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Oakland, San Francisco CA, United States (1992 – present)

Machine Head is an American metal band, formed in 1992 in Oakland, California. Founded by former Vio-Lence guitarist Robert Flynn and Adam Duce, and has had 4 personnel changes since its inception. The current lineup of the band comprises of Robb Flynn (vocals, guitar), Jared MacEachern (bass), Phil Demmel (guitar), and Dave McClain (drums). Machine Head is one of the pioneering bands in the New Wave of American Heavy Metal.

The song Davidian of their debut album Burn My Eyes, features the lyrics “Let freedom ring / with a shotgun blast”. Subsequently the video was banned from MTV due to its release date being very soon after the Waco Siege which it was apparently describing. Robb Flynn has since said that the song was not written about the Waco Siege but added that line to get people thinking.

After their debut album Chris Kontos left to work with Testament and a stand in drummer (Chris Konstanza) was used for Machine Head’s Donington slot in 1995. After this, the drumming services of Dave McClain were acquired. They then released the follow-up album, The More Things Change in 1997, after which guitarist Logan Mader unexpectedly left in the spring of 1998. He was then replaced by Ahrue Luster (now of Ill Niño) who worked with the band on the third album The Burning Red (1999).


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  • Gematriax

    Not liking Killers and Kings. Sounds like a Blackening b-side. I can see that a lot of people will be happy with it, but not me

    Yesterday 3:00pm Reply
  • WYarranton

    Hey man we have similar charts anyway so rock the fuck on pal \\m/

    23 Apr 8:09pm Reply
  • EvaldasMetal

    @WYarranton Yeah,Limp Bizkit is alright :) Anyway this is a Machine Head shoutbox,so just lets agree on these two things : Machine Head kicks ass and beer is great,so lets have a beer and listen to some Machine Head! :D Cheers! \\m/ \\m/

    23 Apr 5:54pm Reply
  • WYarranton

    @EvaldasMetal I only care for their latest album. Anyway, I was surprised you didn't say Limp Bizkit. But apparently you like them too ;)

    22 Apr 10:23pm Reply
  • DearAliceTheFox

    Флинн - блин, гений!

    22 Apr 5:59pm Reply
  • IAmTheCoroner

    here is the new song:

    20 Apr 11:30am Reply
  • XSpookshowX

    The new Killers & Kings demo is awesome!! :D

    20 Apr 9:57am Reply
  • EvaldasMetal

    @ WYarranton well I'm not surprised to hear that from a person who listens to Bring Me The Horizon :/ Anyway not gonna start one of those stupid Shoutbox fights,but just wanted to point that out abut BMTH. Cheers!

    19 Apr 3:29pm Reply
  • DanStu1990

    Sorry Robb Flynn, but you can't rap

    19 Apr 9:57am Reply
  • WYarranton

    @EvaldasMetal Ektomorf are SHIT!

    16 Apr 1:41pm Reply
  • Maesky

    13.08.14 Warsaw KURWA!!! [2]

    10 Apr 8:51pm Reply
  • MosherSam13

    Fuck yeah the tour is coming to my town

    9 Apr 7:09pm Reply
  • drinker84

    13.08.14 Warsaw KURWA!!!

    9 Apr 3:16pm Reply
  • Coolbutlame

    @metalfranker: the next two have a few moments but were during a weird alt-metal / nu metal detour for the band, so if you're not into that, you may wanna skip. Through Ashes of Empires still has some of the alt-metal feel, but it's much more a return to roots than the other two. The Blackening is a fantastic thrash epic, and Unto the Locust is in a similar vein (though not as good).

    3 Apr 8:37pm Reply
  • Denisstrappingy

    Machine Shit

    31 Mar 3:21pm Reply
  • MetalFranker

    I only have the first 2 albums, are the others any good in comparison?

    29 Mar 7:32am Reply
  • OmegaMortis

    Best band o/

    18 Mar 7:31pm Reply
  • Entripy777

    Metalcore from Australia:

    18 Mar 3:39am Reply
  • FreezingMoon999

    cant wait for a new album

    16 Mar 11:33am Reply
  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia ze Ślaska dla fanów Machine Head

    14 Mar 9:13pm Reply
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