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!!”

Watch Vio-lence, Vision Of Disorder, Nonpoint, Etc. Members Cover Don Henley‘s “The Boys Of Summer“

Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head), Tim Williams (Vision Of Disorder, Bloodsimple), Robb Rivera (Nonpoint), Piggy D (Rob Zombie, The Haxans), and Marta Demmel (Bleeding Through) have joined forces for a cover of Don Henley‘s “The Boys Of Summer.“ You can check that out below. Phil Demmel commented:

“Been wanting to do a cover with Robb Rivera, Tim Williams and Piggy D for awhile, but as the the Vio-lence recording was progressing and other (paying) opportunities were becoming priority to my recording practice, I was phasing out the collab-a-jams as the music industry is starting to crawl back. Then @pauliezofficial approached me about contributing another song for the @davidzfoundation fundraiser this year it presented this opportunity to jam with my buds. My wife Marta added some awesome keys and our youngest son, Magnus makes his video premiere. Please check out the foundation and it’s cause and thanks to all who helped create this jam.”

Rock/Metal Musicians Pay Tribute To The Late Joey Jordison (Ex-Slipknot)

As previously reported, Joey Jordison (ex-Slipknot) has sadly passed away at the age of 46. A number of musicians have since taken to social media to pay tribute to the legendary drummer. You can see some of their posts below:

Slipknot:

Metallica:

Wednesday 13 (Murderdolls):

Kyle Konkiel (Vimic, Bad Wolves)

Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed):

Zach Myers (Shinedown):

Papa Roach:

Matt Heafy (Trivium):

Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides):

Michael Amott (Arch Enemy):

Mark Hunter (Chimaira):

The Agonist:

Sinsaenum:

Rob Zombie:

John 5 (Rob Zombie, etc.):

Robb Flynn (Machine Head):

Scott Ian (Anthrax):

Serj Tankian (System Of A Down):

Daron Malakian (System Of A Down):

Gary Holt (Exodus):

Mushroomhead:

Pantera:

Brian Fair (Shadows Fall):

Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction):

Otep:

Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer):

Ben Thatcher (Royal Blood):

Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater):

Richard Shaw (Cradle Of Filth):

Al Jourgensen (Ministry):

Watch The Boneless Ones Perform Exodus’ “A Lesson In Violence” With Gary Holt, Rick Hunolt, Etc.

The Boneless Ones, who currently feature Craig Locicero (ex-Forbidden) and Chris Kontos (ex-Machine Head) amongst their lineup, were joined onstage by Gary Holt (Exodus), Katon W. De Pena (Hirax), and Rick Hunolt (ex-Exodus) during their July 17 set at Holy Diver in Sacramento, CA. You can see footage of the group performing Exodus’ “A Lesson In Violence” below. The aforementioned concert served as benefit for Tom Hunting (Exodus), who recently underwent a total gastrectomy amid his battle with cancer.

[via Blabbermouth]

Metal Allegiance Announce Patchogue, NY Show

Metal Allegiance will be performing at Stereo Garden in Patchogue, NY on September 25. The event will feature core members Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, etc.), Mark Menghi, and Alex Skolnick (Testament) as well as Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head), Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), and John Bush (Armored Saint, ex-Anthrax).

Several of the participating artists commented:

Bush:

“Always a blast to get on the stage with my Metal Allegiance homies. Never played on the Island with ’em! This is a first for me… I’m looking forward to getting on any stage at this point. We’ll be tearing through some Metal Allegiance originals, classic metal songs along with some Anthrax tunes from the records I made with them… It is Anthrax’s 40th anniversary after all… Come on out, metalheads!”

Menghi:

“Metal Allegiance is back! Can’t wait to hit the stage again and shed some of these COVID pounds! Haha. It’s been way too long since we hit it and this show is a special one as it’s on Metal Allegiance’s home turf of Long Island. New York audiences have some catching up to do with our West Coast friends. Let’s show them how it’s done!”

Portnoy:

“After an unexpected year and half vacation, I am sooooooo excited to finally be playing live again! And what better way to break my post-COVID cherry than with my metal brothers in Metal Allegiance! And what better place than my old home sweet home, Strong Island… I can’t wait!”

Skolnick:

“We are all looking forward to hitting the stage once again as Metal Allegiance, this time in Long Island, our symbolic hometown, sight of many meetings (and tacos) and location of our first recording. After the year or so we’ve all had, this first (and only) Metal Allegiance gig of 2021 will have an extra special energy. Don’t miss it!”

Rob Rush (94.3 The Shark) will serve as a guest MC at the concert, which is set to be filmed for a future streaming event and live release. Killcode, Magus Beast and To The Pain will open.

Once Human Premiere Music Video For New Song “Deadlock” Featuring Machine Head’s Robb Flynn

Once Human, the band featuring former Machine Head guitarist Logan Mader, have premiered a new video for their new song “Deadlock.” This track features Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn and it will appear on the band’s new album “Scar Weaver,” which is set to be released on February 11, 2022. Once Human frontwoman Lauren Hart said the following about collaborating with Flynn:

“It was absolutely amazing, are you kidding? didn’t believe it was happening until he sent something back and I heard his voice on our song. I was like, ‘Holy crap! This is real!’ He came back with a new chorus and it was so much better than mine, so my chorus was gone! [Laughs] But then performing with him in the video, that was insane. The energy he brings on stage, he brings in person too. It was a great experience and his energy is so powerful. The video came out amazing!”

Watch Cattle Decapitation, The Black Dahlia Murder, Etc. Members Cover Slayer’s Chemical Warfare”

Travis Ryan (Cattle Decapitation), Logan Mader (Once Human, ex-Machine Head), Brandon Ellis (The Black Dahlia Murder), Diego Soria (Broken Hope), and Frank Godla (Meek Is Murder) recently performed a quarantine cover of Slayer’s “Chemical Warfare” for Metal Injection‘s final “Slay At Home” event. You can see footage of that below:

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.”