, “Sad Day On Planet Earth” taking them across the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan. Every city and every festival that
wants Lillian Axe will have them. Lillian Axe look forward to being on the road for the next 12 months.
Although, Lillian Axe never forgets its past, their sound is very modern. The new CD entitled “Sad Day On Planet Earth” is by far their strongest album
musically speaking. There are so many different sounding songs that all forms of radio: Active Rock, Mainstream Rock and Metal Radio will embrace this album.
Lillian Axe are happy to be giving this album to a label who truly believes in the band. 14 songs of pure Lillian Axe.
The songs that will be appearing on “Sad Day On Planet Earth” were written by Steve Blaze. The song titles are: Megaslowfade, Ignite, Divine, Down Below The
Ocean, Jesus Wept, Within Your Reach, Sad Day On Planet Earth, Fire Blood The Earth & Sea, The Grand Scale Of Finality, Cold Day In Hell, Blood Raining Down
On Her Wings, Hibernate, Kill Me Again and Nocturnal Symphony.
All the album artwork is being created by Peter Tsakiris, who is a major force in the industry having created album art for Dio, Twisted Sister, Deep Purple,
Ted Nugent, Overkill, Jackyl and Warrior Soul to name a few.
Once again, we thank you for the opportunity to make the music Lillian Axe has believed in its whole career. Lillian Axe looks forward to making music with you
today, tomorrow and in the future.
Keep an eye out for more news on Lillian Axe as we get closer to the birth of “Sad Day On Planet Earth.”
Sat – 2.14.09 with Seether
Jackson, MS – Club Fire
Lillian Axe has posted the following update on their website:
On December 13, 2008 in New Orleans, LA; at the celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Howlin’ Wolf Club, LILLIAN AXE will be filming their performance in High Definition with seven cameras. It is quite possible that this concert, with all the cool backstage footage and antics with Derrick, Eric, Ken, Sam and Steve along with their great road crew, will be released on DVD and will be included as an added value in their new upcoming CD scheduled to be released in the Spring of 2009, as a “thank you” to all the loving fans that have never stopped supporting Lillian Axe and continue to believe in the dream of a lifetime.
We are asking all the Lillian Axe fans to come to our show and be filmed alongside LILLIAN AXE. Purchase your tickets early because this show is going to sell out. C’mon down and see two of the greatest bands to come out of New Orleans, Lillian Axe and the legendary Zebra.
This live video goes all the way back to 1987, right before Lillian Axe released their first CD. It takes about a minute to get going, but is worth checking out.
Today is the last day for early bird ticket prices $99 for general admission.
After today the price for general admissions jumps to $125. Rock the Bayou will take place August 29th – September 1st in Houston, Texas
The following bands are now on the bill for Rock the Bayou:
Bud Light Stage Bands:
Black ‘N Blue
Pretty Boy Floyd
There are also two additional stages with local and national bands;
Check out RocktheBayou.com for more information.
I started compiling the following list of New releases for 2008. This may not be a complete list, but so much great new music has arrived in 2008, so far, I though it would be a good idea to keep a running tab of what has come out, and what is on the way. The releases through August have been confirmed. Releases with a question mark have not been confirmed yet. This list will be updated as more news arrives.
Updated July 9, 2008
Drive By Truckers – Brigher Than Creation’s Dark
Airbourne – Running Wild (U.S. Release)
Bullet For My Valentine – Scream Aim Fire
Gamma Ray – Land of the Free, Part 2
Ayreon – 01011001
American Speedway – Ship of Fools
Lillian Axe – Love and War (Reissue)
Lillian Axe – S/T (Reissue)
Sleeze Beez – Screwed Blued & Tattooed (Reissue)
Sleeze Beez – Powertool (Reissue)
Stonerider – Three Legs of Trouble
Thieves & Liars – When Dreams Become Reality
Tiles – Fly Paper
Saint Daemon – In Shadows Lost From the Brave
Pagan’s Mind – God’s Equation
DVD – Iron Maiden – Live After Death
DVD – Scorpions – Live at Wacken Open Air 2006
DVD – Overkill – Live at Wacken Open Air 2007
DVD – Thin Lizzy – Live and Dangerous
Three – End is Begun
Pillar – For the Love of the Game
Avantasia – The Scarecrow
UFO – Phenomenon (Reissue)
UFO – No Heavy Pettin (Reissue)
UFO – Force It (Reissue)
Type O Negative – Dead Again (Red Version)
Hurricane – Over the Edge (Reissue)
Hurricane – Take What You Want (Reissue)
Hurricane – Slave To the Thrill (Reissue)
Hericane Alice – Tear the House Down (Reissue)
Baton Rouge – Shake Your Soul (Reissue)
Baton Rouge – Lights Out on The Playground (Reissue)
Wrathchild America – Climbing the Walls (Reissue)
Tangier – Four Winds (Reissue)
Tangier – Stranded (Reissue)
Danko Jones – Never Too Loud
King’s Call – No Alibi
Benedictum – Seasons of Tragedy
Inflikted – Cavalera Conspiracy
Saving Abel – S/T
Steve Stevens – Memory Crash
Firewind – The Premonition
DVD – Zebra
King Kobra – Ready to Strike (Reissue)
King Kobra – Thrill of a Lifetime (Reissue)
Icon – Right Between the Eyes (Reissue)
Black Tide – Light From Above
House of Lords – Come To My Kingdom
Warrior – Fighting For The Earth (Reissue)
Shannon – Angel in Disguise
Whitecross – 1987
Black Crowes – Warpaint
Diamond Head – Borrowed Time (Reissue)
Diamond Head – Canterbury (Reissue)
Fatal Smile – World Domination
Saints of the Underground – Love the Sin, Hate the Sinner
Theory of a Deadman – Scars & Souvenirs
Whitesnake – Good To Be Bad
Dominici – 03 A Trilogy Part 3
Asia – Phoenix
Testament – The Formation of Damnation
The Sword – Gods of The Earth
Dream Theater – Greatest Hit (And 21 other pretty cool songs)
P.O.D. – When Angels and Serpents Dance
Sevendust – Chapter VII: Hope and Sorrow
In Flames – Sense of Purpose
Kamelot – Ghost Opera: The Second Coming
Ministry – Cover Up
DVD – Axel Rudi Pell – Live Over Europe
Keel – Lay Down the Law (Reissue)
White Lion – Return of the Pride
Circle II Circle – Delusions of Grandeur
Crimson Glory – S/T (Reissue)
Crimson Glory – Transcendence (Reissue)
Tantric – The End Begins
Nine Inch Nails – Ghosts I – IV
Iron Maiden – Somewhere Back In Time: The Best Of 1980-1989
MSG – In the Midst of Beauty
3 Doors Down – S/T
Bombay Black – Psycho Magnet
Def Leppard – Songs From The Sparkle Lounge
Kip Winger – From the Moon To the Sun
Eden – Oblivion
King’s X – XV
M.ILL.ION – Thrill Of The Chase
Dokken – Lightning Strikes Again
10 Years – Division
Jon Oliva’s Pain – Global Warning
Flotsam and Jetsam – Cuatro (Reissue)
Gun Barrel – Outlaw invasion
Brother Firetribe – Heart Full of Fire
Circle II Circle – Delusions of Grandeur
Southern Gentleman – Valley of Fire
10 Years – Division
Glenn Hughes – First Underground Nuclear Kitchen
Souls of We – Let The Truth Be Known (Featuring George Lynch and London LeGrand)
Disturbed – Indestructible
Bret Michaels – Rock My World
Man Raze – Surreal
Motley Crue – Saints of Los Angeles
Judas Priest – Nostradamus (2 CD Set)
JORN – Lonely Are the Brave
Flotsam & Jetsam – When The Storm Comes Down (Reissue)
Clusterhead – Times of No Trust
Shinedown – The Sound of Madness
Harem Scarem – Hope
Valient Thorr – Immortalizer
The Dogs Divine – Way of Life
Stephen Pearcy – Under My Skin
Tesla – Comin Atcha Live – DVD
Hydrogyn – Deadly Passions
Gypsy Rose – S/T (Featuring David Reece)
Harem Scarem – Hope
Ritchie Kotzen – Live in San Paolo
Silent Rage – Four Letter World
Night Ranger – Hole in the Sun
Jet Black Stare - In This Life
Jesse James Dupree and Dixie Inc – Rev It Up and Go Go
Alice Cooper – Along Came a Spider
Black Sabbath – The Rules of Hell CD Boxset
Black Stone Cherry – Folklore & Superstition
Slipknot – All Hope is Gone
Trapt – Only Through The Pain (Aug 5th)
The Showdown – Back Breaker
Dragonforce – Ultra Beatdown
Extreme – Saudades De Rock (Aug 15th)
Papa Roach – Metamorphisis
Evergrey – Torn
Bullet – Bite the Bullet
Buckcherry – Black Butterfly
Metallica – Death Magnetic
Iced Earth – The Crucible Of Man (Something Wicked Part II)
Starbreaker – Love’s Dying Wish