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1993 demo

Album: ''1993 demo'' (1993 Demo)
1. Death Church
2. Old
3. The Rage to Overcome
4. A Nation on Fire
5. Real Lies / Fuck it All

Burn My Eyes

Album: ''Burn My Eyes'' (1994)
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

Album: ''Davidian'' (1994 Single)
1. Davidian


Album: ''Old'' (1995 Single)
1. Old

The More Things Change...

Album: ''The More Things Change...'' (1997)
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
11. The Possibility Of Life's Destruction (Discharge Cover)
12. My Misery
13. Colors (Ice-T Cover)

Take My Scars

Album: ''Take My Scars'' (1997 Single)
1. Take My Scars
2. Negative Creep (Nirvana cover)
3. Take My Scars (live)
4. Blood for Blood (live)

The Burning Red

Album: ''The Burning Red'' (1999)
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 (Police Cover)
9. Devil With The King's Card
10. I Defy
11. Five
12. The Burning Red

From This Day

Album: ''From This Day'' (1999 Single)
1. From This Day (edit)
2. Alcoholocaust
3. House of Suffering

Year of the Dragon

Album: ''Year of the Dragon'' (2000 EP)
1. The Blood, The Sweat, The Tears
2. Desire To Fire (live)
3. The Blood, The Sweat, The Tears (live)
4. From This Day (live)
5. New Resistance (demo)

Year of the Dragon: Japan Tour Diary

Album: ''Year of the Dragon: Japan Tour Diary'' (2000 Live album)
1. Desire to Fire
2. Take My Scars
3. The Blood, the Sweat, the Tears
4. Struck a Nerve
5. Ten Ton Hammer
6. Old
7. A Nation of Fire
8. Davidian
9. Nothing Left

Hole in the Sky

Album: ''Hole in the Sky'' (2000 Single)
1. Hole in the Sky (Black Sabbath cover)


Album: ''Supercharger'' (2001)
1. 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
15. Hole In The Sky * (Black Sabbath cover)
16. Ten Fold *
17. The Blood, The Sweat, The Tears (live) *
18. Desire To Fire (live) *

Crashing Around You

Album: ''Crashing Around You'' (2001 Single)
1. Crashing Around You
2. Silver (live)
3. Ten Ton Hammer (live)
4. Crashing Around You (video)


Album: ''Hellalive'' (2003 Live album)
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

Through the Ashes of Empires

Album: ''Through the Ashes of Empires'' (2004)
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. Seasons Wither
9. All Falls Down
10. Wipe The Tears
11. Descend the Shades of Night

Days Turn Blue to Gray

Album: ''Days Turn Blue to Gray'' (2004 Single)
1. Days Turn Blue to Gray
2. Seasons Wither
3. The Rage to Overcome (live)


Album: ''Elegies'' (2005 DVD)
1. Intro
2. Imperium
3. Seasons Wither
4. Bulldozer
5. Old
6. Days Turn Blue to Gray
7. The Blood, The Sweat, The Tears
8. Ten Ton Hammer
9. The Burning Red
10. In the Presence of My Enemies
11. Take My Scars
12. Descend the Shades of Night
13. Davidian
14. Covers Medley
15. Block

The Blackening

Album: ''The Blackening'' (2007)
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

machine head


Founded in 1992 by former Vio-Lence guitarist Robert Flynn and Adam Duce. The song Davidian of their debut album Burn My Eyes, features the lyrics "Let freedom ring / with a shotgun blast". Subsequently the video was banned from MTV due to its release date being very soon after the Waco Siege which it was apparently describing. Robb Flynn has since said that the song was not written about the Waco Siege but added that line to get people thinking.

After their debut album Chris Kontos left to work with Testament and a stand in drummer (Chris Konstanza) was used for Machine Head's Donington slot in 1995. After this, the drumming services of Dave McClain were acquired. They then released the followup album, The More Things Change in 1997, after which guitarist Logan Mader unexpectedly left in the spring of 1998. He was then replaced by Ahrue Luster (now of Ill Niño) who worked with the band on the third album The Burning Red (1999). This album was a sign of a change for Machine Head, the band deciding to experiment more rather than release another album that would be seen as just a shadow in the footsteps of Burn My Eyes. Robb uses his rapping techniques in this album rather than the growl he used on earlier releases. The song "Devil With The Kings Card" is based on Logan Mader's leaving of the band. The album did, however, receive some backlash from fans who weren't pleased with their change in style - some even accused the band of "selling out" and following musical trends (nu-metal and rap metal were becoming increasingly popular in 1999).

Although Burn My Eyes was more influential as an album to the metal scene in general, according to a report, The Burning Red moved almost as many units in 3 years (1999-2002) as Burn My Eyes did in 8 years (1994-2002). In 2000, bands like Machine Head and Slipknot were involved in product placement for the HBO show The Sopranos. A.J. Soprano, played by Robert Iler, often wore Roadrunner Records apparel like Machine Head's Year of the Dragon T-Shirt.

Machine Head released Supercharger in 2001, though the album failed to do well, mostly due to it being released shortly after 9/11. The video for the song "Crashing Around You" was banned by MTV due to its images of a city skyline being over-taken by flames. This of course was not intended, the video was shot before the events of 9/11. The album recevied more of the same criticism that met The Burning Red. Once the tour had been completed, Machine Head left their record label Roadrunner Records. In 2002 Ahrue Luster left the band because of musical differences. Ahrue Luster then joined Ill Niño was replaced by Phil Demmel, who played in thrash band Vio-lence alongside Flynn.

Since then, 2003 and 2004 were somewhat of a revival for Machine Head, firstly releasing their live album Hellalive in 2003 which was a recording of their set at Brixton Academy, London on December 4th.

In Fall 2003, Machine Head released their fifth studio album, Through the Ashes of Empires, in Europe. In early 2004 they re-signed to Roadrunner Records in America and then released Through the Ashes of Empires in the US, featuring an additional then-new song (Seasons Wither) which had not appeared on the European release. Through the Ashes of Empires returned to a style closer to that of Burn My Eyes, and received significant publicity due to the success of the song Imperium and what was seen by fans as a massive return to form - both musically and lyrically. As part of this revival, Machine Head headlined the "True Metal" stage at 2005's Wacken Open Air festival in front of 40,000 fans - their biggest show to date. Through the Ashes of Empires debuted on the Billboard Charts in the US at #88 -- an excellent showing for a band that was considered at one point dead-in-the-water.

On October 11, 2005, Machine Head released their first ever DVD: Elegies. The DVD contained concert footage from the Brixton Academy show in December of 2004. Elegies also contains 3 music videos: "The Blood, The Sweat, The Tears" (the audio from Hellalive dubbed over the video from 2004's With Full Force Festival appearance), "Imperium" and "Days Turn Blue to Gray" from Through The Ashes Of Empires. The DVD also contains a rather self-scathing documentary about the almost-demise of the band and how they survived the great burden imposed upon them by the record labels, the exiting of Ahrue Luster and the public's lack of faith in the band's musical direction. In the DVD's first week of release, "Elegies" reached the #13 spot in US and the #6 spot in UK music-related DVD sales.

Machine Head contributed a studio recorded and produced cover of Metallica's Battery for Kerrang! Magazine's 'Remastered', a tribute to Metallica's seminal album Master of Puppets.

The Blackening was released in March 2007 (26th UK, 27th US) to critical acclaim. The UK magazine Metal Hammer gave the album 10/10 and proclaimed it 'absolutely fucking stunning'. The UK version of the album included their cover of 'Battery' (as mentioned earlier) as a bonus track at the end of the album and a bonus DVD which featured a 'Making Of The Blackening' as well as live footage from Machine Head's appearances on the 2006 US Sounds of The Underground tour. The album was a hit worldwide, as it reached #16 in the Mainstream UK Album charts (surpassing their all-time first week sales in the UK), #54 in the US Billboard charts, #12 in the German charts (beating MH's previous first week sales record in Germany), #14 in Australian charts, #19 in Sweden, #23 in Ireland and #36 in the French album charts.

Half-Thrash/Groove Metal

Violence, Domination, Respect, Inner Struggles

United States of America (Oakland, California), formed in 1992

Roadrunner Records


Robb Flynn - Vocals, Guitar (1992-) (ex-Vio-lence, ex-Forbidden (US), Sexoturica, Quarteto De Pinga)
Phil Demmel - Guitar (2001-) (Dublin Death Patrol, ex-Vio-lence, Torque, Technocracy)
Adam Duce - Bass (1992-)
Dave McClain - Drums (1995-) (ex-Sacred Reich, S.A. Slayer, ex-Juggernaut (US), Catalepsy, Murdercar, Narita (US))

Brandon Sigmund - Session Live Bass (Hostility)
Jared MacEachern - Session Live Backing Vocals (Sanctity)

Logan Mader (1992-97) (ex-Soulfly)
Ahrue Luster (1999-2001) (Horde of Torment, Ill Ni�o)

Tony Costanza (1992-1994) (Crowbar, Debris Inc.)
Chris Kontos (1994-95) (ex-Testament, ex-Konkhra, ex-Attitude Adjustment, ex-Exodus, James Murphy, Verbal Abuse, Custard Pie, Anti Trust, The Servants)
Will Carrol (Warning S.F., Ulysses Siren, Old Grandad, ex-MindZone, Warfare D.C., ex-Vicious Rumors)
Walter Ryan (live only) (ex-Possessed)


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