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. Oktober in Pratteln ihr Band-Jubiläum. Was in den US&A already was more than successful, brought the band to the old continent now – without support bands, dafür mit einer ausgedehnten, Career extensive setlist. Wie Frontmann Robb Flynn auf der Bühne verkündete, took them aware of any pre-strip with and what were offered the fans was very first Metal cream, denn die Jungs aus Oakland liessen es über zwei Stunden so richtig krachen und das altehrwürdige Z7 bis in die Grundmauern beben! Je verrückter die Crowd, desto länger der Evening! Rob Flynn to: „Wir hätten die ganze Night durchspielen können, so verrückt war die Menge!“

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, was etwa gleichbedeutend war mit dem ersten Metalkonzert überhaupt in den heiligen Wänden der Konzertfabrik! Since then, the 1991 gegründete Band aus dem kalifornischen Oakland so manche Veränderung erfahren, ohne dabei jedoch an Qualität einzubüssen, On the contrary, je länger es die Band gibt, the better it is! Frontman Robert Flynn and his troops succeeded, ihrer Linie treu zu bleiben und den bandeigenen Musikstil mit Einflüssen aus Thrash- always develop and Groove Metal and perfecting! in November 2014 präsentierten Machine Head ihr achtes Studioalbum „Bloodstone & Diamonds“ im Zürcher Komplex 457 their Swiss fans. Nicht einmal ein Jahr später sind sie zurück und übertreffen die grandiose Show vom Vorjahr noch! As part of its „An Evening with“-Tour verzichten die Amerikaner vollständig auf 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, doch ausgelöst hat den Begriff wohl weniger die musikalische Ausrichtung der Band als – ganz basal – die Anzahl Fans und verkaufter Alben. Stylistically Machine Head were never willing to experiment, abwechslungsreicher und – man beachte den dramatischen Aufbau der neuen Stücke – ehrgeiziger. the Concert war wie eine Zeitreise durch die dunklen Höhlen des MH-Repertoires. Natürlich fanden alte Klassiker wie „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. Verständlich, 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 sind ja ohnehin dafür bekannt, lange Sets für ihre Fans zu spielen – mit Betonung auffür ihre Fans“. Flynn and Co. obviously sick of, before „Fremdpublikum“ to play: „Wir werden nicht länger versuchen, 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, die Verrückten, the damned „Unerwünschten“! 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, oder vielleicht sogar für 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, was eine Live-Show à la Machine Head heisst: Killer!!! Unzählige „Headbang Motherfucker“, verzerrte Gitarrenklänge ohne Ende, Robb Flynn in an ecstasy and a merciless wall of best Metal leave no neck rest. Bei der Einführung von „Darkness Within“ sprach der unverwüstliche Mr. Flynn thereof, was Music means to him. How much power does the music on it and it, that he, vor allem in jüngeren Jahren, oft von der Musik seiner Idole verstanden fühlte. Such moments of concerts such as this were his lifeblood and the reason, why he get up every day. The music can do it, jede einzelne Zelle mit Leidenschaft zu füllen, und erzähle viel mehr als 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, dass sie die aktuellen Könige des 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. Und was die Metal-Titanen in einer fast zweieinhalbstündigen Show boten, was simply great! That are not empty words, everyone knows, welcher Machine Head schon einmal auf der Bühne erlebt hat. better, honest and powerful simply gehts not! Wie es sich gehört, was the anthem „Halo“ für den Schluss aufgespart. Das gab dem feierwütigen Publikum noch einmal den Rest. Uber 2 1/2 Stunden voller schädelspaltender Metal-Hymnen, Singalongs und atmosphärischen Stücken! 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, sie spielten einen ganzen Abend lang völlig ohne Support. The concerns of managment, dass kein Mensch einen ganzen Abend lang einer einzigen Metal-Band zuhören möchte, Machine Head could easy dissipate.

An Epic Night with Machine Fucking Head!

Die Jungs stehen nicht zuletzt für Härte, Time, Groove, musikalische Kompromisslosigkeit mit zum Teil nahezu brutalen Sounds und vermögen genau damit locker einen ganzen Abend die Nacken der Fans zur Ekstase zu bringenes hätte auch noch mehr als die 2 1/2 Stunden sein dürfen! 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…“ gefunden und kehren daher Februar/März des kommenden Jahres zurück auf Europas Bühnen und wenn möglich werde ich mir diese absolut grossartige Show nochmals geben! „We are really excited about it, längere Sets zu spielen, a few deep Parts purely throw and do everything in our world“, erklärt Sänger Robb Flynn. Eine ganz schön coole Entscheidung – schliesslich kann eine Band wie Machine Head, which now has headlining status, earn at festivals with comparatively brief appearances a lot of money. Stattdessen nun also Zweistunden-Konzerte für die Hardcore-Fans in eher überschaubaren Hallen? Respect, Boys! Und danke dafür! 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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