The Murderess Metal Road Show is a Live recorded, Double LP album


large album front cover photo of: LIZZY BORDEN - THE MURDERESS METAL ROAD SHOW

Music Genre:

Glamrock Heavy Power Metal

Collector's info:

Gatefold (FOC) cover design. This album includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by Lizzy Borden and band-photos. 

Album Production Information:

Produced by Lizzy Borden, Brian Slagel
Sound engineers Bill Metoyer
Album cover art Vince Guiterrez

Brian Slagel is an influential figure in the world of heavy metal music. Born on 17 February 1961, in Los Angeles, California, Slagel developed a deep passion for music at an early age. Growing up in the vibrant music scene of the 1970s and 1980s, he played an instrumental role in shaping the landscape of heavy metal as we know it today.

In his teenage years, Slagel immersed himself in the thriving metal scene of Los Angeles. He attended numerous concerts and built a vast network of connections with musicians, fans, and industry professionals. Recognizing the immense talent around him, Slagel decided to channel his passion into something more substantial.

In 1982, at the age of 21, Slagel founded Metal Blade Records in his small apartment. The label began as a means to support and promote local metal bands who were struggling to secure record deals. Slagel's vision was to create a platform where these talented artists could showcase their music and gain wider recognition.

Metal Blade Records released its first compilation album, "Metal Massacre", in 1982. The album featured now-legendary bands such as Metallica, Ratt, and Slayer, among others. This groundbreaking release played a significant role in catapulting Metal Blade Records and its roster of artists into the spotlight.


As the label continued to grow, Slagel nurtured and signed a multitude of influential bands, including Mercyful Fate, Cannibal Corpse, Gwar, and Armored Saint, to name just a few. His keen ear for talent and unwavering support for the genre helped Metal Blade Records become one of the most successful independent labels in the music industry.

Throughout his career, Slagel remained committed to preserving the authenticity and integrity of heavy metal music. While other labels veered towards more commercial sounds, Slagel stayed true to his roots, signing and promoting bands that embodied the spirit of the genre. He played a crucial role in the rise of the thrash metal movement, which had a profound impact on the music industry and inspired countless musicians.

In addition to his work as a label owner, Slagel has also served as a producer, working on albums for bands like Flotsam and Jetsam, Exciter, and Trouble. His deep understanding of the genre and his ability to bring out the best in artists allowed him to make significant contributions to their musical journeys.

Over the years, Brian Slagel's contributions to heavy metal have been widely recognized and celebrated. In 2010, he received the "Lifetime Achievement" award at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods ceremony. His dedication to the genre has left an indelible mark on the music world, influencing generations of metal musicians and fans alike.

Today, Metal Blade Records continues to thrive under Slagel's guidance. His passion, perseverance, and unwavering belief in the power of heavy metal have cemented his legacy as one of the most influential figures in the genre. Brian Slagel's story is a testament to the transformative power of music and the immense impact that one person can have on an entire cultural movement.

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.


Record Label Information:

RoadrunneR RR 9702

Media Format:

12" Vinyl LP Gramophone

Year & Country:

1986 Made in Holland
Band Members and Musicians on: Lizzy Borden The Murderess Metal Road Show
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Lizzy Borden

    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".

  • Gene Allen
  • Alex Nelson
  • Michael Davis

    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.

  • Joey Scott

    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.

Track Listing of: Lizzy Borden The Murderess Metal Road Show

The Song/tracks on "Lizzy Borden The Murderess Metal Road Show" are

  • Council For The Cauldron 04:46
  • Flesh Eater 03:03
  • Warfare 03:57
  • No Time To Lose 03:37
  • Rod Of Iron 04:42
  • Save Me 03:19
  • Godiva 02:32
  • Psychopath 03:54
  • Love You To Pieces 04:59
  • Live And Let Die 03:38
  • Kiss Of Death 02:32
  • Red Rum 04:47
  • American Metal 06:01
  • Give 'Em The Axe 02:44
  • Finale 03:42
  • Dead Serious 04:45
  • (Wake Up) Time To Die 06:11
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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.