LILLIAN AXE’s STEVE BLAZE Reflects On His Audition With W.A.S.P. – “Blackie Said I Was Too Good For The Gig”


In Episode 488 of the Iron City Rocks podcast, the hosts are joined as soon as once more by Lillian Axe‘s Steve Blaze. Lillian Axe just released From the Womb to the Tomb earlier this month. Steve talks with us about the line-up of the band, the period of time between 2012’s XI The Days Before Tomorrow and From The Womb To The Tomb, the lyrical theme of the album, and in addition displays again on his auditioning for W.A.S.P. Blaze recalled W.A.S.P. frontman Blackie Lawless telling Blaze he was too good for the gig, however that he had many nice, productive conversations with Lawless.

Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame inductees, Lillian Axe, lately launched the video & single from their tenth studio album, From Womb To Tomb, out now by way of Global Rock Records.

Guitarist Steve Blaze describes the monitor: “We designed it to represent the realization of a child as he comes into the world. It has elements of Game Of Thrones, Tron and the Matrix all wrapped up into an epic song about the awareness we perceive in our first memories that we are now an existing eternal soul.”

Watch the video under.

From Womb To Tomb is certain to please each long-time followers and newcomers with its excellent songcraft and first-rate musicianship.

Steve Blaze: “I consider the essential concept behind the creation of From Womb To Tomb has been in my head for a few years. The time simply wanted to be proper to precise it. This album is a special sort of idea file, whereas it doesn’t comprise a story-based theme. Rather, it’s a timeline from the start of a kid to the ascension of the soul, with every music emphasizing a particular time of 1’s life and the teachings realized therein.

“These observations are primarily based on my life and the witnessing of the expansion and growth of the human situation by way of my eyes. The great half is that these life experiences appear to exist in every one among us, regardless that the paths and occasions might tremendously differ. This is probably the most emotional and highly effective music I’ve ever written, and by the reactions of the few folks near me who I’ve performed it for, it can hit a deep and resounding chord with all those that hear it.

“I ask one thing: listen from the start to finish in solitude, with no distractions, as if you are reading a book or watching a movie. It is not a collection of 16 individual, nonrelated pieces. But instead, it is a complete work of highs and lows, colors and shades, and emotional fluctuations. It will take you through the light of our greatness and the darkness of our failures. The band performed with beautiful power and grace, and I feel it is our best achievement to date.”


“I Am Beyond”
“Neverending Me (Dempsey’s Kick)”
“The Golden Dragon”
“Piercing The Veil”
“Migrating North”
“No Problem”
“Dance Of The Maggots”
“Fall Of The Human Condition”
“The Great Deception”
“Endless Green Fields”
“Feelings Of Absinthe”
“Finally, Clarity”
“From The Mountaintops”

“I Am Beyond” video:

Lillian Axe are beginning their help of the album with a full UK tour in August, their first there since 1993. Confirmed dates are as listed:

24 – Nightrain – Bradford, UK
25 – Bannerman’s – Edinburgh, UK
26 – Hangar 18 – Swansea, UK
27 – The Underworld – Camden, London, UK
28 – HRH Sleaze – Sheffield, UK


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