Machine Head

Machine Head

Genre: Groove/Thrash Metal, Nu-Metal
Origin: United States
Status: Active

Biography:
Influential West Coast heavy metal quartet Machine Head formed in 1992 around the talents of ex-Vio-lence guitar players Robert Flynn and Phil Demmel, bass player Adam Duce, and drummer Chris Kontos. Their D.I.Y. work ethic, aggressive playing, and relentless self-promotion eventually landed them a deal with Roadrunner Records, a relationship that would extend all the way through 2005. Their blistering debut, 1992's Burn My Eyes, blended the powerful, modern attack of Pantera and Alice In Chains with the volatility of classic thrash bands like Death Angel and Slayer, earning them a huge European following. The record sold over 500,000 copies and spawned a massive international tour that lasted almost two years.

Kontos was replaced by new drummer Dave McClain on 1997's The More Things Change..., an album that saw the band blending speed and progressive metal with dizzying results. The excessive touring and high-octane lifestyle took its toll on the group, but the bandmembers fought through their demons on 1999's Burning Red, resulting in the hit "From This Day," their first commercial single and video. Supercharger was released in 2001, followed by the concert album Hellalive and the critically lauded Through The Ashes Of Empires in 2003. The DVD Elegies arrived in 2005, followed by Blackening in 2007.

In late 2010, Machine Head went back into the studio, setting up shop in Green Day's Jingletown Studios to begin work on a new album. Produced by Flynn himself, the band released its seventh album, Unto The Locust in 2011. The band returned the following year with the enthusiastically titled live album Machine F**king Head Live.


Discography:

Studio albums
- Burn My Eyes  (1994)
- The More Things Change...  (1997)
- The Burning Red  (1999)
- Supercharger  (2001)
- Through the Ashes of Empires  (2003)
- The Blackening  (2007)
- Unto the Locust  (2011)
- Bloodstone & Diamonds  (2014)

Demos
- 1993 Demo  (1993)

EP
- Take My Scars  (1997)
- Year of the Dragon  (2000)
- The Blackening & Beyond  (2007)
- The Black Procession  (2011)
- B-Sides & Rarities  (2012)

Singles
- Old  (1995)
- From This Day  (1999)
- Alcoholocaust  (2000)
- Crashing Around You  (2001)
- Days Turn Blue to Gray  (2004)
- Locust  (2011)
- Killers & Kings  (2014)
- Is There Anybody Out There?  (2016)

Split
- The Tour '95  (1994)
- Frontline Volume 1: The Singles  (1999)

Video
- Elegies  (2005)

Compilations
- Year of the Dragon: Tour Diary Japan  (2000)

Live Album
- Hellalive  (2003)
- Machine F**king Head Live  (2012)


Members

Current members:
Robb Flynn - Vocals, Guitars (1992-present)
Dave McClain - Drums (1996-present)
Phil Demmel - Guitars (2001, 2003-present)
Jared MacEachern - Bass (2013-present)

Past members:
Adam Duce - Bass (1992-2013)
Tony Costanza - Drums (1992-1994)
Logan Mader - Guitars (1992-1998)
Chris Kontos - Drums (1994-1995)
Walter "Monsta" Ryan - Drums (1995)
Will Carroll - Drums (1995)
Ahrue Luster - Guitars (1998-2001)

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