The sixth annual Rockstar Energy Mayhem festival lineup has been unveiled and I’m already beginning to lose my mind! The festival will be headlined by shock rocker/horror director Rob Zombie along with Five Finger Death Punch and will also see performances from Children Of Bodom, Machine Head, Behemoth, Job For A Cowboy, and many more.
Personally I’m very excited to see Rob Zombie again as well as get a first chance to see Behemoth, Amon Amarth, and Battlecross.
Tickets for the festival go on sale this Friday at 12pm local time. The full 26-date trek and lineup can be seen below.
Also below is a FFDP tour reel that features new music from the band’s upcoming summer release. The video features samples of the band’s new song “Here To Die”. READ MORE
Ex-Faith No More guitarist Jim Martin has broken his decade long silence by answering 15 fan submitted questions via a British FNM fan site. In his answers, he discusses his thoughts on the Angel Dust album, his current relationship with the members, his future musical plans, and much, much more. You can read all of it below. READ MORE
Machine Head has pulled out of the Dethklok tour due to frontman Robb Flynn needing to undergo emergency surgery on his…well, on his… Oh, for the love of…IT’S ON HIS NUTS! Okay, so not so much but his nuts are in excruciating amounts of pain due to a hernia in his guts which press down upon his testicles. As a result of this surgery, doctors told Robb that he couldn’t sing for a few weeks. Below is a message from Robb explaining the situation as well as a photo of him in the hospital.
Make sure to check out our review of Machine Head’s latest album Unto The Locust as well as our exclusive interview with Robb last year. READ MORE
Okay, horrible facial disfigurement aside, someone REALLY needs to call the doctor! When your nether bits are engulfed in flames and can double as a flamethrower, my recommendation is a hefty dose of penicillin, STAT! But no, I guess that’s asking a bit too much.
In Dethklok‘s video for “I Ejaculate Fire”, a pharaoh receives a delightful “offering” from a woman who just so happens to be a demon/succubus/Smokey The Bear’s worst nightmare. From that point on, the pharaoh roams the lands, “showering” people with his flames of lust. It all comes to a header when he runs into said STD-ridden woman and a good ole’ fashioned standoff ensues. Who is the winner? Check below for the answer! But be warned! This video, even though it’s animated, is pretty NSFW. So tread carefully!
For details on the upcoming Dethalbum III, check here. Dethklok has also just announced a headlining tour with Machine Head, All That Remains, and The Black Dahlia Murder. Tour dates can be found here. READ MORE
Dethklok has announced a full headlining tour for this Fall that sees support coming from Machine Head, All That Remains, and The Black Dahlia Murder. This tour comes after the cancellation of the tour with Lamb Of God and Gojira. The full touring schedule can be seen below and tickets are available now. READ MORE
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Deep Purple’s landmark album Machine Head, several high-profile artists are submitting their versions of the tracks for Re-Machined – A Tribute To Deep Purple’s Machine Head, which will be coming out Sept. 25th via Eagle Records. Artists who have submitted a cover include Carlos Santana, Chickenfoot, The Flaming Lips, Metallica, and more.
Metallica covered “When A Blind Man Cries”, which was recorded during the Machine Head sessions but eventually released on a B-side with “Never Before”. You can hear their cover below as well as see the full track list. READ MORE
Following the trend of Grand Theft Auto and Saints Row, the newly released Sleeping Dogs, a sandbox “take down the Triads” game, will feature a radio station that provides you with nothing but metal. However, Sleeping Dogs took it one step further and aligned themselves with Roadrunner Records. That’s right, the whole station is RR heavy rock and metal artists. If you tune in, you’ll be able to hear bands such as Opeth, Trivium, Killswitch Engage, DevilDriver, Black Stone Cherry, and more. Check below for the full list. READ MORE
Machine Head have released a video for “Darkness Within”, which comes off their latest release Unto The Locust. The video, which was shot in Prague, Czech Republic, features one nightmarish vision after another. A gaunt, almost skeletal woman with maggots in her mouth. People fighting, seemingly trying to kill each other. Demented marionette puppets. It’s pretty much everything a horror fan could want from a music video! Check it out below and leave your thoughts in the comments!
Make sure to check out our review of Unto The Locust here. READ MORE
Avast me mateys and stand at attention! This December sees the inaugural launch of the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Cruise! The cruise will be a three-day excursion that leaves Miami, FL on Dec. 7th, makes a stop at Nassau, in the Bahamas and makes port back at Miami on Dec. 10th. There will be a full itinerary of entertainment, including full performances from Lamb of God, Machine Head, Anthrax, Hatebreed, JDevil (Jonathan Davis of Korn) and DJ Starscream (Slipknot’s Sid Wilson) as well as many more. Tickets go on sale this Friday here.
There will be daily artist panels discussing tour stories as well as the music industry, sexy burlesque performances, and raunchy stand-up comedy routines from Big Jay Oakerson as well as The Legions of Skank featuring Luis J. Gomez and Dave Smith. Check below for the full ad mat. READ MORE
Also from Joker Films is Machine Head, from director Jim Valdez. Being sold at the AFM next month, the pic stars Sharon Hinnendael, Nicole Zeoli and Cristina Corigliano.
“The desert of Los Ranchos, CA isn’t your standard spring break hot spot but when Rachel’s high powered father gives her the keys to a beautiful desert home, she decides to make the most of it. Spring break will most certainly be filled with her friends, some boys, cocktails and fun.
Once away from the city, they find themselves being followed by a menacing hot rod on the highway. They quickly wish they’d gone anywhere else as a masked stalker hunts them through the desert heat. Finally at the lavish vacation pad, the trouble they had on the road appears to be a distant memory…until the doorbell rings late one night and Machine Head unleashes a hell unlike they’ve ever seen.” READ MORE
Around for nearly 20 years, Machine Head have been tearing up the metal scene and have earned themselves a place amongst the titans of metal. Their dedication, progression, and consistently intense albums make for a metal band that well deserves the communities respect and admiration. Now, with their 7th studio album, Unto The Locust, Machine Head is again treading into new territories to deliver a metal album that shocks and awes the listener with its intensity and ferocity. However, have they succeeded or fallen flat? Check after the jump for the answer.
Today brings the last article covering the Detroit (well, actually Clarkston), Michigan stop on the 2011 Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival. What we’ve got here is your one-stop article for all the coverage, including links to interviews AND some amazing live photos of each band that played on August 6th. If you were at the show, you might be able to spot yourself in the crowd in some of the shots! Warning: This page will take a little while to load.
Check out all the fun after the jump.
Today brings yet another exclusive video interview from the 2011 Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival in Clarkston, MI: Robb Flynn, guitarist and vocalist of Machine Head. Robb discuss what the plans are for 2012, what it was like to write from the perspective of a female arsonist, and what horror films he particularly enjoys.
Machine Head‘s new album, Unto The Locust, comes out September 27th via Roadrunner Records.
Machine Head are preparing their marketing blitz for the release of their as-of-yet-untitled upcoming album, which drops Sept. 27th via Roadrunner Records, by releasing a stream of a new track entitled Locust. It’s a badass track that I highly recommend checking out. The video, along with the lyrics, are after the jump.
Rockstar Energy Drink has announced the tour dates as well as this year’s line up for the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. All the info is past the break and you all should be pretty excited with the line up this year. Who are you excited to see?
Danish metal band Volbeat have released ‘Beyond Hell/Above Heaven’ digitally today and plan for a physical release on Dec. 14th. Most of you probably heard of Volbeat during their tour with Metallica and Lamb of God late last year. I didn’t get to see them because I got to see Machine Head as the opening act. For those of you who saw them, how was the show?
MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn has recorded audio and video of an acoustic cover of BLACK SABBATH’s “Die Young” song from the classic “Heaven and Hell” album for free download in tribute to the late Debbie Abono, who sadly passed away on the same day as legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio. In a statement made at the beginning of the video (which was recorded the day after Debbie’s passing and which can be viewed at this location), Robb says, “I don’t know why I recorded this song, it doesn’t really have relevance to Debbie or Dio, but I was sad and depressed and it was the only thing that made sense in the world.”
There are no plans to officially release Flynn’s version of “Die Young”, but an MP3 version of the track is available for free download HERE
Debbie Abono, a well-respected and much-loved manager and promotional machine behind some of San Francisco Bay Area’s strongest metal bands (POSSESSED, FORBIDDEN, EXODUS, VIO-LENCE, SKINLAB), passed away on May 16 at approximately 9:59 a.m. PST after a battle with cancer. She was 80 years old.