In 2019 when Machine Head reunited most of their classic lineup for the Burn My Eyes 25 tour, the band performed a playthrough of the entire album, which they then shared as video on YouTube, and eventually released it on a limited edition vinyl. The widely successful sold-out BME25 tour was halted by the pandemic, but the band recently performed together again on a livestream for the 27th anniversary of the album release. The band just shared the live studio recording to all streaming services now!
This weekend (August 9th) marked the 27th anniversary of Machine Head’s debut album, Burn My Eyes (Roadrunner Records). To celebrate, the Burn My Eyes 25 lineup reunited at the bands’ Bay Area reheasal and livestream studio to perform the album in its entirety on their weekly livestream. Robb Flynn and Jared MacEachern will be joined by BME-era drummer Chris Kontos and guitarist Logan Mader, who performed on the entire 2 year BME world-tour, for the livestream. Last week Robb and Jared played all of The Burning Red. The band performs its “Acoustic Happy Hour” livestream every Friday on the bands’ YouTube, and Facebook, as well as Robb’s Twitch account. Watch the teaser and check out our retrospective review here.
This weekend marks the 27th anniversary of Machine Head’s landmark debut album, Burn My Eyes (Roadrunner Records). To celebrate, the band will perform the album in its entirety on their weekly livestream. Robb Flynn and Jared MacEachern will be joined by BME-era drummer Chris Kontos and guitarist Logan Mader, who performed on the entire 2 year BME world-tour, for the livestream, and you can see a teaser video the band shared promoting the stream below. Last week Robb and Jared played all of The Burning Red. The band performs its “Acoustic Happy Hour” livestream every Friday on the bands’ YouTube, and Facebook, as wel las Robb’s Twitch account. Watch the teaser and check out our retrospective review here.
Machine Head has announced Australia and New Zealand tour dates for their smashing Burn My Eyes 25 World Tour. The dates take place in September 2020 and can be seen and purchased below. The band is also holding a contest to win tickets, with details below. Following the “An evening with…” format with no openers, the shows consist of two headline sets with the six members of Machine Head, including three original members (Robb Flynn, Logan Mader, Chris Kontos) performing all of their 1994 classic debut, Burn My Eyes (Roadrunner Records). The band just wrapped up their North American tour with many sold-out ragers and are kicking off a new leg of European dates next month. Watch the teaser announcement for the tour now!
Machine Head has shared another live in the studio performance video of the band running through a Burn My Eyes (Roadrunner Records) classic cut. The bad is set to kick off more Burn My Eyes 25 Tour Dates soon. We will also potentially hear another new Machine Head song soon, the next in a series of forthcoming singles, including one written by Robb Flynn and Logan Mader. Once released, it will be their first track written together since 1997’s The More Things Change album. Check out the deep cut ‘I’m Your God Now’! Continue reading
Machine Head is in the think of their European leg of their Burn My Eyes 25 tour, with many shows selling out. Watch pro-shot footage of the entire show from October 14th at RuhrCongress in Bochum, Germany can be seen below. The show was originally live streamed via Nugs.tv.Continue reading
Machine Head kicked off their first Burn My Eyes 25 tour dates this weekend in Europe. Now the band has announced a winter run of tour dates in clubs and theaters in North America. All dates are below. The tour dates kick-off in Phoenix on Jan 16th in Arizona, and continue across Texas, Florida, New York, Toronto, Chicago, Denver wrapping up at the legendary Fox Theater in their hometown of Oakland, CA. on Feb 21st, and Anaheim, CA. Tickets go on sale at 10 am local time, Friday October 11th – link and code can be seen below. Watch the band playing their BME classic ‘The Rage To Overcome’ live in the studio.
In a new video on their YouTube Channel, Machine Head have announced their new drummer, Matt Alston. The Colchester, UK-bred drummer is best known for his work with Devilment and Eastern Front, but has been a session and live drummer for countless bands over the last decade. He has also been a tech for the band in recent years. The 31-year-old drummer started playing at eight years old. The band just shared some jam room footage of Alston smashing some tracks. Machine Head is about to embark on the fast selling-out worldwide “Burn My Eyes 25” tour, where a new incarnation of the band will play a modern setlist, while the BME25 lineup closes with a performance of Burn My Eyes (Roadrunner) in its entirety. Welcome, Matt! Continue reading
We spend a lot of time talking about Machine Head around HQ, and rightly so. They are one of the most influential bands in metal, specifically their very early years 1994 -1997 and their fertile middle era 2003 – 2011. It all started with the granddaddy of them all, Burn My Eyes (Roadrunner Records). Not only was this album a banger right from the get-go, but Machine Head became one of the preeminent bands throughout the 1990s on Roadrunner, along with Type O Negative, Sepultura, and Biohazard. We’re not here to go through the entire history of the band which has done a bit before but instead call attention to the highlights of this album and why it still holds up. Continue reading
Machine Head has booked the first US show for the “Burn My Eyes 25” tour, this December 20th at the Hollywood Palladium. The tour will feature singer and guitarist Robb Flynn and bassist Jared MacEachern joined by original BME alumni Chris Kontos and Logan Mader, along with two new as yet unnamed new members of Machine Head. Building on their wildly popular ‘An Evening With…’ format, these not-to-be-missed shows will be a three-hour musical extravaganza, comprised of two parts. Part I – will feature modern MH classics, such as ‘Imperium’, ‘Halo’, and, ‘The Blood, The Sweat, The Tears’ while part II – will feature the Bay Area band’s classic debut album, Burn My Eyes played in its entirety for the first time ever. This show is expected to sell out.