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MACHINE HEAD plays entire 'Burn My Eyes' album in celebration of LP's 28th anniversary

01-08-2022

MACHINE HEAD‘s Robb Flynn and Jared MacEachern held the latest “Electric Happy Hour” on Friday, August 5 during which they performed the band’s debut album, 1994’s “Burn My Eyes”, in its entirety to mark the LP’s 28th birthday. They were joined for the celebration by original “Burn My Eyes” drummer Chris Kontos. In addition to all of the beer drinking, banter and merriment, they also performed a healthy selection of their favorite cover songs like SLAYER‘s “Black Magic”METALLICA‘s “Motorbreath”SEPULTURA‘s “Territory” and EXODUS‘s “A Lesson in Violence”.

Watch the footage below. 

Machine Head recently released a playthrough video of the entire album ‘The Burning Red’. 

Watch that footage below.

Released worldwide on August 9, 1994, “Burn My Eyes” was and still is considered to be one of the most important albums of its genre, garnering the band an unprecedented level of recognition and spawning a myriad of imitators — all from just MACHINE HEAD’s first record.

In 2019, FlynnKontos and “Burn My Eyes” guitarist Logan Mader reunited — along with MacEachern — to celebrate the LP’s 25th anniversary on tours in Europe and the U.S.
 
Asked by Metal Hammer if it bothers him that some fans still regard “Burn My Eyes” as MACHINE HEAD’s best album, Flynn said: “No. The clincher for me, and this rarely happens, is when someone says, ‘You should write ‘Burn My Eyes’ again,’ but it’d be so phony! I’m not 24, fuckin’ running around on the streets. It was real and that’s why it came out the way it did. If I tried to do it now, it wouldn’t be real. Those times made me who I am and affected me forever and I’m fearless because of them, but I’d like to think that I’ve aged gracefully and I hope to continue to do that. How dumb would it be for some [50]-something dude to be acting like some teenage gangster? It’d be ridiculous.”
 
Kontos left MACHINE HEAD before the release of the band’s second album, 1997’s “The More Things Change”, and was replaced by Dave McClain.
 
McClain and guitarist Phil Demmel exited MACHINE HEAD in the fall of 2018.
 
Adam Duce, who played bass on “Burn My Eyes”, was fired from MACHINE HEAD in February 2013. He was replaced four months later by MacEachernAdam later sued MACHINE HEAD, claiming that the other bandmembers “simply kicked him out of the band and presumed he would forget about over two decades of hard work, dedication, and effort” he put into the group. Duce also said his likeness was used on the band’s web site and in promotions without his authorization. The lawsuit was settled out of court in July 2014.
 
MACHINE HEAD will release its tenth studio album, “Of Kingdom And Crown”, on August 26 via Nuclear Blast/Imperium Recordings.

The band’s current lineup is rounded out by Polish guitarist Wacław “Vogg” Kiełtyka (DECAPITATED) and British drummer Matt Alston (DEVILMENTEASTERN FRONT).

‘ØF KINGDØM AND CRØWN’ is a 13 track concept album set in a decimated futuristic wasteland where the sky is stained crimson red. The crux of the story is based on 2 main characters:
 
Character #1 Ares: (pronounced Aries), our main, who loses the love of his life (Amethyst) and goes on a murderous rampage against the vile sect responsible for her murder.
 
Character #2 Eros: (pronounced Arrows) the perpetrator, who loses his mother to a drug overdose and becomes radicalized in the aftermath. Eros goes off the deep end manifesting his own killing spree.
 
The lyrics detail how their lives intertwine.
 
MACHINE HEAD founder Robb Flynn comments:
“Thanks to my 2 teenage boys my family has become obsessed with this awesome Japanese anime series called “Attack On Titan.” The album’s concept was loosely inspired by the series in the sense that in the storyline, there is no “good” or “bad” guy, both characters believe they’re doing the right thing as it applies to their being, but make no mistake, both are committing acts of pure atrocity and evil. The opening track “SLAUGHTER THE MARTYR” is basically our character #1’s origin story.”
 
The colossal concept comes with a list of equally colossal packaging for various physical formats including 16 different worldwide vinyl formats, deluxe vinyl box set (with bonus tracks), CDs (both old-school longbox and jewel box options), multi-color cassettes, and a limited-edition Digipak with bonus tracks.
 
CDs, Digipak, cassettes, and all digital formats will be available on Aug 26th, with all vinyl formats arriving on Nov 25th.

ØF KINGDØM AND CRØWN
MACHINE HEAD
Track Listing:
1. SLAUGHTER THE MARTYR
2. CHØKE ØN THE ASHES ØF YØUR HATE
3. BECØME THE FIRESTØRM
4. ØVERDØSE
5. MY HANDS ARE EMPTY
6. UNHALLØWED
7. ASSIMILATE
8. KILL THY ENEMIES
9. NØ GØDS, NØ MASTERS
10. BLØØDSHØT
11. RØTTEN
12. TERMINUS
13. ARRØWS IN WØRDS FRØM THE SKY

PRE-ORDER MACHINE HEAD’S NEW ALBUM “ØF KINGDØM AND CRØWN” AT THIS LOCATION.

Catch MACHINE HEAD on the road across Europe, starting in August. For ticket information, click AT THIS LOCATION.

Electric Happy Hour Live:
August 31 – Glasgow @ Garage (SOLD OUT)
September 2 – Inverness @ Ironworks
September 4 – Aberdeen @ Lemontree (SOLD OUT)
September 5 – Dundee @ Fat Sams
September 6 – Edinburgh @ Liquid Room (SOLD OUT)
  
Machine Head & Amon Amarth “Vikings & Lionhearts” Tour Dates:
 
SEPTEMBER
08th      NOTTINGHAM, Arena
09th      CARDIFF, Arena
10th      LONDON, Wembley Arena
12th      MANCHESTER, Arena
13th      DUBLIN, 3 Arena
16th      ZURICH, Hallenstadion
17th      VIENNA, Stadthalle
18th      KRAKOW, Tauron Arena
20th      TALLINN, Saku Arena
21st       HELSINKI, Ice Hall
23rd      OSLO, Spektrum
24th      STOCKHOLM, Hovet
26th      COPENHAGEN, Forum Black Box
27th      HAMBURG, Barclays Arena
28th      FRANKFURT, Festhalle
30th      OBERHAUSEN, König Pilsener Arena

OCTOBER
01st      BERLIN, Velodrom
02nd     AMSTERDAM, Afas Live
04th      MILANO, Lorenzini District
06th      BARCELONA, Sant Jordi
07th      MADRID, Vistalegre
08th      LA CORUNA, Coliseum
09th      LISBON, Campo Pequeno
12th      PARIS, Zenith
14th      MUNICH, Olympiahalle
15th      LEIPZIG, Arena
16th      PRAGUE, Tipsport Arena
18th      BUDAPEST, Barba Negra
20th      ESCH SUR ALZETTE, Rockhal
21st      BRUSSELS, Forest National
22nd     STUTTGART, Schleyerhalle

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