Weapons of Choice – Carbellion

  • Artist:   Carbellion
    Release Date:   March 17, 2023
    Format:   Album (Full Length)
    Total Length (MM:SS):   44:00
    Catalog No:   ECLP 96002
    Label:   Eclipse Records
    UPC:   638647960021

    ©2023 Eclipse Records
  • Producer(s):   Chris Djuricic (Nonpoint, Soil, Novembers Doom)

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Weapons of Choice by Carbellion

Weapons of Choice, Carbellion’s third full-length album, pulls from nearly twenty years of experience and lessons learned by fire to deliver the group’s most compelling release to date. The ten-song collection brings together the band’s strongest and most cohesive material to date, though its inception was rather unusual. “We started the record before COVID,” says Kellenberger. “The pandemic made us stop temporarily, but we found a way to work together digitally during that time. That allowed us to write the record, which we took to the studio as material was finished, so some songs were recorded two years before others, but it was a constant creation process. Weapons of Choice also marks the debut of drummer Brent Nimz, who also contributes to the songwriting. “While we’re definitely not a punk band, Brent and I share a love of punk rock,” Kellenberger explains. “That really comes out on this record with songs like “Bar Fight” and “Pity the Backseat,” the latter of which Brent actually wrote. There’s more of a rock and roll edge to the material, but it’s still really heavy, and I think from the last EP to now, that influence is one of the biggest differences. It’s made a BIG impact on our sound.” Lyrically, Weapons of Choice finds Carbellion working to engage its audience. “I want to make people think,” Kellenberger states. We’ve never been great at writing straightforward songs. Translating the thoughts and ideas in my head is a complicated process, but an exciting one. These songs are definitely fun and we write them with the intention of making people have a good time, especially with the live show, but this record more than any other also aims to make people think. Don’t take everything at face value. Nothing in this life is black and white. The truth is almost always somewhere in the middle.” With the album complete, Carbellion is taking stock of its place in the rock ecosystem. After nearly two decades and half a dozen releases, the Wisconsin bad boys feel they are just now hitting their stride. Weapons of Choice by Carbellion was released by Eclipse Records on March 17, 2023.

Press Quotes & Highlights

  • “a one of a kind high octane ride, custom-built to deliver an unpolished and unrefined trip to the redline and back!” – HEAVY Magazine
  • (8/10) “The band’s weapons of choice are screaming guitar leads, hard riffs, a massive grooving bass, lively drums and a dirty rock tube on the mic!” – Metal Heads DE
  • “Everything you need to start your evening walk and have a drink with your friends in a shop!”Soundcheck Network
  • (9/10) “Honestly they deserve some credit for this, a lot of hard rock elements and the album art screams Freedom Rock”Metal Temple
  • “Carbellion proves that rock and roll is not dead and in fact breathes new life into it with Weapons of Choice”Amplify the Noise
  • (9/10) “ten tracks of blue-collar rock ‘N’ roll” – Rambling Man Reviews
  • “Rock certainly isn’t dead… I highly recommend this”Metal Lair
  • “The Wisconsin heavweights come out swinging & pull no punches on their third LP, hitting you right between the eyes with massively muscular, riff-fuelled barnburners”Tinnitist
  • (7.5/10) ” Carbellion are here to blow your mind and become yet another new favorite band” – Greek Rebels
  • (8/10) “a third album that not only brings together all of the band’s strongest and most cohesive material, but will remain immortal in its revealing message”True Metal
  • (4/5) “Once again, Carbellion have managed to take subgenres of our beloved rock music and put together a very pleasing set that will satisfy existing fans and should gain them some new ones”RAM Zine
  • (8.5/10) “grooving heavy metal songs that will please the mosh and bang factions” Obliveon Magazine
  • (8/10) “a slap in the face telling you that Heavy Rock is alive and well, an extremely solid album that will just sound better with age”Rock You Show
  • “a balanced set of good old rock’n roll songs” – Metal Open Mind
  • “an album that you will find new elements every time you listen to it and make you want to be sure to catch Carbellion live if you get the chance”Sentinel Daily
  • “bluesy, groovy, sludgy, heavy rock, it’s just really goddamn, good!” The Doorway To
  • “an album that is one of those defiant responses from the rock community – music that won’t go quietly into the night, but a rock band that will stand tall”Great Music Stories
  • more coming soon…