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Diesel Machine  


Diesel Machine might best be known as the main band of Patrick Lachman, one-time Halford guitarist as well as the vocalist in the post-Pantera band Damageplan. Torture Test, the band's 200 debut, opts for an ultra-heavy groove that often brings Pantera to mind, with perhaps a nod to Prong. Vocalist AJ Cavalier has a mean hardcore-ish snarl, almost delving into death metal vocals at times. There's not a lot of variety here, with most tracks in the mid-paced category, but there's definitely a market for this kind of metal, and Diesel Machine do it as well as anyone. The band was quiet for several years following Torture Test's release (partially due to, among other things, a motorcycle accident suffered by bassist Rich Gonzalez in 2002), but the band is nearing completion on a second album.

Current Members

A.J. Cavalier

vocals

Patrick Lachman

guitars (Damageplan, Gargoyle, Halford)

Rich Gonzalez

bass

Shane Gaalaas

drums (Artension, Yngwie Malmsteen, Michael Schenker Group)


Discography



Torture Test 
2000 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Torture Test
  2. Bones And All
  3. Dissection
  4. The Punishment
  5. Borrowed Time
  6. Rage
  7. Sick
  8. Driven By Pain
  9. Black Box
  10. State Of Panic
  11. Self-Destruct
  12. Dissection (No Anesthetic Mix)
  • A.J. Cavalier
  • Patrick Lachman
  • Rich Gonzalez
  • Shane Gaalaas

Reviews:   Metal Observer 

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