Maximus offers an explosive live experience for fans everywhere.
The band believes in doing everything over the top like the stadium bands of the eighties once did,
hence the name Maximus.
Maximus was born of legends and myth in the land of Rock N’ effin Roll and loose morals.
Dirty boys doing dirty things
In The Beginning...
In a time long ago, on a distant desert plain, some dudes got together with whiskey bottles and bad intentions under the hottest sun the world has ever seen and began banging
on everything they came across. neighbors, homes, Mrs Johnsons trashy daughters, it seemed nothing was safe. Suddenly, one of them had the grand idea to make music amongst the banging
and VOILA!!!! Maximus was born.
It wasn’t too soon afterward that the guys got a van and started taking this new found discovery across the land to other peasants like themselves. Maximus soon became a household name, whether good or bad as that may be and parents and loose women alike were warned of the dangers of allowing Maximus in and near the couch and fridge.
Warn your friends and neighbors about Maximus.
Don’t let a day go by that you don’t speak of the band for the country’s safety sake. Also, whatever the question is, remember kids, your mom said we could.
Maximus was formed in April of 2014 by accomplished songwriter/performer Blackie Starks (vocals and guitar) with an idea that good solid radio rock, reminiscent of the music he grew up listening to was seemingly being replaced with the same ole cookie cutter do it over and over assembly line music that lacked the life he remembered. Contacting friends in the industry he'd met during his career as a professional musician, he'd written some songs and had to find the right individuals to express his vision live. Rich Silman (guitar and vocals) a long time friend introduced him to Brandon Orton (bassist) to fill in some dates and the two eventually became permanent members of the band. Trying out several other musicians and not quite finding the right fit, they'd finally run across a long time friend of Blackie's Steven Lampley (guitar and vocals) who himself had recently become available from a former band and was searching for exactly what Maximus was offering. Like something out of Spinal Tap, the band went through drummer after drummer often playing with one for just one show before realizing they just weren't going to be a long term fit. Steven then introduced his nephew Mike Peters (drums) to the band and after one practice session, they knew instantly he was the right guy to round out the lineup.
Only a few months old, Maximus had already shared the stage with national touring acts, was headlining to large interactive crowds, and recording with national artists as guest musicians and was offered a recording contract with Atlanta based CBM Records under the guidance of Kimberly James. With one single already spinning on FM stations worldwide, and the second being released in the summer of 2015, Maximus offers an explosive live experience for fans everywhere. The band believes in doing everything over the top like the stadium bands of the eighties once did, hence the name Maximus.
2019 has been a great year for the band musically, with the band preparing to release it's first album in 2020. There however is a few tracks Maximus says will be released throughout the rest of 2019. One being the bands first single off the new upcoming album; the single "LIGHT IT UP" which is available on the bands Facebook Videos page here. Ex bassist Brandon Orton was a part of the first five songs on this upcoming album and Brent will be on the last half of the album. The band has not yet announced the name for the upcoming release, so far it is to be self titled "MAXIMUS" as their is just too many stories that could be incorporated for each song and for the name of the CD. More details from Maximus camp coming soon!
Video for Light It Up
Our upcoming tour is in October 2019 and we are doing a small week run through the Midwest from IL, KS, OK, TX, AR, and ending it in MO.
Maximus look forward to putting on a great show and enjoying the live stage from start to finish.
October 11th starts the Maximus Light It Up Tour perfect timing for the Halloween month of celebration.
They will be kicking it off at Top Fuel Saloon with some amazing bands sharing the stage with them.
Vent To Atmosphere
All ages and 10 admission
It is not about the money for these gentlemen but for the passion they have for the music and the people.
Fans become family quick and we call them the Maximus Heathens.
There is no right or wrong way to love a band just enveloping it!
Hear the new single "Light It Up" and earlier tracks "Gave You Away" and "Boomstick" on The Manamal Radio
premiering July 29Th 2019 on the Nu Gen Show (8PM EST - Monday nights)
Published by The Manamal | July 26TH 2019
Brand new metal from new and old bands!