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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Once Human Debut Live Version Of “Flock Of Flesh” – To Release Live Album In September

Once Human (ex-Machine Head, etc.) announce a September 28th release date for their live album “Stage Of Evolution” via earMUSIC. A clip of a live performance of “Flock Of Flesh” from the record can be streamed below. The set also features a cover of Machine Head‘s “Davidian” (ex-Machine Head guitarist Logan Mader is a member of Once Human) with guest vocals from Frédéric Leclercq of DragonForce/Sinsaenum.

Says Mader of the release:

“I know it’s uncommon for a band who is not headlining to record a live album. We were able to pull it off because today’s technology and compact size of the necessary gear is a part of our everyday monitoring system. We had loads of fun on tour with DragonForce. I’m so glad we captured a nice piece of it to share with all our fans.”

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Exmortus Premiere New Music Video For “Feast Of Flesh”

Exmortus premiere a new music video for their track “Feast Of Flesh“, which is taken from their new album “The Sound Of Steel“, which was produced by Zack Ohren (Machine Head, Suffocation). The effort will be out June 08th via Prosthetic Records.

Comments vocalist/guitarist Jadran “Conan” Gonzalez:

“As some may have noticed on my personal page, I don’t just post guitar or band stuff, but a lot of food pictures and I’m no vegan. ‘Feast Of Flesh‘ is a celebration of our carnal needs and desires. I’m not trying to make any political/environmental statements but I feel this song expresses the ugly and brutal nature of humans and other animals.

It ain’t pretty so we thought it would be fun to shoot the band chowing down on actual raw flesh fresh from the meat market. My girlfriend was willing to play the hapless victim of the carnage, which made the whole experience quite fun and yet funny since we were all trying to act and not laugh at the whole idea. The song itself is more of a caveman stompy headbanger so the music works beautifully with the lyrics and visuals in bloody harmony. So, sit back and enjoy the Feast of Flesh! Cheers!”

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Trauma (Testament, Danzig, Etc.) Announce Rescheduled Tour Dates

Last year, Bay Area thrash vets Trauma announced their long-awaited comeback and new member additions. In advance of finishing their upcoming third album, Trauma are set to hit the road on a brief headline tour beginning April 13 in Cool, CA. Additional east coast and midwestern dates have also been added.

Trauma U.S. Tour Dates:
4/13 – Cool, CA @ Cool Beerwerks
4/20 – Milwaukee, WI @ NYDM Spring Bash
4/21 – Crest Hill, IL @ Bada Brew
4/22 – Lakewood, OH @ The Foundry
4/23 – Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
4/24 – Boston, MA @ Middle East – Upstairs
4/25 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Kingsland
4/28 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick

Listen to TRAUMA’s recently released new track, “The Rage”, produced by guitarist Joe Fraulob, via Soundcloud below. The track will be featured on the band’s upcoming third album, engineered by Juan Urteaga (Testament, Machine Head, M.O.D.).

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Former Machine Head Bassist Adam Duce Slams The Band: “I Knew The Narcissist Was Going To Crash The Ship…”

Frictions between ex-Machine Head bassist Adam Duce and his former band mates don’t appear to have eased with the passing of time. After a fan recently stated that she missed him being in the group via Facebook, Adam Duce took to flaming the band. You can see a screenshot of that below.

As for the new band outfit mentioned in the post, see the above picture taken from Machine Head’s current headlining tour. Duce previously sued the group for 1.8 million after being ousted from the band in a case that was settled in 2014.

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Machine Head Debut New Track “Bastards”

Machine Head debut the studio version of their new track “Bastards“. Take it in below ahead of the January 26th release of the band’s new effort “Catharsis“. As previously reported, frontman/guitarist Robb Flynn wrote the song after a conversation with his sons following Donald Trump winning the U.S. presidential election.

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Machine Head Debut New Track “Bastards”

Machine Head debut the studio version of their new track “Bastards“. Take it in below ahead of the January 26th release of the band’s new effort “Catharsis“. As previously reported, frontman/guitarist Robb Flynn wrote the song after a conversation with his sons following Donald Trump winning the U.S. presidential election.

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Machine Head Call Out Reviewer After Devastating Review Of Upcoming New Album “Catharsis”

Decibel magazine has given Machine Head’s new effort “Catharsis” a devastating review. Reviewer Jeff Treppel even gave the release a shrug emoji (¯_(ツ)_/¯), rather than assigning it a numeric rating. Looks like Machine Head didn’t exactly appreciate the judgement, taking to Instagram to vent on it and the reviewer in question.

“DECIBEL MAGAZINE SLAMS “CATHARSIS”!
The former-Decibel cover stars new album gets called “juvenile”, “stupid”, “endlessly pummeling” and a “Super Collider-level-miss”.

Oh, and hey… FUCK YOU Jeff Treppel!!

Read the entire review below:

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MACHINE HEAD – CATHARSIS

EVERYTHING OLD IS NÜ AGAIN

Let’s just tear off this Band-Aid:

The new Machine Head is a 74-minute rap metal album with a song that sounds like the Dropkick Murphys in the middle. Maybe Robb Flynn really misses the late 90’s (although, let’s be honest who doesn’t these days)? Maybe, after a decade of ridiculously great progressive groove metal records, Flynn decided to blow off some steam by going back to “The Bleeding Red’s” knuckle-dragging simplicity?

The frustrating thing about Catharsis is that Machine Head are great even when they’re making bad music. The Soulfly tribal breakdowns on “Volatile,” the drop tuning on “Beyond The Pale,” the whiteboy hip-hop of “Triple Beam” (nothing more “street” than gymnastics metaphors), the anti-gentrification screed “California Bleeding” –they’re effective in the same primal way that the best Rage Against The Machine and Korn hits were back in the day. None of it feels half-assed; these are clearly well-crafted songs.

It’s all just so stupid.

As intermittently satisfying as the nu-metal approach may be, Flynn and his bandmates have proven themselves more than capable of expressing their rage articulately. This feels juvenile from dudes pushing 50. There are certainly some interesting parts mixed in; unfortunately, with 15 songs, any nuances get lost in the endless pummeling.

Frankly, I’m baffled. This is a “Super-Collider“-level miss from a band that seemed to have ditched this phase long ago.

“Catharsis” drops Jan. 26th
#machinehead #catharsis #spreadthehead”

DECIBEL MAGAZINE SLAMS “CATHARSIS”!? The former-Decibel cover stars new album gets called “juvenile”, “stupid”, “endlessly pummeling” and a “Super Collider-level-miss”.? ? Oh, and hey… FUCK YOU Jeff Treppel!!? ? Read the entire review below:? ? ——————? ? MACHINE HEAD – CATHARSIS ? ? EVERYTHING OLD IS NÜ AGAIN? ? Let’s just tear off this Band-Aid:? ? The new Machine Head is a 74-minute rap metal album with a song that sounds like the Dropkick Murphys in the middle. Maybe Robb Flynn really misses the late 90’s (although, let’s be honest who doesn’t these days)? Maybe, after a decade of ridiculously great progressive groove metal records, Flynn decided to blow off some steam by going back to “The Bleeding Red’s” knuckle-dragging simplicity? ? ? The frustrating thing about Catharsis is that Machine Head are great even when they’re making bad music. The Soulfly tribal breakdowns on “Volatile,” the drop tuning on “Beyond The Pale,” the whiteboy hip-hop of “Triple Beam” (nothing more “street” than gymnastics metaphors), the anti-gentrification screed “California Bleeding” –they’re effective in the same primal way that the best Rage Against The Machine and Korn hits were back in the day. None of it feels half-assed; these are clearly well-crafted songs.? ? It’s all just so stupid.? ? As intermittently satisfying as the nu-metal approach may be, Flynn and his bandmates have proven themselves more than capable of expressing their rage articulately. This feels juvenile from dudes pushing 50. There are certainly some interesting parts mixed in; unfortunately, with 15 songs, any nuances get lost in the endless pummeling.? ? Frankly, I’m baffled. This is a “Super-Collider”-level miss from a band that seemed to have ditched this phase long ago.? ? “Catharsis” drops Jan. 26th? #machinehead #catharsis #spreadthehead ? ? What do you think??

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In an op-ed from Neill Jameson (Krieg), Decibel – indirectly – responds to the matter:

“Recently a popular metal band publicly made a filled-baby’s-diaper kind of complaint that Decibel had given them a bad review. If you’ve spent your whole career wondering what the quickest way to make people think you’re an asshole, then, eureka – welcome to the internet! I figured this shit out in the ’90s, but I understand if you might have missed it since those really cool cornrows probably took up a lot of your free time.

This isn’t just to dogpile on a man obviously having a difficult time with old age, though. This time-wasting “think piece” is here to consider the concept of reviews and the complicated relationship between reviewers, reviewees (not a word, I guess) and, for lack of a better word, etiquette.”

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Light This City Entering The Studio For New Album

Light This City have reunited and will enter Castle Ultimate Studios this coming Monday, December 11th, to begin tracking their new outing with Zack Ohren (Machine Head, All Shall Perish) helming the production.

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Machine Head Post Behind The Scenes Look At “Catharsis” Video

Machine Head share the below behind the scenes look at the shoot for their “Catharsis” music video. The full video will arrive online later today, December 07th, at 9:00pm PST/12:00 am EST. The song is the title track of their upcoming album, out January 26th.

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