From their humble beginnings in New Orleans, Lillian Axe rose above the
cream of the bands of the hard rock genre of their era and had built a
reputation that could not be denied and were becoming legendary throughout
the United States. While performing an opening stint with Ratt, Poison and
Queensryche, Lillian Axe caught the eye of record executive Irving Azoff
who signed Lillian Axe to their first professional recording contract and the rest is history.
Often regarded as an underrrated metal gem, Lillian Axe are consummate
professionals, balancing song structure and melody with a heavy edge. The
most impressive aspect of this enduring group might just be their innate
ability to remain relevant while never shunning their vibrant and vintage
heritage. With big shot producers, major and independent records deals,
videos for MTV, quarter of a million records sales in the United States alone, New
Orleans survivors, Lillian Axe, have perservered through the years and still to this day, record new music and tour.
2010 will be the year of Lillian Axe. A fresh outlook, but the same
approach and hard work will take Steve Blaze, Derrick LeFevre, Sam
Poitevent, Eric Morris and Ken Koudelka to the next level. Lillian Axe will be
releasing their tenth album, Deep Red Shadows, on July 20 on Love & War
Records distributed by Sony Music Distribution (RED).
On May 16, 2010, Lillian Axe will be the first hard rock band ever
enshrined in the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Lillian Axe will forever
be remembered along side such greats as Fats Domino, Buddy Guy, Louis
Armstrong, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard and Allen Toussaint to name a few.
Lillian Axe will be performing and headlining the “First Annual Louisiana
Music Homecoming Concert” in celebration of their induction at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center.