Robb Flynn On New Machine Head Album: “It’s Fucking Heavy”

During a recent interview with Metal Hammer, Machine Head’s Robb Flynn discussed the band’s upcoming album. According to him, the effort is “fucking heavy.”

Flynn said the following:

“It’s similar to [‘Through The Ashes Of Empires’ and ‘The Blackening’] in that we’re moving forward into something fresh and new but it’s got that classic Machine Head vibe. We have a lot to deliver and expectations are very high, so I’m lucky to have great people surrounding me. Jared [MacEachern] really stepped up and wrote some great riffs and great vocals. [Waclaw “Vogg” Kieltyka] contributed a few ideas and brought some really great songs.”

He continued:

“It’s fucking heavy, probably the heaviest we’ve been in a few albums. I’ve been playing so much guitar recently; I do Electric Happy Hours every Friday and sometimes you play a song you haven’t played in 10, 20 years, or go through a whole album from top to bottom. When we toured ‘Burn My Eyes,’ it took me back to where I was writing that music. I don’t think I can ever be in that place again lyrically, but riff-wise, I think that all spilled into this album.”

He also added:

“There are moments of just savage violence. The first few songs are a fucking murderers’ row of music and riffs. We’ve had a gothy, sad side on songs like ‘Descend The Shades Of Night‘ and ‘Darkness Within‘, and I think we’ve got some of our most melancholy parts on this record. It’s going to be the type of thing that really hits people emotionally. It’s a rollercoaster.”

As previously reported, Machine Head will be releasing a new song on April 12.

Watch Robb Flynn (Machine Head) And Craig Locicero (Forbidden) Perform With Black Sabbath Tribute Band Back Stabbath

On March 19, Robb Flynn (Machine Head) and Craig Locicero (Forbidden) performed with the Black Sabbath tribute band Back Stabbath at the Elbo Room Jack London in Oakland, CA. You can find some fan-filmed footage from that show below:

[via Blabbermouth]

Machine Head To Be Rejoined By Guitarist Logan Mader For “The More Things Change…” 25th Anniversary Playthrough

Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn and bassist Jared MacEachern will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of “The More Things Change…” by performing the album in full during a special livestream with original guitarist Logan Mader. The virtual event will take place on March 18 at 3:00 p.m. PDT. The band commented:

“Come join the boyz this Friday to celebrate 25 years of “The More Things Change” on Electric Happy Hour.⁠ To make this landmark anniversary extra special, we’re delighted to announce that Robb and Jared will be joined by original guitar player, Logan Mader, for a not-to-be-missed full play-thru of the band’s second album.⁠ Join us live at 3 PM Pacific on Twitch, Facebook, and YouTube. Please double check your local time zone as USA has now switched to daylight saving hours.⁠ Beers UP!! 🍻🥃🍾🍹”

Exodus Joined Onstage By Machine Head’s Robb Flynn And Former Guitarist Rick Hunolt During Oakland Concert

During Exodus’ March 6 show at 3rd And Castro in West Oakland, CA, the band were joined onstage by some special guests including Robb Flynn (Machine Head) and their former guitarist Rick Hunolt. You can check out some fan-filmed footage from that concert below:

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Machine Head’s Robb Flynn And Jared MacEachern Perform “Catharsis” In Full During Recent “Electric Happy Hour” Set

On January 28, Machine Head’s Robb Flynn and Jared MacEachern celebrated the fourth anniversary of “Catharsis” by performing it in full during a virtual “Electric Happy Hour” set. You can see footage of that below:

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.

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):

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):

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!”

Oceans Premiere New Video For “Everything I Love Is Broken” Featuring Machine Head’s Robb Flynn

Oceans have premiered a new video for their new song “Everything I Love Is Broken.” The track, which features Machine Head’s Robb Flynn, appears on Oceans’ new EP “We Are Not Okay,“ which was released today (April 30).

Oceans vocalist/guitarist Timo Rotten commented:

“Working with Robb and all the other amazing people that contributed to this EP was an experience I will never forget. Everyone was so positive about it and we all put so much energy into this without the slightest hint of hesitation. It’s just absolutely mind-blowing to me and I couldn’t be happier about how it all turned out. Together we can make a difference and end the stigma of mental health once and for all!”

Flynn added:

“The Oceans team reached out to me with a really unique idea for a song. There was a public blog about depression that anyone could add their story to, the band partnered with the blog and took bits of peoples stories, and from that concept came the lyrics for this song.

As someone who has battled and written about depression, I know how powerful music can be to fight off the feeling. This song has a powerful message, I’m honored to be a part of this great song.”

In other news, Oceans will also be hosting a special livestream focusing on mental health on May 2. The virtual event will find the band joined by moderator and YouTuber Alex Prinz (aka Der Dunkle Parabelritter) and several guests including: Andy Dörner (Caliban), Lena Scissorhands (Infected Rain), and Christoph Wieczorek (Annisokay). During the stream, fans will be able to chat with the band and will also be able to make donations for the German NPO The Ocean In Your Mind. Oceans also plan to play some acoustic renditions of tracks from “We Are Not Okay.”