Machine Head’s Robb Flynn Reunites With Ahrue Luster For “The Burning Red” Album Playthrough

Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn and the band’s former guitarist Ahrue Luster recently reunited for a playthrough of their 1999 album “The Burning Red.” The set also included select songs from their 2001 album “Supercharger” and some covers. Notably, bassist Jared MacEachern was unable to attend the playthrough due to a positive COVID-19 test. Despite this, he still recorded his parts from home.

Decapitated Share Music Video For “Iconoclast” Featuring Machine Head’s Robb Flynn

Decapitated have premiered a new video for their new song “Iconoclast.” The track, which features Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn, appears on the band’s newly released album “Cancer Culture.“

Guitarist Waclaw “Vogg” Kieltyka commented:

“‘Cancer Culture‘ is out today!!! We’ve been waiting for this special moment for a very long time. It seems like ages – its been five years since our latest release ‘Anticult‘, with sixteen months of working on the ‘Cancer Culture‘ album, plus waiting almost a year to be able to share it with you finally. You can expect to hear varied tracks, outstanding production values, fantastic artwork, and of course, as always, something you won’t have heard before on a Decapitated album.

To celebrate this day, we decided to release a video for ‘Iconoclast‘. To mark this occasion, we returned to the studio where it all started, where we recorded drums for the album, to once again feel an incredible energy and cool vibes, while making the video.

As you probably know, we have an exceptional guest on the track, the metal legend and friend of ours, the one and only Robb Flynn. His contribution became one of my favorite parts of this album. It’s a huge honor to have Robb in this project, and I hope you will dig the song. It’s a different song – not blasting madness as most of the songs on this record, but still powerful, fast, and crushing.

Decapitated are back, strong and alive! From pain to strength! Enjoy!”

Flynn added:

“When Vogg asked me to sing on this Decapitated track, I was honored to jam with pioneers and such insane musicians. When he sent the track I was blown away at this incredible melodic section in the middle. When he told me the song was called ‘Iconoclast‘, I knew exactly what needed to be said. An Iconoclast is “a destroyer of images used in religious worship”. This song had to address the hateful, growing fascist Evangelical movement growing around the world. The cruel men who wish to hide their cruelty under a cloak of faith and zealotry.”

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):