Origin: San Francisco, California, USA  
Genres: Thrash Metal
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Last update/review: February 2, 2015

Machine Head

Machine Head's Burn My Eyes created quite a stir upon its release -- rooted in 80's thrash (a natural, given founder Robb Flynn's previous stints in Vio-lence and Forbidden) but with heavier guitars, harsher vocals, and a more aggressive style, it heralded a new take on thrash and is one of the prime factors in the revitalization of thrash in the mid-nineties. The band has tinkered with their sound over the years, not always to their benefit, with a slight nu-metal leaning around the time of 2001's Supercharger not resonating with fans as well as hoped. By the time of 2007 and The Blackening they'd drifted back to the aggressive post-thrash style and remain a hugely popular band.

Current Members

Robb Flynn

vocals/guitars (ex-Vio-lence)

Phil Demmel

guitars (ex-Technocracy, ex-Torque, ex-Vio-lence)

Jared MacEachern

bass

Dave McClain

drums (Sacred Reich, ex-Slayer (SA))

Former Members/Guests

Logan Mader

guitars (ex-Medication, ex-Soulfly)

Ahrue Luster

guitars (Ill NiƱo, ex-Manmade God)

Adam Duce

bass

Chris Kontos

drums (ex-Konkhra)



Discography



Burn My Eyes  
1994 Roadrunner
  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
  • Robb Flynn
  • Logan Mader
  • Adam Duce
  • Chris Kontos
1994 Readers' Album #3




The More Things Change ...  
1997 Roadrunner
  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
  • Robb Flynn
  • Logan Mader
  • Adam Duce
  • Dave McClain
1997 Readers' Album #8




The Burning Red  
1999 Roadrunner
  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
  9. Devil with the king's card
  10. I defy
  11. Five
  12. The burning red
  • Robb Flynn
  • Ahrue Luster
  • Adam Duce
  • Dave McClain
1999 Readers' Album #3




Supercharger  
2001 Roadrunner
  1. The 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
  • Robb Flynn
  • Ahrue Luster
  • Adam Duce
  • Dave McClain



Hellalive  LIVE
2003 Roadrunner
  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
  • Robb Flynn
  • Adam Duce
  • Dave McClain



Through The Ashes Of Empires  
2003 Roadrunner
  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. All Fall Down
  9. Wipe The Tears
  10. Descend The Shades Of Night
  • Robb Flynn
  • Phil Demmel
  • Adam Duce
  • Dave McClain
2003 Readers' Album #11




Elegies  VIDEO
2005 Roadrunner



The Blackening  
2007 Roadrunner
  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
  • Robb Flynn
  • Phil Demmel
  • Adam Duce
  • Dave McClain
2007 Readers' Album #2




The Black Procession  EP
2011 Roadrunner
  1. Beautiful Mourning (live)
  2. Bite the Bullet (live)
  3. Halo (live)
  • Robb Flynn
  • Phil Demmel
  • Adam Duce
  • Dave McClain



Unto The Locust  
2011 Roadrunner
  1. I Am Hell (Sonata in C#)
  2. Be Still and Know
  3. Locust
  4. This is the End
  5. The Darkness Within
  6. Pearls for Swine
  7. Who We Are
  • Robb Flynn
  • Phil Demmel
  • Adam Duce
  • Dave McClain
2011 Readers' Album #5




B-Sides And Rarities  EP COVERS
2012 Roadrunner
  1. Negative Creep (Nirvana cover)
  2. The Possibility of Life's Destruction (Discharge cover)
  3. Hole in the Sky (Black Sabbath cover)
  4. Locust (My Name Is Purity) (Demo 2011)
  5. Be Still and Know (Can We Be Reborn) (Demo 2011)
  6. I Am Hell (Sonata in C#) (alt. vocals) (Demo 2011)
  • Robb Flynn
  • Phil Demmel
  • Adam Duce
  • Dave McClain



Machine F**king Head Live  LIVE
2012 Roadrunner
  1. I Am Hell (Sonata in C#)
  2. Be Still and Know
  3. Imperium
  4. Beautiful Mourning
  5. The Blood, the Sweat, the Tears
  6. Locust
  7. This Is the End
  8. Aesthetics of Hate
  9. Old
  10. Darkness Within
  11. Bulldozer
  12. Ten Ton Hammer
  13. Who We Are
  14. Halo
  15. Davidian
  • Robb Flynn
  • Phil Demmel
  • Adam Duce
  • Dave McClain
2012 Readers' Album #64




Bloodstone & Diamonds  
2014 Nuclear Blast
  1. Now We Die
  2. Killers & Kings
  3. Ghosts Will Haunt My Bones
  4. Night of Long Knives
  5. Sail Into the Black
  6. Eyes of the Dead
  7. Beneath the Silt
  8. In Comes the Flood
  9. Damage Inside
  10. Game Over
  11. Imaginal Cells
  12. Take Me Through the Fire
  • Robb Flynn
  • Phil Demmel
  • Jared MacEachern
  • Dave McClain
2014 Readers' Album #11




Catharsis  
2018 Nuclear Blast
  1. Volatile
  2. Catharsis
  3. Beyond the Pale
  4. California Bleeding
  5. Triple Beam
  6. Kaleidoscope
  7. Bastards
  8. Hope Begets Hope
  9. Screaming at the Sun
  10. Behind a Mask
  11. Heavy Lies the Crown
  12. Psychotic
  13. Grind You Down
  14. Razorblade Smile
  15. Eulogy
  • Robb Flynn
  • Phil Demmel
  • Jared MacEachern
  • Dave McClain




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