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Machine Head Split Up

Machine Head Split Up



In a video post on Facebook, Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn has announced that the band are splitting up. 

“I’ll get right to it,” says Flynn. “Wednesday night, Phil Demmel quit Machine Head. Yesterday afternoon, Dave McClain quit Machine Head. And Jared [MacEachern] kinda quit, but didn’t really know if he was quitting for sure.”

In the 10-minute clip, Flynn goes on to say that the band’s next tour will proceed, as a “celebration of Machine Head and this version of the band,” but that the members have grown apart apart as individuals and as musicians. 

“I have held on too tight to the reigns of this band,” says Flynn. “And I have suffocated those guys. I got some rough edges, I’m kind of a barnacle, and you know, those rough edges have given us the success we have, but they’ve also hurt the people around me.

“I’ve got a lot of drive, but I’ve got a lot of anger and rage, and that drive of mine has alienated folks and the band. I ask that you respect Phil and Dave’s decision, as I respect their decision.”

Watch the full clip below. 



Posted by Machine Head on Friday, 28 September 2018


The next leg of the band’s tour, now dubbed a “farewell” tour, starts in October. Tickets are on sale now.

Machine Head North American tour – second leg

Oct 04: Sacramento Ace Of Spades, CA
Oct 06: Missoula The Wilma, MT 
Oct 08: Calgary Palace Theatre, AB 
Oct 09: Edmonton Union Hall, AB 
Oct 10: Saskatoon Louis, SK 
Oct 12: Winnipeg The Garrick, MB 
Oct 13: Minot The Original, ND 
Oct 15: Minneapolis First Avenue, MN (make-up-date) 
Oct 17: Madison Majestic Theatre, WI (make-up-date) }
Oct 18: Des Moines Wooly’s, IA (make-up-date) 
Oct 19: Kansas City Truman, MO 
Oct 20: Joliet The Forge, IL 
Oct 22: Cleveland Agora, OH (make-up-date) 
Oct 23: Grand Rapids Intersection, MI 
Oct 24: Detroit Majestic Theatre, MI (make-up-date) 
Oct 26: Ft. Wayne Clyde Theatre, IN 
Oct 27: Columbus Newport, OH 
Oct 29: Pittsburgh Stage AE, PA (make-up-date) 
Oct 30: Hartford The Webster, CT 
Oct 31: Huntington Paramount, NY 
Nov 02: Sayreville Starland, NJ 
Nov 03: Richmond National, VA 
Nov 04: Baltimore Soundstage, MD 
Nov 07: Asheville Orange Peel, NC 
Nov 09: Louisville Mercury Ballroom, KY 
Nov 10: Nashville Exit In, KY 
Nov 11: Charlotte Underground, NC 
Nov 13: Ft. Lauderdale Revolution, FL 
Nov 14: Tampa The Ritz, FL 
Nov 16: New Orleans House Of Blues, LA 
Nov 17: Austin Emos, TX 
Nov 18: Lubbock Jake’s, TX 
Nov 20: Tuscon Club X, AZ 
Nov 21: San Diego House Of Blues, CA 
Nov 23: Anaheim House Of Blues, CA 
Nov 24: Santa Cruz Catalyst, CA

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UK Brutal Death Metal act UNFATHOMABLE RUINATION signs with Willowtip Records



UK-based technical brutal death metallers UNFATHOMABLE RUINATIONinked a new deal with Willowtip Records.

Formed in 2010, the band is well known internationally for their crushing sound and they have rapidly become one of the most highly regarded upcoming bands in the genre. Their full-length debut, “Misshapen Congenital Entropy“, was released in 2012 and the last effort “Finitude” was released in 2016 both for Sevared Records. Their two album releases quickly established them as one of the most promising Metal acts in the UK.
A new slab of technical brutality is set to be out in 2019!

On the subject of the band’s new label home, Daniel Herrera writes: “We are incredible stoked to have signed with Willowtip! There are so many friends and bands that we look up to which are part of this label and we are proud to join such a killer roster. We can’t wait to release our third album which we are working really hard at the moment, there are new added elements into our style of Death Metal music that fit perfectly with Willowtip’s vision ‘Forward- Thinking- Metal’. An Unfathomable Fury is coming on 2019 so stay tuned!”  










The band recently announced also their new UK tour supporting Aborted, Cryptopsy and Ingested.

26/11 – The Dome – London, UK
27/11 – The Loft – Nottingham, UK
28/11 – Voodoo Lounge – Dublin, IR
29/11 – Dolan’s Warehouse – Limerick, IR
30/11 – Audio – Glasgow, UK
01/12 – Factory – Manchester, UK
02/12 – Fiddlers – Bristol, UK


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God Alone. Release New Single ‘Dagda’

God Alone. Release New Single ‘Dagda’


GOD ALONE are a five piece Post/Black Metal band from Cork, Ireland. They combine the huge atmosphere of post metal and wretched black metal vocals with elements of drone​​, hardcore, math rock, electronic music and other genres. They released their debut EP “INTIVIM” on 19/8/17.

A year passed passed and their new single Dagba has been unleashed. It’s without doubt a definite evolution of their sound and moving in a new direction as such. When considering the bands average age is 18 there were always going to be changes as they grew as a both a band and musicians. 

This track only backs up why we gave them the best new band award last year on our end of year round ups that nobody gives a fuck about. They’re only going to get better too so if you haven’t gotten onboard with this band as of now, maybe it’s time to remedy that! 

They released this brief statement. 

D A G D A.



The lads are also set to appear at the next instalment of Mammothfest. 





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Grey Stag – The Guide EP Review

Grey Stag – The Guide EP Review


Dublin based progressive sludge band Grey Stag are about to unleash their debut EP ‘The Guide’ upon the masses. The lads formed in 2017 and over a very short period of time have built a solid name for themselves within the Irish scene for their impressive live shows and obvious talent. 

Like any progressive sludge band there’s a clear early Mastodon influence to their sound, but that’s not a bad thing in my mind. If you’re going to have an obvious influence, make it one of the best the genre has to offer! 

Spanning over four tracks the listener is treated to an excellent collection of progressive sludge that at no point drags or had me considering skipping forward. If anything I wanted to go back over the tracks again to continue absorbing them as like any great release it’s a grower. The tracks all improve with repeat listens and by my third playthrough I was hooked! 

This is without doubt up there with the better releases I’ve heard this year. Absolutely without question! They’ve also done something most bands of this nature could not achieve and make this release a flowing body of work. It’s everything good about this particular genre of heavy music and then some! 

This EP will be in our best of lists come the years end. It’s an excellent release and one that should in a just and fair reality send this band to the next level. It really is that good!

I’ve already witnessed them live and thirty seconds in I knew this band where going to work for me. I was right! This EP has blown me away on a similar level to that live performance. The more I think about it, it’s maybe the best EP by an Irish act this year? There’s still time yet so we shall see… 

Grey Stag have arrived! 



Track listing: 

1: The Guide

2: House Of Wolves 

3: Labrynth

4: Those Of Stone


Artwork: Dabulga Design

Recording/Mastering: Trackmix Studios





EP Launch! 



Live video: The Boats (Not On The EP) 

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London Black Metallers HEX MORBIDITY Release Lyric Video For New Song DECREE OF THE NAZARENE



Rising gothic black metal talent HEX MORBIDITY have unveiled their latest release entitled “Decree of the Nazarene”, with a lyric video available to view now. The fast-paced melodic black metal track has been a regular in the band’s live sets, but can finally be enjoyed in full with lyrics.


The song was recently featured on the compilation album British Black Metal Vol 1 by underground metal label Marwolaeth Records, and is available to download for free and buy now here:



Frontman Jarod Lawley comments: “Decree of the Nazarene is about the fall of the church, and retaking of ruined chapels and burial grounds by nature as it overgrows and runs wild again. For me, it represents liberation from religion and a return to the power of natural forces.”


HEX MORBIDITY have been busy since their debut gig in September 2017, playing across the country and frequently in their hometown of London. They impressed in the London Metal 2 The Masses competition, making it to the semi-finals. Despite their increasing popularity, the band remains unsigned.


You can catch HEX MORBIDITY at Warhorns 2018 and supporting Vallenfyre at their final show on September 29th in London. For full gig listings, including further London and Birmingham dates, click here. The band will also appear alongside FinsterforstObscurity and Countless Skies at Nambucca in London in November.



Jarod Lawley – vocals and guitar

Torbjørn Jørstad – guitar

Demitri Levantis – drums

Arianna Mahsayeh – cello

Desirèe Catena – bass







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Australian Grindcore Band Maggot Cave Release Debut EP





After a previously released rehearsal set on Bandcamp aka ‘Raw Rehearsal’, they have now unleashed their debut EP titled ‘EP’ upon the world. 

It’s a pure filth driven grindcore attack. In the best possible way though!  In true grindcore style there’s even a six second long track ‘EARHOLE’. 

Only one track passes the minute mark in length. ‘Maggot Shit’ is technically 1:02, but at 3:36 in length ‘SUCKED ON THE PRICK’ is their future stadium anthem and track they sold out on… Keep listening to the end! 

There’s many great samples on this EP and all in all it’s a fantastic if short listen. No complex song structures or anything of the like here. Just straight ahead grindcore and that’s just fine with me! 

One of my favourite releases this year without doubt and one I’ll return to many times in the future. 


Check out EP here! 


Recorded Dec 2017 by Jay Whalley 
Mastered by Rob Meyers 
Art By Glenno 

Dave – Vox 
Ben – Guitar 
Alex PC – Bass / Vox 
Muzz – Drums 

Thanks heaps to the labels who released this record: 
Grindhead Records 
Goodtimes Records 
NGM Records 
Flip To Presant Records 
Stocked Records 
Reheated Cabbage Records 
Pull Me Dick Mate Records


Released September 11, 2018





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