Machine Head Announce Rescheduled Dates For European/UK Leg Of “Burn My Eyes” 25th Anniversary Tour

Machine Head have announced the rescheduled dates for the European/UK leg of their “Burn My Eyes” 25th anniversary tour. This news comes after the trek was previously postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Tour Dates:

10/08 Pamplona, SPA – Sala Toem
10/10 Valencia, SPA – Republicca
10/12 Madrid, SPA – La Riviera
10/13 Lisbon, POR – COliseu De Lisboa
10/14 Porto, POR – Coliseu de Porto
10/16 Murcia, SPA – Gamma
10/17 Malaga, SPA – Paris 15
10/18 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz
10/20 Toulouse, FRA – Le Bikini
10/21 Pratteln, SWI – Konzertfabrik Z7
10/23 Hannover, GER – Swiss Life Hall
10/24 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
10/26 Ludwigsburg, GER – MHPArena
10/27 Hamburg, GER – Edel-Optics Arena
10/28 Prague, CZE – Forum Karlin
10/29 Bratislavia, SLO – Majestic Club
10/31 Bucharest, ROM – Arenele Romane
11/01 Sofia, BUL – Universiada Hall
11/02 Athens, GRE – 117 Piraeus Academy
11/03 Thessaloniki, GRE – Fix Factory Of Sound
11/06 Kiev, UKR – Stereoplaza
11/09 Moscow, RUS – 1930 Moscow
11/11 Helsinki, FIN – Telakka
11/13 Stockholm, SWE – Fryshuset Arenan
11/14 Gothenburg, SWE – Pustervik
11/15 Oslo, NOR – Sentrume Scene
11/16 Aarhus, DEN – Train
11/21 Nijmegen, NET – Doornroosje
11/22 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy
11/23 London, UK – Brixton O2 Academy

The band commented:

“Shout out to our booking agent Adam Saunders for being able to reschedule a nearly 2 month long tour through a staggering amount of countries.

While we are thrilled to announce these rescheduled dates and very much look forward to seeing you all, some dates were simply not possible to reschedule, and with the ongoing pandemic, we will be monitoring the situation closely to ensure the reality of doing them.

Of the utmost importance to us is the health and safety of the Head Cases. We will not put you or others at risk, during this unprecedented time. As is quite obvious, nearly all of the dates we’ve listed are still in a “Shelter In Place” situation, with no public gatherings allowed over 10 people.

We are all hoping that this will be sorted out by then, if that is not the case by August, will make a decision as to whether we will be allowed to proceed.

Stay home, wash your hands, social distance, we will power through this friends.

– Machine Head“

BPMD (Overkill, Vio-lence, Etc.) Sign With Napalm Records

BPMD, the band featuring Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth (Overkill), Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head), Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, etc.), and Mark Menghi (Metal Allegiance), have signed a worldwide deal with Napalm Records. As previously reported, the group’s debut album, which is tentatively titled “American Made,” will feature covers of tracks from the 1970s.

Menghi commented:

“We’re super excited about our first BPMD record. Last summer, I was inspired and came up with this crazy idea and here we are, not even a year later, and it’ll see the light of day in these very trying times. The planet needs something to feel good about, and I 100% whole-heartedly believe these tunes will do the trick. Buckle up and make way for BPMD…”

Ellsworth added:

“The BPMD sessions were very fun. They took us all back to our roots and even pre-roots. As it developed, we all realized it was something special, as did Napalm Records, with one listen!”

BPMD are currently scheduled to make their live debut at the Old Bridge Elks Lodge in New Jersey on May 30 as part of “Bulldozer Bash 5.” That event will benefit the Old Bridge Militia Foundation.

Watch First Two Songs From Machine Head Frontman Robb Flynn’s Recent Livestream Acoustic Performance

Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn livestreamed an acoustic set yesterday (March 20) and it can be seen in full on Nugs.net. The first two songs, “Circle The Drain” and “Deafening Silence,” were streamed on YouTube and Facebook for free and can be seen below:

Machine Head’s Robb Flynn To Livestream Acoustic Performance Tomorrow

Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn will be livestreaming an acoustic set on Nugs.net tomorrow (March 20) at 1:00 p.m. The first two songs of the set will also be streamed for free on Facebook. For now, you can see footage of Flynn performing an acoustic version of Machine Head’s “Circle The Drain” with his son Wyatt below:

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Tomorrow at 1pm (California time) after his Facebook Live at noon, Robb will perform an acoustic set alongside his son, Wyatt on a few songs.⠀ ⠀ Robb adds “As some of you know, I had been booking an acoustic tour in Europe for June of this year. ⠀ ⠀ I was basically going to bring my family out and I was going to play a handful of acoustic dates right after our European tour ended, and the plan was to have my son Wyatt join me for a few songs.⠀ ⠀ Well, that all fell apart…⠀ ⠀ With movement here in the bay area limited, not to mention the frustration of having our entire tour canceled, there’s a lot of pent up musical energy that needs to be released. ⠀ ⠀ With my son outta school until at least September, he and I have been jamming and we came up with a pretty rad acoustic version of “Circle The Drain” with him playing cello. Here it is for you guys to listen to. In fact the whole 33 minute performance is over on my Instagram live page for the next six hours or so for free.⠀ ⠀ Our partners at nugs.net suggested I do an acoustic performance on their site. This is a crazy time, our lives are all about to change dramatically. But we still have music. I know times are tough for a lot of folks right now, getting laid off and struggling to keep businesses open, so if you can't watch it I totally understand. I’m right there with ya. The first two songs will be streamed on Facebook for free regardless. ⠀ ⠀ We've got to keep putting music out, we have to keep being creative, we have to lift each other spirits up. ⠀ ⠀ Hopefully this will help some of you.”⠀ ⠀ Link in bio @machine_head or Swipe our story for info on how to sign up and watch⠀

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Machine Head Postpone Second European/UK Leg Of “Burn My Eyes” 25th Anniversary Tour Due To Coronavirus

Machine Head have postponed the second European/UK leg of their “Burn My Eyes” 25th anniversary tour due to the coronavirus. The band are hoping to reschedule the dates for the fall.

Robb Flynn issued the following statement:

“It is with heavy heart that we must announce the postponement of our upcoming EU/UK tour in support of the 25th anniversary of Burn My Eyes.

As residents of the Bay Area, we’ve been hit hard and have witnessed firsthand what has been going on. Public gatherings of more than 1000 have been banned in San Jose, and events in downtown San Francisco including major concerts and conferences have been shut down.

We have been watching the situation overseas on a daily basis, in contact with all promoters, and local governments for the status of our concert there. As of a week ago, we had 6 concert cancelled until the 2nd week of April, due the banning of public gathering over 1,000 people (or in some cases 100 people). Even at that point, we still held out hope that things would be contained, and that the public gathering ordinances would be lifted by the time our tour started.

As of today, we now have 14 shows cancelled until the 2nd week of April, with 7 cancelled indefinitely. And it appears as of an hour ago, another 3 have been cancelled.

15 minutes ago the World Health Organization just declared the Coronavirus a pandemic.

Of paramount importance to us is the heath and safety of the Head Cases. We’ve worked hard with all our management, booking agents, and business associates to find other solutions or options, but the levels of risk to our audience and their communities is simply too high for our comfort level. In addition to that, we also have a unique group of extraordinarily passionate fans who travel from all over the continent to watch our shows. We are eternally humbled by the dedication and devotion of the Head Cases, however in this case, travel is something not recommended.

So it is with deep frustration and regret that we are forced to make this announcements. The Burn My Eyes 25th anniversary tour is to be postponed and shows rescheduled for a later date, hopefully in the Fall, but possibly later.

We look forward to our next concerts with you all, and the ability to publicly gather together and play raging heavy metal for you and vent all of our collective frustration, as a result of this insane moment in history, out in the circle pit.

Stay safe, stay calm, and be well friends.

– Robb and Machine Head“

Machine Head Announce Australian/New Zealand Leg Of “Burn My Eyes” 25th Anniversary Tour

Machine Head have added an Australian/New Zealand leg to their “Burn My Eyes” 25th anniversary tour. Here’s the dates:

09/12 Perth, AUS – Metropolis
09/14 Adelaide, AUS – Thebarton Theater
09/16 Melbourne, AUS – Forum Theater
09/18 Sydney, AUS – Enmore Theater
09/19 Brisbane, AUS – Eatons Hill Hotel
09/22 Auckland, NZ – Powerstation

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MACHINE HEAD ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND TOUR DATES! FINALLY! AUSSIE, AUSSIE, AUSSIE, OI, OI, OI!⁠⠀ SEPTEMBER⁠⠀ 12th – PERTH, Metropolis, Fremantle⁠⠀ 14th – ADELAIDE, Thebarton Theater⁠⠀ 16th – MELBOURNE, Forum Theater⁠⠀ 18th – SYDNEY, Enmore Theater⁠⠀ 19th – BRISBANE, Eatons Hill Hotel⁠⠀ 22nd – AUCKLAND, Powerstation⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ TICKETS link in bio 👉🏻@machine_head⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ SWIPE OUR STORY FOR LINKS⁠⠀ Pre-sale begins at Noon!⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ VIP "UPGRADE" PACKAGES will also be available at noon at WWW.MACHINEHEAD.VIP⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ CONTEST!! ⁠⠀ Aussie and Kiwi Head Cases! Help spread the word on socials to win $500 worth of MH Swag!⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ 1) Tag as many "AUSTRALIAN-based" or "NEW ZEALAND-based" friends @ in comments. ⁠⠀ 2) In comments add "Done"⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Feel free to Share, Re-Gram or Re-Tweet⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ** Contest open to Australia and New Zealand residents ONLY. ⁠⠀ ** Please do not tag friends outside of Australia or New Zealand⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ** Winner will be chosen at random and announced on Tuesday 17th March 2020 (California Time)⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE⁠⠀ Oakland, CA. March 9th, 2020⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Aussie, Aussie, Aussie… Oi, Oi, Oi!! Head Cases of Australia and New Zealand, starting September 12th, join MACHINE HEAD for 3 hours of metal mayhem, beers, good times, life-affirming sing-a-longs, and raging circle pits. Building on their wildly popular ‘An Evening With…’ format, these not-to-be-missed Machine Fuckin' Head shows will be a three-hour musical extravaganza, comprised of two parts: ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Part I – will feature a battery of MACHINE HEAD’s modern classics, such as ‘Imperium,’ ‘Halo,’ and, ‘The Blood, The Sweat, The Tears,’ featuring frontman/guitarist Robb Flynn and bassist Jared MacEachern performing alongside Vogg (Decapitated) and Matt Alston on guitar and drums.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Part II – will feature the Bay Area band’s classic debut album, ‘Burn My Eyes’ played in its entirety for the first time ever with ‘Burn My Eyes’-era alumni and MACHINE HEAD’s original drummer Chris Kontos and original guitarist, Logan Mader.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Come celebrate this momentous occasion with us!!⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ TICKETS link in bio 👉🏻@machine_head⁠⠀ ⁠

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Machine Head Release Live In-Studio Version Of “Burn My Eyes” On Vinyl

Machine Head’s “Burn My Eyes” 25th anniversary lineup, Robb Flynn, Logan Mader, Chris Kontos, and Jared MacEachern, previously re-recorded the album live at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA and have now released the session on red and black splatter vinyl (limited to 1500 copies). U.S. fans can purchase that HERE. The record will be released in Europe later this spring.

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Burn My Eyes (Live-In-The-Studio 2019) now available in the U.S. Online Store 👉🏻 👉🏻👉🏻@tentontradingco Details below!⁠⠀Swipe! ⁠⠀ ** Ships only within the United States⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Numbered, collector's edition, colored transparent red with black splatter, heavyweight 180 gram vinyl in an ultra-deluxe packaging. Double gate-fold with 2 printed sleeves, and 2 separate white poly-lined inner sleeves to protect printed gloss inner sleeve.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Numbered #1000-1500⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ** Items are NOT autographed⁠⠀ ** Not available in EU Online Store⁠⠀ **Will be available at all EU shows April-June 2020 for purchase⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ – Heavyweight 180 gram vinyl⁠⠀ – Transparent red and black splatter⁠⠀ – Double gate-fold⁠⠀ – Collectors edition: numbered 1000-15000⁠⠀ – Gloss printed inner sleeves⁠⠀ – White poly-lined protective sleeve⁠⠀ – Shrink wrapped⁠⠀

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