It took a little longer than initially expected, but Machine Head made it back to the stage Monday night in Oakland. The band was forced to temporarily drop off their tour when Robb Flynn required emergency surgery for a hernia, and they planned to be back for a show in Portland, Ore., on Saturday night. However, a bus breakdown thwarted those plans, but they eventually returned to the stage in Oakland.
They say music comes from the soul, but we're not sure what part of Robb Flynn's aching, recuperating body that his determination comes from. The Machine Head vocalist is making good on his promise to rejoin the band's trek with Dethklok, All That Remains andBlack Dahlia Murder before its conclusion, revealing they'll be back on the bill as of this Saturday (Nov. 24) in Portland, Ore.
Machine Head are currently on tour with Dethklok, All That Remains and the Black Dahlia Murder. With a lineup that is sure to both draw and excite metalheads, one unfortunate part of the United States is going to miss out on the full show, as Machine Head have been banned from ever performing on property owned by the Disney corporation. Thus, the Orlando, Fla. stop of the tour on Dec. 4 will be Machine Head-less.
Machine Head guitarist Phil Demmel was the guest on Full Metal Jackie’s radio show this past weekend. He spoke all about his enthusiasm for the band’s upcoming tour with Dethklok, All That Remains and The Black Dahlia Murder, as well as the band’s very successful album ‘Unto the Locust’ and why Machine Head isn’t sticking to a specific timeline for the next album. If you missed Jackie’s show, read the full interview with Phil Demmel below:
There's one chant that Machine Head fans worldwide recite when in the presence of their metal heroes -- "Machine F---ing Head!" With the organically grown mantra having graced t-shirts, patches and other Machine Head paraphernalia, the motto will soon be the title of an upcoming live double-album, set for release on Nov. 13.
The awesome tour announcements just keep rolling in, and we couldn't be more pumped. Cartoon Network's 'Metalocalypse' death metal heroes Dethklok will be headlining a North American tour with some of the strongest supporting acts you'll see from any upcoming tour. Joining Dethklok will be Machine Head, All That Remains and the Black Dahlia Murder.
With blistering riffs and pummeling drum patterns, it’s no surprise that Machine Head’s ‘Aesthetics of Hate’ makes our list. The faced paced, uncontrollable tune unleashes Machine Head’s fury at it’s very best as Robb Flynn delivers the chorus with venom. 'For the love of brother / I will sing this f---ing song / Aesthetics of hate / I hope you burn in hell.'