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Flight Training with Max – Landing With No Control Tower!

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This video is from the new Heavy Metal Horizons channel and features some of Max’s flight training at The Flight Academy at Van Nuys airport. Here Max is working on performing take-offs and landings at non-towered airports! This is at the beautiful, Agua Dulce airport in California.    


Kramer Baretta Special Unboxing and Review

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Arguably the most affordable old-school shred guitar available, the Kramer Baretta Special, is difficult to find, but great when you can get it! In this video, we take a look at a model in the new Candy Blue color! Does it shred as good as it looks? Get the guitar HERE!  


New Instructional Video, GUITAR 1988, Released!

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Do you want to learn that classic, totally awesome, 1980’s guitar style? Get GUITAR 1988 now and start shredding today! Return to the days of big hair, T-top camaros, and neverending guitar solos! This full program includes instructional videos + TABs + Backing Tracks! This is the latest instructional program from Max Carlisle of the…


Punch Pedals Uppercut (Greg Marra Signature Distortion / Overdrive)

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Here we have an awesome handwired overdrive / distortion pedal! This is the Punch Pedals Uppercut Greg Marra signature stompbox. This thing packs some serious hitting power. I’m using this along with a Bugera 1990 Infinium head and Harley Benton 2×12 with Celestion Vintage 30 speakers. The guitar is a Schecter Silver Mountain FRS.


Dokken “Tooth and Nail” cover with Deakon Lekross and Fang VonWrathenstein!

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Shredder extraordinaire Deakon Lekross has joined forces with Fang VonWrathenstein (Lords of the Trident / Raptor Command), and Guitar MAX, to release a ripping cover of Dokken’s classic track “Tooth and Nail”!   Watch it here:      


The NEW Wolf S1 – Built For Speed!

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The new and heavily upgrade S1 from Wolf Guitars features an incredible blend of maple, walnut, rosewood, and ash in its construction. This neck-through, 24 fret, Floyd Rose Special equipped super-strat is built for speed and ready to shred!     Available from


Max Launches 2nd YouTube Channel: HEAVY METAL HORIZONS

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Max has launched a 2nd YouTube channel called Heavy Metal Horizons. This channel will feature videos about aviation and cars, with a heavy metal soundtrack. More specifically, Max has begun flight training to get a pilot’s license and this channel will be used to document his training adventures and progress. Here’s the video announcing the…


Online Guitar Courses Launched!

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All of the existing Guitar MAX instructional programs are now available through the online course platform Teachable. This platform enables users to login with an account rather than downloading material to their computer or phone, which was problematic for many users. Users are also able to comment on courses and ask questions¬† / get feedback….


The NEW Schecter Silver Mountain! Like It’s Made From METAL!

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One of the many badass guitars that I saw at NAMM this year was the new Schecter C-1 FRS in the killer Silver Mountain finish! This guitar has a special painting method which gives it a scratched metal look! Totally awesome man. Video below! Links to the guitars can be found in the YouTube video…


Firefly’s LP Models are Awesome and CHEAP!

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Firefly continues their race down the road of affordable guitars! They already have several crowd favorites: the ES-338 semi hollow model, the thinline Tele style… and now they are tackling the traditional LP shape! For a low price of ~$150, how can you go wrong? Links to the guitars can be found in the YouTube…