Watch Machine Head’s Robb Flynn And Jared MacEachern Pay Tribute To Metallica During Recent “Electric Happy Hour” Set

During their latest “Electric Happy Hour” set, Machine Head’s Robb Flynn and Jared MacEachern played a number of Metallica covers in honor of the band’s 40th anniversary. The performance, which can be seen below, also features various Machine Head tracks and several other covers.

Machine Head Recruit Drummer Navene Koperweis Once Again For New Album Sessions

It looks like Machine Head’s new album will feature studio drumming from Navene Koperweis (Entheos, ex-Animals As Leaders). That effort is currently scheduled to be released in summer 2022. Koperweis commented:

“That’s a wrap! Spent this week tracking drums for the new @machine_head !! Always good times with @xaqultimate @robbflynn @jaredmaceachern – Happy Friday 🍻”

Machine Head Planning To Release New Album In Summer 2022

Machine Head have revealed that they are planning to release a new album in the summer of 2022. The band said the following about that:

“Robb and J-Mac spent the last week in the Sharkbite Studios with producer Zack Ohren working on their as-yet-untitled 10th album (due in summer next year). Making great progress on at least 6 different new songs including a 10 minute plus epic.”

Amon Amarth & Machine Head Announce Co-Headlining European/UK Tour

Amon Amarth and Machine Head have booked a co-headlining European/UK tour for next year. The Halo Effect (ex-In Flames) will open.

Tour Dates:

09/08 Nottingham, UK – Motorpoint Arena
09/09 Cardiff, UK – Motorpoint Arena
09/10 London, UK – The SSE Arena
09/12 Manchester, UK – AO Arena
09/13 Dublin, IRE – 3Arena
09/16 Zurich, SWI – Hallenstadion
09/17 Vienna, AUT – Stadthalle
09/18 Krakow, POL – Tauron Arena
09/20 Tallinn, EST – Saku Arena
09/21 Helsinki, FIN – Ice Hall
09/23 Oslo, NOR – Spektrum
09/24 Stockholm, SWE – Hovet
09/26 Copenhagen, DEN – Forum Black Box
09/27 Hamburg, GER – Barclays Arena
09/28 Frankfurt, GER – Festhalle
09/30 Oberhausen, GER – Konig Pilsener Arena
10/01 Berlin, GER – Velodrom
10/02 Amsterdam, NET – Afas Live
10/04 Milan, ITA – Lorenzini District
10/06 Barcelona, SPA – Sant Jordi
10/07 Madrid, SPA – Vistalegre
10/08 La Coruna, SPA – Coliseum
10/09 Lisbon, POR – Campo Pequeno
10/12 Paris, FRA – Zenith
10/14 Munich, GER – Olympiahalle
10/15 Leipzig, GER – Arena
10/16 Prague, CZE – Tipsport Arena
10/18 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra
10/20 Esch-sur-Alzette, LUX – Rockhal
10/21 Brussels, BEL – Forest National
10/22 Stuttgart, GER – Schleyerhalle

Amon Amarth’s Johgan Hegg commented:

“Vikings, we are called to raid again! They said it couldn’t be done, but epic measures must be taken in these turbulent times. Amon Amarth is joining forces with our long-time lion-hearted friends in the almighty Machine Head to carve a path of destruction across Europe next Autumn. Your heathen souls must witness the full display of production by both bands for what will be the most monumental metal event of the year. Joining the plunder will be Sweden’s The Halo Effect who absolutely embody the spirit of the legendary Gothenburg sound. Keep an eye out for more news from us, as it’s almost time to grab your oars and row to victory. Stay safe, stay strong and raise your horns!”

Machine Head’s Robb Flynn added:

“Head Cases and Lionhearts rejoice! It is with great pleasure we announce our triumphant return to your land to crush skulls, pummel circle pits, and deplete your beer supply!! Only this time we will not be alone. That’s right. For the first time in nearly a decade Machine Head will be forgoing our usual “evenings with…” to join forces with our battle-hardened brothers in the all-powerful Amon Amarth, plus their fellow countrymen, The Halo Effect. This absolute monster of a tour will kick off Autumn 2022 and will be the most devastating night of your metal lives. So get ready to raise your fists, raise your glasses, and bang your heads with us at the heaviest tour of the year! No one can resist the pure power of this epic alliance. We are coming for you!”

Watch Machine Head’s Robb Flynn Perform “Davidian” With Once Human In San Francisco, CA

Once Human, the band featuring former Machine Head guitarist Logan Mader, were joined onstage by Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn during their October 26 set at The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, CA. You can find footage of the band performing Machine Head’s “Davidian” with Flynn below (courtesy of Capital Chaos TV):

Metallica, Korn, Slayer, Etc. Members Wish Happy 30th Anniversary To Machine Head

Machine Head have shared a new video in which members of Metallica, Korn, Slayer, Lamb Of God, System Of A Down, Anthrax, Halestorm, Trivium, and more wished them a happy 30th anniversary. You can check out that clip below. Machine Head’s Robb Flynn commented:

“Thank you so much to the friends, tour-mates, and brothers and sisters in metal, that contributed to this, we are beyond grateful, genuinely humbled, and honored by your words. To all the band members past and present who contributed riffs, ideas, melodies and lyrics, thank you for everything you brought and bring to the table. To Tony Costanza, who I wish was here to celebrate this moment with us, rest in power. Massive respect to the Head Cases that have fought side-by side with us, stood with us through thick and thin, and believed for 30 years!! We love you crazy motherfuckers!”

Watch Machine Head’s Recent “Burn My Eyes” Album Playthrough

Earlier today (August 6), Machine Head’s “Burn My Eyes” 25th anniversary lineup, Robb Flynn, Logan Mader, Chris Kontos, and Jared MacEachern, performed the album in its entirety during a free livestream show. If you missed it, you can watch the full set below:

Machine Head To Perform “Burn My Eyes” In Full During Free Livestream

Machine Head’s “Burn My Eyes” 25th anniversary lineup, Robb Flynn, Logan Mader, Chris Kontos, and Jared MacEachern, will be performing the album in full during a free livestream show. Fans can watch the set tomorrow (August 6) at 3 PM PST via Twitch, Facebook, and YouTube.

The band commented:

“Head Cases! Join us for an extra special Electric Happy Hour this Friday, to both celebrate the 27th birthday of Burn My Eyes and to cap off the hugely successful 25th Anniversary tour that was curtailed due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

We’re stoked to announce that we’re getting the boyz back together one more time for a Burn My Eyes bonanza on this Friday’s Electric Happy Hour, where Robb and Jared will be joined by Chris and Logan for a full album play-thru!

As it’s such a monumental occasion, we’ve cranked the production up to the next level. The stream will be a multi-camera affair, so as well as the usual crushing audio, you’ll be able to view the band in action from all angles.

And the best news yet? It’s streaming FREE on Machine Head’s Facebook and YouTube pages and also on Robb’s (@robbflynn) Twitch channel this Friday from 3pm Pacific Standard Time!!”

Machine Head Release New Three-Track Single “Arrows In Words From The Sky”

Machine Head have officially released their new three-track single “Arrows In Words From The Sky.” That effort features the following songs: “Become The Firestorm,” “Rotten,” and “Arrows In Words From The Sky.” You can stream all of those below. Robb Flynn commented:

“The lyrics to these songs took to me places inside I didn’t want to go, from the bile and negativity on ‘Rotten’ to nothing-will-beat-me-down fury of ‘Become The Firestorm’, to the title track ‘Arrows…’ being one of the saddest songs I’ve ever written, yet somehow has the power to lift me up out of what was a very dark time in my life. My hope is that by sharing these dark experiences with the Head Cases of the world, it can save someone else out of that same dark place. These three songs represent Machine Head better than anything I could ever try to explain. The way these songs grew and took shape over time tells us our future is more exciting than even we would like to admit. Being able to corral all the chaos, pain, confusion, and, yes, hope into music has never made me feel more alive. These songs will hopefully do the same for you. After all, that’s who they were written for.”