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* IAmTheBand: Robb Flynn is the only original member after Adam Duce left the band in 2013.

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* IAmTheBand: Robb Flynn is the only original member after Adam Duce left the band in 2013.

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* IAmTheBand: Robb Flynn is the only original member after Adam Duce left the band in 2013.


The band's ninth studio album, ''Catharsis'', was released on January 26th, 2018. In late 2018, Machine Head embarked on a "farewell tour" of their current lineup. Following the tour, longtime members Phil Demmel and Dave [=McClain=] parted ways with the band.

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The band's ninth studio album, ''Catharsis'', was released on January 26th, 2018. In late 2018, Machine Head embarked on a "farewell tour" of their current lineup. Following the tour, longtime members Phil Demmel and Dave [=McClain=] parted ways with the band.
band. The band initially announced a ''Burn My Eyes'' 25th anniversary tour with Logan Mader and Chris Kontos returning on a live basis, but held off on announcing the entire new lineup; news of an upcoming single titled "Do or Die" with [[Music/{{Warbringer}} Carlos Cruz]] on guest drums was dropped sometime after. On September 27, 2019, the new lineup was announced: [[Music/{{Decapitated}} Waclaw "Vogg" Kieltyka]] would be taking Demmel's spot, while Matt Alston (Devilment) took [=McClain=]'s spot.




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* [[Music/{{Decapitated}} Waclaw "Vogg" Kieltyka]] - lead guitar (2019-present)
* Matt Alston - drums (2019-present)

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* AchievementInIgnorance: Robb Flynn's trademark harmonics originated when he was a kid playing on a cheap practice amp; his inability to pull off the feedback on the Music/CelticFrost and Music/DirtyRottenImbeciles songs that he would regularly jam on led him to turn to the harmonics in an attempt to get that same sound. While it was a fair guess, he was completely wrong, but they had become such a crucial component of his SignatureStyle that there was no point to even trying to relearn how to do it the "right" way once he had decent gear.


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!!Machine Head provides examples !!Aesthetic of the following tropes:

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* PuttingTheBandBackTogether: Sort of, Phil Demmel was Robb's bandmate in Vio-Lence.

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* PuttingTheBandBackTogether: Robb managed to get most of the ''Burn My Eyes'' lineup (minus Adam Duce, who, [[WeUsedToBeFriends for obvious reasons]], was not an option) together on a live basis for a set of 25th anniversary shows.


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* WeUsedToBeFriends: Adam Duce, Dave [=McClain=], and Phil Demmel. Duce and Flynn gradually fell out over the years before things finally decayed completely on the touring cycle for ''Unto the Locust'', which got him fired in 2013 and wound up getting settled in the courts. [=McClain=] and Demmel, meanwhile, grew tired of Flynn's increasingly autocratic nature (with Demmel even commenting that by the end of their run, it was basically his solo band with the other three as his backing band) over the course of the 2010s, and by the end of the touring cycle for ''Bloodstone & Diamonds'', their relationship with him was strictly business. After ''Catharsis'' (which both of them, especially Demmel, absolutely hated and regretted having their names on), they finally had enough and ducked out for good.


The band's ninth studio album, ''Catharsis'', will be released on January 26th, 2018. In late 2018, Machine Head embarked on a "farewell tour" of their current lineup. Following the tour, longtime members Phil Demmel and Dave [=McClain=] parted ways with the band.

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The band's ninth studio album, ''Catharsis'', will be was released on January 26th, 2018. In late 2018, Machine Head embarked on a "farewell tour" of their current lineup. Following the tour, longtime members Phil Demmel and Dave [=McClain=] parted ways with the band.


The band's ninth studio album, ''Catharsis'', will be released on January 26th, 2018.

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The band's ninth studio album, ''Catharsis'', will be released on January 26th, 2018.
2018. In late 2018, Machine Head embarked on a "farewell tour" of their current lineup. Following the tour, longtime members Phil Demmel and Dave [=McClain=] parted ways with the band.



* Dave [=McClain=] - drums (1995–present)
* Phil Demmel - lead guitar, backing vocals (2002–present)




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* Dave [=McClain=] - drums (1995–2018)
* Phil Demmel - lead guitar, backing vocals (2002–2018)


* TookALevelInBadass: In order to top ''The Blackening'', the entire band took additional lessons in their instrument of choice prior to recording ''[[EvenBetterSequel Unto the Locust]]'' , and holy hell [[EpicRiff does]] [[EpicRocking it]] [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome show]].

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* TookALevelInBadass: In order to top ''The Blackening'', the entire band took additional lessons in their instrument of choice prior to recording ''[[EvenBetterSequel Unto the Locust]]'' , and holy hell [[EpicRiff does]] [[EpicRocking it]] [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic show]].


Machine Head's eighth studio album,''Bloodstone & Diamonds'', was released on November 7th 2014 to critical acclaim and debuted at #21 on the Billboard charts, the band's highest chart position to date. It was also their first album not to be on Roadrunner Records, instead being on Nuclear Blast which they are currently signed to as of now.

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Machine Head's eighth studio album,''Bloodstone & Diamonds'', was released on November 7th 2014 to critical acclaim and debuted at #21 on the Billboard charts, the band's highest chart position to date. It was also their first album not to be on Roadrunner Records, Creator/RoadrunnerRecords, instead being on Nuclear Blast which they are currently signed to as of now.


* Phil Demmel - guitar (2002–present)
* Robb Flynn - lead vocals, guitar (1992–present)

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* Phil Demmel - guitar (2002–present)
* Robb Flynn - lead vocals, rhythm guitar (1992–present)



* Jared [=MacEachern=] - bass, backing vocals (2013 - present)

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* Phil Demmel - lead guitar, backing vocals (2002–present)
* Jared [=MacEachern=] - bass, backing vocals (2013 - present)
(2013-present)



* Adam Duce - bass guitar, backing vocals (1992–2013)
* Logan Mader - guitar (1992–1998)
* Ahrue Luster - guitar (1998–2002) (now in {{Music/Ill Nino}})

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* Adam Duce - bass guitar, bass, backing vocals (1992–2013)
* Logan Mader - lead guitar (1992–1998)
* Ahrue Luster - lead guitar (1998–2002) (now in {{Music/Ill Nino}})



* LongRunnerLineup: Type 2. The band's 2002-2013 lineup consisting of Robb Flynn, Phil Demmel, Adam Duce, and Dave [=McClain=]. This lineup was featured on ''Through the Ashes of Empires'', ''The Blackening'', and ''Unto the Locust''.

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* LongRunnerLineup: Type 2. The band's 2002-2013 lineup consisting of Robb Flynn, Phil Demmel, Adam Duce, and Dave [=McClain=].[=McClain=], and Phil Demmel. This lineup was featured on ''Through the Ashes of Empires'', ''The Blackening'', and ''Unto the Locust''.



* OlderThanHeLooks: Robb has always looked younger than he was. [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a4/From_This_Day_Cover.JPG On this single cover]], he's the blonde guy with the goatee. He was 31. [[http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/loudwire.com/files/2011/10/robb-flynn.jpg This is him last year at 43.]], looking to be around his late 20s. He aged quite a bit in the last year-and-a-half, but still doesn't look 44, but [[http://images.epiphone.com.s3.amazonaws.com/News/2012/rob%20flynn%20in%20germany.jpginstead around his 30s.]] Robb is now 50 years old but looks like [[http://assets.blabbermouth.net/media/robbflynnmachineheaddec2017_638.jpg he's in his mid 40s.]]
* TeenGenius: Flynn was apparently known for his skill as a guitarist while he was still in high school; Craig Locicero of Forbidden (which Flynn was a member of when they were still known as Forbidden Evil) recounted how Flynn was able to play the entirety of Electric Sun's "Earthquake" when he was just a teenager.

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* OlderThanHeLooks: Robb has always looked younger than he was. [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a4/From_This_Day_Cover.JPG On this single cover]], he's he is the blonde guy with the goatee. He was 31. [[http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/loudwire.com/files/2011/10/robb-flynn.jpg This is him last year at 43.]], looking to be around his late 20s. He aged quite a bit in the last year-and-a-half, but still doesn't does not look 44, but [[http://images.epiphone.com.s3.amazonaws.com/News/2012/rob%20flynn%20in%20germany.jpginstead around his 30s.]] Robb is now 50 years old but looks like [[http://assets.blabbermouth.net/media/robbflynnmachineheaddec2017_638.jpg he's in his mid 40s.]]
* TeenGenius: Flynn Robb was apparently known for his skill as a guitarist while he was still in high school; Craig Locicero of Forbidden (which Flynn Robb was a member of when they were still known as Forbidden Evil) recounted how Flynn Robb was able to play the entirety of Electric Sun's "Earthquake" when he was just a teenager.


* OlderThanHeLooks: Robb has always looked younger than he was. [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a4/From_This_Day_Cover.JPG On this single cover]], he's the blonde guy with the goatee. He was 31. [[http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/loudwire.com/files/2011/10/robb-flynn.jpg This is him last year at 43.]], looking to be around his late 20s. He aged quite a bit in the last year-and-a-half, but still doesn't look 44, but [[http://images.epiphone.com.s3.amazonaws.com/News/2012/rob%20flynn%20in%20germany.jpginstead around his 30s.]]

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* OlderThanHeLooks: Robb has always looked younger than he was. [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a4/From_This_Day_Cover.JPG On this single cover]], he's the blonde guy with the goatee. He was 31. [[http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/loudwire.com/files/2011/10/robb-flynn.jpg This is him last year at 43.]], looking to be around his late 20s. He aged quite a bit in the last year-and-a-half, but still doesn't look 44, but [[http://images.epiphone.com.s3.amazonaws.com/News/2012/rob%20flynn%20in%20germany.jpginstead around his 30s.]] Robb is now 50 years old but looks like [[http://assets.blabbermouth.net/media/robbflynnmachineheaddec2017_638.jpg he's in his mid 40s.]]

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* LongRunnerLineup: Type 2. The band's 2002-2013 lineup consisting of Robb Flynn, Phil Demmel, Adam Duce, and Dave [=McClain=]. This lineup was featured on ''Through the Ashes of Empires'', ''The Blackening'', and ''Unto the Locust''.

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[[caption-width-right:350:Robb Flynn, lead singer and guitarist (and only remaining original member).]]

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