Machine Head (3)

Machine Head (3)

Machine Head is an American half-thrash/groove metal band that formed in 1992 in Oakland, California. Machine Head was formed by two ex-"Vio-Lence" members Robert Flynn and Adam Duce. The band has been plagued by lineup changes and drug abuse since its inception.
Though the band's first album was a success, Machine Head had a series of albums that earned the band criticism for "selling out". With 5 former members, the band nearly disbanded in 2002 after Roadrunner Records dropped them. The band resigned soon after and had a stable line-up from 2003-2013. In februari of 2013 it was announced that after 21 years Duce left the band leaving Flynn the only remaining original member.
In 2007 Machine Head had a Grammy Award nomination for their album "The Blackening".

Robert Flynn, guitar and vocals (1992-present)
Dave McClain, drums (1995-present)
Phil Demmel, guitar (2003-present)
Jared Maceachern, bass (2013-present)

Former members:
Adam Duce, bass (1992-2013)
Logan Mader, guitar (1992-1997)
Ahrue Luster, guitar (1999-2001)
Tony Costanza, drums (1992-1994)
Chris Kontos, drums (1994-1995)
Walter Ryan, drums (1995)

Machine Head (3) Discography


RR Promo 092 Machine Head (3) Burn My Eyes (Album) Roadrunner Records RR Promo 092 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
RR PROMO 188 Machine Head (3) The More Things Change... (Album) Roadrunner Records RR PROMO 188 Australia 1997 Sell This Version
RR 8651-4 Machine Head (3) The Burning Red (Album) Roadrunner Records RR 8651-4 Malaysia 1999 Sell This Version
12085002-4 Machine Head (3) Supercharger (Album) Roadrunner Records 12085002-4 Malaysia 2001 Sell This Version
RRCY-21179 Machine Head (3) Hellalive (Album) Roadrunner Records RRCY-21179 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
RR 8363-2 Machine Head (3) Through The Ashes Of Empires (Album, MiniAlbum) Roadrunner Records RR 8363-2 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
RR PROMO 970 Machine Head (3) The Blackening (Album) Roadrunner Records RR PROMO 970 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
RR7702-2 Machine Head (3) Unto The Locust (Album) Roadrunner Records, Roadrunner Records RR7702-2 Australia 2011 Sell This Version
RR7623-2 Machine Head (3) Machine F**king Head Live (Album) Roadrunner Records RR7623-2 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
VQCD-10421 Machine Head (3) Bloodstone & Diamonds (Album) Nuclear Blast Entertainment, Nuclear Blast Entertainment VQCD-10421 Japan 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

RR 2340-5 Machine Head (3) Old (Maxi, Single, EP) Roadrunner Records RR 2340-5 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
RR 2257-5 Machine Head (3) Take My Scars (Maxi, Single) Roadrunner Records RR 2257-5 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
none Machine Head (3) From This Day (Maxi, Single) Roadrunner Records none UK 1999 Sell This Version
RR 2093-3 Machine Head (3) Year Of The Dragon (EP, Single) Roadrunner Records RR 2093-3 Netherlands 2000 Sell This Version
RPRO234-2 Machine Head (3) Alcoholocaust(CD, Single, Promo) Restless Records RPRO234-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
RR PROMO 496 Machine Head (3) Silver (Take My Hand)(CD, Single, Promo) Roadrunner Records RR PROMO 496 US 2000 Sell This Version
NIB2DPRO1 Machine Head (3) Hole In The Sky(CD, Single, Promo, Car) Divine Recordings (2), Priority Records NIB2DPRO1 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
99 006102 Machine Head (3) Crashing Around You (Single) Roadrunner Records 99 006102 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
none Machine Head (3) Imperium (Single) Roadrunner Records none US 2003 Sell This Version
RR Promo 807 Machine Head (3) Days Turn Blue To Gray (Maxi, Single) Roadrunner Records RR Promo 807 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
RR PROMO 1023 Machine Head (3) Halo ~ Hallowed Be Thy Name (Single) Roadrunner Records RR PROMO 1023 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
RR PROMO 984 Machine Head (3) Now I Lay Thee Down(CD, Single, Promo, Clu) Roadrunner Records RR PROMO 984 UK & Europe 2007 Sell This Version
RR PROMO 1025 Machine Head (3) / Trivium / Shadows Fall Machine Head (3) / Trivium / Shadows Fall - The Black Crusade(CD, EP, Promo) Roadrunner Records RR PROMO 1025 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
RDRR 10206-2 Machine Head (3) The Blackening & Beyond(CD, Single, Promo, Car) Roadrunner Records RDRR 10206-2 US 2007 Sell This Version
none Machine Head (3) Beautiful Mourning(CDr, Single, Promo, Pla) Roadrunner Records none UK 2009 Sell This Version

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September 11, 2009
edited over 5 years ago
Wow These guys rock!

Have seen these guys play live a couple of times now, but man they can rock. Well put together guitar solo's, lyrics about something else than b*tches or f*cking, a voice that can both sing soft rock and scream metal and drums that you never forget.
All just as good live as on the albums.

I have to admit, the "Burning Red" album was a lot softer than all other ones, but still a nice album to listen to. You can start introducing Machine Head to your girlfriend with this album before she dumps you for letting her hear the other ones. The first album was a bit rough for me, the voice of Robert Flynn was still in development (compare it to one of the latest album and you'll agree), but still it layed the groundwork and directed the style Machine Head wanted to be in.
The "Supercharger" album was a real energizer and the last two, "Trough The Ashes Of Empires" and "The Blackening" will blow you away. Please listen to the tracks "Descend The Shades Of Night" and "Halo", these are my absolute favorite (and not just from Machine Head).

Listen to it, become a fan, see a show and you'll never leave!

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