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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, ex-Vio-lence), and Dave McClain (drums, ex-Sacred Reich). 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 [artistIll Niño[/artist) who worked with the band on the third album The Burning Red (1999).


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  • WoodsYpres

    This band is so fucking amazing !!

    26 Feb 11:15pm Reply
  • rusverm

    В критике рок-песен группу очень любит админ

    24 Feb 7:00pm Reply
  • Mefistofelesu

    thrashy enough

    18 Feb 1:50pm Reply
  • the-wild-healer

    Saw them a few nights ago. They are a great live band. Even the nu-metal songs sounded good.

    15 Feb 12:50am Reply
  • thompsonjohn

    I wish they would re-work "From This Day" and make it sound more metal without the nu-metal/rap parts, it still has a killer chorus, maybe they do re-work it live, I haven't seen them live since "The Blackening" came out.

    15 Feb 12:39am Reply
  • jessieyyz2112

    witch hunt

    14 Feb 11:35am Reply
  • Crimson_Kai

    ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ

    13 Feb 10:01pm Reply
  • Flamelord

    7 Feb 6:56am Reply
  • SirCrappington

    Guys, you need to lower your expectations for new albums. Just because a band made something as good as "The Blackening" or "Burn My Eyes" doesn't mean they do it over and over again. Keep experimenting, keep trying different things, keep progressing.

    5 Feb 5:40pm Reply
  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia ze Śląska dla fanów Machine Head

    5 Feb 5:23pm Reply
  • AneliyaFlos

    SlayerdestroyeR, +10000000 In particular, "Sail into the Black" is one of my favs on B&D. Really, it sounds awesome.

    4 Feb 2:49pm Reply
  • mattimek

    new album is awesome!

    2 Feb 4:59pm Reply
  • Jonjonjohny

    The last two albums have been some of the most advanced albums in metal. I cant believe people have such hated for such forward thinking guys.

    30 Jan 6:56pm Reply
  • Sanity_Theorist

    Holy Hell their live show tonight was amazing...easily in my top 5 concerts ever!

    25 Jan 3:29am Reply
  • SlayerdestroyeR

    So you guys are saying that songs like Eyes of the Dead, Sail into the Black or Nights of Longs Knives are not worthy? I guess you don't have hears to understand the musical progression and evolution of this band. Go home.

    21 Jan 9:35am Reply
  • TheBurbonKid

    "Oooh please don`t make different sounding albums! Make them all sound the same!" Idiots. [3]

    11 Jan 9:01pm Reply
  • Indian_13

    New album is great!

    10 Jan 7:29pm Reply
  • dark_nemesis666

    "Fuck you all!" quoting Beautiful Mourning. For me new album is like Blackening II.

    4 Jan 5:05am Reply
  • SuomiKolli665

    "Oooh please don`t make different sounding albums! Make them all sound the same!" Idiots. [2]

    31 Dec 2014 Reply
  • TheArtofShred88

    Burn My Eyes (phenomenal) > The More Things Change... (amazing) > The Blackening (great) > Unto the Locust = Through the Ashes of Empires (both pretty good) > Bloodstone & Diamonds (decent) > The Burning Red (couple good tracks but mostly pretty lame) > Supercharger (no comment)

    29 Dec 2014 Reply
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