Lizzard

From France Pelagic Records Since 04/2006

Lizzard from France

Forged in 2006, when drummer Katy Elwell, bassist William Knox, and guitarist/vocalist Mathieu Ricou met and discovered that they shared a common vision in music, LIZZARD soon set out to work on their sound with a mission to find their own idiosyncratic approach to contemporary rock music – music that makes confident reference to the past without romanticizing it. The band released their Venus EP in 2008 followed by their debut full-length Out Of Reach in 2012 which was recorded with Rhys Fulber (Paradise Lost, Fear Factory, Front Line Assembly) who proclaimed his love of the band’s “marvelous poly-rhythmical sound.”
It was their 2014 Majestic full-length that was met with great critical acclaim. A rawer, more spontaneous affair compared to its predecessors, the offering was recorded live and produced by the band themselves capturing the intense energy the band unleashes on stage. “We’re very much a live band creatively speaking,” says Knox. “All of the writing sessions happen in our rehearsal space rather than at home. We believe that to capture any vibe, the chemistry between members needs to occur in real time… at least for us.”
Shift, released in 2018, opened new doors for the French trio, “LIZZARD accomplishes the perfect balancing act between music that is challenging and catchy in equal measure,” raved Metal Hammer. The band opened for Gojira and Terry Bozzio who invited them to perform on Drum Channel and embarked on month-long European tours with the likes of High On Fire, The Pineapple Thief, and Adrian Belew Power Trio. - Earsplit PR

Member(s):
  • Katy Elwell
    Drums
  • William Knox
    Bass
  • Mathieu Ricou
    Guitar & Vocals
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