In a message to fans, Machine Head has formally welcomed new members Vogg Kiełtyka and Matt Alston to the band, following their social media announcement this past weekend. Vogg of Decapitated takes over lead guitar and Matt (Devilment, Machine Head tech crew) is the new permanent drummer. Vogg will continue to work on a new Decapitated release and tour dates in 2020. He will operate in both bands. Machine Head will embark next year on the first European leg of the Burn My Eyes 25 Worldtour, featuring the band playing two sets each night. The new lineup will open, performing more recent MH tracks, while the closing set of Burn My Eyes in its entirety will be performed by the band of current members Robb Flynn, Jared McEachern and returning Logan Mader and Chris Kontos.
In a message to Machine Head fans welcoming Vogg Kieltyka to the band, Vogg confirmed that he plans to do double duty in both bands, and Decapitated will work on a new album, in addition to new shows booked for 2020. Vogg joined the band as the new lead guitarist via a social media announcement this past weekend (September 28th). As of now, Machine Head has an extensive world tour booked with only a Hollywood show planned for North America this December. As of now, there is a gap in the MH Touring schedule following that show, until April 2020. A new Machine Head USA tour and standalone single are said to be announced any time now as well. Decapitated’s last album was the acclaimed AntiCult record, released in 2017.