Machine Head Biography

Machine Head is an American metal band from Oakland, California. Formed on October 12, 1991, the group was founded by vocalist and 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.

Machine Head was formed by member Robb Flynn, previously part of the bands Forbidden and Vio-lence. Flynn felt musically unfulfilled with 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 Adam 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 3 weeks after September 11, 2001) 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 three 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. Machine Head have sold over 3 million records worldwide.

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Machine Head to headline Bloodstock 2012 – ticket details

Metal titans join Alice Cooper and Behemoth in headlining the Derbyshire bash

  • Jun 6, 2012

Trivium, Machine Head, Anthrax added to Download 2012 bill – ticket details

Lamb Of God, Devildriver and August Burns Red also join the line-up

  • Jan 17, 2012

Watch Machine Head's video for 'Locust' on NME.COM – video

See the promo for the thrash survivors' new single now

  • Oct 28, 2011

Machine Head reveal tracklisting for new album 'Unto The Locust'

Metal survivors also show off the artwork for their seventh LP

  • Jul 28, 2011

Machine Head singer used Lady Gaga and Mick Jagger's vocal coach for new album - audio

Frontman got singing lessons ahead of band's seventh LP 'Unto The Locust'

  • Jul 4, 2011

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Machine Head Music Videos

Darkness Within Play Video

Darkness Within

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Locust Play Video

Locust

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The Blood, The Sweat, The Tears (Live) Play Video

The Blood, The Sweat, The Tears (Live)

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Seasons Wither

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Hallowed Be Thy Name Play Video

Hallowed Be Thy Name

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Machine Head Reviews

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The Blackening

  • Mar 22, 2007

Year Of The Dragon

Machine Head Year Of The Dragon(Roadrunner)

  • Jul 15, 2000

The Burning Red

In positioning yourself forever on the cutting edge, you run the constant risk of being rendered obsolete yourself....

  • Aug 14, 1999

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