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Carbellion

Racine, Wisconsin, United States | INDIE

Racine, Wisconsin, United States | INDIE
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"Classic Rock Magazine Special Edition100th issue (UK)"

"A bone-crunching debut of muscle-car rock, like Clutch with extra testicles. With major liquor endorsements even before their first album is released, Carbellion are going somewhere. Probably rehab. 7/10 stars" - Classic Rock Magazine


"Stone Edge Radio Show and Webzine (France)"

"Well received “your promo kit & the Cd which was already in the last Show! . Really impressive Kit .The first one we've got. It's good for the radios teams. They will be enthusiasts, I'm sure.People now like so much, the care taken over presentation. Sabina, my partner on Air, was really under the spell; the radio-team too... I must honestly say that your dynamism astounds me; I haven't two artists like you in my contacts. You seem to be burning the fire to be everywhere at the same time (many gigs mentionned in your mails + other activities! ). Pretty good for a career...And your new Music is really burning the fire, too! incisive and rough & straight to the bone. True Good food for Stone Edge. Days go by; Talent and voice remain. Thes three songs will be often in Stone Edge...Remy"
- 90.7FM-http://stoneedge.monsite.wanadoo.fr -- Remy Gilliand - translated to English


"Daredevil Webzine (Germany)"

"The title of Carbellion's previous demo, 'American Heavy Rock', is a good way to describe their music. Thick, lumbering riffs that are simple and direct with throaty howling and the same rhythmic punctuation that gave bands like The Cult their sense of dynamics. Vocal harmonies, squealing leads and all, Carbellion are clearly having fun rocking out in their world of seventies-inspired heavy riff rock, complete with a storming rendition of the Marc Bolan-penned classic "20th Century Boy". The opening of "Shake It" is pure Zeppelin, while things get slightly heavier with the swaggering "The Fires of Rome" and "Scarring Card"'s wailing crunch. The band said it best: American heavy rock. Rating 4 out of 5 Stars!”
- www.daredevil.de


"Maximum Ink Magazine (United States)"

"American Heavy Rock, it's the title of southeastern Wisconsin band, Carbellion's first EP and according to the lead singer, Cameron Kellenberger, the most apt description of their music. "Thematically, a lot of songs are pro-United States, American culture", he says, "heavy rock is a tag we put that just kinda stuck"."
"Formed from the ashes of Milwaukee metal stalwarts, the Carbon Parlor and Whiskey Rebellion, Carbellion is a mashup of the two former band's names. But Cameron likes to tell unsuspecting fans that it's a Spanish ghost-ship, a matador-killing Mexican bull, or a Civil War soldier. Carbellion has already played many of the Midwest's biggest cities in support of bands like Corrosion of Conformity, Clutch (who the band feels are musical brothers-in-arms), and Alabama Thunderpussy. "kicking back and having a beer with your friends goes a long ways, we're influenced by a lot of southern rock values, even though we're from the North.", Cameron says. But those values, including the show-must-go-on mentality, are part of what makes them unique. before their March 2005 Bomblastica show in Racine, their rhythm guitarist Brandon broke his ankle and was headed to the emergency room when he realized that he wouldn't make it to the show in time. Like a rock and roll champion, he sucked it up, put on a few extra pairs of socks, and played the show, waiting until afterwards to go to the hospital."
"As for the future, Carbellion, is headed to the studio for another EP release that they can shop to record labels. They'll be bringing their huge whiskey-soaked riffs to Madison on September 10th at the High Noon Saloon for Bomblastica 2005.5."
- Vol. 10/Issue 7/No. 115


"Shepherd's Express (United States)"

"Bands like Skynyrd, Molly Hatchet and the like will never really go away, but it takes a bit of ingenuity, as well as a good, hard twist, to take Southern rock to an acceptable new level. Carbellion has done just that with a sound reminiscent of bands like Brother Cain and Cry of Love. Solid vocals, stage presence and an outstanding rhythm section set this band above many of their peers with songs that groove, chunk and cause the foot to stomp in an involuntary fashion. Spit shine those engineer boots and get ready to rock”
- Shepherd's Express (United States)


Discography

The Horse - released 11/2009
Carbellion/Outshine Split EP - released 3/2008
Villains - 8/2006
AHR Demo - 3/2005

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Somewhere between the rush of driving vehicles dangerously fast and the good memories formed when hanging with close friends and family resides the pulse and vibe in Carbellion’s music. Easily one of the hardest working bands to hail from the mid-west, Carbellion’s blazing guitars, skillful drums, and soulful
vocals weave together strands of heavy southern rock with flourishes of grunge. Knowing when to kick ass, take part, ease past, and break hearts musically, the band never fails
to entertain and captivate the audience with an exchange of energy between the stage and
the crowd so interlocked it borderlines spiritual.

Carbellion debuted on the indie scene in late 2006 with their full length debut album titled “Villains” and gained a cult following of fans desiring songs with classic rock’s feel and modern hard rock’s attack.
Shortly following the release the band was quickly scooped up by Indiana based and aptly named Indie 500 Records as a means to bring an aggressive side to their roster. They re-released “Villains” and the band went on the road touring around the US headlining honky tonks and clubs some nights and opening for such acts as Motorhead, COC, Clutch, Shinedown, Trouble, and Valient Thorr on others.

The band released their follow up full length album titled “The Horse” in November of 2009 via a joint venture between Indie 500 Records/ Union 414 Records in the US and Dead Tree Music in the EU. The time spent cutting through highway in a van and subsequent life experiences gathered lend themselves strongly to the lyrical themes and musical growth the band showcase on their sophomore album. 2010 will have Carbellion back on the road with tentative tours planned for the east coast and southern regions of the US with a European leg in the fall.