BIO & Contact Info:

Straight out of Los Angeles, California comes blazing shred guitarist and bodybuilder Maxxxwell Carlisle. Over the past several years, he has taken high energy virtuoso guitar pyrotechnics to a whole new level with the release of 4 punishing solo albums and countless live shows across the US. He is now lead guitarist for Hellion in addition to his solo band.

His latest EP "Full Metal Thunder" was released in 2013 and became an instant hit with fans and critics. The album is full of US arena metal anthems that make you want to play air guitar with reckless abandon, and pump your fist high into the air. Showcasing the musical spirit of heavy weight legendary bands such as Saxon, Riot, Loudness, and Impellitteri, the songs take you back to a time when Heavy Metal ruled the airwaves.

In 2013, Maxxxwell joined the new line-up of legendary Los Angeles, California based heavy metal band Hellion. They teamed up with legendary producer Ken Scott (Pink Floyd, Jeff Beck, The Rolling Stones, etc.) to record new material, the first of which has been released on the Hellion anthology album, “To Hellion and Back”. In October of 2014, Hellion release an EP of all new material, “Karma’s a Bitch” and embarked on a North American Tour in support of the album. In December of 2014, Hellion announced a live album to be released in early 2015, featuring records taken from the tour.

Maxxxwell was also recently featured on the new Michael Angelo Batio CD, “Intermezzo”, which was nominated for Shred Album of the Year by Guitar World Magazine. The CD also featured legendary shredders George Lynch, Michael Romeo, Jeff Loomis, Guthrie Govan, Craig Goldy, Rusty Cooley, Chris Poland and many more!

The list of top musicians that Maxxxwell Carlisle has worked with continues to grow and includes Michael Angelo Batio (Nitro), Tina Guo (Solo artists and Cirque du Soleil Michael Jackson Tour), Ripper Owens (Judas Priest, Iced Earth), Ethan Brosh (Angels of Babylon), Neil Turbin (Anthrax), Nita Strauss (The Iron Maidens, Femme Fatale and Alice Cooper), Simon Wright (Dio, AC/DC), Bjorn Englen (Yngwie Malmsteen and Tony Macalpine), Rick Renstrom (Rob Rock, Mistheria), Greg Smith (Tud Nugent, Rainbow) and more.

In addition to music and bodybuilding, Maxxxwell is a member of the Planetary Society, the world’s largest private organization for space exploration advocacy and spends time encouraging advancements in space exploration, science, technology, medicine and human intellect.

Management/Press Contact: Ben Niebla, OMP Management,