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Machine Head at Sick-arena - Messe Freiburg (October 5, 2019)
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Machine Head at 013 (October 7, 2019)
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Machine Head at Amager Bio (October 9, 2019)
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Machine Head at Posthalle (October 11, 2019)
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Machine Head at Haus Auensee (October 12, 2019)
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Machine Head at RuhrCongress (Großer Saal) (October 14, 2019)
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Machine Head at Zenith, Die Kulturhalle (October 15, 2019)
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Machine Head at Planet.tt Bank Austria Halle Gasometer (October 16, 2019)
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Machine Head at Centrum Stocznia Gdańska/Klub B90 (October 18, 2019)
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Machine Head at Progresja (October 19, 2019)
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Machine Head at Komplex 457 (October 22, 2019)
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OCT
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Machine Head at Radiant Bellevue (October 23, 2019)
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Machine Head at Luxexpo the Box (October 27, 2019)
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OCT
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Machine Head at Le Trianon (October 29, 2019)
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30
Machine Head at Le Trianon (October 30, 2019)
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31
Machine Head at Forest National / Vorst Nationaal (October 31, 2019)
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Machine Head at O2 Academy Brixton (November 2, 2019)
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Machine Head at O2 Victoria Warehouse Manchester (November 4, 2019)
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Machine Head at O2 Academy Glasgow (November 5, 2019)
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Machine Head at The Telegraph Building (November 7, 2019)
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Machine Head Apr 19, 2019
Logan Mader re-recording 'Burn My Eyes' live-in-the-studio 2019.⁣⠀ #burnmyeyes #burnmyeyes25
Machine Head Apr 18, 2019
JARED INTERVIEW 'BURN MY EYES' 25TH ANNIVERSARY Metal Hammer journalist Dom Lawson sat down with bassist Jared MacEachern to talk the impact of 'Burn My Eyes', what it's like to play with Chris and Logan for the first time, and the excitement of the anniversary tour. FIND TICKETS AND VIP'S AT: https://www.machinehead1.com/pages/tour
Machine Head Apr 16, 2019
🙀🙀🙀 Link in bio @machine_head
Machine Head Apr 16, 2019
Chris Kontos⁣⠀ #burnmyeyes25
Machine Head Apr 15, 2019
Jared MacEachern⁣⠀ #burnmyeyes25
Machine Head Apr 12, 2019
Ten Ton Trading Co. is the official online merch headquarters for Machine Head, 100% owned and operated by the band. ⁣We offer throwback and current items, out-of print album designs, tour designs, premium streetwear-style clothing, and more. ⁣ ⁣ Every purchase you make goes directly to the band (not some giant corporate merchandise company) and in doing so, helps support our music and the culture we've created around it.⁣ ⁣ Burn My Eyes Tees available, Hit product tag👆 — Products shown: Burn My Eyes Tee.
Machine Head Apr 12, 2019
F**K It All Tee BACK IN STOCK! ➡️ New cheaper International Shipping Rates = BIG $avings! Head Cases rejoice! Ten Ton Trading Co. has found a unique partnership that allows us to have significantly cheaper international shipping rates. It's the same dope-ass, super-premium, streetwear-style quality without the higher shipping!⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ The first shirt we ever made back in 1992, is now in stock!!⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Hit the Product Tag or shop now at WWW.TENTONTRADINGCO.COM⁣⠀ Or hit link in bio @tentontradingco⁣⠀ ⁣ — Products shown: F**k It All Throwback Tee.
Machine Head Apr 10, 2019
‘DAVIDIAN’ (LIVE-IN-THE-STUDIO-2019). As part of the upcoming 'Burn My Eyes' 25th Anniversary Tour Robb, Jared, and original BME alumni Chris Kontos and Logan Mader went into Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California and re-recorded their debut album in-its-entirety. More play-through's to follow! Tickets and VIP's HERE: https://www.machinehead1.com/pages/tour Full UK & European dates run as follows: OCTOBER Sat 5th - Germany, FREIBURG Sick Arena Musikclub Mon 7th - Holland, TILBURG 013 Wed 9th - Denmark, COPENHAGEN Amager Bio Fri 11th - Germany, WUERZBURG Posthalle Sat 12th - Germany, LEIPZIG Haus Auensee Mon 14th - Germany, BOCHUM Ruhr Congress Tue 15th - Germany, MUNICH Zenith Wed 16th - Austria, VIENNA Gasometer Fri 18th - Poland, GDANSK B90 Sat 19th - Poland, WARSAW Progressja Sun 20th - Hungary, BUDAPEST Baba Negra Tue 22nd - Switzerland, ZURICH Komplex Wed 23rd - France, LYON Le Radiant Fri 25th - Italy, MILAN Live Club Sat 26th - Italy, PADOVA Hall Sun 27th - Luxembourg, Lux Expo Tue 29th - France, PARIS Le Trianon *SOLD-OUT* Wed 30th - France, PARIS Le Trianon *JUST ADDED* Thu 31st - Belgium, BRUSSELS Forest National NOVEMBER Sat 2nd - UK, LONDON O2 Academy Brixton *SOLD-OUT* Mon 4th - UK, MANCHESTER O2 Victoria Warehouse Tue 5th - UK, GLASGOW O2 Academy Thu 7th - UK, BELFAST Telegraph Building Fri 8th - Ireland, DUBLIN Olympia Theatre
Machine Head Apr 09, 2019
Logan Mader⁣⠀ #burnmyeyes25
Machine Head Apr 08, 2019
Machine Head (feat: original members Logan Mader and Chris Kontos) re-recording 'Burn My Eyes' live-in-the-studio March 2019. Photo: @travis_shinn 'BURN MY EYES 25th ANNIVERSARY TOUR, FIRST LEG ANNOUNCED.⁣⠀ Full UK & European dates run as follows:⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ OCTOBER⁣⠀ Sat 5th - Germany, FREIBURG Sick Arena Musikclub⁣⠀ Mon 7th - Holland, TILBURG 013⁣⠀ Wed 9th - Denmark, COPENHAGEN Amager Bio⁣⠀ Fri 11th - Germany, WUERZBURG Posthalle⁣⠀ Sat 12th - Germany, LEIPZIG Haus Auensee⁣⠀ Mon 14th - Germany, BOCHUM Ruhr Congress⁣⠀ Tue 15th - Germany, MUNICH Zenith⁣⠀ Wed 16th - Austria, VIENNA Gasometer⁣⠀ Fri 18th - Poland, GDANSK B90⁣⠀ Sat 19th - Poland, WARSAW Progressja⁣⠀ Sun 20th - Hungary, BUDAPEST Baba Negra⁣⠀ Tue 22nd - Switzerland, ZURICH Komplex⁣⠀ Wed 23rd - France, LYON Le Radiant⁣⠀ Fri 25th - Italy, MILAN Live Club⁣⠀ Sat 26th - Italy, PADOVA Hall⁣⠀ Sun 27th - Luxembourg, Lux Expo⁣⠀ Tue 29th - France, PARIS Le Trianon⁣ *SOLD-OUT*⁣⠀ Wed 30th - France, PARIS Le Trianon⁣ *JUST ANNOUNCED*⁣⠀ Thu 31st - Belgium, BRUSSELS Forest National⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ NOVEMBER⁣⠀ Sat 2nd - UK, LONDON O2 Academy Brixton⁣ *SOLD-OUT*⁣⠀ Mon 4th - UK, MANCHESTER O2 Victoria Warehouse⁣⠀ Tue 5th - UK, GLASGOW O2 Academy⁣⠀ Thu 7th - UK, BELFAST Telegraph Building⁣⠀ Fri 8th - Ireland, DUBLIN Olympia Theatre⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ #machinehead #burnmyeyes25⁣⠀ ⁣
Machine Head Apr 04, 2019
BURN MY EYES 25th ANNIVERSARY TOUR⠀ OCTOBER⠀ Sat 5th - Germany, FREIBURG Sick Arena Musikclub⠀ Mon 7th - Holland, TILBURG 013⠀ Wed 9th - Denmark, COPENHAGEN Amager Bio⠀ Fri 11th - Germany, WUERZBURG Posthalle⠀ Sat 12th - Germany, LEIPZIG Haus Auensee⠀ Mon 14th - Germany, BOCHUM Ruhr Congress⠀ Tue 15th - Germany, MUNICH Zenith⠀ Wed 16th - Austria, VIENNA Gasometer⠀ Fri 18th - Poland, GDANSK B90⠀ Sat 19th - Poland, WARSAW Progressja⠀ Sun 20th - Hungary, BUDAPEST Baba Negra⠀ Tue 22nd - Switzerland, ZURICH Komplex⠀ Wed 23rd - France, LYON Le Radiant⠀ Fri 25th - Italy, MILAN Live Club⠀ Sat 26th - Italy, PADOVA Hall⠀ Sun 27th - Luxembourg, Lux Expo⠀ Tue 29th - France, PARIS Le Trianon *SOLD-OUT*⠀ Wed 30th - France, PARIS Le Trianon *JUST ADDED*⠀ Thu 31st - Belgium, BRUSSELS Forest National⠀ ⠀ NOVEMBER⠀ Sat 2nd - UK, LONDON O2 Academy Brixton *SOLD-OUT*⠀ Mon 4th - UK, MANCHESTER O2 Victoria Warehouse⠀ Tue 5th - UK, GLASGOW O2 Academy⠀ Thu 7th - UK, BELFAST Telegraph Building⠀ Fri 8th - Ireland, DUBLIN Olympia Theatre⠀
Machine Head Apr 02, 2019
Robb Flynn⁣⠀ #burnmyeyes25
Machine Head Apr 01, 2019
2ND PARIS SHOW ADDED DUE TO PHENOMENAL DEMAND! Should I get tickets now? #burnmyeyes25
Machine Head Mar 30, 2019
LONDON & PARIS SOLD-OUT!! In less than 8 hours, both concerts at London, England's - Brixton Academy and Paris, France's - Le Trianon have SOLD-OUT !! First day ticket sales for Machine Head's Evening-With / 'Burn My Eyes' 25th Anniversary Tour (featuring original BME-alumni Logan Mader and Chris Kontos) are through the roof! Many of the Platinum Tier VIP packages are sold-out, while a limited amount of the Gold and Bronze Tier packages remain. As guitarist/vocalist Robb Flynn stated, "Friends, DO NOT sleep on this tour, tickets are going to disappear! Tickets and limited VIP Packages can be found HERE. https://www.machinehead1.com/blogs/news/london-paris-sold-out
Machine Head Mar 29, 2019
TICKETS ON SALE EVERYWHERE!! #burnmyeyes25
Machine Head Mar 28, 2019
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOSEPH HUSTON! Long-time manager of 27 years, paleontologist and dinosaur bone hunter extraordinaire, epic thrower of playing cards, junior rodeo horse-breaking champion, and all around swell-guy, we hope it's a rager!
Machine Head Mar 28, 2019
'THE BLACKENING' TURNS 12 The Album Of The Decade is officially a tweenager! Released back when many folks had counted Robb & Co.’s Oakland bruisers out in March 2007, jaws dropped when live staples such as “Aesthetics Of Hate”, “Beautiful Mourning”, and the almighty “Halo” were first aired. The Blackening Fun Facts: - Writing for the album began in August 2005. - While The Blackening is now-known for epic 10-minute-long metal anthems, bizarrely the first 4 songs written for the record were the 4 shortest songs on the album. In order: “Slanderous”, “Beautiful Mourning”, Aesthetic Of Hate”, and "Now I Lay Thee Down”. For the first 5 months of the writing process there was no indication that there would be any songs over 5 minutes. - The Blackening was recorded at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA, Produced by Robb and engineered by Mark Keaton. - The absolutely crushing mix was done by long-time MH producer Colin Richardson at Strongroom Studios and Metropolis Studios in London England. - The intro to “Clenching” was musically assembled at VIP studios with BME engineer Vincent Wojno and became it’s own song due to the fact that it had 90 tracks! Quad-guitars of 3 part harmonies, 20 tracks of snare, and many other things made it one of the most challenging pieces on the album. - The middle eastern-sounding vocal line that opens the album was recorded during mixing with Colin in London while Robb was on a quick press tour of England. Singing the words “Behold The Blackening..." - Fans from the band were invited to sing the “FIGHT'S” on Clenching The Fists Of Dissent. Machine Head threw a party at Sharkbite and recorded many drunken folks losing their voice screaming “FIGHT”. The German metalcore band Caliban also sang some “fights” when they rolled through town. - The first 2 shows for The Blackening were warm-up/headline dates in Salt Lake City, Utah and Denver, Colorado on the way to a tour with Lamb Of God, Trivium tour where MH were 2nd of 4, and a then-unknown band called Gojira opening . - “Halo,” often debated as the album masterpiece, took nearly 6 months to finish and went through so many lyrical, musical, and arrangement changes that by the time the band was done, they were essentially burnt-out on it. Upon finishing recording, former-guitarist Phil Demmel infamously exclaimed “we will never play this song live!!!" - “Halo” debuted live in both Utah and Denver, but amazingly, was retired for the next 5 months and 2 tours. A decision almost unimaginable now! - Reviews at the time were insanely positive with worldwide music press unanimously giving it the highest marks possible. Typical of the U.S. metal presses consistently bad opinion of the band however, both Decibel and Revolver magazine gave decidedly lukewarm reviews, and a laughable Rolling Stone review (which gave it 2 out of 5 stars) were the holdouts. - The first video and single for The Blackening was supposed to be “Now I Lay Thee Down” but at the last minute, the boys decided to switch it to “Aesthetic Of Hate”. It was quickly assembled and filmed while on tour over 2 days in Norfolk and Richmond, Virginia. Tour-mate John Campbell from Lamb Of God brought the boys to various dilapidated buildings in the Richmond, VA area and arranged a warehouse to shoot in. The outside crowd shots were filmed in the parking lot next door to The NorVa and featured Wille Adler’s then-13 year old son Tres. - On this day 11 years ago, the boys were playing at the 9:30 Club in Washington DC with Joe from Gojira filling in on harmony vocals. - Nearly 3 1/2 years of touring included: Opening slot for Heaven & Hell (Black Sabbath w/ Dio) and Megadeth, a co-headline tour with Arch Enemy, Throwdown and Sanctity. The Black Crusade: a massive Europe /UK arena tour with Trivium, Dragonforce, Arch Enemy and Shadows Fall. Main support to Hell Yeah in the US, Mayhem Festival, various european headline slots atop Wacken, Hellfest, and Rock In Rio. Another round the world jaunt with Hatebreed and Bleeding Through that led through Japan, Australia, and Europe. - Interestingly, there was only 1 headline tour of the US: The Black Tyranny co-headline with Arch Enemy, MH would play no more than 1 hour a night. - The opening band of Machine Head’s lone U.S. headline tour for the album was Sanctity, fronted by Jared MacEachern. Due to an ankle injury that had side-lined their bassist-at-the-time, they hired local Hostility bassist Brandon Sigmund for the tour and Jared sang all of the harmony vocals. In a strange twist, 6 years later Jared would join Machine Head. - James Hetfield heard “Aesthetics Of Hate” on Sirius XM’s Liquid Metal, and, being so inspired by the album, Metallica invited MH to support them in eastern Europe and Wembley Arena in London. The friendship that ensued led to Machine Head becoming main support to Metallica through the U.S. and Europe for the next 6 months for the Death Magnetic tour cycle, and James performing the song “Aesthetics Of Hate" on guitar with them twice! - The cover art was an old woodcarving Robb found available in the public domain. The album design team of Paul Brown and Deanna Alcorn changed and altered various aspects of it, including the words "The Mirror Which Flatters Not” were reversed so not to confuse people about the album title. - The first 30,000 copies of the US edition contained a flaw in the album art and was later corrected. The "squiggle" on one side of the title was blown out by a piece of lint on the printing press - The album debuted at #16 in the UK, #14 in Australia, and #54 in the USA it’s first week. - In many Scandinavian countries “Supercharger" has still outsold The Blackening. - After finishing the Mayhem festival in the US with Slipknot, the boys embarked on a massive 9 week tour around the globe in support of Slipknot, with dates in Japan, New Zealand, Australia, and Europe. - The Blackening was certified Silver in the UK in 2010, their 4th album to achieve that status. - Upon hearing the lyrics to many of the album strong anti-war, anti-religion themes, The Disney Corp. controversially banned Machine Head from performing at the House Of Blues (located on Disney property) 2 days before the tours opening night in Anaheim. After being threatened to "not to go public", the band went public, and Disney banned them from the 2nd HOB date on the tour in Orlando (also on Disney property). Over a decade later the ban still remains... - 3 video were filmed for the album, “Aesthetics”, “Now I Lay Thee Down”, and “Halo”. - A 4th video was filmed for a Kerrang! magazine sponsored tribute to Iron Maiden, with the boys filming an absolutely insane crowd at the Rock In Rio in Portugal for their cover of “Hallowed Be Thy Name”. - When the tour cycle was over, Machine Head had toured for 3 years and 3 months, performing over 372 shows. - In 2010 Metal Hammer declared The Blackening “Album Of The Decade”. How does The Blackening hold up for you? Does it deserve the accolades it achieved? Many fans at the time complained of the overly-long songs and increased melody, how does it stand the test of time for you? Did you see Machine Head on this tour cycle? Share your stories with us!!!
Machine Head Mar 28, 2019
VIP PACKAGES NOW AVAILABLE! An extremely limited of VIP packages are available today for the upcoming 'Burn My Eyes' 25th Anniversary Tour. Limited to only 40 per show these very special packages will be available in several tiers.⁣ INFO HERE: https://www.machinehead1.com/blogs/news/vip-packages-now-available ⁣ Bronze tier: Exclusive Meet & Greet w/ commemorative Burn My Eyes t-shirt (unavailable at merch), commemorative Burn My Eyes flag, VIP laminate and lanyard, mini poster, and more (limited to 20 per show)⁣ ⁣ Gold Tier: Exclusive Soundcheck, Meet & Greet w/ commemorative Burn My Eyes t-shirt (unavailable at merch), commemorative Burn My Eyes flag, VIP laminate and lanyard, mini poster, and more (limited to 19 per show)⁣ ⁣ Platinum Tier: Stage-played "Burn My Eyes” guitar from Dean Guitars autographed by the whole band, exclusive Soundcheck, Meet & Greet w/ commemorative Burn My Eyes t-shirt (unavailable at merch), commemorative Burn My Eyes flag, VIP laminate and lanyard, mini poster, and more (limited to 1 per show)⁣ ⁣ Full UK & European dates run as follows:⁣ ⁣ OCTOBER⁣ Sat 5th - Germany, FREIBURG Sick Arena Musikclub⁣ Mon 7th - Holland, TILBURG 013⁣ Wed 9th - Denmark, COPENHAGEN Amager Bio⁣ Fri 11th - Germany, WUERZBURG Posthalle⁣ Sat 12th - Germany, LEIPZIG Haus Auensee⁣ Mon 14th - Germany, BOCHUM Ruhr Congress⁣ Tue 15th - Germany, MUNICH Zenith⁣ Wed 16th - Austria, VIENNA Gasometer⁣ Fri 18th - Poland, GDANSK B90⁣ Sat 19th - Poland, WARSAW Progressja⁣ Sun 20th - Hungary, BUDAPEST Baba Negra⁣ Tue 22nd - Switzerland, ZURICH Komplex⁣ Wed 23rd - France, LYON Le Radiant⁣ Fri 25th - Italy, MILAN Live Club⁣ Sat 26th - Italy, PADOVA Hall⁣ Sun 27th - Luxembourg, Lux Expo⁣ Tue 29th - France, PARIS Le Trianon⁣ Thu 31st - Belgium, BRUSSELS Forest National⁣ ⁣ NOVEMBER⁣ Sat 2nd - UK, LONDON O2 Academy Brixton⁣ Mon 4th - UK, MANCHESTER O2 Victoria Warehouse⁣ Tue 5th - UK, GLASGOW O2 Academy⁣ Thu 7th - UK, BELFAST Telegraph Building⁣ Fri 8th - Ireland, DUBLIN Olympia Theatre⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #headbangmotherfucker #machinehead #burnmyeyes25⁣
Machine Head Mar 28, 2019
Chris Kontos #burnmyeyes25
Machine Head Mar 27, 2019
Jared MacEachern⁣⠀ #burnmyeyes25⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Photo: @travis_shinn
Machine Head Mar 27, 2019
'BURN MY EYES' ROUNDTABLE 2019! Chris, Logan, Robb, and Jared sit down with Metal Hammer journalist-extraordinaire Dom Lawson and listen to 'Burn My Eyes' for the first time in over 2 decades. This often hilarious conversation sees them trying to remember where they wrote the songs on their debut album, discussing how they got together back in 1992, the mind-bogglingly bad original lyric for "let freedom ring", and the time they set off the smoke alarms in the Fantasy recording studio from smoking so much weed. 'BURN MY EYES 25th ANNIVERSARY TOUR, FIRST DATES ANNOUNCED. TICKETS AND VIP INFO HTTP://MACHINEHEAD1.COM Full UK & European dates run as follows: OCTOBER Sat 5th - Germany, FREIBURG Sick Arena Musikclub Mon 7th - Holland, TILBURG 013 Wed 9th - Denmark, COPENHAGEN Amager Bio Fri 11th - Germany, WUERZBURG Posthalle Sat 12th - Germany, LEIPZIG Haus Auensee Mon 14th - Germany, BOCHUM Ruhr Congress Tue 15th - Germany, MUNICH Zenith Wed 16th - Austria, VIENNA Gasometer Fri 18th - Poland, GDANSK B90 Sat 19th - Poland, WARSAW Progressja Sun 20th - Hungary, BUDAPEST Baba Negra Tue 22nd - Switzerland, ZURICH Komplex Wed 23rd - France, LYON Le Radiant Fri 25th - Italy, MILAN Live Club Sat 26th - Italy, PADOVA Hall Sun 27th - Luxembourg, Lux Expo Tue 29th - France, PARIS Le Trianon Thu 31st - Belgium, BRUSSELS Forest National NOVEMBER Sat 2nd - UK, LONDON O2 Academy Brixton Mon 4th - UK, MANCHESTER O2 Victoria Warehouse Tue 5th - UK, GLASGOW O2 Academy Thu 7th - UK, BELFAST Telegraph Building Fri 8th - Ireland, DUBLIN Olympia Theatre
Machine Head Mar 26, 2019
Logan Mader ⠀ #bme25⠀ ⠀ ⠀ Photo: @travis_shinn
Machine Head Mar 26, 2019
ICYMI...🔥👉🏻👀... ‘BURN MY EYES’ 25th ANNIVERSARY TOUR Oakland, CA. March 26th, 2019 Let Freedom Ring! It is with great excitement that MACHINE HEAD announce the first leg of their 25 Year Anniversary tour for the band’s classic debut, ‘Burn My Eyes.’ The dates kick off in Germany on October 5th in Freiburg, and continue across Europe and the UK, wrapping in Dublin, Ireland on the 8th of November. The U.S. leg will be announced in due course; those dates are set for November into December as the tour makes its way around the globe. Building on their wildly popular ‘An Evening With…’ format, these not-to-be-missed shows will be a three-hour musical extravaganza, comprised of two parts: Part I - will feature a battery of MACHINE HEAD’s modern classics, such as ‘Imperium,’ ‘Halo,’ and, ‘The Blood, The Sweat, The Tears,’ featuring frontman/guitarist Robb Flynn and bassist Jared MacEachern performing alongside two, soon-to-be-announced ragers on guitar and drums. Part II - will feature the Bay Area band’s classic debut album, ‘Burn My Eyes’ played in its entirety for the first time ever. And if somehow this historical event could not be monumental enough, taking the stage for this part of the set will be ‘Burn My Eyes’-era alumni and MACHINE HEAD’s original drummer Chris Kontos and original guitarist Logan Mader. Band founder and visionary, Robb Flynn tells us “Having started rehearsals with Chris and Logan several weeks ago, I’m literally giddy with excitement at the prospect of how much fun this is going to be. Both Logan and Chris are in phenomenal playing shape, the vibe between all four of us has been incredibly positive!” Flynn continues, “Having run through deep cuts like ‘Death Church,’ and ‘I’m Your God Now’ for the first time in well over a decade, has reminded me of how fucking heavy our older songs are! This tour is going to be MASSIVE!! The timing couldn’t have been more perfect to share this milestone with the Head Cases! So just a head’s up, DO NOT sleep on this! Tell your friends, spread the word, because tickets are going to disappear!” Logan Mader adds, “It’s a huge honor for me to take part in celebrating ‘Burn My Eyes’ 25th birthday! It’s hard to believe this is actually happening. I feel like I won the guitar player lottery.... again! The fact that BME is still relevant today has a lot to do with the fact that Robb has kept the band alive and strong for two and a half decades. I’m very grateful for this!” Chris Kontos echoes the sentiment, stating, “This is an absolute mind blower! Playing these songs again after 23 years feels just amazing. The fact that it's 25 years later and the BME record is still relevant and revered is humbling to say the least. Doing a huge world tour in celebration of the record is a great way to acknowledge the legacy of MACHINE HEAD’s past and future. I'm so looking forward to sharing these songs with the MACHINE HEAD fans around the world. Can't wait to meet all you ‘Head Cases’ out there! You can be sure it is going to be a crushing night! See ya soon!” The Lord of the Low-End, Jared MacEachearn is equally looking forward to the run, saying “It’s not everyday that you get to pay tribute to a classic like ‘Burn My Eyes’ and with Logan and Chris in the mix, I’m really excited to bring something special to old and new fans alike.” Tickets go on general sale at 10am local time, Friday 29th March, with pre-sale going live at 10am on Thursday 28th An extremely limited amount of VIP packages will be made available to 40 folks. An extremely limited amount of VIP packages will be made available to 40 folks (per show). Bronze tier: Exclusive Meet & Greet w/ commemorative Burn My Eyes t-shirt (unavailable at merch), commemorative Burn My Eyes flag, VIP laminate and lanyard, mini poster, and more (limited to 20 per show) Gold Tier: Exclusive Soundcheck, Meet & Greet w/ commemorative Burn My Eyes t-shirt (unavailable at merch), commemorative Burn My Eyes flag, VIP laminate and lanyard, mini poster, and more (limited to 19 per show) Platinum Tier: Stage-played "Burn My Eyes” guitar from Dean Guitars autographed by the whole band, exclusive Soundcheck, Meet & Greet w/ commemorative Burn My Eyes t-shirt (unavailable at merch), commemorative Burn My Eyes flag, VIP laminate and lanyard, mini poster, and more (limited to 1 per show) Full UK & European dates run as follows: OCTOBER Sat 5th - Germany, FREIBURG Sick Arena Musikclub Mon 7th - Holland, TILBURG 013 Wed 9th - Denmark, COPENHAGEN Amager Bio Fri 11th - Germany, WUERZBURG Posthalle Sat 12th - Germany, LEIPZIG Haus Auensee Mon 14th - Germany, BOCHUM Ruhr Congress Tue 15th - Germany, MUNICH Zenith Wed 16th - Austria, VIENNA Gasometer Fri 18th - Poland, GDANSK B90 Sat 19th - Poland, WARSAW Progressja Sun 20th - Hungary, BUDAPEST Baba Negra Tue 22nd - Switzerland, ZURICH Komplex Wed 23rd - France, LYON Le Radiant Fri 25th - Italy, MILAN Live Club Sat 26th - Italy, PADOVA Hall Sun 27th - Luxembourg, Lux Expo Tue 29th - France, PARIS Le Trianon Thu 31st - Belgium, BRUSSELS Forest National NOVEMBER Sat 2nd - UK, LONDON O2 Academy Brixton Mon 4th - UK, MANCHESTER O2 Victoria Warehouse Tue 5th - UK, GLASGOW O2 Academy Thu 7th - UK, BELFAST Telegraph Building Fri 8th - Ireland, DUBLIN Olympia Theatre #machinehead #bme25
Machine Head Mar 26, 2019
THE MORE THINGS CHANGE TURNS 22! At 22 years of age, our 2nd album is officially old enough to be your dad! Filled with such live staples as "Ten Ton Hammer", "Take My Scars" and "Struck A Nerve", TMTC sounds as fresh and heavy today as it did back then. TMTC fun facts: - First 2 songs written for the album we're "The Frontlines" and Struck A Nerve”. - "The Frontlines" was debuted in Europe on the 1995 headline run for "Burn My Eyes” while drummer Chris Kontos was still in the band, and inspired an uber-awesome message board of the same name. "Struck A Nerve" was debuted later that year on 1995 BME U.S. headline run w/ Stuck Mojo and Wickerman. - The album was recorded and mixed at The Plant in Sausalito, CA, Scream Studios in Burbank, CA, Parr St. studios in Liverpool, England, Hyde Street in San Francisco, CA and finally Larrabee Studios in West Hollywood. - Prior to re-amping technology, TMTC was remixed 3 times and guitars were re-recorded 3 times to achieve the ultimate heavy guitar tone! It STILL out-heavy's most modern metal guitar tone. - While mixing in Liverpool, the boys spent a wild night getting hammered with Ian Gillian of Deep Purple fame. He listened to the entire TMTC album at near deafening volume, and drank with the boys til 7AM sharing the most insane rock-n-roll stories EVER! - Robb infamously banned MH A&R guru Monte Conner from ever attending an MH studio session again. - The boys would take a chance on their 3rd remix bringing in a young, unknown engineer named Andy Sneap to assist. His talents, and fresh perspective greatly helped the album. He would become one of the most sought-after metal producers of today, and currently performs as lead guitarist in Judas Priest - Problems plagued the recording including: Entire guitar tracks and vocals getting erased (this was pre-pro tools), Robb stress constipation, didn't poop for a week. - Drummer Dave McClain shattered his knee in a car crash on the freeway, was unable to play for months. Luckily the remixes allowed him the time to heal. - It debuted in the Top 20 in Europe/UK, and #138 on the US Billboard charts, and sold 10,000 copies in the U.S. it's first week. - Videos for "Ten Ton Hammer" and "Take My Scars" featured live footage shot at The Berkeley Square in Berkeley, The Trocadero In Philadelphia, and The Vic Theater in Chicago. - Headlined Dynamo open air festival 1997 Holland. - 6 tours criss-crossed the U.S. including 3 headline tours, Ozzfest MainStage slot (2nd band of day), main support to Corrosion Of Conformity, and main support Pantera. Support on headline tours came from Vision Of Disorder, Downset, Neurosis, Snot, Drain STH, Napalm Death, Skinlab, Entombed, Misery Loves Company, and Coal Chamber - On this day 22 years ago the boys were at an HMV doing a record store meet-n-greet in London. - Favorite song among band members at the time: the rarely played "Blood Of The Zodiac”. - TMTC would go on to sell half a million albums worldwide. What do YOU remember about The More Things Change? Many reviews at the time felt it was not as strong as BME, do you agree? Did you see us live on this album? Share your stories!!