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Ex-Machine Head Drummer Dave McClain Rejoins Sacred Reich


Fresh from his exit of Machine Head, drummer Dave McClain has rejoined Sacred Reich. Both McClain and guitarist Phil Demmel departed Machine Head following the completion of their North American tour in late November. McClain, was previously a member of Sacred Reich from 1991 to 1995. The band’s frontman Phil Rind commented of his return:

“It is with great pleasure that we announce that Dave McClain is once again a member of Sacred Reich! This was the best case scenario that we could have hoped for. Dave is the best! A great drummer and a great person and we are beyond excited to welcome him back to the band. We’re headed into the studio in February and can’t wait for you all to hear our new record due in the Summer of 2019!”

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McClain himself added:

“I’m so excited about rejoining my brothers in Sacred Reich. To have the opportunity to make and play music with one of my favorite metal bands was always something I hoped could happen. I can’t wait for everyone to hear the new album that we’re recording in February and to come see us out on the road in 2019-2020.”

Metal Blade will be handling the release of the band’s aforementioned new studio album with a tentative summer release expected.

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