LIZZY BORDEN - Terror Rising Metal blade Records 12" Vinyl EP Album

"Terror Rising" by "Lizzy Borden" is the EP (Extended Play) record released in 1984 on the "Metal Blade" record label. On this EP, "Lizzy Borden" performs two covers. One track covers the song "White Rabbit" originally from "Jefferson Airplane" and the second cover track is "Don't Touch me There" originally from "The Tubes". This track has "Betsy Weiss" (credited as "Betsy") perform the duet with Lizzy Borden.

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Collector's notes ( detailed background information on the persons working on this album)

Betsy "Betsy" Weiss singer with the American Heavy Metal band: "Bitch" from 1982 until 1989.
- She has done at least one guest appearance and that is the duet with "Lizzy Burden" on the song "Don't Touch me There" (originally from "The Tubes"

Jim Faraci, producer and sound engineer responsible for the production and/or engineering of a dozen of Heavy Metal albums during the 1980s.

Mychal Davis (real-name Michael "Mike" Davis) has been playing together with J, Holmes in the Terriff band (1983-1987) and Dogma band, before both joined the "Lizzy Borden" band.

Album Fact Sheet: LIZZY BORDEN - Terror Rising

Music Genre:

 Heavy Metal , Hard Rock

Album Production Information:


The album: "LIZZY BORDEN - Terror Rising" was produced by: Jim Faraci,, Lizzy Borden

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Bill Metoyer, Jim Faraci, Randy Burns

Bill Metoyer a well-known American music producer and sound engineer who has worked in the heavy metal genre. He has produced and engineered albums for a number of notable heavy metal bands, including Slayer, Armored Saint, and Cryptic Slaughter.

 Metoyer is known for his expertise in capturing the raw energy and intensity of heavy metal music, and for his ability to bring out the best in the bands he works with. His work has helped to define the sound of heavy metal and has had a significant impact on the genre.

 In addition to his production and engineering work, Metoyer has also been involved in other aspects of the music industry, including music education and artist development. He is highly regarded by musicians and fans alike for his contributions to the heavy metal genre, and continues to be an influential figure in the world of heavy metal music.during the 1980s he was Vice-President and in-house sound-engineer of Metal Blade Records. As such he has produced and taken care of the sound of many Heavy Metal bands. Most notable: Flotsam and Jetsam, Fates Warning, Helstar, Savage Grace, Tyrant, Slayer, Trouble, Sacred Reich, Armored Saint, Atrophy, Abattoir, Bitch, D.R.I, Dark Angel, Cryptic Slaughter, Lääz Rockit, Morbid Angel, Omen, Lizzy Borden, Mentors and many others.

  Randy Burns is an American Music producer , Sound Engineer , and sound mixer. Responsible for the recorded sound of many Heavy Metal bands during the 1980s. Bands he has worked with include: 3rd Stage Alert , Agent Steel , Aversion , Bitter End , Chris Poland ( Band ), Crumbsuckers , Dark Age , Dark Angel , DBC , Dead End , Death , Excel , Helstar , Kreator , Leatherwolf , Lizzy Borden , Ludichrist , Megadeth , Morgoth , Mortal Sin , Nuclear Assault , Possessed , Suicidal Tendencies , Uncle Sam , Zoetrope.

Mastered by Eddy Schreyer at: Capitol Mastering

Eddy Schreyer, Owner and chief engineer of Oasis Mastering, Studio City, California, has over 30 years of experiencing mastering thousands of music albums.

Album cover photography: Mark "Weiss Guy" Weiss*

Mark Weiss (Nickname: Weissguy) is an acclaimed American rock and roll photographer who has captured the essence and energy of some of the most iconic moments in music history. With his keen eye for detail and ability to connect with his subjects, Weiss has become synonymous with the visual documentation of the rock and roll scene.

Born and raised in New Jersey, Mark Weiss discovered his passion for photography at a young age. Inspired by the vibrant music culture of the 1970s, he set out to combine his love for music with his growing interest in photography. Armed with his camera, Weiss began attending concerts and local gigs, capturing the electrifying performances of emerging and established rock acts.

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Weiss's career gained momentum as he became the go-to photographer for many rock bands. He developed a reputation for his ability to capture the raw energy and charisma of the musicians, as well as the electric atmosphere of live performances. His photographs not only showcased the artists in their element but also transported viewers into the heart of the rock and roll experience.


One of Weiss's most iconic collaborations was with the legendary rock band Bon Jovi. From the early days of their career, Weiss developed a close relationship with the band members and their management, which allowed him unprecedented access to document their rise to superstardom. His photographs became an integral part of Bon Jovi's image, capturing the band's infectious energy and forging a visual legacy that would endure for decades.

Mark Weiss's work extended beyond Bon Jovi, as he photographed and developed relationships with numerous other rock icons. He captured the larger-than-life personas of artists such as Van Halen, Guns N' Roses, Aerosmith, and Motley Crue, among many others. Weiss's photographs adorned album covers, magazines, and concert posters, encapsulating the essence of the rock and roll lifestyle and contributing to the visual iconography of the era.

Throughout his career, Weiss has exhibited a remarkable ability to connect with his subjects and gain their trust, allowing him to capture intimate and candid moments both on and off the stage. His photographs convey not only the spectacle of rock performances but also the humanity and vulnerability of the artists behind the scenes, creating a comprehensive visual narrative of their lives and careers.

In addition to his work as a live music photographer, Mark Weiss has also ventured into other areas of the industry. He has directed music videos, designed album covers, and collaborated with various media outlets and galleries to showcase his extensive collection of rock and roll photography. His contributions have left an indelible mark on the music industry and continue to inspire new generations of photographers and music lovers.

Mark Weiss's body of work represents more than just photographs. It is a testament to the power of visual storytelling and the profound impact that music can have on people's lives. Through his lens, he has immortalized the legends of rock and roll, providing fans with a glimpse into the exhilarating world of music and preserving the spirit of an era that will forever hold a special place in the hearts of fans around the world.


Record Label Information:

 Metal Blade Records – RR 9621

Record Format:

 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

  1987 Made in Netherlands
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: LIZZY BORDEN - Terror Rising
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Lizzy Borden - Vocals

    Lizzy Borden (real-name: Gregory Charles Harges) is the pseudonym used by "Gregory Charles Harges)" while being lead singer in the American Heavy Metal/Glam Metal band with the same name "Lizzy Borden".

  • Betsy - Vocals (This is "Betsy Weiss" of the band "Bitch")
  • Joey Vera - Bass
  • Mike Davis - Bass

    Mychal Davis (real-name Michael "Mike" Davis) has been playing together with J, Holmes in the Terriff band (1983-1987) and Dogma band, before both joined the "Lizzy Borden" band.

  • Alex Nelson - Guitars
  • Gene Allen - Guitars
  • Tony Matuzak - Guitars

    Anthony "Tony" Matuzak guitarist with Lizzy Borden from 1983 until 1985.

  • Joey Scott - Drums

    Joseph "Joey" Scott Harges is the brother of Gregory Charles Harges (who used the pseudo "Lizzy Borden") and has been playing drums in the bands: Lizzy Borden, Diamond Dogs and Starwood band.

Complete Track-listing of the album "LIZZY BORDEN - Terror Rising"

The detailed tracklist of this record "LIZZY BORDEN - Terror Rising" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. Give Em The Axe (Re-Mixed)
  2. White Rabbit (Cover of song by Jefferson Airplane)
  3. Rod Of Iron (Live)
    Track-listing Side Two:
  1. American Metal
  2. Don't Touch Me There (Cover of song by "The Tubes")
  3. Catch Your Death 4:13
  4. Terror Rising


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Love You to Pieces: The Definitive 1980s Vinyl Albums Collection by Lizzy Borden

Band Information:

  Lizzy Borden is the name of an American heavy metal band that was formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1983. The band was named after the infamous Lizzie Borden murder case, and the band's lyrics often revolve around horror themes and macabre subject matter.

 Lizzy Borden's original lineup consisted of lead vocalist Lizzy Borden (born Gregory Charles Harges), guitarists Gene Allen and Tony Matuzak, bassist Michael Davis, and drummer Joey Scott Harges (Lizzy Borden's brother). The band's first release was a self-titled EP that was independently produced and released in 1984. The EP was a critical success, and it led to the band being signed to Metal Blade Records.

 Lizzy Borden's debut album, "Love You to Pieces," was released in 1985. The album was produced by Ron Goudie, who had previously worked with acts such as Motley Crue and W.A.S.P. "Love You to Pieces" was well-received by critics and fans, and it featured the hit single "Give 'Em the Axe." The album's success led to Lizzy Borden touring with bands such as W.A.S.P., Twisted Sister, and Y&T.

 Lizzy Borden's second album, "Menace to Society," was released in 1986. The album featured a heavier sound than its predecessor and included the hit single "Notorious." The band continued to tour heavily, and they gained a reputation for their energetic live shows, which often included elaborate stage props and theatrical elements.

 In 1987, Lizzy Borden released their third album, "Visual Lies." The album featured the hit single "Me Against the World" and included a music video that received heavy rotation on MTV. The album also featured a guest appearance by guitarist Steve Vai.

 Lizzy Borden continued to release albums throughout the 1990s, including "Master of Disguise" (1989), "Deal with the Devil" (2000), and "Appointment with Death" (2007). The band's lineup underwent several changes over the years, with Lizzy Borden being the only constant member. However, the band's sound and style remained consistent, and they continued to tour and perform throughout the United States and Europe.

 Lizzy Borden's music is characterized by its heavy guitar riffs, catchy melodies, and theatrical elements. The band's lyrics often explore dark and sinister themes, such as murder, revenge, and the occult. Despite the band's controversial subject matter, they have maintained a dedicated following of fans who appreciate their unique brand of heavy metal.