When Machine Head roared out of Oakland 17 years ago, they were hailed as one of the most brutal and potentially one of the best Metal acts to come down the heavy gauge pipe in a long time. Fronted by former Vio-lence and Forbidden vocalist/guitarist Robb Flynn, Machine Head set a sales record for Roadrunner Records when 1994’s Burn Your Eyes moved close to 400,000 units, making it the best selling debut in the label’s history. The band became a sensation in Europe on their opening slot for Slayer (they returned to headline within months).
Machine Head has toured worldwide relentlessly over the past two years. The band’s current American jaunt on Megadeth’s “The Endgame Tour” will be followed by dates with Metallica and a European run. After that, the group exits the road to begin work on its next album.
If they find a way to amplify the sounds and themes from The Blackening, Machine Head might just spawn the next great Metal epic.
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