Isaac James Front Man Blackie Starks Forms New Band Maximus and Signs to CBM Records

CBM Records out of Atlanta, Ga announces this morning that they have signed on a new band Maximus, formed by Blackie Starks formerly of Isaac James.

Atlanta, GA, April 03, 2014 --( Blackie Starks, former front man of Isaac James has formed a new band to carry on the intense vocals and songwriting he is known for. This amazing line up includes Adam Zemanek and Ryan Runyon from Red fall Rising and Bill Wald from Restraint. Maximus of Kansas has signed onto CBM Records and is currently booking shows on a calendar that is fast filling up. They will be heading to Atlanta, Ga very soon to record with renowned producer Mike Froedge of Open Sky Studios. Mike, you may remember from Black Label Society, Double Drive and more.

Says Kimberly James, owner of CBM Records, “I’ve had the chance to not only know Blackie as a friend and as well found we come from the same family line, but have also gotten to know him as a writer. Blackie can pump out more hits than anyone I think I have ever seen and he has a great drive for the music business on top of one of the most incredible voices I have heard in a while. We look forward to working with Maximus the band as a whole.” The band is currently writing and promoting, as well as booking. You can find them on the web at, or Facebook at

CBM Records is a label based out of Atlanta, Ga that showcases having a family atmosphere, a stepping stone to major labels if necessary, and formulates its success on the styling of their hero label Capricorn Records. They have released several artist in multiple genres, and owner Kimberly James was formerly a booking agent for Dave Ellefson of Megadeth and Sworn Enemy.

If you would like more information about Maximus, or to schedule an interview you can reach out to CBM Records Publicity at: or CBM Records business manager Priscilla Gallegos at
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