Machine Head Shares Official Video for Unplugged Version of “Circle The Drain” 

 

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 Teases New Song and Video

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

Dino Cazares Says “Fear Factory is Alive and Well”, Appears on Robb Flynn’s Podcast

Dino Cazares has responded to the news of Burton C. Bell quitting Fear Factory in a series of Tweets and an appearance on Robb Flynn’s (Machine Head) podcast, No Fkn Regrets Podcast for an exclusive. Dino reports that “FF is alive and well”, the record with Bell is still coming out, and he is presently looking for a new singer. On the Flynn podcast, Dino confirmed he found out Burton quit from social media, that the door is open for Burton to return – to a point, tentatively the release of the new Fear Factory album is March 2021 via Nuclear Blast, the album is being mixed now by Andy Sneap, a deep details about the legal issues of the last few years, (reconfirming things he recently told Metalsucks), his personal history getting started in bands, and key points in Fear Factory History. Despite the ugliness, it sounds like Dino is gonna be alright. The band celebrated the 25th anniversary of their classic second album, Demanufacture (Roadrunner) this year. We’ll keep following this story as it develops. 

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Alice In Chains Will Release a Deluxe “Facelift” 30th Anniversary Edition Deluxe Box Set

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

Metal Artists Reflect on The Late Tony Costanza, GoFundMe Launched

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

Machine Head Cancels All Tours For The Foreseeable Future 

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 Reflects on 21 Years of “The Burning Red” 

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 Drops Two New Singles, New Video for Stop The Bleeding ft Jesse Leach

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

Watch Robb Flynn of Machine Head Cover Tool, Muse, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and More

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! 

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Watch Robb Flynn and His Son Perform Two Machine Head Songs

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