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
In a move that was to be expected, Machine Head, fresh off of several sold-old tours for the “Burn My Eyes 25th Anniversary” tour, the band has officially canceled all touring indefinitely. Robb Flynn has said publicly several times recently in interviews and his podcast that he doesn’t think the music industry will recover from coronavirus shutdown conditions for several years. Fans that have bought tickets for show not happening will be refined. Read a statement from Robb. Continue reading
Robb Flynn of Machine Head has shared some memories of the 21st anniversary of their controversial album The Burning Red, released in 1999 via Roadrunner Records. In hindsight, the album has a soft spot in their fanbase and has a bunch of bangers. Read Robb’s thoughts here. Continue reading
Machine Head have released ‘Civil Unrest’, a 2-song digital single, featuring A-side, ‘Stop The Bleeding’ and B-side, ‘Bulletproof’. ‘Stop The Bleeding’ features additional guest vocals from Killswitch Engage frontman, Jesse Leach. This pair of fierce protest anthems were both written days after the back-to-back murders of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery. The video was directed and edited by Mike Sloat, shot on location on the streets of Oakland, CA, with Jesse’s part filmed in Kingston, NY with David Brodsky. Purchase the tracks below and watch the video now. Machine Head are donating a significant portion of their streaming proceeds from ‘Stop The Bleeding’ to https://www.grassrootslaw.org, the organization representing George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. Continue reading
Robb Flynn of Machine Head is hosting another one of “happy hour” unplugged shows live-streamed on YouTube. Robb plays a bunch of covers and originals by fan request, including Muse – ‘Time Is Running Out’, Tool – ‘Sober’, Lynyrd Skynyrd– ‘Simple Man’, and Machine Head’s – ‘The Burning Red’. Check it out!
Robb Flynn of Machine Head performed a livestreamed concert yesterday from his house, via his bands’ streaming partner, Nugs.net. Joining Robb for the show his is son Wyatt Flynn on cello. Watch the first two songs, the newer track ‘Circle The Drain’ and ‘Deafening Silence’ from 2001’s Supercharger below! Continue reading
Robb Flynn of Machne Head will go live on NUGSTV today for an acoustic livestream concert. The show takes place today at 1pm California time (9PM Great Britain, 10PM Europe, 7AM Australia) after his Facebook Live at noon, Robb will perform an acoustic set alongside his son, Wyatt on cello for a few songs! Machine Head has postponed their current European leg of the Burn My Eyes 25 Tour, as well as Flynn’s solo acoustic tour. Continue reading
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!
So, Cycle of Suffering (Nuclear Blast) is Sylosis‘ post-hiatus album? Considering how tight the musicianship is and the sense of urgency you could’ve told me that this was released six months after Dormant Heart, and I would’ve bought the lie hook, line, and sinker. For a band that just reformed last year and have worked their way through various personnel changes, this is some remarkable shit. Continue reading
Machine Head have released the brand new track they have been teasing, ‘Circle the Drain’, out now via the bands’ imprint through Nuclear Blast, Imperium Records. Described as an anti-Valentine’s Day song, inspired by true events, the melodic metal track is another new step for Machine Head in this new ear of the band. Purchase and listen to the track now and also watch the visualizer too! Continue reading