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Machine Head’s Robb Flynn On Frequently Receiving Death Threats: “The Second People Start Threatening My Wife And My Kids, You’ve Crossed The Line”


Back in 2016 Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn opened up regarding the thousands of death threats he and his family received after he came forward against Phil Anselmo for his use of racist gestures at a 2016 concert. Flynn would also later seemingly tackle the matter in the song “Is Anybody Out There?.

Several years removed from that controversy, Flynn has revealed he is still the target of numerous death threats on a weekly basis. Outside of the controversy mentioned above, Flynn‘s polarizing musical decisions and his frequent expression of left-leaning politics on social media have also made him a frequent target of criticism and derision.

Speaking on social media earlier today, Flynn stated of the more serious of the threats lobbed his way:

“Good times in my DM‘s today. Just a little taste. Listen to me… I have literally dealt with this for 30 years. Before it was in mail and hand written letters, then it was emails and message boards, now it’s DM’s and the comment section.

Just so we’re all crustal clear… I am not going anywhere.

I will not shut up.

If you don’t like the things that I have to say on my personal Instagram account, Unfollow. I’m not here to please you, or give you some watered down version of what you think somebody in metal band should be.

Don’t agree with my politics? Go ahead and Unfollow. Zero Fucks given. No one is forcing you to be here. You are free to speak your opinions here, as long as you are respectful and not spamming, and I keep a pretty long leash on what is “respectful”

“Shut up and stick to music”? I’ll do just that… By singing songs like a “nation on fire”, “Davidian”, “clenching the Fists of Dissent”, “ in comes the flood“ and “halo”.

And for those of you who did write this to me, consider this a warning. I purposefully left your names off of this post. This is the last time I will do that. Let there be no mistake, I will not hesitate to Dox you the fuck out.

I’ve been a public figure for most of my adult life, I’m used to people threatening me, I had over 1000 death threats after the “racism in metal“ video. I still get death threats at least twice a week. I accept it for what it is.

But the second people start threatening my wife and my kids, you’ve crossed the line, a line I will not ever accept.

Don’t believe me? FUCKING BRING IT!!”

In related news, it would also appear that Flynn remains unswayed by the various apologies and explanations Anselmo provided for his infamous actions. In a post on social media made earlier today (January 08th) regarding Iced Earth‘s Jon Schaffer and his alleged involvement in the U.S. Capitol riot, Flynn seemingly made reference to this interview which Anselmo gave to Decibel magazine in the wake of the aforementioned ‘Dimebash‘ concert controversy.

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