Machine Head (Thrash Metal band from Oakland, US)

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Machine Head is an American heavy metal band from Oakland, California. Formed on October 12, 1991, the group was founded by vocalist and guitarist Robb Flynn and bassist Adam Duce. The current lineup of the band comprises Flynn, drummer Dave McClain, guitarist Phil Demmel, and bassist Jared MacEachern. Machine Head is one of the pioneering bands in the new wave of American heavy metal.

Machine Head was formed by member Robb Flynn, previously part of the bands Forbidden and Vio-lence. Flynn felt musically unfulfilled with Vio-lence and requested to start a side project. When his request was denied, he left the band and formed Machine Head in 1991 with Adam Duce, Logan Mader and Tony Constanza. The band's first album Burn My Eyes, was a big success in Europe where it garnered attention on MTV's Headbangers Ball. In America (with HBB taken off the air during the grunge movement) Machine Head would not have success until later albums.

The band nearly disbanded in 2002 after negotiating off its label Roadrunner Records, when controversy surrounding Machine Head's fourth album Supercharger (released 3 weeks after September 11, 2001) resulted in their songs and music video for the song "Crashing Around You" (which featured burning buildings) being pulled from all media outlets. The band re-signed with Roadrunner soon after and has released four albums since, 2003's Through the Ashes of Empires, 2007's The Blackening (which earned Machine Head its first Grammy Award nomination) and 2011's Unto the Locust. Their most recent album, Bloodstone & Diamonds, was released in 2014. Machine Head have sold over 3 million records worldwide.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Burn My Eyes Machine Head 5 12
1996 The More Things Change... Machine Head 4.75 7
1999 The Burning Red Machine Head 4.35 6
2001 Supercharger Machine Head 4 8
2003 Through the Ashes of Empires Machine Head 5 11
2007 The Blackening Machine Head 4.85 9
2011 Unto the Locust Machine Head 5 6
2014 Bloodstone & Diamonds Machine Head 4

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 Year of the Dragon Tour Diary: Japan Machine Head 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 2008-07-01: Live at Wâldrock 2000: Wâldrock, Bergum, The Netherlands Machine Head 1
2003 Hellalive Machine Head 4.5 5
2005 Elegies Machine Head 1
2012 Machine F**king Head Live Machine Head 1
Live in Stockholm 1999 Machine Head 1
The Rage to Play... Live Machine Head 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 Old Machine Head 3
1999 Alcoholocaust Machine Head 1
1999 From This Day Machine Head 5
2000 Silver (Take My Hand) Machine Head 1
2000 Year of the Dragon Machine Head 1
2001 Crashing Around You Machine Head 2
2003 Imperium (unmastered) Machine Head 1
2004 Days Turn Blue to Gray Machine Head 4
2007 Halo Machine Head 1
2008 Halo / Hallowed Be Thy Name Machine Head 1
2009 Beautiful Mourning Machine Head 1
2011 Locust Machine Head 1
2011 Darkness Within Machine Head 1
2011 Locust Machine Head 1
2014 Killers & Kings Machine Head 2
2014 Now We Die Machine Head 1
2016 Is There Anybody Out There? Machine Head 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 Take My Scars Machine Head 3
2001 Crashing Around You/Bulldozer Machine Head 1
2011 The Black Procession Machine Head 1
2012 B-Sides & Rarities Machine Head 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2010 The Black Procession Tour 2010 Machine Head / Hatebreed 1

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