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MACHINE HEAD: 5th Production Vlog Available / “Bloodstone & Diamonds” Release Date Announced

September 24th, 2014
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Machine Head – Bloodstone & Diamonds

Bay Area Metal Titans MACHINE HEAD, has released the fifth video blog documenting the making of their eighth full-length album Bloodstone & Diamonds, here. The band’s Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut will be released on November 7 (Europe) and November 10, 2014 (N. America/UK) on several physical and digital formats.
Bloodstone & Diamonds was once again produced by Robb Flynn himself and Juan Urteaga (TESTAMENT, VILE), and like the last 7 out of 8 albums, was masterfully mixed by Colin Richardson (CARCASS, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, SLIPKNOT, BEHEMOTH). Additional tracking, editing, and mixing was done with heavy metal legend Andy Sneap (EXODUS, ARCH ENEMY, MEGADETH) who also launched his career co-mixing Machine Head’s 2nd album “The More Things Change”, and Steve Lagudi.   Read the rest of this entry »

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MACHINE HEAD Announce New Album Details

August 14th, 2014
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Machine Head – Bloodstone & Diamonds

Bay Area Metal Titans MACHINE HEAD, will release their eighth full-length album and Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut entitled,Bloodstone & Diamonds, this Fall! The record was once again produced by Robb Flynn himself and Juan Urteaga (TESTAMENT, VILE), and like the last 7 out of 8 albums, was masterfully mixed by Colin Richardson (CARCASS, FEAR FACTORY, SLIPKNOT, BEHEMOTH,DEVILDRIVER). Additional tracking, editing, and mixing was done with heavy metal legend Andy  Sneap (EXODUSTESTAMENTARCH ENEMY, ACCEPT, MEGADETH) and Steve Lagudi.

“I cannot even begin to tell you how proud we are of this album,” comments frontman Robb Flynn.  “It’s been a heck of a ride.  It looked like it might not ever happen again at one point, but man, this album is a milestone for us. You’re going to love it Head Cases.”

“Without getting too philosophical on ya, bloodstone and diamonds represent two of the hardest materials on earth, it is also a lyric from the opening track of the album ‘Now We Die’.  In many cultures the bloodstone has been used as an amulet to protect against evil, and is the symbol of justice. Diamonds and are hardest natural material on earth (which is how we feel about our music), and it also represents the diamond logo I drew 22 years ago (in my wife’s apartment on Dover St. in Oakland) that has become the symbol for the band.”

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MACHINE HEAD Post 4th Production Video Blog and Launch New Website

July 10th, 2014
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Machine Head

Oakland-based metal icons, MACHINE HEAD, have posted the fourth installment in their ongoing video blog documenting the creation of the band’s upcoming Nuclear Blast debut. The video can be seen at this location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCbjnwFtpn8

The band also recently launched their brand new homepage this week. Head over to www.machinehead1.com and check it out!

Singer and guitarist Robb Flynn recently posted a new entry on his ongoing online journal “The General Journals: Diary Of A Frontman… And Other Ramblings”. In the newest posting entitled “Is it me you’re lookin’ for…”,  the legendary frontman talks about his favorite beer, the new album artwork and more.‪ Read the rest of this entry »

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MACHINE HEAD Announce “Killers & Kings Tour”!

April 8th, 2014

MACHINE HEAD are proud to announce their first round of tour dates in 2014 for North America. The 11 date “Killers & Kings Tour” will serve as an album primer for more dates in the U.S., but more importantly will hit numerous cities that MACHINE HEAD  hasn’t headlined in for over a decade, or in several cases, never headlined, or even played, at all.

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MACHINE HEAD: Details for “Killers & Kings” 10″ Revealed

March 12th, 2014
MACHINE HEAD: Details for "Killers & Kings" 10" Revealed

MACHINE HEAD: Details for “Killers & Kings” 10″ Revealed

With twenty plus years, seven critically acclaimed full-length releases and multiple world tours to their credit, few can deny that when it comes to metal, MACHINE HEAD is one of the kings of the genre!

This summer Nuclear Blast Entertainment will have the privilege of releasing MACHINE HEAD’s next full-length album, the band’s debut for the label. In anticipation and to celebrate Record Store (April 19, 2014), we’re excited to release a limited edition 10” featuring a demo version of a brand new track entitled “Killers & Kings”. Never heard or released before, MACHINE HEAD fans have been waiting for new music from the band for the last 3 years and “Killers & Kings” does not disappoint. Side B of the release will also feature MACHINE HEAD covering two tracks by the southern CA hardcore outfit, IGNITE.

“I remember growing up in the thrash scene and always wanting to hear the demo version of songs,” commented vocalist/guitarist Robb Flynn. “You searched them out. Thankfully my buddy Jim was a big ‘tape trader,’ and through trading we had both METALLICA demos, EXODUS demos, bootlegs of songs sometimes ‘years’ before they came out. I knew how to play every note of Pleasure Of The Flesh by EXODUS, easily 2 years before the record was out! My friends and I would debate the merits of each, but we all agreed, It was so much cooler to hear it BEFORE the album is out! So we’re gonna do that for you. I can’t wait for you guys to hear this stuff.”

This limited edition 10” will also feature four alternate covers with two specific colors, each limited to 1,000 copies each. Read the rest of this entry »

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Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival kicks off in San Bernardino, California – June 29, 2013

July 6th, 2013

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival 2013

San Bernardino, California
June 29, 2013

Review and band photos by Metalette
Crowd photos courtesy of Adrenaline PR

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival 2013

The San Manuel Amphitheatre is situated in a classic California desert-mountain valley. It was in this harsh, desolate, and port-a-potty-covered wasteland that the first day of Mayhem Festival 2013 took place. There was literally nothing else around the festival; just tall, brown, shrub-covered mountains and lots and lots of dust. The day itself was so hellishly hot – peaking at a scorching 107 F – it was almost as if Satan himself had a hand with the weather (maybe he was even at the festival; he’s kind of into the metal scene, isn’t he?). I’m sure the Mayhem people made a fortune on the ice cold $3 waters and $6 lemonades they were peddling all day long, and I witnessed at least one girl pass out from the heat. But with a name like Mayhem, what else would you expect?

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MACHINE HEAD – New Bassist Announced

June 24th, 2013
 Machine Head announce Jared MacEachern as their new bass player

Machine Head announce Jared MacEachern as their new bass player

Machine Head announced via their official site today who their new bass player:

It is with great pride and excitement that Machine Head announce Jared MacEachern as their new bass player. Jared has already begun rehearsals for the upcoming Rockstar Mayhem U.S. summer festival tour and will soon relocate from North Carolina to Northern California to begin pre-production for Machine Head’s upcoming 8th studio release.

Some fans might remember MacEachern from 2007’s The Black Tyranny Tour, playing with his previous band Sanctity. Machine Head, challenged to find a fill-in bass player for the North American tour after an injury sidelined their then-4-stringer, also found themselves in need of someone to sing harmony with singer/guitarist Robb Flynn. Flynn remembers, “We had locked in Brandon Sigmund of local boys Hostility to play bass on that tour, but we soon realized we’d need someone to hit the high harmonies. Our A&R guy Monte Conner recommended Jared since he was already on the tour, and that ended up being a great call. Jared flew out a few days before the tour and rehearsed with us and did great. What was most impressive about the whole thing was that he was doing double duty – opening for Machine Head with his band at the time Sanctity, and then later singing with us. He would stay sober until after our set, and often get in the van and drive all night. His seriousness and dedication was awesome to see and it stuck with us”.

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Machine Head’s Robb Flynn blogs about the dismissal of bassist Adam Duce

February 26th, 2013
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The below comes from Robb Flynn’s posting (link below for source):

2-11-13.
That is the date we fired Adam Duce. That is the day that I had to tell Adam that after 21 years of being in a band together, I just couldn’t take it anymore.

That is the day I said “My hope is that this can be amicable.”

The words sounded like someone else had spoken them.

It was like being outside of my body watching someone else deliver these painful words.

But, it was me saying it.

And we all said it.

We had our say sitting in our jam room in Oakland. Dave said it. Joseph (our manager) said it. Phil said it. We all said that we couldn’t take being in a band with him anymore. That if this didn’t happen, we were going to break up the band.

It was hard. One of the hardest moments of my life.

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All That Remains Announces U.S. Tour (With Dethklok, Machine Head And Special Guests The Black Dahlia Murder)

September 10th, 2012

ALL THAT REMAINS ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR (WITH DETHKLOK, MACHINE HEAD AND SPECIAL GUESTS THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER) IN SUPPORT OF THEIR FORTCHOMING NEW STUDIO ALBUM, A WAR YOU CANNOT WIN OUT NOVEMBER 6th (ELECTION DAY)

(New York, NY) – All That Remains (ATR) will hit the road this fall with Dethklok, Machine Head, and special guests, The Black Dahlia Murder. ATR will serve as direct support to Dethklok (alternating with Machine Head). The tour kicks off on October 30 in Norfolk, VA will make more than 30 stops throughout the United States and Canada before coming to an end in Atlanta, GA (full tour dates below). For ticket information please visit www.adultswim.com/dethtour.

All That Remains will release its much-anticipated new studio album, A War You Cannot Win on November 6th 2012 via Razor & Tie. The new album will be the band’s seventh studio album to date and their follow up to For We Are Many. A lyric video for the first single, “Stand Up” is available now – WATCH HERE.

A War You Cannot Win sees ATR reunited with longtime producer Adam D (The Devil Wears Prada, As I Lay Dying, Killswitch Engage). The record is the culmination of an intense writing period for the group that began shortly after 18 months of touring in support of their last album For We Are Many. The band will tour heavily in support of the new album with a fall tour to be announced soon.

ALL THAT REMAINS TOUR DATES
10/30/2012 Norfolk, VA @ Norva
10/31/2012 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
11/2/2012 Silver Spring, MD @ Fillmore
11/3/2012 New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom
11/4/2012 Worcester, MA @ Palladium
11/5/2012 Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
11/7/2012 Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
11/8/2012 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
11/9/2012 Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion
11/10/2012 Detroit, MI @ Fillmore
11/11/2012 Grand Rapids, MI @Orbit Room
11/13/2012 Fargo, ND @ The Venue
11/14/2012 Minneapolis, MN @ Myth
11/15/2012 Milwaukee, WI @ Rave
11/16/2012 Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
11/17/2012 Kansas City, MO @ Midland
11/18/2012 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
11/20/2012 Denver, CO @ Fillmore
11/21/2012 Salt Lake City, UT @ Great Salt Air
11/23/2012 Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
11/24/2012 Portland, OR @ Roseland
11/26/2012 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
11/27/2012 Hollywood, CA @ Palladium
11/30/2012 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
12/1/2012 Austin, TX @ Stubbs
12/2/2012 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
12/4/2012 Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
12/6/2012 Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29
12/7/2012 Charlotte, NC @ Fillmore
12/8/2012 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
*MACHINE HEAD and ALL THAT REMAINS will be alternating in the direct support position each night. Check your local tour listing for the solidified line-up in your market.*

ALL THAT REMAINS LINKS
http://www.allthatremainsonline.com
http://www.facebook.com/allthatremains
http://www.youtube.com/user/allthatremainsmusic

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BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL 2012

September 9th, 2012

Bloodstock Festival 2012

@ Catton Park, Derbyshire, UK

9th – 12th August

Review by Joffie Lovett

Photography by Jamie Hunter


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HELLFEST FESTIVAL 2012

July 29th, 2012

Hellfest Festival 2012

@ Clisson, France

15th – 17th June 2012

Review by Kirsty Birkett-Stubbs

Photography by Sabrina Dersel



Move over Batman – there’s a new symbol dominating the night sky as Hellfest’s mighty H calls brothers to arms for a weekend, that quite frankly, would strike fear into the heart of many a-charging army. As one of the official t-shirt’s states: Keep repeating – it’s only music… it’s only music… it’s only music…
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SONISPHERE – Helsinki, Finland

June 17th, 2012

 

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The 4th of June 2012

Kalasatama Helsinki

Finland

The massive touring Sonisphere festival landed in Finland for the fourth time in a row. The first two Sonisphere festivals were arranged on the other side of Finland. For financial reasons the festival was moved to the capital, Helsinki, last year when Slipknot headlined the one-day event with several support acts. Obviously the turn-out at last year’s festival didn’t please the organization and for this year Metallica were recruited to headline. Nearly 50,000 tickets were sold like hot cakes when the line-up of Sonisphere was announced. Besides Metallica, Machine Head, Amorphis, Gojira, Ghost, and finally Hardcore Superstar had been booked to appear at the one-day festival on one stage. Of course, the celebration of Metallica’s multi-million selling BLACK album was the main bait to attract the audience.

Article by Arto Lehtinen and Marko Syrjala

Pics by Marko Syrjala

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MACHINE HEAD Releases North American Tour Commercial – Headlining Run with Kicks Off on January 15th

January 12th, 2012

Oakland, CA’s MACHINE HEAD has released a brand new North American tour commercial in preparation for their upcoming headlining run with Suicide Silence and Darkest Hour. You can view the tour commercial on the band’s official YouTube page. The tour kicks off on January 15th in Denver, CO and will tour through the U.S. for the remainder of the month, coming to a close on February 18th in the band’s hometown area of San Francisco, CA. See below for all current tour dates.

 

MACHINE HEAD W/ Suicide Silence, Darkest Hour
1/15, Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall

1/17, Sauget, IL @ Pop’s

1/19, St. Paul, MN @ Station 4

1/20, Milwaukee, WI @ Rave Ballroom

1/21, Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre

1/22, Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

1/24, Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

1/26, Portland, ME @ State Theatre

1/27, Montreal, QC @ Metropolis

1/28, Toronto, ON @ The Sound Academy

1/29, Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom

1/31, Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE

2/1, Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head Live
2/2, Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
2/3, New York, NY @ Best Buy Theatre
2/4, Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
2/6, Norfolk, VA @ NorVA Theatre
2/7, Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
2/8, Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
2/10, New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
2/11, Houston, TX @ House of Blues
2/12, San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
2/13, Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
2/15, Farmington, NM @ Top Deck
2/16, Tuscon, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
2/17, Hollywood, CA @ Avalon
2/18, San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield

MACHINE HEAD bludgeoned into the charts last fall with a remarkable #22 Billboard Top 200 chart debut for their new album, Unto The Locust. Released in North America on September 27th, 2011 via Roadrunner Records, Unto The Locust is widely-regarded as a new opus in modern metal. In 2011, Unto The Locust was voted #1 on Sirius XM Liquid Metal, #2 in Revolver Magazine’s end-of-year list, and #31 in Decibel Magazine’s Top 100 of 2011, just to name a few. The record has garnered stellar reviews referring to it as “a breathtaking work”, “one of 2011’s essential albums”, “a modern metal masterpiece”, “the most accomplished record [MACHINE HEAD] has ever recorded”, and “album of the year” by several of today’s top music publications and entertainment journalists. Be sure to purchase Unto The Locust on iTunes or physically at Best Buy or your local music retailer.

 

To learn more about MACHINE HEAD, please visit these websites:

 

www.machinehead1.com/

www.myspace.com/machinehead

www.facebook.com/MachineHead

www.twitter.com/MfnH

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Machine Head – Phil Demmel

December 18th, 2011

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Machine Head visited Finland supporting the newest album UNTO THE LOCUST by playing two sold out gigs in a row. Before the four-piece got on the stage at the Circus club in Helsinki I had a pleasant interview session with the band’s guitarist Phil Demmel who was gearing up for the gig. The sixth album UNTO THE LOCUST once again proves the band’s ability to create a murderous groove whipping songs. Phil Demmel tells more about the making process of the album and finally both the interviewer and guitarist try to calculate how many times he has visited Finland.

Interview and pictures by Arto Lehtinen


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Machine Head and supports – Helsinki Finland

November 23rd, 2011
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Club Circus, Helsinki, Finland

The 6th of November 2011


Review and Photos by Arto Lehtinen


Machine Head have enjoyed massive loyal support in Finland since their first visit back in 1995. Since then, the legendary Bay Area groove metallers have returned to Finland for almost every tour. During the past few years Machine Head have delighted Finnish fans by giving unforgettable shows . Each time the touring packages have been extremely well received by many metal fans. The current package consisted of Devildriver, Darkest Hour and Bring Me The Horizon. The tickets sold like hot cakes. Before the doors were opened, there was a huge line weaving down the street in front of the club. Even some passersby  by wondered what people were standing in line for. Some fans had arrived several hours before the gig even started.

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