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Phil Demmel accidentally nearly scalps stagediver at Vio-Lence’s reunion show in LA

Posted by on June 3, 2019

A fan got more than he bargained for while stagediving at Vio-lence’s reunion show at the Regent Theater in Los Angeles, CA Friday (May 31) when he was accidentally nearly scalped by guitarist Phil Demmel (ex-Machine Head).  Demmel posted a video of the incident to Instagram Saturday (1st), captioning it with the words “My yard…” […]

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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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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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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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Gary Holt to be replaced by Phil Demmel (ex-Machine Head) on Slayer’s European tour

Posted by on December 3, 2018

There are four shows remaining of Slayer’s European farewell run and unfortunately, Gary Holt has been hit with some sad news. Holt announced yesterday (2nd) that he will be sitting out for the rest of the tour to head home and be there for his dying father. The group has recruited Ex-Machine Head guitarist, Phill […]

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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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Machine Head issue statement to clarify they are not breaking up

Posted by on October 1, 2018

Machine Head have issued an official statement on guitarist Phil Demmel and drummer Dave McClain’s departure from the group. The band confirmed it was an amicable split and they will be part of their North American tour that kicks off this Thursday (4th). The band has once again clarified it is not a farewell tour […]

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Machine Head’s Phil Demmel and Dave McClain quit, tour to continue as “farewell to current lineup”

Posted by on September 29, 2018

Machine Head frontman/guitarist Robb Flynn has released a video statement on Facebook live revealing longtime members guitarist Phil Demmel and drummer Dave McClain have both quit. Flynn added that Bassist Jared MacEachern “kinda quit,” but decided to stick around. While the reason wasn’t mentioned, Flynn implied that they have grown apart both musically and on […]

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