Lizzy Borden was recently interviewed by Jack Antonio of “Do You Know Jack”. Here’s an excerpt regarding Metal Blade’s founder Brian Slagel:
Lizzy: “After I put out ‘Deal With The Devil’ and ‘Appointment With Death’, it was right around the collapse of the music industry. It got to the point where it was like, ‘What’s the point in making records if I can’t get it to my audience?’ There was no way to do that — there was no system in place, and people were getting very used to downloading for free and not buying the records. We were touring all over the world, playing in front of a young audience all over the world, so I didn’t really need to put out another record, but I did miss being a recording artist. I love that part of it — I love playing new songs live, I love putting new shows together. [Metal Blade Records owner] Brian [Slagel] came to me and said, ‘Look, it’s a different world now — we were able to weather the storm and figure out to do this now, and how to make it work.’ He convinced me to start making records again, so here I am.”