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Lillian Axe
Submitted by Kaj Roth on 2007-01-04
Lillian Axe returns, signs with Metro City records

After an extended hiatus that left many fans wondering if they?d ever see the
group up and running again, melodic metallists Lillian Axe has risen from the
ashes and are preparing their first all-new studio album since 1993?s highly
regarded Psychoschizophrenia.? Led by founding guitarist Steve Blaze, Lillian
Axe earned the respect of ?Headbanger?s Ball? viewers coast to coast with such
releases as 1988?s self-titled debut and 1992?s ?Poetic Justice? ?the latter of
which saw the band turn a blind eye to the then-burgeoning grunge sound and
stick to their stylistic guns. Now signed to Metro ity Records - a division of
Screaming Ferret Wreckords and distributed by
Fontana/Universal ?Lillian Axe plans to issue the as-yet-untitled new platter in
2007. ?After having been signed to four different labels in our history, we
learned a lot about what a label should provide and what to look for in a
relationship with one,? explains Blaze. ?What we wanted now was hard work and a
label that understands what Lillian Axe was about and what we were trying to
accomplish. We are a different breed of animal and not always easy to put in a
nice little package with a bow on top. I met Tim Koukos through my longtime
friend and associate Chip Ruggieri whose opinions I greatly value. He said he
had found the perfect home for Lillian. Tim immediately was straightforward and
told me of his label and plans for the future.?

Screaming Ferret head Koukos shares Blaze?s enthusiasm for the newly aligned
union between label and band. ?The more I talked to Steve the more I could see
were this image of the band that I have in my mind comes from. I don?t think
I?ve met a more modest man in this industry yet. Besides being a sophisticated
and complex songwriter he has his hand in movies and acting. A true artistic
vision with realistic and down to earth morals and values that?s reflected in
the music. I swear, every time I hang up the phone with him I say to myself,
?What a cool dude??

Derrick LeFevre - Lead Vocals
Steve Blaze - Lead Guitars/Vocals
Sam Poitevent - Guitars/Vocals
Eric Morris - Bass
Ken Koudelka - Drums


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