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Original Indie artist
Heavy rock-heavy metal



Maximilian Wentz is an indie singer-songwriter, heavy metal artist and multi-Instrumentalist from Haverhill, Massachusetts. He combines elements of rock, heavy rock and metal, and Latin music to deliver a collection of unique songs that capture the dramatic and extreme emotions. He has German (Frankfurt) roots on his father's side of the family, and Latin roots on his mother's side of the family. 

Maximilian is also a member and lead singer of the heavy metal band 51st State, formed in 2021, and in the summer months he has been a lead singer in the classic rock band Synco, managed by Performers on the Go, LLC, performing in 30+ shows each season. 

Max has seven singles, three-song EP release with heavy metal band 51st State, and a new solo album, Mare releasing in Q1 2022. His growing catalogue of music earned him a 2021 nomination for the New England Music Awards for "Top New Act of the Year".  


Wentz’s lyrical content often speaks about the darkness of the human soul, overcoming struggle, and the state of the world. “Max’s rich tone, poetic lyricism, clever storylines and eerie soulful presence make Maximilian Wentz a distinctively unique performer."-Performers on the Go, LLC


Wentz has performed in numerous venues across New England including the Worcester Palladium, Hard Rock Café, Faneuil Hall, Hampton Beach Seashell, Canobie Lake Park, The Middle East, and Food Trucks of America Festivals. He has also been featured on various radio stations such as Boston Free Radio, Boston Rock Radio, Rockin' the Berg Lunchbox series  on Fitchburg's K-Zone 105.3 FM and 1280 AM WPKZ, Suffolk Free Radio, and Radio SNHU as a solo performer and with bands. Wentz has also performed with several other bands in the past including BunkerHill, Dragonfly, Blast of Silence, and Calumon.

In 2020, Wentz released 6-song solo EP of indie originals. The first single, “Soldier”, is a song Wentz wrote as a tribute to U.S veterans which he then decided to record after receiving praise from Michael Carabello of Santana for his performance at the Yankee Homecoming Battle of the Bands. The other five singles on the EP are, “Psychotic”, “Dethstar”, “Accept”, “Madman”, and "Sorry". As of January 2022, Wentz’s original music has surpassed a new milestone with 556,000+ streams on Spotify, with “Accept” and "Sorry” having a combined 250,000 streams.


In late 2020, Wentz formed the hard rock duo, 51st State with bassist/keyboardist Conor MacGinnis ("Big Mac"). With Wentz on vocals, guitar, and drums and MacGinnis on bass and keyboard, the band has recorded a 3-song EP, which was released in July, 2021. Wentz’s newest acoustic single, “Sorry”, was released on September 25, 2020 and is believed to be one of the most emotional pieces he has ever written. Wentz is currently preparing to release a 12 song metal/rock album "MARE", which he produced, did the vocals, and played all the instruments.

"The Sixth" was the first release with Maximilian performing multiple instruments that transition through many genres including indie, heavy rock and metal. The song which is inspired by the video game "Little Nightmares", is the first in a series of singles to be a part of the new Mare album. When Max was a young teen his band was all in on heavy metal music production and live performances, so this song shows all the sides to Max's talent and broad music scope. The song continuously surprises with the song's dramatic instrumental, vocal layering and tempo transitions. Max shows his melodic side at the start of the song with tastefully spaced acoustic and ambient sections, and quickly transitions to eclectic guitar solos, heavy riffs and unexpected episodes of angry ranting growls. The vocals are both quiet yet commanding, soft yet fierce. As the emotions ramp up, the head bobbing tempo makes you feel the entrapment and battle to escape. It carries on like a cosmic avalanche keeping listeners committed to see a return to home and a familiar space. The lyrics brilliantly capture the struggle within and monsters in view.

Max’s rich tone, poetic lyricism, clever storylines and eerie soulful presence make Maximilian Wentz a distinctively unique performer. who creates his own style and blended genre. From indie to heavy metal, Max's depth of talent continues to climb.-Performers on the Go, LLC


Many people act without considering what it is like to be the person on the other side of things. Many people are blinded by their hatred of each other to the point where they fail to see how they themselves are flawed as well. At the end of the day, we are all human and we are all flawed. We must find a way to defend our own views while still tolerating and respecting those who have different views.-Maximilian Wentz

"Your Silhouette"  has a heaviness to it with a sense of grittiness, but it is also kaleidoscopic in the melodic instrumentation. Weaving a shining sonic tapestry of rock, alternative rock and heavy rock, the hard-hitting song transcends from dynamic guitar-driven movements to lighter ethereal moments. I find this up-and-down rollercoaster engaging, intriguing and obscure with a style that is purely Maximilian Wentz.

As interesting and diverse as the melody is, it is Wentz’s vocals that truly capture my attention. Bold, warm and charming, the vocals elegantly meld into a harder rock arrangement. Delicate and soothing with full-bodied richness, his dulcet tones wrap you in a sonic bubble as the song sets you off on a tumultuous river of sound. What I really love is how ‘Your Silhouette’ highlights Wentz’s diversity from sophisticated alternative rock to almost screaming hardcore-inspired vocals.-The Other Side Reviews

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MARE debut 10-track album released 1/27/2023
14 Originals
Debut solo album releasing in 2022
600,000+ Spotify Streams
617,000 SoundCloud streams
"The Sixth"
"The Hunter"
"Your Silhouette"
51st State
"Close to the surface"

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Performers on the Go, LLC

MARE album review

The Other Side Reviews

Sinusoidal Music

Send Me Your Ears

Rock Era Magazine

Edgar Allen Poets



Static Dive

Lawrence Eagle Tribune

Stereo Stickman

Performers on the Go

Performers on the Go

Performers on the Go


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