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Machine Head narrowly avoid injury in scary bus impact

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, January 29, 2018 at 6:53 PM (PST)

Shout out to Machine Head tonight. The guys narrowly avoided a potentially deadly accident. You can see the footage below.

The band are just near the top of their North American Tour.

We are really glad they are gonna be able to continue and no one was harmed. Catharsis was also picked by staff writer Jessica as one of her top 4 records of January for our site. Nothing more cathartic than living to rock another day!

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January wrap-up: The 4 best albums of the month (Jessica)

Posted by longhairedpoet on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 9:17 PM (PST)

I’ve kind of tried to make extra effort since the start of the new year to keep up listening to the latest albums as they come out (I’m fortunate enough to have a Google Play Music account and I use it profusely).

Since I’ve listened to so many new albums this month, I thought I’d share with you my four favorites.

Check the list out here.

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Machine Head drop new song “Volatile”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 12:13 PM (PST)

Machine Head are preparing to unleash their newest album Catharsis on January 26 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment!

Ahead of that release they’ve dropped on more song, “Volatile.”

Every track off this album so far have been amazing. “Volatile,” for its part, is a political song to remind anyone who’s confused, about the original and long-lasting political bent of heavy metal – “Sick of the white folks privileged and vain // Protesting a culture that isn’t the same // Don’t blame the false elites // When Nazi assholes march the streets.”

You’re going to want to pick up a copy of this album.

In the mean time you can stream “Volatile” and check out tour dates for Machine Head here.

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Machine Head’s “Now We Die” video is kinda epic, kinda 90’s

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 10:33 AM (PST)

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Machine Head‘s new Bloodstone & Diamonds has proven to be one of the best releases in the long running act’s history. Heck, I honestly am not sure if I have enjoyed any of their albums more and I’ve been into metal for about two decades now. “Cast off the shackles of the past,” sings Rob Flynn as the band grooves hard and even embrace a moody string section on the intro and chorus. The video is pretty good, though not as good as the song itself. The visuals kind of have a Metallica in the 90’s “Until It Sleeps” trying to be weird thing going on before a bunch of gas masked Bodom fans (joke) come along and shoot the guys. But yeah, this record kicks total ass and I’ve gotta find a way into their upcoming NYC date. No thrash band of their high-profile size released anything nearly  as good this year, in my opinion (no offense to Exodus, I just prefer the Rob Dukes-era stuff).

Check “Now We Die” out here and don’t look back. Can we petition for Flynn to have a Game Of Thrones cameo now?

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Stream Machine Head’s new album right now!

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 2:01 PM (PST)

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As the “Eleanor Rigby”-esque start to this monster becomes audible, emerging from a quiet darkness, you can’t help but feel anticipation build. Machine Head’s latest Bloodstone & Diamonds is streaming now and was worth the wait and extra work that went into it (which forced them to cancel a tour with Children Of Bodom). This is Machine Head all the way, through and through – even if the title sounds like a variation of “Diamonds & Rust”. “Killers & Kings” is maybe my favorite number, a hard charger with an almost Prong feel to the attack. Check the new jams out HERE and get pumped. Every time you want to write him off, Rob comes back harder than ever. This is heavy metal!

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machineheadbloodstonecdCalifornia based thrash outfit Machine Head have released some serious details about their upcoming recording, Bloodstone & Diamonds.  Word is the album is due out in November and will feature a 28 page booklet with the standard issue CD and a 48 page hardcover leather-bound mediabook with the special edition.  The album is being released via Nuclear Blast and was partly recorded at Green Day’s JingleTown Recording (really?) compound in Oakland, California.

To see the track listing, some artwork, and a rather large assemblage of quotes from frontman Robb Flynn click right here.

Bloodstone & Diamonds will be the follow up to 2011’s Unto The Locust and the band’s eight overall effort.  This also marks the first time that the band have ever released an album on a record label other than Roadrunner.  Machine Head will be touring with Battlecross, Children Of Bodom, and Epica through October and into November.  Hopefully they pepper in some new songs so we can get a taste of what to expect.  You can find dates and venues right here.

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Machine Head release “Killers and Kings”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 1:33 PM (PST)

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Machine Head‘s latest single “Killers and Kings” is now online and ready to shove a boot in your ear. There is a pretty monstrous breakdown, some rough but on the $ vocal work and great thrashing groove metal the way Machine Head deliver when they are operating on all cylinders. This bodes well.

Click HERE to jam out.

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Machine Head guitarist and frontman Robb Flynn recently posted an update his online “journal” at MachineHead1.com, stating that the band will finally start writing their new album “this week or next” and mentions that they are not signed to their longtime label Roadrunner anymore. He writes:

“No immediate tour plans, but we will officially begin writing this week or next. No one has really sat down and discussed where we’d like to go in depth, but we have talked about shorter songs (LOL). The last Ten Ton Hammer show we did in London really got us thinking about cool, short songs. In particular, “Postmortem” by Slayer seemed to really get our blood flowing. We all talked about it afterward, how they managed to squeeze so many AWESOME riffs into 3 minutes and 28 seconds is just freakin’ mind-boggling (or as our drum tech Mudbilly says, “mind-bottling”). “Everlong” and “Sad Statue” were also cool nuggets of shortness (videos of us covering those songs are up on YouTube, check ’em out). Phil has told me he has some riffs, McClain e-mailed some cool riffs, I have some pretty awesome riffs tuned down to F that I’m stoked on… so, who knows where it’s all going yet, but it’s definitely starting to bubble. Can’t really tell where it’s all gonna end up, you can’t really plan that out, but that’s some of what we’ve been bouncing around.

In other news, we’ve successfully finished our recording contract with Roadrunner and are currently free agents. It’s an exciting time for us right now, the world is our oyster and we can dictate a lot of fair terms in exchange for our art. There’s been a lot of talk as to what we should and/or shouldn’t do; the music business has changed dramatically since the last deal we signed for “Through The Ashes” back in 2003 (let alone our first deal in 1993), and what we’re looking for in a deal here in 2013 is different.”

Machine Head’s latest album, Unto the Locust, was released in September 2011 through Roadrunner Records.

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Video: Machine Head merch guy Pando battles 72 oz Steak

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 10:40 AM (PST)

California heavy metal band Machine Head have posted a video of their long time roadie Pando entering “The Free 72oz Steak Challange” at the The Big Texan Steakhouse in Amarillo, Texas. If you can eat the whole 72oz steak, a side salad, a baked potato, a dinner roll, and a shrimp cocktail, the meal is “free.”

You can watch it here.

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New Machine Head album in the works

Posted by Metal Dude on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 4:20 PM (PST)

Machine Head guitarist Phil Demmel recently told The Nervous Breakdown that the band expects to begin writing a new album in 2013 and hopes they will begin recording before the end of that year. He states:

“After this tour, we want to get in and start writing. We’ve got a couple of things for next year, but for the most part we want to get in and hopefully start recording before the end of the year next year. Have we thought about directions or any of that? It hasn’t really been agreed upon yet. I think we’re just going to write like we have been. Our formula has been to just come up with something and see what happens. Nothing contrived, you know? That’s how ‘Darkness Within’ happened, and that’s how a lot of the stuff on the last album happened, so we’ll just see how we progress. Robb took classical lessons before the last record, so I think it’s just going to be an amalgamation of everything we’ve learned so far. We keep evolving, and it’s not going to be ‘Blackening II’ and it’s not going to be ‘Unto The Locust II’. I think it’s going to be our strongest record.”

Machine Head’s latest album, Unto the Locust, was released in September 2011 through Roadrunner Records.

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Mayhem Festival officially announces cruise and line up

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 6:56 AM (PST)

The Mayhem Festival has officially announced a heavy metal cruise in December 2012 along with the line up, which is amazing.  The cruise will run from December 7-10, 2012 and features Lamb of God, Machine Head, Anthrax, Hatebreed, Suicide Silence, Kingdom of Sorrow, Gojira, Born of Osiris, Periphery, Otherwise, Girl On Fire, Anti Mortem, Battlecross, Gypsyhawk, and more.  Holy crap that’s a killer line up.

The ship will sail from Miami to The Bahamas and back again, so if you live in a colder climate this could be the ultimate winter getaway.

To see the official trailer for the cruise click here.

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Machine Head answers questions from fans

Posted by mattevans on Friday, February 10, 2012 at 8:29 AM (PST)

Machine Head fans get stoked, because Roadrunner has posted a video of singer Rob Flynn answering some of the most important fan questions out there.  Have you ever wondered what Rob’s vocal warm-ups are?  Are you curious about why the band chose to cover a Rush song?  If so, click here to see the video.

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Phil Demmel of Machine Head interviewed in France

Posted by KageDrummer on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 4:52 PM (PST)

Phil Demmel, lead guitarist for California thrashers, Machine Head, was interviewed recently in France. In the interview he discusses how the band won’t limit themselves, how they have changed and progressed over time, and more.

To check out the interview click here.

Machine Head’s latest album, “Unto The Locust,” was released in September 2011 through Roadrunner Records.

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Phil Demmel of Machine Head interviewed

Posted by KageDrummer on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 3:55 PM (PST)

Phil Demmel, guitarist for Californian thrashers, Machine Head, was interviewed recently. In the interview he discusses the band’s current tour, an incident with the opening act and a fan, the new Metallica album, what it’s like opening for Slayer, and the fan’s reactions the new material.

To see the whole interview click here.

Machine Head’s latest album, “Unto The Locust,” was released in September through Roadrunner Records.

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Machine Head announce North American tour dates

Posted by Fireball13 on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 8:03 AM (PST)

California thrash metallers Machine Head have announced dates for the North American part of their tour. The band will be supporting their latest album “Unto The Locust” which was released September 23, 2011 via Roadrunner Records.

Support on this tour will come from Suicide Silence, Darkest Hour and Rise To Remain. Click here to check out a list of tour dates, cities and venues.

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