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Machine Head

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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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  • 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
  • sancezz

    Holy shit, Killers & Kings is fucking badass!

    4 May 5:17pm Reply
  • michciu4

    Not liking Killers and Kings [2]. It lacks that killer melodies that made The Blackening and UTL epic

    2 May 8:49pm Reply
  • 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

    24 Apr 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: http://youtu.be/OGEcZgX5o2c

    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
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