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HELLION to appear at ‘A Gift for Orlando’ Benefit

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HELLION, featuring Ann Boleyn, Simon Wright, Ira Black, Maxxxwell Carlisle, Bjorn Englen and Scott Warren, will be appearing at the ‘A Gift for Orlando’ benefit show, Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 at The Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California. All proceeds will be going to the Zebra Coalition. Also performing will be Dio Disciples,…


Dan Mumm Releases New “Synchronicity” Music Video

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Neoclassical guitarist and Metal Method instructor Dan Mumm has released a video for the track “Synchronicity” off of Mumm’s new Peering Through the Lens of Time release. The album is available now on iTunes, Amazon.com and all major digital music outlets. The video was shot and directed by Maxxxwell Carlisle. Get “Synchronicity” in Mp3 format…


11 Amazing Under-The-Radar Shredder Bands

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We love our shredders… Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, Michael Batio, Paul Gilbert… top names that have forged a lasting legacy in the genre. Today, let’s spend a few minutes diving a bit deeper into the sea of high notes and face melting solos. We’re going to set aside Dream Theater, Dragonforce, Yngwie, Steve Vai and…


Demo / Review: Jackson Kelly Js32 in Viola Burst Finish

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A great, budget minded shred guitar. Although not ideally balanced, this guitar comes out swinging with excellent tone and blazing playability thanks to a great neck and smooth fretwork! 4/5 Stars


Hellion “Betrayer” Solo, Play-through and Break Down

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Here’s a play-through and break down of the solo from “Betrayer” off of the Hellion ‘Karma’s a Bitch’ EP. Key of B minor. Half-step down tuning.


Backing Track Album Released…

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Just released! “Maximized Backing Tracks, Vol. 1 – Rock and Metal” is available now for instant download on Sellfy! The 15 track collection of backing tracks featuring a variety of rock and metal cuts as well as an acoustic ballad, blues and funk tracks. Various keys and tempos are used making this collection a perfect…


Maxxxwell Carlisle guests on new LORDS OF THE TRIDENT covers EP

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Maxxxwell performs a guest solo on Lords of the Trident’s cover of Mago de Oz’s “La Conquista” from their new covers EP, re:Quests. The EP is available for purchase and download here. Lords of The Trident vocalist Fang VanWrathenstein recently appeared as a guest vocalist on Maxxxwell’s cover of “Black Widow”, originally from the U.D.O….


New “Black Widow” Single Released! Streaming here…

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The 2nd single from Maxxxwell’s upcoming solo album, When The Clock Strikes Metal, has been released. Featuring Michael Yancy on vocals, the track is a cover of U.D.O.’s “Black Widow” originally from the 1987 Animal House album. “Black Widow” is available now on iTunes and Amazon.com When The Clock Strikes Metal will be Maxxxwell’s sixth…


Making, Not Finding, Time to Practice

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Almost all musicians struggle with finding enough time to practice. We can have the most determined and productivity-maximizing mindset, but if we fail at finding or making the time we need to properly develop our skills, we will be left dreaming of things that we can never do. For most of the aspiring virtuosi out…


Focus on Metal “Metal of Oz” Compilation, Featuring Maxxxwell Carlisle and more…

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ONLINE METAL PROMO, FOCUS ON METAL podcast (USA) and MARIC MEDIA (Australia) have partnered to offer “Metal of Oz”, a free digital download music compilation featuring a mix of 40 past, current and unreleased original songs from established and up and coming bands from the United States, Canada and Australia. Legendary Australia rock / metal…