Machine Head Clarify They Aren’t Breaking Up Following Phil Demmel & Dave McClain’s Departures

Robb Flynn previously revealed that guitarist Phil Demmel and drummer Dave McClain will be leaving Machine Head after their upcoming North American tour. Now, the band have issued a new statement saying that this will just be “the Farewell Tour of this line-up of Machine Head” and that they will be continuing on without the two.

Here’s the new statement:

“After 23 years with Dave McClain pounding the skins at the drum throne, and 15 years with Phil Demmel shredding the guitar on stage right, both members have decided to move on from Machine Head and open a new chapter in their lives.

The upcoming Freaks & Zeroes Tour of North America (that starts this Thursday in Sacramento, CA) is still happening, and will be a celebration of the music that the line-up have created throughout the years. The split is amicable, and the guys are looking forward to playing these very special shows for the Head Cases of North America and ending this era on a positive and classy note.

Head to our YouTube page to watch Robb‘s emotional announcement.

To clarify: this is the Farewell Tour of this line-up of Machine Head, not the Farewell Tour of Machine Head, as has been reported in the media.

Machine Head wish to thank Phil and Dave for their significant contributions to the band, both musically and lyrically, as well for the spirit, genuine passion they infused into the music, and legendary live performances brought along the way.

Machine Head ask that you, the Head Cases, the Freaks & Zeroes, the Lion Hearts of America, come down and have a drink (or 5), a joint (or 3), rage at the shows, let your freak-flag-fly, and celebrate this unique moment in time with us.

Thank you friends,

– Machine Head“

Muse Premiere “Pressure” Music Video, Reveal Cities For Upcoming World Tour

Muse have premiered a new video for their new song “Pressure.” This track is from the band’s new album “Simulation Theory,” which will be released on November 9.

In other news, the group have also shared a list of cities they plan to hit on their upcoming world tour:

Metallica’s “Kill ‘Em All” Producer Paul Curcio Dead At 74

Paul Curcio, who produced Metallica’s 1983 debut album “Kill ‘Em All,” has passed away at the age of 74. According to Billboard, Curcio’s daughter Brianne confirmed his death was the result of heart failure. Curcio also performed with J.P. Racer and The Mojo Men before moving to the West Coast where he founded Pacific Recording in San Mateo, California. R.I.P.

Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With The Frost

Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to up and coming bands that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with The Frost.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

THE FROST: We are The Frost. We are a duo from United States, Pennsylvania. We consider ourselves an original and cover group that performs multiple genres.

LeahBeth Evans is the Lead vocalist of the group and Christian Gratz is the guitarist and pianist of the group. He occasionally sings too!

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

THE FROST: Most of our influences are soft rock groups like Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac, Jefferson Airplane (psychedelic rock), Crosby/Stills/Nash/Young, etc.

METAL ANARCHY: What can you say about your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?

THE FROST: Our latest release is our single Gotta Live Fast, which was recorded at After Image Studios I’m our hometown.

Anyone who knows us personally, knows we put a lot of work into this song and even stepped out of our comfort zone a bit. We strayed away from that “soft/acoustic” sound on this song.

The song can be considered “outlaw country,” and has an upbeat and fun sound to it.

I think readers should definetly take a listen to it if they like country-rock, outlaw country, or are looking for a feel good song to lift their spirits.

It can be found on iTunes, Spotify and more by searching “The Frost Gotta Live Fast.”

METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?

THE FROST: You’re going to hear anything and everything. We like to play “with” the audience instead of “to” the audience. When you attend one of our shows, we want you to be part of it. We take requests, we share our music, and we have a lot of fun.

METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?

THE FROST: Honestly, that’s hard to say. We take what comes at us day by day. The good and the bad. We are doing things we never thought possible when we started the duo threes years ago, and we hope to move further.

Psychostick Announce “The Socks, Sandals & PJ Pants” Tour

Psychostick have announced a fall headlining tour. Downtown Brown and Danimal Cannon will open on select dates.

Tour Dates:

10/24 St. Louis, MO – Fubar *
10/25 Omaha, NE – Lookout Lounge *
10/26 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios
10/27 Denver, CO – The Roxy Theater
10/28 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
10/30 Boise, ID – The Shredder
10/31 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
11/01 Portland, OR – Paris Theatre
11/02 Placerville, CA – PJ’s Roadhouse #
11/03 Cupertino, CA – The X Bar #
11/04 Fullerton, CA – The Slide Bar #
11/06 Fresno, CA – Full Circle Brewery #
11/07 San Diego – Brick By Brick #
11/08 Mesa, AZ – Club Red #
11/12 Merriam, KS – Aftershock *#

* no Downtown Brown
# no Danimal Cannon

Joyous Wolf Release New Song “Slow Hand” & Cover Of Mountain’s “Mississippi Queen”

Joyous Wolf have released a new song titled “Slow Hand,” along with a cover of Mountain’s “Mississippi Queen.” These are the band’s first tracks since signing to Roadrunner Records.

Slash On The Possibility Of New Guns N’ Roses Music: “It’s Definitely On My Mind”

During an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Slash was asked about new Guns N’ Roses music once again. He responded with the following:

“I don’t want to say anything that’s going to make people start thinking something [is happening], because there’s nothing set up. But it’s definitely on my mind; I know it’s on Axl’s mind; and I know it’s on Duff’s mind. It’s one of those things that you don’t want to put a timeline or a deadline on. You just let it be, and it will happen when it happens.”