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FINAL Maxed Out Metal Hour Show Coming Up Next Week!

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Yes, after almost 50 shows, the Maxed Out Metal Hour on Metal Express Radio is coming to an end! Thanks so much to everyone who has listened and supported the show over the past year! We’ve had a great time working on the MOMH, but it’s now time to move on to other projects! Tune…


‘Queen of the Reich’ Tribute to Queensryche Released!

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Hellion’s Maxxxwell Carlisle has released his 3rd single for his upcoming covers solo album.The 3rd single from Carlisle’s upcoming solo album, When The Clock Strikes Metal, has been released. Featuring Frank Casciato (Shades of Crimson, Just Like Priest) on vocals, the track is a cover of Queensryche’s “Queen of the Reich” originally from their 1984 self-titled,…


New 40 Track Backing Track Collection Released!

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The new Maximized Backing Tracks – Expanded Edition has been released! Featuring 40 tracks in a variety of styles including Rock, Metal, Blues, Funk, Folk and Flamenco! The collection includes a PDF of Key and Tempo information and scale suggestions for every track! Available here: sellfy.com/p/EH16/-SAVE50  


Dan Mumm Releases “Omega” Music Video

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Neoclassical virtuoso Dan Mumm has released his latest music video for “Omega”, a new single from his forthcoming EP of neoclassical instrument songs. This is the 2nd Dan Mumm video directed by Max Carlisle. The video can be seen below:


“Gravitic Drive” Instrumental Excerpt Released

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An excerpt of the upcoming new song, “Gravitic Drive” has been released in a promotional video for Max’s Skype Guitar Lessons. The new instrumental song will be released on the next Maxxxwell Carlisle solo album.


HELLION to appear at ‘A Gift for Orlando’ Benefit

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HELLION, featuring Ann Boleyn, Simon Wright, Ira Black, Maxxxwell Carlisle, Bjorn Englen and Scott Warren, will be appearing at the ‘A Gift for Orlando’ benefit show, Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 at The Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California. All proceeds will be going to the Zebra Coalition. Also performing will be Dio Disciples,…


Dan Mumm Releases New “Synchronicity” Music Video

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Neoclassical guitarist and Metal Method instructor Dan Mumm has released a video for the track “Synchronicity” off of Mumm’s new Peering Through the Lens of Time release. The album is available now on iTunes, Amazon.com and all major digital music outlets. The video was shot and directed by Maxxxwell Carlisle. Get “Synchronicity” in Mp3 format…


11 Amazing Under-The-Radar Shredder Bands

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We love our shredders… Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, Michael Batio, Paul Gilbert… top names that have forged a lasting legacy in the genre. Today, let’s spend a few minutes diving a bit deeper into the sea of high notes and face melting solos. We’re going to set aside Dream Theater, Dragonforce, Yngwie, Steve Vai and…


Demo / Review: Jackson Kelly Js32 in Viola Burst Finish

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A great, budget minded shred guitar. Although not ideally balanced, this guitar comes out swinging with excellent tone and blazing playability thanks to a great neck and smooth fretwork! 4/5 Stars


Hellion “Betrayer” Solo, Play-through and Break Down

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Here’s a play-through and break down of the solo from “Betrayer” off of the Hellion ‘Karma’s a Bitch’ EP. Key of B minor. Half-step down tuning.