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Machine Head

For all their achievements in a career spanning two decades and counting, perhaps the greatest feat accomplished by heavy metal greats Machine Head was successfully making a name for themselves in the thick of the alternative rock revolution, which dominated the mid-1990s and killed off countless numbers of their peers. But then, Machine Head was evidently made of sterner stuff, beginning with their leader, vocalist and guitarist Robb Flynn, who had already survived the mostly disappointing careers of two products of the 1980s Bay Area thrash metal scene, Forbidden and Vio-Lence, before launching Machine Head in 1991. Together with second guitarist Logan Mader, bassist Adam Duce, and drummer Chris Kontos, Flynn delivered Machine Head’s impressive debut album, ‘Burn My Eyes,’ through Roadrunner Records in 1994, and found his band immediately embraced by loyal metal fans, who themselves were weathering grunge’s fierce storm. 1997’s sophomore ‘The More Things Change…’ met with nearly as much acclaim and ensuing albums like ’99’s ‘The Burning Red’ and ’01’s ‘Supercharger’ saw Machine Head rolling with the punches of nu-metal trends, before coming back full circle to their original, thrash-and-groove-based sound on 2003’s ‘Through the Ashes of Empire.’ Throughout this period, the band had established itself as a globally popular concert draw, even while cycling through numerous lineup changes that saw Kontos re-placed by Dave McClain (ex-Sacred Reich) in 1995, and Mader substituted for Ahrue Luster in ’98 and then Flynn’s erstwhile Vio-lence band mate, Phil Demmel as of 2002. Then, after departing from Roadrunner in 2001, only to return under a more beneficial deal, Machine got back on track with the aforementioned ‘Empires’ before turning in what many consider their magnum opus in 2007’s stunning ‘The Blackening.’ Chosen by many publications as the year’s very best metal album, it ushered in the most prosperous era of Machine Head’s career, which continued through 2011’s ‘Unto the Locust,’ 2014’s ‘Bloodstone & Diamonds,’ and carries on, unto the present day, despite an acrimonious parting with Duce (replaced by Jared MacEachern) in 2013.

 
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Machine Head’s Robb Flynn Talks New Single, Recovering Stolen Dimebag Guitar + Writing Process

Robb Flynn spoke with Full Metal jackie about the new Machine Head single, 'Is There Anybody Out There?,' recovering his stolen Dimebag guitar and more.

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Charles Epting, Loudwire / Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Machine Head’s Robb Flynn + Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach Offer Thoughts on Recent Racial Unrest + More

Machine Head's Robb Flynn & Killswitch Engage's Jesse Leach both issued lengthy statements regarding the current state of socio-political affairs in the U.S.

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Machine Head Robb Flynn
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Machine Head’s Robb Flynn: ‘Is There Anybody Out There’ Partially Inspired by Philip Anselmo ‘White Power’ Incident

Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn reveals 'Is There Anybody Out There?' was indeed partially inspired by the Philip Anselmo 'white power' incident earlier this year.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Machine Head Unleash New Single ‘Is There Anybody Out There’

Machine Head have revealed a new song called 'Is There Anybody Out There' along with a video on the making of the track.

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Nuclear Blast

Machine Head’s Robb Flynn Reunited With Stolen Dimebag Darrell Guitar

Six years after his house was robbed, Machine Head's Robb Flynn has been reunited with the guitar that he received as a gift from Dimebag Darrell.

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Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com / Mark Metcalfe, Getty Images

Godsmack, ‘Awake’ vs. Machine Head, ‘Aesthetics of Hate’ – March Metal Madness 2016, Round 1

Godsmack take on Machine Head in Round 1 of March Metal Madness to determine the Best Metal Song of the 21st Century.

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Machine Head End Show Mid-Set + Postpone Luxembourg Gig Due to Robb Flynn Illness

Machine Head was forced to end the band’s Feb. 15 show after just five songs due to frontman Robb Flynn suffering from 'an extreme chest infection.'

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Frazer Harrison, Getty Images (2)

Machine Head’s Robb Flynn Calls Out Philip Anselmo for Racist Actions at Dimebash 2016

Machine Head's Robb Flynn has posted a lengthy video calling out Philip Anselmo for shouting out 'White power' and throwing up a Nazi salute.

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Machine Head’s Robb Flynn Pens Personal Tribute to Late Eagles Co-Founder Glenn Frey

Machine head's Robb Flynn has been a lifelong fan of the Eagles and posted a heartwarming tribute to the late rocker, sharing personal anecdotes.

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YouTube: Paschalis Theotokis

Mega Fan Covers 80 Machine Head Songs in 8 Minutes

If you need to brush up on Machine Head in under 10 minutes, you can hear nearly every song the band has written in this impressive cover video.

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