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Machine Head's "Burn My Eyes" 25th Anniversary Lineup

Machine Head’s “Burn My Eyes” Set For New Vinyl Pressing, Robb Flynn Suspects It Will Be Years Before Live Concerts Return To Normal


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There a few bits of Machine Head news to note as of late. First up is a new vinyl pressing of the original studio recordings of the band’s 1994 debut album “Burn My Eyes“. The five demos from the Australian tour edition of the record will appear as bonus material on this pressing, which has been set for a September 25th release on Run Out Of Groove. This remastered, limited edition pressing will arrive on colored vinyl and pre-orders are available here.

Machine Head themselves recently put out an in-studio re-recording of “Burn My Eyes” in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the album. That outing saw frontman/guitarist Robb Flynn, guitarist Logan Mader and drummer Chris Kontos run through the effort with current Machine Head bassist Jared MacEachern.

Next up, below you can find a livestreamed acoustic performance Flynn shared over the weekend via social media. It finds him covering System Of A Down, The Police and more. Meanwhile, Flynn also shared his thoughts on the current state of the music industry in the face of COVID-19 and how he doesn’t expect concerts to return to normal for at least a few years. You can read his sobering thoughts on the matter here. An excerpt from it can be found below:

“Metal fans will be the most resilient of all the fan bases. I have zero question that they will be the first to return, determined to go back to shows, maybe to a fault (LOL), and for that I’m unbelievably grateful.

Pop and hip-hop audience often spend a lot more at shows than metal folks, insane amounts of money for “highroller seats”, but with very little dedication to the artist/act.

Sadly, we metal fans will also likely be most affected by this pandemic, as we are the one audience that is often struggling to live paycheck to paycheck.

It’s hard to accept the length of something like this, but the sooner that we can wrap our heads around it, the better we will likely be. This false notion that in just a few months we’re going to get “back to business,” is good for a soundbite on Facebook, but bad for making realistic plans.

I myself have been able to keep a far more positive mindset knowing that Machine Head shows will probably not resume until summer of 2022, and that we will likely not get fully back on track until 2024, if we ever get back on track AT ALL!

We’ve gotta plan far ahead. We’ve got to figure out other ways to pay the bills.”

Despite Flynn‘s comments, Machine Head rescheduled their European/UK “Burn My Eyes” 25th anniversary tour to the fall earlier this month. Those new dates include:

10/08 Pamplona, SPA – Sala Toem
10/10 Valencia, SPA – Republicca
10/12 Madrid, SPA – La Riviera
10/13 Lisbon, POR – COliseu De Lisboa
10/14 Porto, POR – Coliseu de Porto
10/16 Murcia, SPA – Gamma
10/17 Malaga, SPA – Paris 15
10/18 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz
10/20 Toulouse, FRA – Le Bikini
10/21 Pratteln, SWI – Konzertfabrik Z7
10/23 Hannover, GER – Swiss Life Hall
10/24 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
10/26 Ludwigsburg, GER – MHPArena
10/27 Hamburg, GER – Edel-Optics Arena
10/28 Prague, CZE – Forum Karlin
10/29 Bratislavia, SLO – Majestic Club
10/31 Bucharest, ROM – Arenele Romane
11/01 Sofia, BUL – Universiada Hall
11/02 Athens, GRE – 117 Piraeus Academy
11/03 Thessaloniki, GRE – Fix Factory Of Sound
11/06 Kiev, UKR – Stereoplaza
11/09 Moscow, RUS – 1930 Moscow
11/11 Helsinki, FIN – Telakka
11/13 Stockholm, SWE – Fryshuset Arenan
11/14 Gothenburg, SWE – Pustervik
11/15 Oslo, NOR – Sentrume Scene
11/16 Aarhus, DEN – Train
11/21 Nijmegen, NET – Doornroosje
11/22 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy
11/23 London, UK – Brixton O2 Academy

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