Category: Press Releases

GUS G’s Blackfire Pickups!

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What does Greek guitar monster Gus G do when he just can’t find the perfect guitar pickups for his shredtastic heavy metal solos? He starts his own company, that’s what! Say hello to Blackfire Pickups!


Metal Guitar Bargain – JS32 Rhoads V

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Great deals on these used Jackson JS32 guitars can be found all day long on the used market, but whether you get it new for $350 or used for $220, these guitars are an obvious choice for a budget-friendly metal guitar.  


NEW Single and Music Video: Storms On The Horizon feat. Deakon Lekross!

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This new single and music video is a shred collaboration with virtuoso guitarist Deakon Lekross! This track is available on all major digital music platforms! LINK HERE


Max’s Video Submission for the incredible dearMoon Project!

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The incredible dearMoon project, created by Yusaku Maezawa and Elon Musk, will fly Mr. Maezawa and 8 other people on a trip around the moon on a new SpaceX Starship. The crew of 8 is currently being selected! Learn more HERE


New GRUNGE Instructional Video, GUITAR 1992

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Do you want to learn the Grunge and Alternative Rock guitar style? GUITAR 1992 will teach you the fundementals of Grunge and get you rocking in record time! Fans of bands like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Sound Garden, Stone Temple Pilots, and others will love this program. This instructional program is PERFECT for beginners and features…


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:      


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….