This theatrical heavy rock band formed in Los Angeles, California, USA in 1983, and took their name from the infamous axe murderess. Utilizing strong sexual and horror imagery, their visual style owed much to Alice Cooper. The original line-up featured Lizzy Borden (vocals), his brother Joey Scott Harges (drums), Mike Davis (bass), Gene Allen (guitar) and Tony Matuzak (guitar). Their contribution to the Metal Massacre IV compilation impressed Metal Blade boss Brian Slagel enough to offer them a recording contract. The EP Give Em The Axe emerged in the summer of 1984, followed a year later by Love You To Pieces, their official full-length debut. Both were highly derivative of Rainbow / Iron Maiden, with Lizzys vocals sounding similar to Geoff Tates of Queensrÿche.
Alex Nelson (1963, d. 17 May 2004, Palm Springs, Florida, USA) replaced Matuzak on guitar before the recording of The Murderess Metal Roadshow. This was a...
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