Axe was the first female heavy metal artist in South Africa, back in 1992-3. It was a tough time to bring a female power metal artist in amongst the new wave of Death Metal that just took over the country, but she persisted, being billed mainly with Goth/Power acts.
After over a decade of obscurity, she resurfaced with THE INVITATION, the end credit song to UK horror film, THE GHOSTS OF CROWLEY HALL. For fear of copyright issues, her name was changed to LadyAxe and was the name used from there on in.
In 2009 LadyAxe headlined the Windhoek Metalfest in Namibia, making history as the first time a metal band featured three generations of females from the same family. It was a once-off feat, but proved the unpredictable nature of LadyAxe.
Subsequently she recorded various demo’s of the songs they played at the WMF, but with lack of funding to record a proper studio album, Axe posted said demo’s mainly on Reverbnation.
The demo compilation, “DEMOnized”, was released in June 2015, due to popular demand for all the old Axe and LadyAxe demo’s that have only been heard live before. The CD is available on www.ladyaxemerch.blogspot.com
LadyAxe will soon record the long awaited EP, “ASATRU”, in 2015 to showcase the true punch she delivers. With her tribal/ Viking influences rooted in her music and lyrics, this should be interesting for a female fronted band to bring.
Lock up your sons! LadyAxe will be raiding your village soon!