Pub in Barrington Illinois, and a welcoming celebration for freshman at Coe College in Cedar Rapids Iowa. Along with this Carbellion has played shows in support of such national touring acts as Motorhead, COC, YOB, Brand New Sin, Valient Thorr, Scum of the Earth, Project 86, Halestorm, Shinedown, Fu Manchu, Zeke, Lamont, Trephine, Clutch, Dark New Day, Earthride, Dixie Witch, Valient Thorr, and so on in 05’/06’. This kind of experience has put the band in a position of being highly recommended and sought after for events like those previously mentioned. Carbellion has received recognition in various forms of media inclusive of radio airplay, published articles, and webzine reviews.
In the December 2006 100th issue of one of the the UK’s biggest magazines, Classic Rock, the “Villains” album was given 7 out of 10 stars. Milwaukee’s leading free publication, the Shepherd’s Express, wrote positively about them in their entertainment section of the August 25th 2005 issue. Maximum Ink Magazine, based out of Madison, featured them in an exclusive interview and accompanying article and continues to write about the band with frequency. Webzine’s such as www.spacejunkies.com, www.mkemetal.com, www.whitetrashdevil.com and southern France based www.desert-rock.com and www.stoneedge.monsite.wanadoo.fr have all had beaming things to say about the band.
In August of 2006 Carbellion completed their debut full length CD entitled “Villains” produced by Chris Djuricic at Studio One in Racine, WI and mastered by Trevor Sadler at Mastermind Studios in Milwaukee, WI. 2007 saw Carbellion signing a record deal with Indie 500 Records based appropriately out of Indianapolis Indiana. During this time they also signed with Ecast and Touchtunes digital jukebox companies for airplay across all of North America. Leading into 2008 Carbellion carries endorsement deals with Hagstrom Guitars, Dean Markley Strings, Cad Microphones, Maxon effects pedals, Xcel Drumsticks, Mills Acoustics, Saluda Cymbals, and Wisconsin Skinny clothing and apparel.
With a new split EP due for release in March (Gothenburg Sweden's Outshine shares the disc) and a full length album of new material coming in May via Indie 500 Records Carbellion is set for hard touring. Sturgis, Europe, and a Southern/East coast tour are all in the works leading into the summer. American Heavy Rock has chosen her champion in Carbellion. Read more on Last.fm.
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