Origin: San Francisco, CA, USA
Genres: Thrash Metal
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Machine Head  


Machine Head's Burn My Eyes created quite a stir upon its release -- rooted in 80's thrash (a natural, given founder Robb Flynn's previous stints in Vio-lence and Forbidden) but with heavier guitars, harsher vocals, and a more aggressive style. One of the prime factors in the revitalization of thrash in the mid-nineties, that album alone must be considered an influential work on several bands to emerge since its release. Though The More Things Change was a capable, if less innovative, followup, the third album, The Burning Red, now has to be viewed as somewhat of a disappointment, as the band's attempts to expand their sound met with mixed critical and fan reaction. Reaction to 2001's Supercharger have also been mixed, and sales have been disappointing (the unfortunate timing of the release, amidst the events of 9/11, may have contributed to the decline in sales). The band is edging slightly towards a more contemporary nu-metal style as opposed to the thrash of Burn My Eyes, a move that is both gaining and losing fans in the process. By contrast, the last two albums, in particular The Blackening, mark a return to the heavier sounds of their early days.

Current Members

Robb Flynn

vocals/guitars (Vio-lence)

Phil Demmel

guitars (Technocracy, Torque, Vio-lence)

Jared MacEachern

bass

Dave McClain

drums (Sacred Reich, Slayer (SA))

Former Members/Guests

Logan Mader

guitars (Medication)

Ahrue Luster

guitars (Ill Niño, Manmade God)

Adam Duce

bass

Chris Kontos

drums (Konkhra)


Discography



Burn My Eyes 
1994 Roadrunner
  1. Davidian
  2. Old
  3. A thousand lies
  4. None but my own
  5. The rage to overcome
  6. Death church
  7. A nation on fire
  8. Blood for blood
  9. I'm your god now
  10. Real eyes, realize, real lies
  11. Block
  • Robb Flynn
  • Logan Mader
  • Adam Duce
  • Chris Kontos
1994 Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



The More Things Change ... 
1997 Roadrunner
  1. Ten Ton Hammer
  2. Take My Scars
  3. Struck A Nerve
  4. Down To None
  5. The Frontlines
  6. Spine
  7. Bay Of Pigs
  8. Violate
  9. Blistering
  10. Blood Of The Zodiac
  • Robb Flynn
  • Logan Mader
  • Adam Duce
  • Dave McClain
1997 Internet Top Ten album




The Burning Red 
1999 Roadrunner
  1. Enter the phoenix
  2. Desire to fire
  3. Nothing left
  4. The blood, the sweat, the tears
  5. Silver
  6. From this day
  7. Exhale the vile
  8. Message in a bottle
  9. Devil with the king's card
  10. I defy
  11. Five
  12. The burning red
  • Robb Flynn
  • Ahrue Luster
  • Adam Duce
  • Dave McClain
1999 Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Metal Observer 



Supercharger 
2001 Roadrunner
  1. The Declaration
  2. Bulldozer
  3. White-Knuckle Blackout!
  4. Crashing Around You
  5. Kick You When You're Down
  6. Only The Names
  7. All In Your Head
  8. American High
  9. Brown Acid
  10. Nausea
  11. Blank Generation
  12. Trephination
  13. Deafening Silence
  14. Supercharger
  • Robb Flynn
  • Ahrue Luster
  • Adam Duce
  • Dave McClain

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Metal Observer 



Hellalive  LIVE
2003 Roadrunner
  1. Bulldozer
  2. The Blood, The Sweat, The Tears
  3. Ten Ton Hammer
  4. Old
  5. Crashing Around You
  6. Take My Scars
  7. I'm Your God Now
  8. None But My Own
  9. From This Day
  10. American High
  11. Nothing Left
  12. The Burning Red
  13. Davidian
  14. Supercharger
  • Robb Flynn
  • Adam Duce
  • Dave McClain

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Through The Ashes Of Empires 
2003 Roadrunner
  1. Imperium
  2. Bite The Bullet
  3. Left Unfinished
  4. Elegy
  5. In The Presence Of My Enemies
  6. Days Turn Blue To Gray
  7. Vim
  8. All Fall Down
  9. Wipe The Tears
  10. Descend The Shades Of Night
  • Robb Flynn
  • Phil Demmel
  • Adam Duce
  • Dave McClain

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Elegies 
2005 Roadrunner

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 



The Blackening 
2007 Roadrunner
  1. Clenching the Fists of Dissent
  2. Beautiful Mourning
  3. Aesthetics of Hate
  4. Now I Lay Thee Down
  5. Slanderous
  6. Halo
  7. Wolves
  8. A Farewell to Arms
  • Robb Flynn
  • Phil Demmel
  • Adam Duce
  • Dave McClain
2007 Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



(EP) The Black Procession 
2011 Roadrunner
  1. Beautiful Mourning (live)
  2. Bite the Bullet (live)
  3. Halo (live)
  • Robb Flynn
  • Phil Demmel
  • Adam Duce
  • Dave McClain




Unto The Locust 
2011 Roadrunner
  1. I Am Hell (Sonata in C#)
  2. Be Still and Know
  3. Locust
  4. This is the End
  5. The Darkness Within
  6. Pearls for Swine
  7. Who We Are
  • Robb Flynn
  • Phil Demmel
  • Adam Duce
  • Dave McClain
2011 Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Metal Underground  Metal Observer  Metal Critic 



Machine F**king Head Live  LIVE
2012 Roadrunner
  1. I Am Hell (Sonata in C#)
  2. Be Still and Know
  3. Imperium
  4. Beautiful Mourning
  5. The Blood, the Sweat, the Tears
  6. Locust
  7. This Is the End
  8. Aesthetics of Hate
  9. Old
  10. Darkness Within
  11. Bulldozer
  12. Ten Ton Hammer
  13. Who We Are
  14. Halo
  15. Davidian
  • Robb Flynn
  • Phil Demmel
  • Adam Duce
  • Dave McClain


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