Machine Head

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Machine Head is an American heavy metal band from Oakland, California.[1][2] Formed on October 12, 1991,[3] the group was founded by vocalist/guitarist Robb Flynn and bassist Adam Duce. The current lineup of the band comprises Flynn, drummer Dave McClain, guitarist Phil Demmel and bassist Jared MacEachern. Machine Head is one of the pioneering bands in the new wave of American heavy metal.[4][5]

Machine Head was formed when Flynn felt musically unfulfilled with his band Vio-lence and requested to start a side project. When his request was denied, he left the band and formed Machine Head in 1991 with Duce, Logan Mader and Tony Constanza. The band's first album, Burn My Eyes, was a big success in Europe where it garnered attention on MTV's Headbangers Ball. In America (with HBB taken off the air during the grunge movement) Machine Head would not have success until later albums.

The band nearly disbanded in 2002 after negotiating off its label Roadrunner Records, when controversy surrounding Machine Head's fourth album Supercharger (released three weeks after the September 11 attacks) resulted in their songs and music video for the song "Crashing Around You" (which featured burning buildings) being pulled from all media outlets. The band re-signed with Roadrunner soon after and has released four albums since, 2003's Through the Ashes of Empires, 2007's The Blackening (which earned Machine Head its first Grammy Award nomination) and 2011's Unto the Locust. Their most recent album, Catharsis, was released in 2018. Machine Head have sold over 3 million records worldwide.[6]

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Catharsis
 
Catharsis is the ninth album by American heavy metal band Machine Head, released on January 26, 2018.
Kaleidoscope
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Kaleidoscope is a song by musical group Machine Head, released on January 19, 2018.
Bastards
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Bastards is a song by musical group Machine Head, released on January 12, 2018.
Catharsis
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Catharsis is a song by musical group Machine Head, released on December 8, 2017.

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Machine Head's Robb Flynn on Ignoring Haters, Importance of Writing "Garbage"
  –  January 26, 2018
But while for the past decade or so they've been steadily churning out, much to fans and critics' pleasure, some of the heaviest music of their career, Machine Head's new and ninth ... a Mask"), Alice in Chains-y grunge ("Screaming at the Sun"), textured ...
Weekly Wire: Your New Music Playlist Featuring Machine Head, Mike Shinoda + More
  –  January 26, 2018
Every Friday, we'll be curating for you the best new music of the week and beyond, putting together the best that hard rock and metal music has to offer as a part of our playlist, Weekly Wire. Here's what you can expect: This week, we're packing high ...
Machine Head's Robb Flynn on Ignoring Haters, Importance of Writing "Garbage"
  –  January 26, 2018
But while for the past decade or so they've been steadily churning out, much to fans and critics' pleasure, some of the heaviest music of their career, Machine Head's new and ninth studio effort, Catharsis, takes a different approach. There's still plenty ...
Machine Head Interview with Robb Flynn: ‘Music isn't about being perfect, it's about capturing lightning in a bottle’
  –  January 24, 2018
It’s certainly the most diverse Machine Head record by some distance, which is perhaps why it’s caused so much consternation amongst fans and critics alike. There are a number of songs that exist in a realm that Machine Head have barely even hinted at ...
Robb Flynn's track-by-track guide to Machine Head's new album Catharsis
  –  January 24, 2018
The lyrics say it all: ‘The only thing keeping me sane, the music in my veins / If these words are my fists, this is my catharsis.’ That crystallised everything we were trying to say.” “It’s a straight-ahead Machine Head song, about embracing bei ...
MACHINE HEAD's ROBB FLYNN: Why I Hate Playing Festivals
  –  January 24, 2018
MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn spoke to U.K.'s Independent about ... Everything's changing at such a rapid pace; I've been in the music business for 32 years and I've never seen as much change as we've had in these last five years. I'm not saying it's ...
Watch MACHINE HEAD's Trippy New Music Video, "Kaleidoscope"
  –  January 19, 2018
James Zahn is not a journalist, nor a blogger, though he may be credited as such by others, or even accept the title... depending on the circumstance. Instead, he considers himself largely to be an "entertainment and lifestyle writer," bringing 25+ years ...

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