Machine Head To Re-Record and Release “Burn My Eyes” Later in 2019


Machine Head has announced they will release a re-recorded new version of their classic 1994 album Burn My Eyes album. Frontman Robb Flynn has told U.K.’s Kerrang! magazine that a re-recorded version of the band’s 1994 album, “Burn My Eyes”, will be released later in the year.

Flynn told Kerrang!: “This ‘Burn My Eyes’ tour is happening, but it’s still six months away. As Kerrang! have speculated, we are recording new music. We are getting to release new music. In fact, the lineup that’ll be going out on tour have actually gone and re-recorded ‘Burn My Eyes’ live in the studio. We plan on dripping that out song by song. It’ll probably be digital-only — just something cool to help celebrate. We filmed ourselves doing it, so there’ll probably be some playthrough videos too.”

He added: “It’s so cool seeing us playing those songs again for the first time, like, ‘How does that riff go?’ or, ‘What was that lyric again?’ There are mistakes, but we just left them in. It was just part of this really special, fun, positive moment.”



Robb Flynn commented:

“Having started rehearsals with Chris and Logan several weeks ago, I’m literally giddy with excitement at the prospect of how much fun this is going to be. Both Logan and Chris are in phenomenal playing shape, the vibe between all four of us has been incredibly positive.”

Flynn continues: “Having run through deep cuts like ‘Death Church’ and ‘I’m Your God Now’ for the first time in well over a decade, has reminded me of how fucking heavy our older songs are! This tour is going to be MASSIVE!! The timing couldn’t have been more perfect to share this milestone with the Head Cases! So just a head’s up, DO NOT sleep on this! Tell your friends, spread the word, because tickets are going to disappear!”

Mader adds: “It’s a huge honor for me to take part in celebrating ‘Burn My Eyes’ 25th birthday! It’s hard to believe this is actually happening. I feel like I won the guitar player lottery…. again! The fact that ‘Burn My Eyes’ is still relevant today has a lot to do with the fact that Robb has kept the band alive and strong for two and a half decades. I’m very grateful for this!”

Kontos echoes the sentiment, stating: “This is an absolute mind-blower! Playing these songs again after 23 years feels just amazing. The fact that it’s 25 years later and the ‘Burn My Eyes’ record is still relevant and revered is humbling to say the least. Doing a huge world tour in celebration of the record is a great way to acknowledge the legacy of MACHINE HEAD’s past and future. I’m so looking forward to sharing these songs with the MACHINE HEAD fans around the world. Can’t wait to meet all you ‘Head Cases’ out there! You can be sure it is going to be a crushing night! See ya soon!”

MacEachearn is equally looking forward to the run, saying: “It’s not every day that you get to pay tribute to a classic like ‘Burn My Eyes’ and with Logan and Chris in the mix, I’m really excited to bring something special to old and new fans alike.”

Tickets go on general sale at 10 a.m. local time on Friday, March 29, with pre-sale going live at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 28.

European tour dates:

Oct. 05 – Germany, Freiburg Sick Arena Musikclub

Oct. 07 – Holland, Tilburg 013

Oct. 09 – Denmark, Copenhagen Amager Bio

Oct. 11 – Germany, Wuerzburg Posthalle

Oct. 12 – Germany, Leipzig Haus Auensee

Oct. 14 – Germany, Bochum Ruhr Congress

Oct. 15 – Germany, Munich Zenith

Oct. 16 – Austria, Vienna Gasometer

Oct. 18 – Poland, Gdansk B90

Oct. 19 – Poland, Warsaw Progressja

Oct. 20 – Hungary, Budapest Baba Negra

Oct. 22 – Switzerland, Zurich Komplex

Oct. 23 – France, Lyon Le Radiant

Oct. 25 – Italy, Milan Live Club

Oct. 26 – Italy, Padova Hall

Oct. 27 – Luxembourg, Lux Expo

Oct. 29 – France, Paris Le Trianon

Oct. 31 – Belgium, Brussels Forest National

Nov. 02 – UK, London O2 Academy Brixton

Nov. 04 – UK, Manchester O2 Victoria Warehouse

Nov. 05 – UK, Glasgow O2 Academy

Nov. 07 – UK, Belfast Telegraph Building

Nov. 08 – Ireland, Dublin Olympia Theatre