Lisa Marx

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Lisa Marx
Origin California, United States
Genres Hardcore, heavy metal, metalcore, industrial metal
Occupations Musician, artist, graphic designer
Instruments Guitar, piano
Years active 2000-present
Associated acts To See You Broken, Kittie, Scars of Tomorrow, Day of Contempt, The Dear & Departed, Winds of Plague, Psyclon Nine, The Witch Was Right, Trainwrecked, Beasto Blanco

Lisa Marx is a professional guitarist, classically trained pianist, and graphic designer from California.

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Music[edit]

2002, Marx joined Seattle hardcore band To See You Broken as guitarist. The all-female underground group was a novelty in the northwest hardcore scene and shared the stage with many northwest hardcore bands such as Himsa, Champion, The Blood Brothers, Hardesty, Staygold, and Book of Black Earth. TSYB did several US tours, performing alongside Atreyu, Sworn Enemy, As I Lay Dying, Misery Signals, Modern Life Is War and countless others. The band recorded and released a full length album titled "A Thief, A Poet, An Enemy" in 2003 under Excursion Records in Seattle, Washington.

April 2004, Marx was hired to play live guitar in the Canadian Heavy metal group Kittie. Marx toured the US extensively with metal bands 36 Crazyfists, Candiria, August Burns Red, Crisis, Otep, Chimaira and performed several festivals with Shadows Fall, All That Remains, Clutch, Helmet, and more. During Marx's time with Kittie, the band released the album "Until The End" on July 27, 2004 under Artemis Records, featuring the single "Into The Darkness". The band debuted the world premiere of the music video "Into The Darkness" [1]while hosting MTV's Headbanger's Ball in New York City on June 19, 2004. In January 2005, the band performed in Mexico City and shortly after returning to the United States, management withheld financial obligations and was no longer able to support Marx and bassist Jennifer Arroyo, which resulted in them both leaving the band.

October 2005, Marx joined Sacramento, California based metalcore band Scars of Tomorrow as guitarist on a temporary basis for their US tours with Bury Your Dead and Terror. While touring with SOT, she encountered another opportunity playing guitar for Australian/New Zealand based band Day of Contempt, then residing in Orange County, California.

January 2006, Marx joined Day of Contempt as guitarist and performed a full US tour with Avenged Sevenfold and Bullets and Octane. Afterwords, singer Ben Coyte returned to Australia and the band reformed as The Dear & Departed. The newly refined band continued the European stretch of the tour with Avenged Sevenfold and Bullets and Octane in March 2006. Upon returning to the States, the band played local Orange County shows with mainstream bands AFI and 18 Visions. Marx left the band in August 2006 due to the changed direction since the band's original transformation.

July 2006, Marx was Tour Manager to the rockabilly band Tiger Army under Superhero Artist Management for two consecutive west coast headlining tours, including an exclusive show with Social Distortion at the Colorado Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

2009, Marx was approached by California deathcore band Winds Of Plague to fill in on keyboard for their Australian/New Zealand tour with Arch Enemy and Suffocation in October/November. Marx was also featured on the industrial band Psyclon Nine's album, released September 9th called "We The Fallen" under Metropolis Records, performing a piano composition, as well as designing the album artwork.

2011, Marx was guitarist and keyboardist in the industrial metal band The Witch Was Right. Their first online debut in May 2012 featured the song S.K.Y. with guest vocals by Davey Havok of AFI. Marx left the band in August 2012, before their first appearance over a dispute with the singer of The Witch Was Right when she was informed she was not permitted to participate in her personal DJ project Trainwrecked, which had been scheduled to perform as the opening act for The Witch Was Right's debut show in Orange County, California.

April 2012, Marx performed in a music video with the band Beasto Blanco, Chuck Garric's solo band (bassist from Alice Cooper), featuring the hit single "Breakdown". The music video was released in July 2012. [2]

June 2012, Marx performed guitar and DJ'ed in Trainwrecked with partner Tiffany Lowe at the Hollywood night club Bar Sinister, headlining with support from the industrial band God Module.

October 2013, Marx appeared in a Converse + Guitar Center commercial performing on keyboard. [3]

February 2014, Marx was featured in a Guitar Center commercial promoting their President's Day Sale. [4]

Graphic Design[edit]

2007, Marx became Graphic Designer and Street Team Coordinator at Abacus Recordings in Los Angeles, California where she assisted the Art Director in creating graphics for band promotions, web and print. Marx created and maintained artist profiles under entertainment portals, download stores, digital subscription services, social networks, internet radio, and viral video. She coordinated with street team members to supply promotional swag for events and releases. Abacus Recordings went out of business later in the year and Marx was transferred to their sister company Century Media Records in 2007 as Graphic Designer and Street Team Manager. Marx created print and web designs for online teaming and advertising, developed quarterly schedules and deadlines for all street team campaigns, established direct contact with members through email marketing, focusing on specialty markets for specific bands depending on the artist’s sound, target audience, album/tour schedule and biographical preeminence.

2008, Marx started working behind the scenes with 10th Street Management, also known as Motley Records in Los Angeles, California as their Web Content Manager, Senior Editor and Strategic Marketing Coordinator. She was featured in a promotional video for Mötley Crüe's press conference in Hollywood, California [5] as she worked with the band on their viral marketing campaign, attended press conferences, photo shoots, performances and conducted interviews to supply reviews of current events. Marx supplied, published and updated content with featured artist blogs, original blogs by rock personalities, rock news and built relationships with various agencies, labels, artists and organizations to market and cross promote. She managed a team of writers to supply editorials, organized and scheduled interviews with selected artists for exclusive content.

2009, Marx was published on the cover of photographer Jeremy Saffer's book Bring the Noise [6] and 2010 calendar featuring such other artists as All That Remains, A Day to Remember, Jeffree Star, The Devil Wears Prada, Hatebreed, Behemoth, Shadows Fall, Suicide Silence. In 2009, Marx was also Guitar Center's Flash Designer where she designed detailed Flash tutorials that informed sales employees across the nation about the products sold in Guitar Center's retail stores.

2012, Musician's Friend's hired Marx as Senior Graphic Designer where she designed content and consumer driven projects across multiple mediums, effective emails, postcards, sign up pages and websites, direct mail, email, print and web advertising, directed promotional photo shoots for web and print marketing materials, created and maintained extensive template organization for Musician's Friend production design team, as well as supervised team members through project development and brand standards.

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