Formed in 2006, when Katy Elwell (drums), William Knox (bass) and Mathieu Ricou (guitar & vocals) met each other and discovered they shared a common vision in music, Lizzard soon set out to work on their sound with a mission to create something unique, relevant and unmistakably rock.
The result of their labours was a much praised and self-produced demo “La Criée”, which was released in 2007 and offered them the chance to play a series of concerts throughout France.
In the following year, LIZZARD recorded the mini-album “Venus” with Rhys Fulber (Paradise Lost, Fear Factory, Front Line Assembly…) who loved their “marvelous poly-rhythmical sound”. Great reviews followed with some publications drawing comparisons to Tool, King Crimson and praising the band’s originality and freshness.
The following two years saw LIZZARD touring, opening for some of France’s biggest rock head-liners (Gojira, Punish Yourself, Loudblast, Enhancer…), and in 2011 the band travelled to Los Angeles to record their first full length album with Rhys Fulber once again. Six weeks in the studio resulted in “OUT OF REACH”, an album that demonstrates all the traits of LIZZARD and was released in October 2012 via Klonosphere/Season of Mist.
In 2013 LIZZARD hit the road for a European tour with HIGH ON FIRE (US) during which they considerably expanded their fan base. They followed up with a national tour, ending the year opening for Terry Bozzio, who has invited the band to perform on Drum Channel.
The band’s new release “MAJESTIC” will be out on October 17th 2014.