Born in Stockholm Sweden, it was here that Marten developed an interest in becoming a rock musician after being exposed to bands such as Kiss and Iron Maiden. Marten had a passion for playing various different musical instruments but considered bass his main instrument. At the age of 16 Marten had already performed shows and recorded with various local bands but he had much bigger aspirations. He wanted to take on Hollywood. By the age of 18 he toured the world and recorded with the hardrock band Lizzy Borden and that is just the beginning. (Continue reading below) Also see bio at Wikipedia.org
- LIZZY BORDEN -
For well over a decade, Marten Andersson has been the bassist for the legendary hard rock band Lizzy Borden. Lizzy Borden have toured the world and shared stages worldwide with groups such as Deep Purple, Wasp, Dio, Yngwie Malmsteen, Motorhead & many more. Lizzy Borden previewed their latest CD and their world wide tour at "The Wacken Festival" in Germany, in front of 35 thousand screaming fans. Longtime Lizzy Borden fan and Multimedia genius, Todd McFarlane was enlisted to capture the essence of Lizzy Borden for the CD cover art. McFarlane is best known for his creation of Spawn and the re-creation of Spiderman as well as CD covers for Korn, Iced Earth and many more.
The latest Lizzy Borden CD entitled "Appointment With Death" is out World-wide on Metalblade Records. The CD also features guest appearances by George Lynch (Dokken/Lynch mob), Jonas Hansson (Silver Mountain), Dave Meniketti (Y&T), Corey Beaulieu (Trivium) among many others.
The video for "Tomorrow Never Comes" was nominated for video of the year and was in the Top 25 Metal Videos on MTV's Headbangers Ball. The follow up single and video for the song "Under Your Skin" was in rotation on MTV’s Headbangers ball, Music Choice as well as radio stations around the world.
From 2007-2012, Lizzy Borden has traveled extensively around the world (5 times) performing in over 20 Countries In addition to European Touring and Festivals the band toured North American with both Wasp and Finnish Monster Rockers Lordi. Lizzy Borden was the first-day headliner of the two-day Keep It True XII festival in Lauda-Königshofen Germany. Worldwide festival appearances included Sweden Rock Festival (Sweden), Kobetasonik (Spain), Wacken Open Air (Germany), Bang Your Head (Germany), Alcatraz Metal Festival, Leyendas del Rock, Elsrock Festival, Heaven and Hell Metal Fest, Christmas Metal Festival, Hard Rock Hell Festival. North American festival appearances included Rocklahoma and Rock Gone Wild. Lizzy Borden wrapped up 2012 at Gods of Metal (Italy), Hellfest Summer Open Air (France) together with Black Sabbath, Motley Crue, Guns N' Roses and many others.
2013! Lizzy Borden is confirmed for 70000 tons of Metal
- GEORGE LYNCH -
Marten most recently finished his fifth tour with former Dokken guitarist George Lynch and his "Lynch Mob" in which they performed a marathon 26 shows in 30 days, including a much talked about feature on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
The line-up was: George Lynch - Guitars, Marten Andersson - Bass, Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath/Dio/Heaven and Hell) - Drums, Andrew Freeman - Vocals.
- STARWOOD -
Marten is a founding member and bass player of the Hollywood rock band "Starwood". The band released their debut CD "If It Ain't Broke, Break It!" worldwide on Metalblade Records to raving reviews. Their signature high energy rock has made Starwood popular after just only one album and "If it ain't broke, break it" gathered airplay around the World. Video's for the CD includes 'Subculture' and 'Bad Machine'.
"This is an album for anyone who kneels before the Gods for the return of carefree arena rock" states Music Connection. Metal edge magazine calls them the band to look for in 2005, Starwood "leans heavily to '70s era icons like KISS, Cheap Trick and New York Dolls, but they pummel forth in a very sleazier version of the above. The production is very raw yet polished in all the right spots making it a very strong rock record." Crave claims If Ain't Broke, Break It! boasts "an impressive old school rock feel" and hopes Starwood is "the band that brings back those Hollywood rock bands that got swept away so many years ago."
The band did a series of successful Japan concerts and has completed a follow up CD. (no release date set yet).
- LEGACY -
Marten's solo project "Legacy" and their self-titled debut CD was released to excellent reviews. In addition to Marten, Legacy features guitarist Roadrunner Records recording guitarist Jonas Hansson (Silver Mountain, The Jonas Hansson Band, Alcatraz), vocalist Chris Roseberry and drummer Stephan Emig. Other guest musicians is instrumental shredder guitarist Joy Basu (Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Simpson, CoCo Lee), drummer Sammy J. Watson (Apex Theory, Ricky Lee Jones) and vocalist Chris Logan (MSG, Jake E. Lee).
Legacy's debut CD was recorded, mixed and completed at Master Groove Studios by Marten and Jonas, with the assistance of studio owner Dave Morse. (Dave has worked with Aerosmith, Guns 'N Roses, Van Halen and Warrant.)
Legacy is described as "addictive, in-your-face hard rock." Metalvault calls it "Possibly one of the best Metal records I will hear this year". WCRC 104 FM says "This CD rocks. Its like Malmsteen meets Krokus meets nothing you ever heard before, a high octane metal fest", Hardradio calls it “Very cool stuff! Check it out", KNAC says "Legacy delivers straight-forward, honest, melodic rock with some great guitar playing".
Press coverage included larger magazine interviews and articles in publications such as Burrn, Guitar Magazine, Bass player Magazine, Hon-doo, American, Scandinavian, German and various other magazines around the world. (More Press/reviews)
- JONAS HANSSON BAND -
Marten recorded two CD's entitled "Second to None" (1997) and "The Rocks" (2000) with "The Jonas Hansson Band" (Roadrunner Records). Jonas Hansson Band featured members from bands such as Alice Cooper, Alcatraz, Marty Friedman Band (Megadeth) and Silver Mountain.
J.H.B. filmed a popular video, this video has been shown extensively on TV in Japan and various other television shows throughout Asia and Europe. The J.H.B. project was featured in many European and Japanese publications such as Burrn!, Guitar Player, and Young Guitar.
- JOY BASU -
Marten is performing bass tracks on guitarist Joy Basu's second instrumental CD (as well as various live appearances with Joy Basu over the years.) Joy Basu is the guitarist for Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Lopez, CoCo Lee and members of Dio, Dweezil Zappa, Billy Idol and many more
- MAKE LABEL CONTACT BOOK-
Marten is the author of the book "Make Label Contact/The Ultimate Source Directory" a reference and musicians guide, aimed towards musicians for record companies and demo submissions (Published by SCI Publishing.) This book is widely considered to be the guide for any musician.
Make Label Contact
- ADDITIONAL INFO -
Marten's acting credits in movies and Television include "Sweet Justice" (Melissa Gilbert), Rock N' Roll Detective (NBC Pilot), "Midnight Heat", "The Net", "Divas" and "To the end of Times".
Marten has been a guest Rockstar movie reviewer in Hustler and OUI Magazine.
Marten was featured in SPCA's "Hollywood Pet Celebrity Calendar" together with famous actors and models such as Donna Peele, Fabio, Alison Eastwood (Clint Eastwoods daughter), Ally Walker (Profiler) and Robert Culp among others. This calendar is very affordable and the proceeds goes to charity.
Marten's musical gear consists of ESP Basses and Guitars, Carvin Bass Amps, Nady, EBS, D’Addario Strings, Ovation Acoustic Guitars, Zoom, Morley Pedals, Hipshot D Tuners, Intune picks, Sans Amp, Line 6, Levy Straps, Babicz Bridges, Toontrack Drum Software, Jim Dunlop Products, Reed Kotler Software.
Source: http://www.marten.cc/marten1.htm accessed 8th May 2013