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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Devin Townsend & Machine Head’s Robb Flynn Speak On “Beyond The Pale” Allegedly Lifting A Strapping Young Lad Riff

The social media “riff police” has taken to calling out Machine Head’s Robb Flynn for allegedly stealing a riff off of Strapping Young Lad‘s track “Love?” in their newly released single, “Beyond The Pale“. Check out both tracks below, and read Townsend and Machine Head vocalist/guitarist Robb Flynn’s discussion on the matter.

People asking me about riff similarities: I don’t have an opinion really. I’ve written riffs my whole career that sound like something else.

— Devin Townsend (@dvntownsend) November 17, 2017

I’ve used whole themes from other albums, movies or soundtracks. Art is a collage of your experiences, you taking clippings and reassemble.

— Devin Townsend (@dvntownsend) November 17, 2017

Heres the best part about comparison of MH new song to ‘Love’ I basically ripped off the SYL chorus from this song: https://t.co/0QWpBGowBD

— Devin Townsend (@dvntownsend) November 17, 2017

Shout out to @dvntownsend for being so cool. The Riff Police pulled me over, I got a $300 infraction for that one!! Like Dime bag always used to tell me “we’re all just sharing riffs man”. https://t.co/DXO8BmqTLR

— Robb Flynn (@TheGeneralMH) November 17, 2017

Got a lot of respect for you Devin, super talented musician, amazing producer (as the palaces burn production crushes all!)

And while I would proudly admit that I stole a Riff from you… Was just a happy accident.

Riff on brother!! https://t.co/G8NXNcJ9Ln

— Robb Flynn (@TheGeneralMH) November 17, 2017

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TERROR UNIVERSAL Updates “Make Them Bleed” Release Date, Announces Tony Campos and John Moyer as Album Guests

New Album, Make Them Bleed, out via Minus Head Records on NEW RELEASE DATE: January 19, 2018 Pre-Order via TERROR UNIVERSAL‘s PledgeMusic Campaign Here – Options Include Blood-Splatter Vinyl, a Signed Guitar/Drumhead/Drum Sticks, Limited Edition Posters, One-On-One Lessons and More! Masked horror metal frontrunners TERROR UNIVERSAL – featuring current and former members of Ill Nino, Soulfly, Upon A Burning Body and Machine Head – recently announced […]

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TERROR UNIVERSAL Updates “Make Them Bleed” Release Date, Announces Tony Campos and John Moyer as Album Guests

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Date For Debut Album “Make Them Bleed” Pushed Back By Terror Universal

Masked horror metal act Terror Universal – featuring current and former members of Ill Nino, Soulfly, Upon A Burning Body and Machine Head – recently announced the band’s signing with Minus Head Records, as well as the completion of the debut full-length album “Make Them Bleed.” Originally announced as an October 13, 2017 release, the album has been pushed back to January 19, 2018.

In addition, Terror Universal is thrilled to feature the talents of guest bassists John Moyer (Disturbed, Art of Anarchy, ex-Adrenaline Mob) and Tony Campos (Fear Factory, Ministry, Soulfly, Static-X) on “Make Them Bleed.” Campos appears on the track “Dead On Arrival,” and Moyer appears on “Spines”.

John Moyer says, “My thanks to Terror Universal for allowing me to play bass on their stellar song ‘Spines.’ Great song from a great band!”

Tony Campos adds, “Had a blast playing on the track ‘Dead On Arrival.’ Really cool tune. Heavy, grooving riffs. Great hook. Looking forward to what else Terror Universal does.”

Massacre of Terror Universal adds, “I am beyond f-cking excited to be releasing our debut full length ‘Make Them Bleed’ to all you sick f-cks! This album is full of metal crushing grooves!”

Terror is coming your way! More album details are set to be announced soon, but you can pre-order the album right now via Bandcamp, or via the band’s brand new PledgeMusic campaign. PledgeMusic pre-order incentives include digital download cards, signed CDs, limited edition posters, t-shirts, stickers, limited edition blood-splatter vinyl, signed gear (including a guitar, drumhead and drum sticks), one-on-one music lessons, and more!

The updated “Make Them Bleed” track listing is:

1. Passage Of Pain
2. Welcome To Hell
3. Spines (feat. John Moyer)
4. Make Them Bleed
5. Through The Mirrors
6. Dig You A Hole
7. Dead On Arrival (feat. Tony Campos)
8. Into Darkness
9. Your Time Has Come
10. Piece By Piece

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Machine Head Teases New Track & Gives Studio Update

Machine Head has posted a new video update from the band’s latest round of recording sessions at Sharkbite Studios with Zack Ohren (All Shall Perish, Suffocation), and plays a snippet of a new track. You can find that by skipping ahead to about 30 minutes in the player below. In addition to discussing the new material the band is also partaking in a fan Q&A.

Check it out below.

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