blackwidow-cover5-finalThe 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

When The Clock Strikes Metal will be Maxxxwell’s sixth solo album and features a host of guest vocalists and guitarists, playing a mix of original songs and carefully selected covers. In addition to his upcoming solo album, Maxxxwell continues to work with Hellion on a new live album, new studio tracks and touring. Hellion is scheduled to perform on the East Coast Monsters of Rock Cruise in February. Maxxxwell also hosts a weekly radio show on Metal Express Radio, playing select Power Metal and Classic Metal cuts.

I’ve tried to pick out cover songs that are a little off the beaten path. This is one of my favorite deep cuts from the U.D.O./Accept catalog. It’s a hard hitting classic metal track that was a total blast to record. It was also great to work with Michael Yancy again. He always brings a lot of enthusiasm to the project and think it really comes through in the finished product.