Since the formation of south Sweden's hard rockers Crazy Lixx back in 2002, the band has worked hard to pull through. No lucky breaks, no discovering by an agent, no right place at the right time, just plain old willpower and hard work. Now, an almost exact decade after vocalist Danny Rexon and ex-guitarist Vic Zino (now in Hardcore Superstar) started playing together under the name Crazy Lixx, the band is about to release their third and without a doubt, strongest album with 'Riot Avenue': an 11 track hard rocking release to appeal both to the old fans, as well as a new crowd with its faster tempo and riff-based approach.
"We've been trying to make this album more hard rock and heavy metal than our previous work and this time it meant doing it ourselves. We haven't been using an external producer but just listened to what we wanted out of this album, what we felt would be the right step to take and if you ask me, we've nailed it. Can't wait to let people hear our new stuff!" - says vocalist and sole remaining founding member Danny Rexon.
At the same time the band is once again decimated down to three members with the recent departure of drummer Joél Cirera and bass player Loke Rivano and the remaining members will look long and hard to replace the rhythm section, before the tour starts in the late spring of 2012.
"This seems to be a curse that Crazy Lixx suffers more often than other bands. When I joined the band had just lost their guitarist a month after the release of the first album and now even before we started recording this album Joél declared it would be the last album with Crazy Lixx for him and along the way we also lost Loke so once again the band is lacking members." - says guitarist Andy Dawson who joined the band in 2008.
With the addition of guitarist Edd Liam the band has also gone for a slightly different style when it comes to the songwriting, especially around the guitar parts and riffs.
"Since there's two of us now (guitar players) we felt that we could do stuff that wasn't possible on the last two albums, especially if we wanted to be able to perform the songs the same way live. This time we've added a lot more twin guitar work and also thought more about how the songs on the album would transfer to the stage in the best way possible." - says guitar player and newest member Edd Liam.
The new album 'Riot Avenue' will hit the stores on April 2012
Danny Rexon - vocals
Andy Dawson - guitars
Edd Liam – guitars
Featured on the album:
Joél Cirera - drums
Loke Rivano - bass