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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…


Metal Gods Magazine Interview

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The latest issue of Germany’s Metal Gods Magazine has published a 2 page featured interview with Max. The interview covers a variety of subjects including the Maxxxwell Carlisle live band, the latest full-length release “Visions of Speed and Thunder”, playing in HELLION and upcoming projects. Max also gives his opinion on the “guitar hero” label…


BraveWords Reviews “Visions of Speed and Thunder”

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Metal news giants BraveWords have reviewed Maxxxwell’s latest full-length album, “Visions of Speed and Thunder”. Fist-pumping, American heavy metal is what you’ll get from mohawk-sporting bodybuilder guitarist Maxxxwell Carlisle…As you can imagine, the guitar skills from every player here is exceptional…If headbangable, straight-ahead metal songs is what you crave, then Visions Of Speed And Thunder…


LA Metal Media Posts Coverage of Hellion’s Jam Night Appearance

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LA Metal Media has posted a gallery of photos by Roc Boyum featuring HELLION performing at the Lucky Strike Ultimate Jam Night, Wednesday October 14th, 2015. Click Here for full gallery.  


HELLION performs at Lucky Strike Ultimate Jam Night

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Wednesday, October 15th 2015, HELLION performed a cover of “The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown)” and their classic hit “Stormrider”, at the Lucky Strike Jam Night in Hollywood. Ann Boleyn on vocals, Scott Warren on keyboards, Maxxxwell Carlisle and Ira Black on guitars, Bjorn Englen on bass and Simon Wright on drums. A…


The Musician’s Fear of Finishing

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Musicians have no shortage of big plans. From 2 hour concept albums to mind blowing stage productions that would put Cirque du Soleil to shame, we often have an unrivaled ability to dream up things we’d like to accomplish…someday…as soon as we finish that press kit and play that Monday night show at the Viper…