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Machine Head vs. Avenged Sevenfold – March Metal Madness 2014, Round 1

Machine Head vs Avenged Sevenfold
Roadrunner / Hopeless

The third matchup in the March Metal Madness Devil Horns Region finds a veteran metal act re-establishing themselves as a force in the scene squaring off against a group of young rockers who would go on to generate one of the biggest fan bases in music. But which one has the better 21st Century metal album? That's up to you to tell us.

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Former Bassist Adam Duce Sues Machine Head for Infringement, Defamation + More

Adam Duce
Jo Hale, Getty Images

On Feb. 11, 2013, Machine Head fired bassist Adam Duce after over 20 years of playing music together. Very little has been heard from Duce since, but news just broke that the former Machine Head bassist is suing the band, all three current members and the group's manager for alleged trademark infringement, breach of partnership agreement, defamation + more.

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Machine Head’s Robb Flynn Organizes All-Star Black Sabbath Tribute Benefit Concert

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn and Spiralarms/Forbidden guitarist Craig Locicero have put together an all-star tribute band that will perform classic Black Sabbath songs at an upcoming benefit concert. The show will be Jan. 17 at the Oakland Metro Operahouse in Oakland, Calif.

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Machine Head Push Back Recording Plans for Eighth Studio Album

Robb Flynn
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn just released the most recent edition of 'The General Journals: Diary of a Frontman… And Other Ramblings.' The musician's blog posts are always entertaining, but this particular update has to do with creating Machine Head's next album, which has unfortunately been pushed back.

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Machine Head’s Robb Flynn Recalls Invitation To Become Drowning Pool’s Singer

Machine Head
Charles Epting, Loudwire

Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn just typed up another post for his always entertaining 'The General Journals: Diary of a Frontman… And Other Ramblings' blog. This edition celebrates the 10th anniversary of the band's album 'Through the Ashes of Empires,' nearly becoming the singer of Drowning Pool and much, much more.

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Avenged Sevenfold’s Zacky Vengeance Responds to Robb Flynn’s Allegations

Charles Epting, Loudwire
Charles Epting, Loudwire

Avenged Sevenfold released their sixth studio album, 'Hail to the King,' on Aug. 23. Although the act's fans have been eating up the album, Avenged Sevenfold have been met by various detractors as well, including Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn. Avenged Sevenfold singer M. Shadows responded to Flynn's criticism a short while ago, and now, guitarist Zacky Vengeance has done the same.

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Machine Head: Did Avenged Sevenfold Rip Off Our ‘Lion Crest’ Logo?

Avenged Sevenfold / Machine Head
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com / Mark Metcalfe, Getty Images

Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn recently took a shot at Avenged Sevenfold, claiming that the band lifted hooks from prominent metal bands for their 2013 album, 'Hail to the King,' which Flynn also called a "covers album." Now, Machine Head are suggesting that Avenged Sevenfold have stolen something from them, as well.

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Machine Head to Release New Album in Early 2014, Sign with Nuclear Blast Entertainment

Machine Head Robb Flynn
Mark Metcalfe, Getty Images

Machine Head have left their longtime label Roadrunner Records to sign with Nuclear Blast Entertainment, and will unleash their next album in 2014.

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Machine Head Make Headway on New Album

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The thrash / groove hybrid Machine Head are currently working on their follow-up to 2011's mammoth album 'Unto the Locust.' The highly anticipated album has fans hoping the band will continue their hot streak that began with 'The Blackening,' which earned Machine Head their first Grammy nomination.

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Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows Responds to Machine Head Frontman’s ‘Blatant Jackery’ Claim

Charles Epting, Loudwire
Charles Epting, Loudwire

Earlier this week, Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn slammed Avenged Sevenfold and their new album 'Hail to the King.' Calling 'Hail to the King' a "covers album," Flynn channeled his inner David Letterman to construct a Top 10 list of jokes about Avenged Sevenfold's latest record, in the process accusing A7X of "blatant jackery" of Metallica, Megadeth and Guns N' Roses songs. Having seen the list, Avenged vocalist M. Shadows has offered a retort in Flynn's direction.

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