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  • The Marten Andersson Group proudly presents an All-Star special line-up set Saturday June, 3rd at the "Orminge Karnivalen" Stockholm, Sweden

Los Angeles, CA May 26, 2017 - Swedish-American bass player Marten Andersson (Lizzy Borden/Lynch Mob) has scheduled a special festival one off concert under the name "Marten Andersson Group" on Saturday June 3 at the Orminge Karneval festival outside Stockholm, Sweden. Orminge Karnevalen is a free of charge festival with great entertainment and fun activities for the whole family.

Marten says: "I will have some awesome musicians in the band and there will be special guest appearances! We will play some upcoming bass solo stuff and of course the great songs you all know and love."

Apart from the many amazing guest appearances, the core Marten Andersson Group for the evening consists of:

Mårten Andersson - Bass (Lizzy Borden/Lynch Mob)
Niclas Sigvall
- Drums (Electric Boys)
Jonas Hansson - Guitars (Silver Mountain)
Staffan Österling - Guitars (Paul Dianno)
Linnea Vikström - Vocals (Therion)
Mia Ahrentop - Vocals (Copiator, Backyard Jam)

Guest appearances by: 
Erika
(Swedish pop queen)
Thomas Emblad
(Fatal Smile)
Bosse "Zinny Zan" Stagman
(Shotgun Messiah/Easy Action)
And more guests to be announced..

       

 

Photo by M. Sovia. Poster by Vamp Visuals Design Studios

Websites and Social Media:
www.marten.cc
www.facebook.com/martenbass
www.twitter.com/anderssonmarten  
www.instagram.com/martenandersson
www.youtube.com/themartenandersson


  • Marten Andersson 2017 picks added to the store

    Marten Andersson picks - USA/Sweden flag logo emblazoned with Marten's autograph. Picks are X-Heavy, White celluloid. The same pick Marten uses on stage and for recording. Donation after expenses goes to public music education. Sold in a set of two picks. Click here to enter the store.

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  • Marten Andersson Group is performing at Orminge Karnivalen Sweden.

I got great news that I am very proud, excited (and a bit nervous) to share. I will be playing a show in my old home town of Orminge, Sweden where I grew up (just outside Stockholm) on June 3, 2017. I will have some awesome musicians in the band and there will be special guest appearances!! We will play some cool upcoming bass solo stuff and of course the great songs you all know and love. It's will be a great show at Orminge Karnevalen, June 3! Please share.

Riktigt roliga nyheter som jag är stolt över att rapportera. Jag är på hemgång för en spelning i Orminge (utanför Stockholm) den 3 Juni, 2017. Jag är tillbaka där jag växte upp och allting startade, Orminge Karnevalen! Jag kommer att ha med mig ett kanon band med riktigt duktiga musiker och fina gäst artister (mer om bandet och gäster kommer snart). Vi kommer att spela lite solo material som är på gång och självklart hitsen som vi alla känner till och älskar. Dela gärna den här med vänner och familj. Snake here we come!! Vem är redo att dra en bira efter spelningen?

Photo by M. Sovia. Poster by Vamp Visuals Design Studios


  • Bassist/Songwriter Marten Andersson signs endorsement deal with Toontrack Software.

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Los Angeles, California, February 6, 2017 – MARTEN ANDERSSON bass player for bands and artists like Lizzy Borden, Lynch Mob, Dario Lorina (BLS) and many more is honored to announce his involvement with Toontrack drum software.

    "Toontracks workmanship is first class, it’s like having access to the best drummers in the world with the best possible drum sound available for your music" says Marten. "Toontrack is the only tool you need to produce pro sounding drum and percussion tracks. I can't wait to use their great line of products, not only for my hardrock music but in placement music. Toontrack is elite yet affordable drum software and it's super easy to use, no more getting sidetracked in front of your computer”.

    "We are excited to be working with Marten again", says Toontrack. "Marten is a talented musician and songwriter who have shown his longevity not only with national recording artists as well as scoring music for TV and commercials. It’s a win-win situation and a great partnership."


    About Toontrack:
    Toontrack Music is a leading developer of music making software for songwriters and musicians as well as home to the world’s most successful drum samplers EZdrummer and Superior Drummer. Some of the other brands from the company include Drumkit From Hell, widely acclaimed multi-mixing tool EZmix 2 as well as the revolutionary piano software instrument EZkeys.

    For more information, visit Toontrack at www.toontrack.com or www.marten.cc

           
    Websites and Social Media:
    www.facebook.com/martenbass
    (new page)
    www.twitter.com/anderssonmarten  
    www.instagram.com/martenandersson
    www.youtube.com/themartenandersson
    www.marten.cc

  • Dario Lorina  - Death Grip Tribulations CD
      
    I am rocking some bass tracks on Dario Lorina's second instrumental solo CD,  out now on Shrapnel Records. It's always a blast working with Dario, he is absolutely shredding on this record so don't miss it. - Marten Andersson

    For more information and ordering go to www.dariolorina.com



  • "From Classic to Rock" Raises $50,000 for Public School Programs

 $50,000 Raised for multiple public schools by Award Winning Rock and Classical Musicians during the "From Classic to Rock" concert.

Los Angeles, CA (June 15, 2016) - Opus 88 and Select Strings Foundation are proud to present the Peninsula Education Foundation (PEF) a donation in the amount of $50,000 as a result of the "From Classic to Rock" concert event benefiting public schools that was held on March 26, 2016.
 
"From Classic to Rock" was an intimate concert that brought together platinum selling rock stars with world-renowned classical musicians.  The special event consisted of a one-of-a-kind concert, auction, and an epic red carpet after-party! Musicians involved with the event contributed their time, energy and musical talents to support programming funded by PEF including school music, art, physical education, library and STEM programs, and much more! Private donations are still critical in maintaining music, art and physical education in public schools across the country. For more information on the Peninsula Education Foundation go to: www.pvpef.org. The "From Classic to Rock" concert was Organized and Produced by: Marten Andersson, Yutong, Robert DeLeo, Stan Sharp and Chester Bennington.

CONCERT PERFORMERS:

Stone Temple Pilots
Chester Bennington from Linkin Park
Gary Wright (Multi platinum artist and writer of Dream Weaver and Love is Alive)
Yutong (Pacific Symphony, LA Phil, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra)
Stan Sharp (Long Beach Symphony, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra)
Marten Andersson (Lizzy Borden and George Lynch)
Chas West (Bonham and Foreigner)
Monte Pittman (Madonna and Solo Artist)
Jane Lee (Accomplished songwriter/pianist)
Lauren Mayhew (Singer/Actress)

Extraordinary guest musicians:
Christopher Lennertz, Stephen Chesney, Joi Simpson, Benjamin Zelico, Trameka Richardson, Sean Bart and the Peninsula high school choir.

Video produced by high-school student Dilan Mistry can be viewed below:

Photos by: Cynthia Halverson

Website: www.fromclassictorock.com
Social Media: www.facebook.com/fromclassictorock -- www.twitter.com/classictorock


  • Marten Andersson co-creates/co-produce "From Classic to Rock". A Charity Concert for Public Education

From Classic to Rock”, a star-studded event to benefit Palos Verdes Peninsula public schools on March 26, 2016 at the Norris Theater and Pavilion in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.
                                      Click here for larger poster

For Immediate Release

LOS ANGELES, CA (February 10, 2016) – “From Classic to Rock”, a star-studded event to benefit Palos Verdes Peninsula public schools on March 26, 2016 at the Norris Theater and Pavilion in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.

Marten Andersson co-creates/co-produce an incredible unique concert evening as platinum selling Rock Stars and Award Winning Classical musicians come together in a star-studded event to benefit Education. Artists scheduled to perform are Stone Temple Pilots, Chester Bennington, Gary Wright, Monte Pittman, Chinese violinist Yutong, Chas West, Stan Sharp, Marten Andersson and many more.

"From Classic to Rock" is an intimate concert, bringing platinum selling rock stars together with world-renowned classical musicians, taking you on a journey from 17th century to the modern hits of today, all in the spirit of benefiting Palos Verdes Peninsula public schools (proceeds to be donated to the Peninsula Education Foundation – PEF). The event will offer a one-of-a-kind concert, auction, and an epic red carpet after-concert party fit for any rock star! All musicians involved with the event are contributing their time, energy and musical talents in an effort to benefit public education by helping fund programming supported by PEF including school music, physical education, library and STEM programs, safe school counselors, academic and career counselors, and teacher salaries.

Tickets, VIP & Vendor sponsorship packages are available and include premium concert seating, meet-and-greets, photo and sound check opportunities, private after party services, merchandise and more.

  

CONCERT PERFORMERS:
*Line-Up Subject to Change; Additional Special Guests TBA

Stone Temple Pilots
one off performance with special guest
Chester Bennington from Linkin Park
Gary Wright
 (Multi platinum artist and writer of Dream Weaver and Love is Alive)
Yutong
(Pacific Symphony, LA Phil, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra)
Marten Andersson
(Lizzy Borden and George Lynch)
Chas West
(Bonham and Foreigner)
Monte Pittman
(Madonna and Solo Artist)
Stan Sharp
(Long Beach Symphony, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra)
Jane Lee
 (Accomplished pianist and songwriter)
Lauren Mayhew
 (Singer/Actress)

Extraordinary guest musicians:
Stephen Perkins, Devin Thomas, Stephen Chesney, Grant Fisher, Joi Simpson, Benjamin Zelico, Trameka Richardson, Sean Bart

EVENT INFORMATION:
Date/Time: Saturday, March 26, 2016, 6:30 P.M. to Midnight
Location: Norris Theater - 27570 Norris Center Dr., Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

For more information:
www.fromclassictorock.com

SOCIAL MEDIA:
www.facebook.com/fromclassictorock
www.twitter.com/classictorock

PRESS CONTACT: Sandra Larson/SCM at sandra@snakecitymusic.com
VIP & VENDOR SPONSOR CONTACT: Jennifer Mentesana at jen@locale90.com
EVENT DETAILS & TICKET INFORMATION: http://www.fromclassictorock.com

THIS EVENT IS ORGANIZED AND PRODUCED BY:
Marten Andersson, Robert DeLeo, Yutong, Stan Sharp


  • MARTEN ANDERSSON NAMM SIGNING - ROCKER’S COME TOGETHER

MARTEN ANDERSSON (Lizzy Borden, Lynch Mob), BJORN ENGLEN (Yngwie, Dio Disciples) with special guest RUDY SARZO (Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Dio) will be signing at the Namm show. EBS booth, #5391 on Saturday January 23, 2016


  • Bass players unite interview with Bass player Marten F. Andersson

Marten Andersson3

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 Namm signings
      

NAMM Metal Jam
The Slidebar, in Fullerton on January 21
This benefit concert is for charities; Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, and Dick Wagner's Rockers For St. Jude (featuring 40+ of the finest metal musicians performing the classic metal songs) You do not need to be part of the NAMM Show to attend this show. Click here for more
   
EMG Pickups
Booth# 4784 (Hall C) at 2-3 pm on January 23
with Marten Andersson (Lizzy Borden/Lynch Mob), Dave Ellefson (Megadeth), Frank Bello (Anthrax)

EBS
Booth# 5391 (Hall B) at 2pm January 24
ROCKERS COME TOGETHER with Marten Andersson (Lizzy Borden/Lynch Mob), Steve Di Giorgio (Testament/Death), Michael Devin (Whitesnake), Bjorn Englen (Dio Disciples)

Babicz Full Contact Hardware/AP International
Booth #4860 (Hall C) around 3:30 pm January 24


  • LEGACY NEWS!

My solo project 'Legacy' that I wrote and co produced with guitarist Jonas Hansson some years ago is re-released digitally with bonus tracks.  Legacy features members and guest appearances from groups and recording artists such as: Lizzy Borden, Silver Mountain, George Lynch Group, MSG, The Apex Theory, Joy Basu, and more. I just found out is in the Top 100 N1M metal Charts, which is mind blowling after all these years but it feels awesome. THANK YOU, MA

For more information go to www.legacylive.com   


  • Legacy video posted

SO LONG is a bonus track from LEGACY - a project founded by bassist Marten Andersson (LIZZY BORDEN/GEORGE LYNCH) and guitarist Jonas Hansson (SILVER MOUNTAIN) with many special guest appearances from members like MSG, Yngwie Malmsteen, Apex Theory, Joy Basu and many more.

For more information on Legacy:
CD Baby - Itunes - Amazon


  • Message from Marten

South Korea, South America, and now USA!? I can't wait to see everyone in Europe in November!

Get the motor running!

Lizzy Borden Airplane

See you out there!


  • Lizzy Borden Announces 30th Anniversary Tour Dates   

    Lizzy Borden has announced tour dates for their 30 years of American Metal Tour. The anniversary show features songs from each and every Lizzy Borden record to date, including classic songs like "Me against the World", "American Metal", "Master of Disguise".
  July 24, 2014 Lima, Peru Centrica
  July 26. 2014 Bogota, Colombia Ozzy Rock Bar
  August 1, 2014 Incheon, South Korea Pentaport Rock Festival
  August 14, 2014 Forth Worth, TX Rail Club
  August 15, 2014 Houston, TX Concert Pub North
  August 16, 2014

San Antonio, TX

Fitzgerald's: FB - Website
  October 10, 2014 North Platte, Nebraska Skull Fest 2014
  October 11, 2014 Denver, CO Wolf Fest 2014 (click here for poster)
  Nov 6, 2014 (NEW VENUE!) Madrid, Spain Caracol (NEW VENUE!)
  Nov 7, 2014 Zaragossa, Spain Teatro de las Esquinas
  Nov 8, 2014 Donostia, Spain Doka
  Nov 11, 2014 Eisden/Maasmechelen, Belgium Rock Club Jan Hertog
       Nov 12, 2014 Tilburg, Holland Little Devil
  Nov 13, 2014 NEW! Hafan Y Mor Holiday Park/Pwllheli, North Wales, UK Hardrock Hell Festival
  Nov 14, 2014 Lichtenfels, Germany Paunchy Cats
  Nov 15, 2014 Uster, CH Star Club
  Nov 16, 2014 Brescia, Italy Circolo Colony
  Nov 17, 2014 Turin, Italy Audiodrome
  Nov 18, 2014 Rome, Italy Planet
  Nov 20, 2014 Trieste, Italy Teatro Miela
  Nov 21, 2014 Vienna, Austria Escape
  Nov 22, 2014 Zlin/Novesta, Czech Republic Masters of Rock Festival
  Nov 23, 2014 Moscow, Russia Volta Club


                                                          Click here for larger poster - Poster by VampVisuals

"We are all very excited to Perform our Anniversary show all over the world and can’t wait to celebrate with all of our friends/fans for this monumental milestone. see you all soon", Lizzy

For press, booking and upcoming tour dates, please see the official website at: http://www.lizzyborden.com/ or www.facebook.com/lizzybordenband


  • Marten Andersson - 30th Anniversary Picks
     Marten Andersson-Lizzy Borden 30th Anniversary pick emblazoned with Marten's autograph and Lizzy Borden Logo. Picks are X-Heavy, Black with faded ink.

Click here to enter the store>

       

  • Lizzy Borden will bring the 30th anniversary show to South Korea!

Lizzy Borden is confirmed to play the Incheon PENTAPORT ROCK FESTIVAL August 1, 2014 in South Korea.
For more information go to www.pentaportrock.com


  • Lizzy Borden is taking the 30th Anniversary show to South America!

Lima, Peru
Venue: Centrica
*NEW VENUE!
Thursday July 24, 2014

Bogota, Colombia
Venue: Ozzy Rock Bar
Saturday July 26, 2014

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  • Lizzy Borden will bring 30th anniversary show to Europe and the UK for fall tour.

Lizzy Borden’s 30 years of American metal tour will be trekking across Europe and the UK this Fall. The anniversary show features songs from each and every Lizzy Borden record to date, including classic songs like "Me against the World", "American Metal", "Master of Disguise" Plus songs the band has never performed live.

"We are all very excited to bring our Anniversary show over and can’t wait to celebrate with all of our friends/fans in Europe and the UK for this monumental milestone. see you all soon", Lizzy

Confirmed tour dates will be announced soon.

For Press or booking inquiries please click here>


  • Lizzy Borden Live in Las Vegas!

Lizzy Borden will be playing the Las Vegas CS (425 Fremont Street Las Vegas, NV.) on Saturday Feb 22nd.

Tickets can be found here


  • Lizzy Borden will Headline NAMM Epiphone Party

Lizzy Borden will headline the Epiphone party for the NAMM Show Friday January 24th 2014 at the Tiki bar in costa mesa (about 15 min away from the convention center). You do not need to be part of the NAMM show to get tickets.

The Epiphone party will reunite Lizzy Borden’s "Appointment with Death" line up (Joey Scott, Marten Andersson,Ira Black and Lizzy) for a one night only performance. Be sure to catch this exclusive one-off show, (The First show together in 5 years). See poster or links for details. (Lizzy Borden hit the stage at 11:35)

Ticketmaster
Tiki website


  • Lizzy Borden confirmed for Wolf Fest 2014

October 11, 2014, more bands to be announced


  • Marten Andersson playing on Guitarist Dario Lorina's Solo Debut

Guitar virtuoso Dario Lorina will release his first solo recording, entitled simply "Dario Lorina", on September 10 via Shrapnel Records. Growing up listening to guitarists such as Randy Rhoads, Paul Gilbert, George Lynch and Eddie Van Halen, Dario's music harkens back to the glory days of high-caliber shred guitar, the genre of which Shrapnel Records was a founding force.

Dario Lorina's debut solo CD reveals a guitarist brimming with extreme musical ability. This guitarist brings more diverse influences into play than the average neo-classical riff monger. While technically proficient like all of the label's guitar instrumentalists, Dario's CD isn't just about shredding. It's an American guitar instrumental album having more in common with riffs reminiscent of Paul Gilbert, George Lynch and Eddie Van Halen than the European influence of guitarists such as Yngwie Malmsteen. Dario's debut CD is a powerful all-instrumental CD drenched in attitude-filled guitar work, backed by a thundering hard rock rhythm section.

Marten states: ''It's a great honor to be part of Dario's first instrumental solo CD. He is a talented and amazing guitar player with many years to come in the business. He is playing his ass off on this record and he's only scratched the surface of what's to come, this is a must for fans of instrumental CD's!"

"Dario Lorina" track listing:

01. Demon Rum
02. Pipe Dreams
03. My Heroine
04. Villains
05. Silhouettes
06. Feels Good
07. House Of The Rising Sun
08. Alive
09. Ambrosia
10. Words Unspoken
11. Sacksong
12. Revolutions
13. Amor Odium

The self-titled album can be purchased at the following outlets:

Amazon
iTunes
Best Buy
Shrapnel Records


  • New Marten Andersson "ESP" Promo picture posted
    Photo by Stephanie Cabral

Marten Andersson Promotion Picture 2013
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