Uber 20 Years ago, Since „Machine Head“ On the side of „Slayer“ first appeared in Z7. Under the motto „An Evening with Machine Head“ celebrating the Bay Area-Metal-Titans on 5. October in Pratteln their band anniversary. Was in den US&A already was more than successful, brought the band to the old continent now – without support bands, but with an extended, Career extensive setlist. As frontman Robb Flynn on stage announced, took them aware of any pre-strip with and what were offered the fans was very first Metal cream, because the guys from Oakland there were explosive fun about two hours and shake the venerable Z7 up in the ground! The crazier the crowd, the longer the Evening! Rob Flynn to: „We had the whole Night can play, so crazy, the amount!“

An Epic Night with Machine Fucking Head!

in November 1994 Machine Head were on the side of Slayer the first time in the Z7 in, which was about the same as the first metal concert ever in the sacred walls of Konzertfabrik! Since then, the 1991 so experienced many changes founded band from California's Oakland, However, compromises to quality without, On the contrary, the longer it is the band, the better it is! Frontman Robert Flynn and his troops succeeded, to remain faithful to their line and the band's own musical style with influences from Thrash- always develop and Groove Metal and perfecting! in November 2014 Machine Head presented their eighth studio album „Bloodstone & Diamonds“ in Zurich complex 457 their Swiss fans. Less than a year later they are back and surpass the great show from the previous year! As part of its „An Evening with“-Tour waive the Americans completely Supporting Acts. Instead, their hardcore fans came on 5. October 2015 at a packed Z7 enjoy an extensive, All eras extensive set, that absolutely no desire left open!

An Epic Night with Machine Fucking Head!

A few years ago wrote the „Guardian“, dass Machine Head Mainstream-Metal sei, but triggered the term probably less the musical direction of the band as - quite basal - the number fans and albums sold. Stylistically Machine Head were never willing to experiment, diversified and - note the dramatic structure of the new pieces - ambitious. the Concert was like a journey through the dark caves of the MH-repertoire. Of course, old classics found as „Beautiful Mourning“, „Davidian“, „Old“, „Ten Ton Hammer“ or „Aesthetics of Hate“ their place, as well as songs from their latest album „Bloodstone & Diamonds“ or from the absolute hammer-album „Locust“. New songs like „Now We Die“, „Killers And Kings“, „Game Over“ or „Darkness Within“ seemed even in long-established fans with great enthusiasm to push. Understandable, I think, because this band gets anything done, which only very few succeed: They are getting better with every album!

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Machine Head are anyway known, long sets to play for their fans - with an emphasis on „for their fans“. Flynn and Co. obviously sick of, before „Fremdpublikum“ to play: „We will no longer attempt, to have a good time with people, which do not Knowledge, who we are. If Machine Head throw a party, want as there is no „Bed“ have. This is about us, and to you out there, the die-hard fans, the crazy ones, the damned „undesirables“! The others do not care. We are here and do not go away. Anyone who wants to participate in it, weiss, where to find us. for the time being, or perhaps even always, We have now completed, wanting to achieve these other people“, goes on to say in an epic facebook-Post der Band. Who knows Machine Head, know exactly, what a live show called à la Machine Head: Killer!!! Countless „Headbang Motherfucker“, distorted guitar sounds without end, Robb Flynn in an ecstasy and a merciless wall of best Metal leave no neck rest. When introducing „Darkness Within“ said the irrepressible Mr. Flynn thereof, was Music means to him. How much power does the music on it and it, that he, especially at younger ages, often felt understood by the music of his idols. Such moments of concerts such as this were his lifeblood and the reason, why he get up every day. The music can do it, to fill each cell with passion, and tell much more than 1000 empty words. Also remembered Rob at the first concert together with Slayer and as he met in the then still new concert Z7 in Pratteln on Jeff Hanneman:

Slayer Jeff Hanneman Machine Head Robb Flynn

I can remember some good hangs with him though. The first was in Basel, Switzerland back in November, 1994 when Machine Head was main support to Slayer on the Divine Intervention tour. It was one of those shows were something so random happens it just never leaves you, in this case, the show was Sponsored by Chesterfield cigarettes and every kid entering the show got 2 free packs of smokes. I’ve never seen so much smoke in a venue in my life. I remember walking onstage and yelling at our roadie/everything-guy Mike Scum, „Dude, turn off the fuckin‘ smoke machine“, He said „Yooooo, it’s not the smoke machine bro, it’s the cigarettes!“ It was damn near impossible to Breath onstage. After the show we were hanging backstage and Jeff walked back, we started bitching about the Crazy cigarette show, and he invited me back to the dressing room to grab a beer, we sat down and chatted for a while, and then I went all Slayer-nerd on him and started grilling him on what songs he wrote.

me: „Who wrote Angel Of Death?“
Jeff: „I did“
me: „Lyrics too?“
Jeff: „Yep“
me: „Reign in Blood?“
Jeff: „me“
me: „Dead Skin Mask?“
Jeff: „Yep“
me: „South Of Heaven?“
Jeff: „me“
me: „Black Magic?“
Jeff: „You know it“
me: „Hell Awaits?“
Jeff: „Yep“

On and on it went, that man wrote both the music and lyrics to a large goddamn portion of my favorite Slayer songs. He was a huge influence on my songwriting growing up in particular with arrangements and the bold use of key changes. The one thing Slayer band always had over so many other bands is they were all over the guitar neck when it came to key changes. Leads would be in some of the most random keys ever, but somehow it made it all that much more frantic, and when the chorus kicked back in, Boom! Set up perfectly. He was one of the few metal heads I met who never really got into PANTERA, he told me he „liked some stuff“, but thought they we’re „too bluesy at times“, and that he „liked more evil notes or sad riffs“

An Epic Night with Machine Fucking Head!

In addition to such sympathetic announcements and memories of the old days of the band showed Machine Head from the first Song, that they of the current kings Trash Metals are. Since now 21 Years there is the band already, what with hits like „Empire“, „Helo“ or „Old“ have played in the hearts of fans. And what gave the metal titans in a nearly two and a half hour show, was simply great! That are not empty words, everyone knows, what Machine Head has ever experienced on stage. better, honest and powerful simply gehts not! as it should be, was the anthem „Halo“ reserved for the final. This gave the party animals audience again the rest. Uber 2 1/2 Hours of skull-splitting metal anthems, Sing Alongs and atmospheric pieces! Simply brilliant! Just MACHINE FUCKING * * HEAD! The Bay Area metal titans have with their „An Evening with“-Tour ventured something, why no band before them had the courage to do, they played an entire evening without any support. The concerns of managment, that no one would listen to a whole evening long a single metal band, Machine Head could easy dissipate.

An Epic Night with Machine Fucking Head!

The boys are not least for hardness, Time, Groove, musical compromise with sometimes almost brutal sounds and fortune just so easy for an entire evening to bring the neck of the fans to ecstasy – it would also have more than the 2 1/2 may be hours! What was smashed the fans around the ears was simply terrific and will not be so easy to beat! Apparently, Rob and his men liked the format „An evening with…“ found and therefore return February / March next year back on European stages and if possible I'll give me this absolutely great show again! „We are really excited about it, playing longer sets, a few deep Parts purely throw and do everything in our world“, comments vocalist Robb Flynn. A pretty cool decision - after all, a band like Machine Head, which now has headlining status, earn at festivals with comparatively brief appearances a lot of money. So instead now two-hour concert for the hardcore fans in more manageable halls? Respect, Boys! And thanks for that! Your great since! Just two hours of Fucking Machine Head! Not have been better!

Setlist:

  1. Empire
  2. Beautiful Mourning
  3. Now We Die
  4. Bite the Bullet
  5. Locust
  6. From This Day
  7. Ten Ton Hammer
  8. This is the end
  9. In Comes The Flood
  10. The Blood, the Sweat, the Tears
  11. Crashing Around You
  12. Darkness Within
  13. Declaration
  14. Bulldozer
  15. Killers & Kings
  16. Davidian
  17. A Farewell to Arms (First time played live since 2010)
  18. Take Me Through The Fire
  19. Aesthetics of Hate
  20. Game Over
  21. Old
  22. Halo
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