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Ex-Machine Head’s Phil Demmel does not like “Catharsis” and delves into the bands break-up

Posted by on February 11, 2019

  Ex-Machine Machine guitarist, Phil Demmel, was recently on the Talk Toomey Podcast and shed some light on the bands break-up. During the chat the California native shared that he was not a fan of the band’s last release, Catharsis and it became more of “a Robb Flynn solo project”. Throughout the episode, Demmel expresses that […]

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Vio-lence to reunite for one off reunion show

Posted by on January 9, 2019

Phil Demmel has had an eventful couple of months. Right after his final show with Machine Head, he had to learn 19 Slayer songs in two days to fill in for Gary Holt on their Farewell European trek. And now, for one night only, Demmel will be reuniting with Bay Area’s own Vio-lence. The show […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 10 Shocking Moments of 2018

Posted by on December 31, 2018

2018 has been one strange year filled with conspiracies, farewell tours, and a few bold statements. While we’ve shared a few of our favorite concerts, as well as Bram’s, Zach’s, Matt’s, Jeff’s, Josh’s, Joe’s, and Zenae’s favorite metal albums of 2018; it’s now time to reveal our top ten shocking moments of the year, which […]

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Dave McClain (ex-Machine Head) rejoins Sacred Reich

Posted by on December 18, 2018

Phoenix thrashers, Sacred Reich have announced the return of drummer Dave McClain. While both McClain and guitarist Phil Demmel wrapped up their career with Machine Head, it seems both former members decided it’s time to revisit their prior projects. McClain played drums for Sacred Reich for four years between 1991-1995 before he joined the California […]

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Machine Head’s Robb Flynn to perform at ‘Stars to the Rescue XXVIII’

Posted by on December 6, 2018

Machine Head’s Robb Flynn has revealed he will perform at Stars to the Rescue XXVIII, which is scheduled to be held on January 26, 2019 at Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, CA. Flynn will have a 30 minute performance as he announced his participation in the below video:

Tickets are available at this location.

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Watch Slayer perform with Phil Demmel (ex-Machine Head) for the first time

Posted by on December 4, 2018

Gary Holt had to sit out for the rest of Slayer’s European farewell trek in order to head home to be with his dying father. The group recruited ex-Machine Head guitarist Phil Demmel to fill in for the remaining of the tour. Last night (3rd) marked the first show with Demmel and you can watch […]

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Phil Demmel (ex-Machine Head) responds to filling in for Gary Holt in Slayer

Posted by on December 3, 2018

Slayer’s Gary Holt recently announced he had to step down from the rest of their European trek in order to head home to be with his dying father. The group tapped guitarist Phil Demmel to play the remaining dates as they asked him right when he ended his career with Machine Head following their November 24th […]

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Watch Phil Demmel and Dave McClain’s final performance with Machine Head

Posted by on November 26, 2018

This past Saturday (24th) marked Machine Head’s final performance with guitarist Phil Demmel and drummer Dave McClain. While the group had a few explicit surprises, their overall farewell run of the current lineup was a success. The band’s final show together took place at the Catalyst in Santa Cruz, CA. The California metal outfit closed […]

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Couple ejected from Machine Head show for having sex during “Davidian”

Posted by on November 23, 2018

Machine Head are reaching the end of their Fall North American Tour, which marks the final run with the current lineup. With two nights left of the trek, Wednesday night’s show (21st) in San Diego went out with a bang. The group revealed a couple were ejected from the House of Blues after they were […]

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Machine Head’s Phil Demmel issues statement on decision to leave band

Posted by on October 2, 2018

Machine Head guitarist Phil Demmel has issued a statement on his decision to quit the band. The guitarist shared something similar to Robert Flynn’s initial video statement from this past Friday (28th), reiterating that “people naturally grow apart over time and it’s no one’s fault.” Flynn broke the news last week that both Demmel and […]

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