Bass players unite interview with Bass player Marten F. Andersson

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For the first question we want to know when did you start to play the bass guitar? Was it easy for you to learn bass? I actually started to play the guitar, I was about 13 when I saw Gene Simmons on some TV show and it made me want to switch to bass. I wanted to breathe fire and fly with bat wings on stage. I was pretty much begging my dad every day to buy me a bass, he eventually bought me a little Fender Mustang bass. I started taking lessons and figuring out how to play the music that was played on the radio. I don’t really remember this part, but when I run into people that were around then, they tell me I always had a bass with me or I was always practicing. I was not one of those people where things came easy, some people do it once and they get it right off the bat. I worked my ass off, practiced all day and night and took lessons. Once it’s in my head it doesn’t leave – so I guess it’s a trade off. Plus, I became very passionate about playing, and you cant help yourself but to do it all the time, when you have passion. Read Full Interview here>


Interview with Marten Andersson bassist of Lizzy Borden / George Lynch / Legacy by Back to Hard Rock Magazine

What are your most recently completed projects and what are you currently working on?
I have been in Lizzy Borden for a long time and I was with George Lynch and his Lynch Mob for 6 or 7 years. Hmm what else, check out Dario Lorina's (Black Label Society) latest instrumental CD (out on Shrapnel records now) it has a ton of cool shredding on it. My old solo project ‘Legacy' was recently re-released digitally with bonus tracks and I just found out it’s on some metal charts which is mindblowing that after all these years, that people still like it but that’s great. Read Full Interview here>


Marten Andersson Drops A Bass Line With Fallen Blue

Bass player Marten Andersson Drops A Bass Line With Fallen Blue

Fallen Blue charity group recently sat down with our friend and longtime Lizzy Borden bass player, Marten Andersson. Marten is also known for his 7 years with George Lynch's Lynch Mob, in addition to the authoring of a successful music reference book and appearing in smaller TV/movie parts. Marten Andersson and the band Lizzy Borden are some of our first and biggest supporters. Read More>


Lizzy Borden - Sweden Rock review
9p (of 10)

9p (of 10) The people who don’t see the cool in Make up, Axe blades with fake blood and a singer that goes through Halloween masks like festival beers, will not like Lizzy Borden. If you like all this, combined with awesome ‘Wasp’ meets ‘Queensryche’ metal and the same (emanate) singer that is a lion tamer with the audience - yes, you might just say, like me, agree that Lizzy Borden is the highlight of the entire SRF. Certain die hard fans might have missed certain classics, but the new “Appointment with Death” - songs lifts to high heavens live, and I got to hear “Me Against the World” do not complain.

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Lizzy Borden - Bang your head" review in Metal Hammer

Shock-rocker Lizzy Borden knows how to entertain the audience: The five americans put on party-hits like 'Tomorrow Never Comes', 'There Will Be Blood Tonight', 'Me Against The World' or 'We Got The Power' and staged a spectacular show that somehow reminds of Kiss. Masquerade in great profusion, Dancers (that pretend to give lead singer Lizzy a blow-job, getting their top ripped off and being bloody massacred) and a fake blood orgy in the first row - party! No wonder one disapproved with the Band being on stage early afternoon.

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Lizzy Borden/George Lynch Bassist embarks on a journey with Toontrack Software Maker

Los Angeles, California, September 19, 2007 – MARTEN ANDERSSON bassist for Lizzy Borden/George Lynch (ex Legacy, Starwood) is honored to announce his involvement with Toontrack of Sweden.  “Toontrack has created an elite yet affordable drum software which allows your creative ability to take priority, and put an end to useless hours getting sidetracked on computer engineering,” says Marten.  Read More>


Starwood Gets Terrorized

   

(Music Connection Magazine - Picture by Theresa Cameron) The Hollywood-based rock band Starwood has been hard at work on their follow-up album to If It Ain’t Broke, Break It at Terrorizing Studios in North Hollywood.  Click for picture>


Nightingale Studios Gets Lynched

George Lynch's "Lynch Mob" (with Marten Andersson on Bass) was at Nightingale Studios finishing up rehearsals for its upcoming tour. The group is planning on doing classic Lynch Mob and Dokken songs. At some of the shows, the band will be teaming up with other all-star 80’s metal celebs, so be on the lookout. Click for picture>


Marten Andersson Talks Bass!

Marten Andersson talks bass with Martin Simpson of bassplayers.com "I decided that I’d better secure an Interview before the man got even busier than he already is".  I shot Marten a few questions and we had a great chat which ended in April.  Read More>


Marten Andersson/Legacy in Hustler and OUI Magazine

Marten reviews adult movies in Hustler Magazine       Legacy featured in OUI Magazine       Marten and lizzy reviews adult movies in OUI Magazine
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Starwood Reviews, Interviews and Press Related Items

Over 50 (!!!) Starwood Interviews and Reviews has been added - Read More>

Starwood Reviews and Interviews

  
 

 


     
    Classic Rock Magazine
Starwood is
in Classic Rock Magazine, one of England's biggest rock magazine.  Read More>
     

     
    Metal Edge Magazine
Starwood
Featured in the March 2005 issue of Metal Edge Magazine as the band to watch in 2005. (in stores now - Read More>)
     

      
    Entertainment Today Magazine
Starwood is a band whose mission it seems is to bring back good old slammin rock n roll with a dose of punk thrown in for good measure. Their new release "If It Ain't Broke, Break It" (available on Metal Blade Records) is a collection of 9 raucous rockers. Read More
      

Legacy CD Review by Sin's pure Metal News

 "The band puts forth a vivid musical performance that is highlighted by their skillful songwriting abilities and impressive delivery. There are few bands today that capture the energy of the hard rock sound and execute it in such a proficient manner." Read more>


30 Questions with Marten Andersson

by Whiplash Rock Magazine Brazil (Read More)


Legacy CD Review by sleaze-metal

"You have such culture here it is like Clapton meets Yngwie mixed in with Yes and Jazz bassist Stanley Clark. I am not a instrumental fan but this is one of the best I heard. Song nine My last sunrise is a killer tune. I can see more coming from this band in the future." Read More>


Radio Interview with Marten and Lizzy

Marten and Lizzy of Starwood were on the Rock and a Hard Place Radio program to talk about their new album "If It Ain't Broke... Break It!", out now on Metal Blade.  Click to listen in Windows Media to the conversation with Lizzy and Marten.




Marten Andersson Interviews:

- Interview with Starwood Bass player Marten Andersson by Mega Metal
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Marten Andersson talks about Starwood with Music Incider

- Marten Andersson talks Bass with
8StringBass.com - Read Interview>


Legacy CD Reviews:

- Legacy CD review by metallian.com
- Legacy review by: Sweden Rock Magazine

- Legacy Review by metalcorefanzine.com


Legacy Review by metalcorefanzine.com

Melodic rock with a touch of metal thrown in. There aren't many new bands playing this style and I grew up a fan of rock n roll as well as underground metal so I am totally into what these guys are all about. 11 bone crunching rock tunes. Think bands like Coney Hatch, Night Ranger, etc. Great vocals are just plain kick ass tunes make this a rock lovers delight.


Marten Andersson/Legacy Metal Express Interview and CD Review

- Marten Andersson talks to Norway's "Metal Express Magazine" about Legacy, Lizzy Borden and more>
- Metal Express Magazine
Legacy CD Review


Marten Andersson Article in Expressen Newspaper Sweden


Marten Andersson Article from Nacka Posten

Marten Andersson feature from Nacka Värmdö Posten (Swedish only) These are larger files, please be patient with load time. Read Article>


Legacy CD review by maelstrom.nu

Legacy's self titled album is filled with guitarist's Hansson heavy lead guitar and cool riffs, especially on the outro to "Leave it Alone." Roseberry's deep voice is a perfect contrast to the soaring solos. Think Skid Row at around the time of Slave to the Grind and that's where Legacy lies. If you liked that sound then you'll love this band. Read Review>


Metal Express Legacy CD Review

Legacy isn’t your average hard rock band. Although the musicianship on this CD is potent and skilled, the vocalist Chris Roseberry is the bands most lethal instrument. He has tremendous range, a very bluesy voice, and the ability to throw real anger and pain into his delivery.  Legacy is just a damn good band.  Read Review>


Altatensione Webmagazine Interviews Marten Andersson

Marten Andersson Interview with Altatensione Webmagazine Italy. Click here>


Marten Andersson - Rock and a Hard Place Radio Interview

Radio Interview with The Box (101.9 Fargo, ND). Marten talked about Legacy, Lizzy Borden, played some Metal and drank beer.

Here's part of the conversation: PART ONE  PART TWO (wmv)


Rocknet Webzine Legacy CD Review

I love the guitar riffs and there's definitely some top notch technical playing. The vocalist has a nice range.  The album overall is very heavy and very melodic with a couple of really nice ballads on it.  Definitely a very cool album. Full Review>


Marten Andersson Radio Interview

Marten Andersson Interview with m4 Radio - Audio Clip Posted>


Legacy CD Review by Bass Inside Magazine

The album is just what you would expect from a group of heavy metal monsters. Hot songs, great solos, a lot of strutting, the usual stuff, well played. For the genre they dance in, they are as good as it can get. Grrrr.  Full Review>


Legacy CD Review

All of these guys are seasoned players who know their way around impressive hooks, kick-ass riffs and – plain and simple – decent songwriting. Full Review>

-Michael Popke-
Sea of Tranquility


Legacy in OUI Magazine

On the rise to fame and fortune, this 4-piece quartet, from Hollywood California, holds a lot of talent. Releasing their self-titled debut album, LEGACY, the band is on the rise. From start to finish this CD holds some of the best hard rock that I have heard in years. The razor sharp riffs and thumping bass lines is guaranteed to satisfy any metal-head. The continual airplay, on major radio stations, has insured the band an ever-growing fan base. The band is made up of Marten Andersson (Lizzy Borden) on bass, Jonas Hansson (Silver Mountain, Alcatraz) on guitar, Stephen Emig on drums and Chris Roseberry vocals. Marten lets us know how they got through the recording of this album! "We are all big fans of porn, when we recorded the album we had porn on the whole time, a habit I picked up with my years wit Lizzy Borden".  Read more>


metal-exiles.com - Legacy Review and Marten Andersson Interview

Interview with Legacy founder and Bass Player Marten Andersson and Legacy CD Review with metal-exiles.com


Legacy Review with CDSmash.com

There are so many great licks here that it will leave a blister on your stereo speakers! The songs are heavy, bluesy & aggressive in places and melodic in others.  Full Review>

-Kman-
CDSmash.com


Legacy Review with Metalvault.com

"Possibly one of the best Metal records I will hear this year" by Metalvault.com - Read Review


Legacy Reviews posted

- Legacy Review by rockheads.dk  - Click Here
- Marten Andersson Interview with "Rock In Your World" - Click Here
- Legacy review by loudmetal.com - Click here for Review
- Legacy review by RockReunion.com  - Click here for complete review


Marten Talks to Ballbuster Magazine!

Marten Andersson Interviews with Ballbuster Magazine - Click Here>


Legacy review on Strutter Magazine

This LA based band is definitely one to check out as soon as possible, because this is music from a very high quality. This LEGACY is a big recommendation worth. -Click here for full length review-
  
Strutter Magazine


Marten Andersson Interview and Legacy review on electricbasement.com

- Marten Andersson Interview -Click Here-
- Legacy CD Review by Electric Basement -Click here for review -


Legacy Review on KNAC.COM

The songs are carefully crafted (a good blend of melody,musicianship, songwriting and go for the throat attitude) and well executed. The album starts off with a 1-2-3 punch of great rockers. Album mixes original ideas with odes to Metallica, Yngwie, etc. Click Here for full length review


Legacy on WCRC

Legacy is a new unsigned band we have been playing here on our station WCRC 104 FM.  These guys rock from the opening track Trouble Shooter to the closer of "Thank You" this CD rocks. Its like Malmsteen meets Krokus meets nothing you ever heard before I high octane metal fest "Troubleshooter" the rocking balls to wall track gets lots of feedback but the most request come in for track #4 "Autumn Rising" a very Dio sounding ballad in the beginning then opens up into a rockin climax.  I give this on a scale of one to ten (ten being the best) a easy 9 and the only reason i give it a nine is i never give a ten only twice  in my radio career listen to Legacy on "The Witching Hour" every Saturday night on WCRC 104 FM in New Hampshire
  
- Rik
Music Director
- WCRC 104 FM - NH


Legacy review on Oblivion Magazine

They (Legacy) sound very experienced and professional. The music is powerful and very melodic US-Metal. The best heavy tracks are "Tool" or "Underdog". The instrumental song "2.4.1"
is a total blast and has lots of harmony.
Complete Review


Legacy review with Strutter Magazine

Heavy sound with a well placed guitar, creative riffs and  solos mingled on a competent and vigorous rhythm cousin, with a able singer and a interesting gamma of compositions.  Complete Review      


Legacy Review on RENEGADE2K.COM - Brazil

This album features interesting hard/heavy songs with good technical sections and shredding neoclassical soloing. Very good debut album.  -  Click Here for Complete Review      


Legacy with Sweet Suffering Magazine - Germany
 
All the musicians specially the bass player Marten Andersson outdo themselves demonstrating both instrumental mastery and excellent melodic taste.  - 
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Marten is one of the best bassists around.
 
-Sonja Van Lier - 
Rock City News- Los Angeles

    

Legacy on CBC Radio Ottawa

I am very impressed by the skill level of the players. I think this was best displayed when I got to track 10 (Astral Sundown). I also really enjoyed track 4 - Autumn Rising, and track 8 - Can't Remember Love. The quality of the recording was very strong, and as mentioned, the playing is well above par."
   

-Paul MacInnis-
CBC Radio Ottawa
  


    

Q & A WITH MARTEN ANDERSON - Marten Andersson interviewed by "Lizzy Borden Yahoo Club" founder Joseph N. Frezza - Click Here for complete Interview


Legacy on bassplay.com

"My adoration now lies true with Legacy, a powerful and explosive talent who will wear well with the changing times of musical expectations with a diverse range of well written material."- Click Here for complete Interview


" I really loved the music from the band and the high standards from the musicians involved"
  
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Eduardo de Souza Bonadia-
Editor/Director - Strike Virtual Metal Magazine 
   

The CD is awesome! very cool stuff! Check it out. 

   
"I think the music is great, powerful, energetic and extremely well constructed... A pleasure to the hard prog fans...!! "
  

-"Subterránea Magazine, Chile-
  

Legacy on Euphony Music News & Spin City Magazine

A very interesting CD to say the least. - Click Here for complete Interview


Legacy in the Posten Sweden

Legacy CD Review by The Posten, Sweden>



  

"Great stuff! Very very cool, Excellent! Excellent! Great stuff!!"
   
- Rock And A Hardplace-
  

"Awesome band"
-Wildside Imports-
  

Kickers Magazine poll voted Legacy one of the best unsigned bands.
  

   

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