Watch Machine Head’s “Burn My Eyes” 25th Anniversary Lineup Perform “Davidian” Live In Studio

Machine Head’s “Burn My Eyes” 25th anniversary lineup, Robb Flynn, Logan Mader, Chris Kontos, and Jared MacEachern, recently re-recorded the album at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA and have now shared a live in-studio performance of “Davidian.” You can check that out below. As previously reported, the group will be kicking off the first leg of their 25th anniversary tour in October.

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Machine Head Re-Record “Burn My Eyes” With 25th Anniversary Lineup

As previously reported, Machine Head will be reuniting with Logan Mader and Chris Kontos for a special “Burn My Eyes” 25th anniversary tour. Now, during a recent interview with Kerrang!, frontman Robb Flynn revealed that the band have actually re-recorded the effort as well.

Flynn said the following:

“This ‘Burn My Eyes” tour is happening, but it’s still six months away. As Kerrang! have speculated, we are recording new music. We are getting to release new music. In fact, the line-up that’ll be going out on tour have actually gone and re-recorded ‘Burn My Eyes‘ live in the studio. We plan on dripping that out song-by-song. It’ll probably be digital-only – just something cool to help celebrate.

We filmed ourselves doing it so there’ll probably be some play-through videos, too. It’s so cool seeing us playing those songs again for the first time, like, ‘How does that riff go?’ or, ‘What was that lyric again?’ There are mistakes, but we just left them in. It was just part of this really special, fun, positive moment.”

Machine Head Share Roundtable Discussion On “Burn My Eyes”

As previously reported, Machine Head will be reuniting with Logan Mader and Chris Kontos for a special “Burn My Eyes” 25th anniversary tour. Now, the group have also shared a roundtable discussion on the album, which you can check out below. Here’s a description of the clip:

“Chris, Logan, Robb, and Jared sit down with Metal Hammer journalist-extraordinaire Dom Lawson and listen to ‘Burn My Eyes’ for the first time in over 2 decades. This often hilarious conversation sees them trying to remember where they wrote songs, discussing how they got together back in 1992, the mind-bogglingly bad original lyric for “let freedom ring”, and the time they set off the smoke alarms in the Fantasy recording studio from smoking so much weed.”

Machine Head To Reunite With Logan Mader & Chris Kontos For “Burn My Eyes” 25th Anniversary Tour

Machine Head have announced that they will be hitting the road on a “Burn My Eyes” 25th anniversary tour. The band will be reuniting with drummer Chris Kontos and guitarist Logan Mader for this run and the dates for the European leg can be found below. The U.S. leg will be announced later this year. The shows will find the group playing two sets. The first set will feature frontman Robb Flynn and bassist Jared MacEachern performing “modern classics” with their new guitarist and drummer. Kontos and Mader will then take the stage for a second set featuring a full album performance of “Burn My Eyes.”

Flynn said the following:

“Having started rehearsals with Chris and Logan several weeks ago, I’m literally giddy with excitement at the prospect of how much fun this is going to be. Both Logan and Chris are in phenomenal playing shape, the vibe between all four of us has been incredibly positive!

Having run through deep cuts like ‘Death Church,’ and ‘I’m Your God Now’ for the first time in well over a decade, has reminded me of how fucking heavy our older songs are! This tour is going to be MASSIVE!! The timing couldn’t have been more perfect to share this milestone with the Head Cases! So just a head’s up, DO NOT sleep on this! Tell your friends, spread the word, because tickets are going to disappear!”

Mader added:

“It’s a huge honor for me to take part in celebrating ‘Burn My Eyes’ 25th birthday! It’s hard to believe this is actually happening. I feel like I won the guitar player lottery…. again! The fact that BME is still relevant today has a lot to do with the fact that Robb has kept the band alive and strong for two and a half decades. I’m very grateful for this!”

Kontos also commented:

“This is an absolute mind blower! Playing these songs again after 23 years feels just amazing. The fact that it’s 25 years later and the BME record is still relevant and revered is humbling to say the least. Doing a huge world tour in celebration of the record is a great way to acknowledge the legacy of Machine Head’s past and future. I’m so looking forward to sharing these songs with the Machine Head fans around the world. Can’t wait to meet all you ‘Head Cases’ out there! You can be sure it is going to be a crushing night! See ya soon!”

Tour Dates:

10/05 Freiburg, GER – Sick Arena Musikclub
10/07 Tilburg, NET – 013
10/09 Copenhagen, DEN – Amager Bio
10/11 Wuerzburg, GER – Posthalle
10/12 Leipzig, GER – Haus Auensee
10/14 Bochum, GER – Ruhr Congress
10/15 Munich, GER – Zenith
10/16 Vienna, AUT – Gasometer
10/18 Gdansk, POL – B90
10/19 Warsaw, POL – Progressja
10/20 Budapest, HUN – Baba Negra
10/22 Zurich, SWI – Komplex
10/23 Lyon, FRA – Le Radiant
10/25 Milan, ITA – Live Club
10/26 Padova, ITA – Hall
10/27 Luxembourg, LUX – Expo
10/29 Paris, FRA – Le Trianon
10/31 Brussels, BEL – Forest National
11/02 London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton
11/04 Manchester, UK – O2 Victoria Warehouse
11/05 Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy
11/07 Belfast, IRE – Telegraph Building
11/08 Dublin, IRE – Olympia Theatre

Machine Head Have Been Holding Auditions To Find New Guitarist & Drummer

Machine Head have been holding auditions to find replacements for former drummer Dave McClain and former guitarist Phil Demmel. Frontman Robb Flynn confirmed the news during a recent live stream on Instagram. The auditions have been taking place at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA with engineer Zack Ohren and Flynn said the musicians taking part in the sessions are “ridiculously talented” and that “you might not know some of these guys,” but others “you may.” Those auditioning had to learn the following tracks: “Locust”, “Old”, “Imperium”, “From This Day”, “Halo”, “Aesthetics Of Hate” and “This Is The End”.

[via Blabbermouth]

Metal Allegiance Announce West Coast Fifth Anniversary Dates

Metal Allegiance, the band featuring core members David Ellefson (Megadeth), Alex Skolnick (Testament), Mike Portnoy (Sons Of Apollo, ex-Dream Theater, etc.) and Mark Menghi, have announced some fifth anniversary shows with Superfix and Weapons Of Anew. The group will be joined by special guests Chuck Billy (Testament), John Bush (Armored Saint), Phil Demmel (ex-Machine Head) and Troy Sanders (Mastodon). Max Cavalera (Soulfly, etc.) will also perform at the Phoenix, AZ show and Steve “Zetro” Souza (Exodus) and Gary Holt (Exodus, Slayer) will perform at the San Francisco, CA show. Here’s the dates:

04/17 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
04/18 Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco Theater
04/19 Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues
04/20 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore

Menghi said the following:

“Five years already? Geez… when I thought of the words ‘Metal Allegiance‘ in my local taco joint and the skeleton of a concept, I never imagined MA becoming what it has become. Only a few short months after that, we were on Motörhead‘s ‘Motorboat Cruise‘ and on that boat the future of MA as I knew it (well not at the time) is when everything changed as we thought ‘hey, lets write some music together’.

Well… 2 full-length albums, an EP and many memorable shows later we’re still intact and stronger than ever. I look forward to celebrating with everyone and hope to see many old faces and new ones at these special shows. Each gig is going to be different with some surprise guests planned for each city. In true MA fashion…Ya never know who is gonna show up?!?!”

Skolinick also commented:

“It’s hard to believe it’s been 5 years! While MA has had some memorable one off concerts recently, tour dates have been relatively rare due to schedules. Now the stars have aligned to make this run of shows possible, including a strong lineup that’s touring together for the first time, some great venues and very special guests. Come celebrate with us!”

Ellefson continued:

“Most bands barely survive one album and a tour. So to go from our debut all star jam on Motorboat in 2014, to having full length releases and accompanying world tour dates under our belt, five years has packed a big loud punch from Metal Allegiance. I think it shows that great music and friendship have always been at the heart of Metal Allegiance so this five year milestone finds us a perfect celebration for just that!”

Portnoy added:

“5 years of hanging, jamming, thrashing, ball crushing and ball busting with this wrecking crew! I love being able to write, record and perform this music with these guys…it’s always a blast!”

Machine Head Are Currently Working On “Some New Heaviness”

Robb Flynn shared a new video on his Instagram story saying Machine Head are currently in the studio working on some “new heaviness.” The clip has since been shared on a fan page and can be seen below. As of right now, Flynn and Jared MacEachern are the only remaining members of the band. It is still unknown who will be replacing former members Phil Demmel and Dave McClain.