Machine Head To Split Up, Announces Farewell Tour

In a ten minute long video posted on Facebook, Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn has announced that the band will split up following a farewell tour. In the video, Flynn stated:

“I’ll get right to it. On Monday night, Phil Demmel quit Machine Head and yesterday afternoon, Dave McClain quit Machine Head and Jared kinda quit but didn’t know if he was quitting for sure. The tour is still going to go on. We have all agreed to make this a celebration of our music and this era of the band.

“We have grown apart as people. Musically we’ve grown apart. I have held on too tight to the reigns of this band and I have suffocated those guys. I have some rough edges, which have given us success as a band but they’ve also hurt the people around me. I have a lot of drive but I have a lot of anger and rage, which has alienated folks in the band.

“I ask that you respect Phil and Dave’s decision, as I respect their decision and I want to say that I’m honoured and grateful for everything they have contributed to Machine Head, which is a lot. Fifteen years with Phil, twenty three years with Dave, innumerable riffs…”

“I don’t know what the future holds. We’re all a little scared. I’m scared and they’re the scared, but if you’re looking for a drummer or guitar player then you can find no better people to have. I wish them well and want success for them.

“I’m gonna do a little bit of soul searching in my life and take a long, hard look at myself and my life. Twenty years of therapy by this point, which apparently wasn’t enough, maybe twenty more! This upcoming tour is going to be a celebration of this music, this lineup, maybe the best lineup this band has ever had. We’re going to end on a positive note, a classy note, so come out and have a drink with us. Maybe not too classy, like white trash classy, hammered and stoned at a metal show kind of classy.

“It’s the end of an era. I did a lot of crying yesterday. I spoke to Jared this morning who said he’s gonna stick around and he’s gonna continue on, which made me happy. It’s going to be like the Ozzy song, ‘Goodbye To Romance.’ You guys have a good Friday, thanks for listening.”

The tour dates are as follows:

October 4 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
October 6 – Missoula, MT – The Wilma
October 8 – Calgary, AB – Palace Theatre
October 9 – Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
October 10 – Saskatoon, SK – Louis
October 12 – Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick
October 13 – Minot, ND – The Original
October 15 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue *make-up date*
October 17 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre *make-up date*
October 18 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s *make-up date*
October 19 – Kansas City, MO – Truman
October 20 – Joliet, IL – The Forge
October 22 – Cleveland, OH – Agora *make-up date*
October 23 – Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
October 24 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre *make-up date*
October 26 – Ft. Wayne, IN – Clyde Theatre
October 27 – Columbus, OH – Newport
October 29 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE *make-up date*
October 30 – Hartford, CT – The Webster
October 31 – Huntington, NY – Paramount
November 2 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland
November 3 – Richmond, VA – National
November 4 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
November 7 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
November 9 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
November 10 – Nashville, KY – Exit In
November 11 – Charlotte, NC – Underground
November 13 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
November 14 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz
November 16 – New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues
November 17 – Austin, TX – Emos
November 18 – Lubbock, TX – Jake’s
November 20 – Tuscon, AZ – Club X
November 21 – San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
November 23 – Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues
November 24 – Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst

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Machine Head Debut New Music Video For “Volatile”

Machine Head premiere a music video for their song “Volatile” featuring live footage captured during their UK touring. The track is featured on their latest album, “Catharsis“.

Machine Head will out touring North America this fall on this headlining run:

10/04 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
10/06 Missoula, MT – The Wilma
10/08 Calgary, AB – Palace Theatre
10/09 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
10/10 Saskatoon, SK – Louis
10/12 Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick
10/13 Minot, ND – The Original
10/15 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue (rescheduled show)
10/17 Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre (rescheduled show)
10/18 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s (rescheduled show)
10/19 Kansas City, MO – Truman
10/20 Joliet, IL – The Forge
10/22 Cleveland, OH – Agora (rescheduled show)
10/23 Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
10/24 Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre (rescheduled show)
10/26 Ft. Wayne, IN – Clyde Theatre
10/27 Columbus, OH – Newport
10/29 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE (rescheduled show)
10/30 Hartford, CT – The Webster
10/31 Huntington, NY – Paramount
11/02 Sayreville, NJ – Starland
11/03 Richmond, VA – National
11/04 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
11/07 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
11/09 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
11/10 Nashville, KY – Exit In
11/11 Charlotte, NC – Underground
11/13 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
11/14 Tampa, FL – The Ritz
11/16 New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues
11/17 Austin, TX – Emos
11/18 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s
11/20 Tucson, AZ – Club X
11/21 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
11/23 Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues
11/24 Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst

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Drummer Reed Mullin To Rejoin Corrosion Of Conformity In July

Drummer Reed Mullin will be rejoining Corrosion Of Conformity in July, having undergone knee replacement surgery this spring. States Mullin:

“Howdy y’all! I am super megabummd that I’m not gonna be able see you folks & do the upcoming slammin’ UK/European giggage and crushing festivals. Crestfallen even. I’m nearbowt healed up from my knee replacement surgery, but wanna be at 100% “Mule Power” when I return for the CoC onslaught.

HOWEVER.. My CoC brothers are still in mighty good hands with my fill-in John. He is a mf baadasss. Not-to-mention.. He’s Pretty! He’s the King of the World!! HE’s A BAAAAAAAAAAD MAN!!!!
He Needs a blonde wig though..

Anyways.. Do yourselves a favour & GO SEE the “rippers of flesh” … COC.
Much much love to all y’all.”

Corrosion Of Conformity’s July touring plans include this North American tour with Black label Society, Eyehategod and more:

07/16 Peoria, IL – Monarch Music Hall (with Telekinetic Yeti) (no Eyehategod)
07/17 Joliet, IL – The Forge (with Telekinetic Yeti) (no Eyehategod)
07/18 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
07/20 Lincoln, NE – The Bourbon
07/21 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
07/22 Wichita, KS – The Cotillion
07/23 Sioux Falls, SD – The District
07/25 Ft. Wayne, IN – The Clyde Theatre
07/27 Syracuse, NY – SI Hall at The Fairgrounds
07/29 Hartford, CT – The Webster (with Telekinetic Yeti) (no Eyehategod)
07/30 Wilmington, DE – The Queen
08/01 Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine
08/02 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
08/03 Lynchburg, VA – Phase 2
08/05 Norfolk, VA – The NorVA
08/07 Toronto, ON – Rebel
08/08 Montreal, QC – Mtelus
08/09 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
08/10 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
08/11 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom

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Black Label Society Announce Summer Tour w/ Corrosion of Conformity and Eyehategod

Black Label Society summer tour dates with Corrosion of Conformity and Eyehategod supporting.

Telekinetic Yeti will play select dates.

07/16 Peoria, IL – Monarch Music Hall (with Telekinetic Yeti/no Eyehategod)
07/17 Joliet, IL – The Forge (with Telekinetic Yeti/no Eyehategod)
07/18 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
07/20 Lincoln, NE – The Bourbon
07/21 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
07/22 Wichita, KS – The Cotillion
07/23 Sioux Falls, SD – The District
07/25 Ft. Wayne, IN – The Clyde Theatre
07/27 Syracuse, NY – SI Hall at The Fairgrounds
07/29 Hartford, CT – The Webster (with Telekinetic Yeti/no Eyehategod)
07/30 Wilmington, DE – The Queen
08/01 Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine
08/02 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
08/03 Lynchburg, VA – Phase 2
08/05 Norfolk, VA – The NorVA
08/07 Toronto, ON – Rebel
08/08 Montreal, QC – Mtelus
08/09 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
08/10 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
08/11 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom

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