Crazy Lixx part ways with two guitarists
Swedish rockers Crazy Lixx have just announced the departure of their two guitarists, Edd Liam and Andy Zäta.
The band has released the following statement in that regard: “What many might have suspected can now officially be confirmed – guitarist Edd Liam has, for personal reasons, decided to quit the band. Edd has been in Crazy Lixx since the start of the 2010 tour following the release of our second album New Religion and played on two studio albums – Riot Avenue (2012) and the self-titled Crazy Lixx (2014). What may come as more of a surprise is that this summer also brings the end to Andy Zäta’s 7 year long career as lead guitar player for CL as he is now instead assuming one of the guitarist positions in the newly started British rock band Inglorious. Andy joined after the departure of Vic Zino (who joined Hardcore Superstar) in 2008 and has been, together with singer Danny Rexon, one of the main song-writers for the band and also the co-producer on the last two studio albums.
As to the future of the band, nothing has yet been decided. – “It is indeed a difficult position for us and we have yet to discuss how we will react on this situation, but I would lie if I said the band’s future existence isn’t at stake. The rest of us will have to sit down and start making plans for the remainder of the year and most importantly, decide whether Crazy Lixx is in those plans or not.” – says lead singer and founder Danny Rexon.”
Crazy Lixx‘s self-titled album landed the #4 spot in the Sleaze Roxx Readers’ Top 20 Albums of 2014 behind only the releases of music legends, Kix, AC/DC and Judas Priest. Sleaze Roxx had the following to state in that regard: “Why isn’t Crazy Lixx‘s self-titled record not in Sleaze Roxx’s Top 10 Albums of 2014? That was a question that came up a number of times when Sleaze Roxx’s top album list was recently released. Clearly, Sleaze Roxx readers really like Crazy Lixx‘s latest album because it was voted at #4 for the year. In fact, Crazy Lixx have been one of Sleaze Roxx readers’ perennial favorites since the band has landed anywhere from the #3 to #6 spot on four of the eight renditions of Sleaze Roxx Readers’ year end top album list. Based on the glowing review that Sleaze Roxx’s former editor Skid gave Crazy Lixx, I suspect that the album would have also made the Sleaze Roxx’s Top Albums of 2014 had Skid compiled the list. Whatever the case, Crazy Lixx have proven to resonate with Sleaze Roxx readers time and time again, and the group’s latest offering is no exception.”