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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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  • CriticalSwitch

    The first two albums are great. Energetic, angry and groovy as fuck.

    14 Sep 1:15pm Reply
  • ElHuevas1428574

    ⌠↑ಠ_ಠ ←:D→ ಥ_ಥ↓⌡

    9 Sep 1:26pm Reply
  • corpsetastic

    Titles a bit dodgy but then the only MH record titles I've liked are Through The Ashes of Empires and The More Things Change lol. This is gonna be fucking epic though, how the hell can a band go on a run like this? Sure, burning red was alright and supercharger was dodgy tho with everything popular at the time it stands well up, TBR was a superb nu-metal tinged record though, crushes every single band in that movement flat. Every other record is brilliant. Locust was exemplary especially after a milestone like The Blackening. A lot more compact and simplified but a great offering; Looking the hell forward to it. Colossus of a band.

    8 Sep 12:40am Reply
  • NamelessDoubler

    Give a listen! LH05: Waltz of Death (2014)

    7 Sep 8:31am Reply
  • spiderferi

    cannot wait for the new album.

    4 Sep 9:19am Reply
  • Rendot

    У Флинна и Ко несмотря на немалый возраст, осталось много чуть ли не подросткого пафоса. И это тот редкий случай, когда переизбыток помпы ничуть не мешает группе.

    30 Aug 12:01am Reply
  • bonjovyborges

    New cover art? I hate it....

    15 Aug 11:03am Reply
  • crabhead1337 Vote up :)

    14 Aug 11:36am Reply
  • Yelyah-Williams

    Okay but groove metal is bad. Why would you want them to keep making it?

    13 Aug 9:14pm Reply
  • Teppichrasen

    Can't wait for your new album "Bloodstone & Diamonds"! The cover art is badass!

    13 Aug 8:00pm Reply
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  • ghost5fdp

    ktoś z Polski się wybiera na koncert?

    25 Jul 1:52pm Reply
  • Unde_Scream

    Офигенные черти!

    22 Jun 2:35pm Reply
  • Sanity_Theorist

    Still not sure what I think about the new direction. The punk cover was decent, but only a handful of punk bands have hooked me lately, and their style seems different somehow. Going to listen to the new album in its entirety before making any judgments, The Blackening and Unto the Locust would be hard albums to match in quality.

    23 May 4:22pm Reply
  • MrSpark8

    These days, Machine Head is one of the few artists in music industry that still makes MUSIC, And only groove metal band that still makes GROOVE METAL ! Long live Machine Head ...

    23 May 3:24pm Reply
  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia ze Śląska dla fanów Machine Head

    20 May 6:33pm Reply
  • Maquina_Muerte

    listening to Hellalive again, and damn, this album is still fuckin awesome. Perfect sound!

    14 May 11:07pm Reply
  • DonMatt447

    I can see that a lot of people will be happy with it, but not me [2]

    13 May 2:20pm Reply
  • Gematriax

    Listened to it today loudly through my good speakers. If it haha better chorus it would be great, but it just seems to fall a little short

    8 May 3:06pm Reply
  • FreezingMoon999

    yeah i didnt like Killers and Kings aswell it really does a lack of melody but hopefully the rest of the material will be much better than this ...

    8 May 7:56am Reply
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