actual line up:

Melody Schoenfeld – Vocals

Maxxxwell Carlisle – Guitars

Gene Migaki – Bass

Dave Chedrick – Drums


Visions of Speed and Thunder


Maxxxwell Carlisle is a Bodybuilder and Heavy Metal Shred Guitarist from Los Angeles, California, USA. Originally from Woodinville, Washington (a suburb of Seattle) his musical interest started with Violin at age 11. He then moved on to play piano, bass and finally guitar. Maxxxwell released 1 demo (Fight Back) and 1 full-length album (The Right to Rock) with the band Graceful Chaos, while still living in Washington. After moving to Los Angeles in 2007, he released his first solo album “Ramming Speed”. He produced and played on the track “MAB Forum Shreddathon” which was released on the Michael Angelo Batio album “Hands Without Shadows II – Voices” in 2009. In 2010 Maxxxwell released the single “Duet for Electric Guitar and Electric Cello in A minor” which featured world renowned cellist Tina Guo. A few months later he released his full-length instrumental album “Speed Force”. It was also during this time that Maxxxwell played briefly in DeathRiders, the LA based thrash band fronted by original Anthrax vocalist Neil Turbin. Shortly thereafter he also recorded and released 2 instrumental tracks with Italian artist Lyonhard (“Neckbreaker” and “War in the Afterlife”) . Several months after the release of “Speed Force”, Maxxxwell formed a live band and began a series of shows to support the album which ran until the end of 2011. At this time he began work on 2 new EPs of vocal based material each with a different singer. Although the songs began being played live in early 2012, due to production problems and line-up changes, the 1st EP “Visions of Victory” (Caro Lion on vocals) was not released until November of 2012. The 2nd EP, “Full Metal Thunder” (with Michael Yancy on vocals) was released in 2013. Additionally there has been another “MAB Forum Shreddathon” project been released on Michael Angelo Batio’s “Intermezzo” album the same year.


Maxxxwell Carlisle is an outstanding guitarist. Look back to the mideighties where you found lots of „guitar heros“ such as Yngwie Malmsteen, David Chastain, Tony Macalpine or Vinnie Moore just to name a few. All of them had their home in traditional heavy metal and most of them were from the US. Maxxxwell follows this tradition and in the year 2015 he is one of few of his kind. His compositions are outstanding as the present album, mostly a compilation of his so far work, shows very well. All songs, new remixed and remastered, were written by him and can be assigned to traditional melodic heavy metal like CHASTAIN and similar. Maxxxwell Carlisle has already worked with many top musicians including Michael Angelo Batio (NITRO), Tina Guo (Solo artists and Cirque du Soleil Michael Jackson Tour), Ethan Brosh (ANGELS OF BABYLON), Neil Turbin (ANTHRAX), Nita Strauss (ALICE COOPER / THE IRON MAIDEN / FEMME FATALE), Simon Wright (DIO / AC/DC / HELLION), Bjorn Englen (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN / TONY MACALPINE), Rick Renstrom (ROBR ROCK / MISTHERIA) and more which demonstrates his extraordinary skills. So he was tour guitarist for DEATHRIDERS or recently for HELLION.



1.) Visions of speed and thunder CD (February 2015)

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