Machine Head

Vinyl Music Hall Presents

Machine Head

Sat, February 3, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Vinyl Music Hall

Pensacola, FL

$22.00 - $25.00

This event is all ages

General Admission * Standing Room Only- If Any Seating Is Available, It Will Be On A Strictly First Come, First Serve Basis * All Ages * Additional $5 Cash Surcharge At The Door For Under 21 * Attendees Under 16 Must Be Accompanied By A Ticketed, Adult Guardian * Posted Times Are Door Times- Events Generally Begin 30-60 Minutes After Doors Open * No Re-Entry

Machine Head
Machine Head
Metal is the music of the outcast, the rebel and the steely-eyed foot soldier. Its principles, values and atavistic power have made life worth living for millions over the last four decades and its inherent artistry continues to ensure that declaring oneself a metalhead is an act of intense, unerring pride. But every worthwhile musical subculture needs its heroes; its standard bearers and pugilistic defenders. For the last 20+ years, MACHINE HEAD have flown the flag for truth, integrity and creative desire in metal, starting with the earth-shattering prescience of 1994's classic Burn My Eyes and continuing through a series of albums that consistently redefined the very notion of heaviness and music while upholding an invigorating lyrical narrative that has turned the band into one of the few in modern times that can boast an unbreakable connection with the hearts and minds of the metal faithful.

Led by singer and guitarist Robb Flynn, MACHINE HEAD haven't just pioneered their own unmistakable take on the metal blueprint – they have towered above the competition with a ruthless determination and dedication to the cause, via some of the most life-affirming music ever committed to tape. And since the band's glorious rebirth for 2003's Through The Ashes Of Empires, they have repeatedly upped the ante, both for their own artistic urges and for the entire metal world. Both 2007's universally worshipped The Blackening, which saw the band doggedly pursue a superhuman touring schedule for more than four years, and its fiendishly intricate follow-up, 2011's Unto The Locust, have emboldened the notion that MACHINE HEAD are simply a force of nature and the living, screaming embodiment of everything that heavy music deigns to represent.

For a band with less integrity and fire than MACHINE HEAD, the success and acclaim afforded to both The Blackening and Unto The Locust could easily have led to complacency and the decision to repeat proven triumphant formulae, but Robb Flynn and his comrades have never rested on their laurels or been satisfied with repeating themselves. Instead, the band's eighth studio album once again demonstrates how powerful, creative and unstoppable MACHINE HEAD have become during the 20 years since the release of their debut album Burn My Eyes. A fearless, ferocious and endlessly inventive masterpiece that delivers everything that diehard fans of the band will demand, whileMetal is the music of the outcast, the rebel and the steely-eyed foot soldier. Its principles, values and atavistic power have made life worth living for millions over the last four decades and its inherent artistry continues to ensure that declaring oneself a metalhead is an act of intense, unerring pride. But every worthwhile musical subculture needs its heroes; its standard bearers and pugilistic defenders. For the last 20 years, MACHINE HEAD have flown the flag for truth, integrity and creative desire in metal, starting with the earth-shattering prescience of 1994's classic Burn My Eyes and continuing through a series of albums that consistently redefined the very notion of heaviness and music while upholding an invigorating lyrical narrative that has turned the band into one of the few in modern times that can boast an unbreakable connection with the hearts and minds of the metal faithful.

Led by singer and guitarist Robb Flynn, MACHINE HEAD haven't just pioneered their own unmistakable take on the metal blueprint – they have towered above the competition with a ruthless determination and dedication to the cause, via some of the most life-affirming music ever committed to tape. And since the band's glorious rebirth for 2003's Through The Ashes Of Empires, they have repeatedly upped the ante, both for their own artistic urges and for the entire metal world. Both 2007's universally worshipped The Blackening, which saw the band doggedly pursue a superhuman touring schedule for more than four years, and its fiendishly intricate follow-up, 2011's Unto The Locust, have emboldened the notion that MACHINE HEAD are simply a force of nature and the living, screaming embodiment of everything that heavy music deigns to represent.

For a band with less integrity and fire than MACHINE HEAD, the success and acclaim afforded to both The Blackening and Unto The Locust could easily have led to complacency and the decision to repeat proven triumphant formulae, but Robb Flynn and his comrades have never rested on their laurels or been satisfied with repeating themselves. Instead, the band's eighth studio album once again demonstrates how powerful, creative and unstoppable MACHINE HEAD have become during the 20 years since the release of their debut album Burn My Eyes. A fearless, ferocious and endlessly inventive masterpiece that delivers everything that diehard fans of the band will demand, whiletaking its creators into fascinating and explosive new territory, Bloodstone & Diamonds exudes a confidence that comes from the knowledge that MACHINE HEAD are now operating at the absolute peak of their collective powers.

Once again recorded at Jingletown Studios and Trident Studios in California, and produced by Robb Flynn in collaboration with engineer Juan Urteaga, and masterfully mixed by long-time partners-in-crime Colin Richardson and Andy Sneap Bloodstone & Diamonds is a sprawling monument to state-of-the-art heaviness and the fearsome, idiosyncratic vision of its protagonists. Erupting into vivid life with the towering riff barrage of unanimously praised opener "Now We Die" and the crushing turbo-thrash of established MACHINE HEAD live favourite "Killers And Kings", this is the perfect and indisputable antidote to the modern metal scene's hordes of identikit journeymen. Songs like the lithe, subtly complex "Ghosts Will Haunt My Bones" and the impassioned sociological tirade of "In Comes The Flood" represent a sublime refinement of the MACHINE HEAD sound, replete with all the down-tuned, harmonic-filled, flesh-flaying riffs and moments of intense dynamic potency that have long been a hallmark of the band's sound. From the ten ton groove attack of the ominous "Beneath The Silt" and the swivel-eyed fury of the Manson-inspired "Night Of The Long Knives" through to the insanely epic funeral march of "Sail Into The Black" and "Game Over's" rampaging tsunami of lyrical vitriol and hardcore punk hostility, Bloodstone & Diamonds obliterates any notion that veteran bands can't sustain their passion and intensity while also setting a new standard for sonic destruction and virility along the way.

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MACHINE HEAD wrapped up the tour cycle for their first Nuclear Blast Entertainment album Bloodstone & Diamonds, where they toured for 20 month and performed a whopping 283 concerts on 5 different continents around the world. Around 250 of those shows were performed as “An Evening With MACHINE HEAD” with no support bands and performances often lasting 2 1/2 to 3 hours in duration. Three tours of the United States, three tours of Europe, (including multiple dates in Russia and Greece), shows in Mexico and South America, a completely sold out run of 9 Australian / New Zealand shows, sold out dates in Japan,and their first ever plays in Taiwan and Thailand, and all without any festival performances which the band publicly announced they would stop performing at in 2014.

Bloodstone & Diamonds debuted at #21 on the U.S. Billboard charts with 19,000 sold its first week and has gone on to sell 55,000 copies in the U.S. and 200,000 worldwide.

MACHINE HEAD's latest track “Is There Anybody Out There?” cracked the Top 40 on the Active Rock chart in the United States. It marks the first time for any Nuclear Blast artist to enter what is widely considered to be the “official rock chart” for the United States, and only the the third time the band has charted in the Top 40 in their illustrious career.

Their controversial video for opening track “Now We Die” is at over 2 million views

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Venue Information:
Vinyl Music Hall
2 S. Palafox St.
Pensacola, FL, 35202
http://vinylmusichall.com/