Machine Head

Favorite Machine Head album?

  • The More Things Change...

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  • The Burning Red

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  • Supercharger

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  • Through the Ashes of Empires

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  • Catharsis

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  • Total voters
    8

Collin

Chasing Ponce De Leon's Phantoms
I'm kind of glad. If they would have made a new album it would have probably been worse than Catharsis. That being said I thought they had a pretty good run with Through the Ashes of Empires - Bloodstone and Diamonds.
 

Niall Kielt

Pulled Her At The Bottle Top
I was a fan when the first one came out and only listened sporadically since then. Some good stuff but I listened to half of Catharsis this evening. Well. Seems like quite the change and not an honest one, IMO. Seems like a stab at replicating some kind of metal that is popular in Europe, correct me if I'm wrong.
May they fare well, I'll never forget that first album at that time.
 

Collin

Chasing Ponce De Leon's Phantoms
Flynn just released another statement clarifying this is the Farewell tour of THIS lineup of Machine Head. Machine Head will continue on, Robb just needs to do some soul searching.

Anyone wanna bet money that this gets weirder??
 

SixesAlltheway

Ancient Mariner
I'm surprised that they didn't leave earlier during the making of the turd of an album called Catharsis. Flynn writes songs like a 12 year old.
 

Collin

Chasing Ponce De Leon's Phantoms
The line about Mar-A-Lago and defecation really sums up the whole album.

Though I can't talk shit about the title track. I actually love that song.
 

phantomoftheicarus

Bleeding Freak
Long post incoming

MACHINE HEAD ANNOUNCE ‘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 (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)

Info at: 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
 

Collin

Chasing Ponce De Leon's Phantoms
Mehhh. Not my favorite album. But they're pretty good live, how they will do without Phil and Dave is questionable but I'd be interested in seeing this.
 

SixesAlltheway

Ancient Mariner
I don't know man. Burn My Eyes is a great album but touring the anniversary seems like nothing but a stunt to make old and new Machine Head fans forget about Catharsis (and of course, also earn back what they lost on that album) If Catharsis had gone down the way Flynn hoped and it had been a success, they would have done nothing to pay tribute to the debut album. Fact.

Good thing we can still watch old Machine Head tear it up.

 
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Collin

Chasing Ponce De Leon's Phantoms
I don't know man. Burn My Eyes is a great album but touring the anniversary seems like nothing but a stunt to make old and new Machine Head fans forget about Catharsis (and of course, also earn back what they lost on that album) If Catharsis had gone down the way Flynn hoped and it had been a success, they would have done nothing to pay tribute to the debut album. Fact.

Good thing we can still watch old Machine Head tear it up.

It probably is. I personally like the newer albums more (not Catharsis) and I really hope they can return to greatness soon.
 

Collin

Chasing Ponce De Leon's Phantoms

New song. It's better than most of Catharsis, but that's not saying much. 6/10
 

Collin

Chasing Ponce De Leon's Phantoms

Yet another shit track by Machine Head. This is becoming a common trend. Even worse than the last one. I hate to say it but I think I’m giving up on this band.
 
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