Machine Head performed another of their quarantine era “Electric Happy Hour” sessions where Robb Flynn is often joined by bassist Jared MacEachern. They perform a set every Friday and this week they deep cuts like “Spine”, hits like “From This Day”, as well as covers of Dio-era Black Sabbath – “Die Young,” Tool – “Sober” and Metallica – “The Memory Remains”. Watch now!
Robb Flynn posts often to his newsletter “The General’s Journals” and they are personal notes from his life in Machine Head, politics, and other things. No stranger to wading into political waters, Flynn has been posting lately during the turmoil in the nation. Apparently, he has been getting death threats towards himself and his family, and other online harassment over email and his DM’s on social. He detailed this extensively in a new note to fans, with especially virulent comments about harming his wife and kids. Robb is one of the best, and smartest leaders in the metal world and this kind of harassment is unacceptable in our scene, and this shit needs to stop right now.
Cover songs can be tricky. A balancing act that often results in calamity. Lean too far one way and be accused of musical blasphemy; keep things too safe and be reliably informed you shouldn’t have bothered in the first place. So with that in mind, surely an album consisting entirely of cover versions is just asking for trouble, isn’t it?Continue reading
Machine Head members Robb Flynn and Jared MacEachern performed on a live stream yesterday, running through some deep cuts off of Machine Head’s eighth album Bloodstone & Diamonds (Nuclear Blast) on its 6th anniversary. Songs included “Take Me Through The Fire, “Eyes Of The Dead”, and “Now We Die”. Watch it now!
Machine Head has released the official music video for its acoustic version of the song “Circle The Drain”. The video just features Robb Flynn of the band. The track is one of a series of standalone singles the band has released, along with “Do or Die” in 2019, and two singles this year: ‘Circle The Drain” and “Stop The Bleeding”, the latter featuring vocalist Jesse Leach of Killswitch Engage. We are still waiting to hear the new songs frontman Robb Flynn wrote with Logan Mader, when he rejoined the band for the massively successful and mostly sold-out “Burn My Eyes 25” world tour. Watch the video now.Continue reading
Machine Head has teased a cryptic new teaser on their YouTube account which looks like it might be a new single and video. Maybe they are going to do a livestream concert, which fans have been clamoring for online? The band has pivoted to a series of singles recorded over the last few years, rather than a new album release. The band has released two singles this year: ‘Circle The Drain” and “Stop The Bleeding”, the latter featuring vocalist Jesse Leach of Killswitch Engage. We are still waiting to hear the new songs frontman Robb Flynn wrote with Logan Mader, when he rejoined the band for the massively successful and mostly sold-out “Burn My Eyes 25” world tour. Continue reading
Formed in 1989, but with less than a handful of full-length studio albums to their name, Canadian thrashers Entropy aren’t exactly the most prolific act in the universe. A seventeen-year absence from 1995 to 2012, and a gap of eight years since their previous album hasn’t helped, but whenever the two remaining original members, vocalist Ger Schreinert, and guitarist Dan Lauzon, do eventually get together, the results are always worth waiting for.Continue reading
Terrible news for the music world as published reports announced that Power Trip frontman Riley Gale, has passed away. He was 34(UPDATE: Riley’s age was originally said to be 35, and we have edited this story). Power Trip ascended to the new wave of American Metal, combining Crossover Thrash and Hardcore, partly on the strength of Riley’s incredible performances, brilliant politically-minded lyrics, and killer style. No cause of death has been revealed and according to a statement from the band, funeral and visitation arrangements are pending. Riley was a brilliant talent and mind, and he will be missed. Many leaders of the music world paid respect from Ice-T of Body Count, Lamb of God, Code Orange, Slipknot, Hatebreed, Jesus Piece, Anthrax, Thursday, Thrice, Machine Head, Creeping Death and more you can read below. Even Fox News, once a source of ire from Riley, had to pay respect! We interviewed him a few years back and he was awesome.The band has been one of the best in the world live in a short period of time. Riley’s family released a statement via social media which you can read below and you can read the many condolences of fellow peers. RIP Riley.
Alice In Chains saw their stellar 1990 debut album Facelift turned 30 today, August 21st. The band themselves will be honoring the outing with a thirty-day look back at the album which will eventually culminate in a deluxe 30th-anniversary edition deluxe box set for the record. The band commented:Continue reading
As we reported yesterday, drummer Tony Costanza, the original drummer of Machine Head, as well as stints in Crowbar and Crisis and others, died yesterday at age 52. Friends from other bands and many peers of Tony took to social media to share their grief, but also stories about Tony, his talent and how great a person and friend he was. Read the following from Robb Flynn, Chris Kontos, Crowbar, members of Crisis, and more. Also, please contribute what you can to the GoFundMe set up for Tony. Continue reading