MACHINE HEAD – Announce new Line-Up

Head Cases, please welcome Vogg Kiełtyka and Matt Alston to the MACHINE HEAD family! MACHINE HEAD are proud to announce the two new full-time members who will be performing the first set of the upcoming 3 hour “Evening With” / ‘Burn My Eyes 25th Anniversary tour, with the 2nd set will be performed by original BME-alumni Chris Kontos and Logan Mader.

Band visionary and mastermind Robb Flynn states, “it is an honor to perform alongside Matt and Vogg, these two are straight up “elite-level” players, and fucking BEASTS on-stage, I cannot wait for the Head Cases of the world get crushed by the heaviness that they will bring! Let’s do this!“.

New guitarist Vogg Kiełtyka (DECAPITATED) adds: “It’s a huge honour to be able to play at the same stage with the mighty MACHINE HEAD. I grew up on their music and when I heard I will join them on this tour, I was literally STOKED!
As a thirteen years old I was learning songs from “Burn My Eyes” which is still one of my favorite albums EVER, that album had also a big influence on my playing and my guitar skills.

He continues,”MACHINE HEAD is not just a band, it’s an institution who has still a big influence on how all metal scene looks like, so for me as a musician and also a metal fan it’s something special to be able to be a small part of it.
That will be definitely a huge lesson and experience for me to be a part of such a professional team. Adventure begins, I cannot wait!

Vogg will continue to perform double-duty with his band DECAPITATED adding: To all DECAPITATED fans: I will see with you also during DECAPITATED shows in 2020. We do plan also to compose new music for next DECAPITATED album so keep an eye on more news! 

New drummer Matt Alston adds, “I’m honoured to announce that I will be playing drums for MACHINE HEAD for the next world tour cycle alongside Chris Kontos on their ‘Burn My Eyes’ 25th Anniversary tour.
It was a pleasure working for MH over last years world tour, but now having the opportunity to be playing their songs is something I never would have imagined while growing up & listening to their music.

Pre-production for the upcoming European tour starts on Monday, needless to say I can’t fucking wait to get on the road!
A huge, HUGE thanks to my brother Steve Lagudi for getting me the opportunity to audition, and of course to Robb, Jared, & the whole MH team for welcoming me into this new position.

About the “Burn My Eyes’ 25th Anniversary Tour:

Building on their wildly popular ‘Evening With…’ format, these not-to-be-missed shows will be a three-hour musical extravaganza, comprised of two parts: 

Part I – will feature a battery of MACHINE HEAD’s modern classics, such as ‘Imperium,’‘Halo,’ ‘Ten Ton Hammer’ and, ‘The Blood, The Sweat, The Tears,’ featuring frontman/guitarist Robb Flynn and bassist Jared MacEachern performing alongside two, soon-to-be-announced ragers on guitar and drums.

Part II – will feature the Bay Area titan’s classic debut album, “Burn My Eyes” played in its entirety for the first time ever.  And if somehow this historical event could not be monumental enough, taking the stage for this part of the set will be “Burn My Eyes”-era alumni and MACHINE HEAD’s original drummer Chris Kontos and original guitarist, Logan Mader.


Tickets are available: HERE

05.10   D    FREIBURG Sick Arena Musikclub
07.10   NL  Holland, TILBURG 013 *SOLD-OUT*
09.10   DK  COPENHAGEN Amager Bio  *SOLD-OUT*
11.10   D    WUERZBURG Posthalle  *SOLD-OUT*
12.10   D    LEIPZIG Haus Auensee
14.10   D    BOCHUM Ruhr Congress
15.10   D    MUNICH Zenith
16.10   A    VIENNA Gasometer
18.10   P    GDANSK B90
19.10   P    WARSAW Progressja *SOLD-OUT*
20.10   HU  BUDAPEST Baba Negra *SOLD-OUT*
22.10   CH  ZURICH Komplex
23.10   F     LYON Le Radiant **
25.10   I     MILAN Live Club
26.10   I     PADOVA Hall
27.10   L     Lux Expo
29.10   F     PARIS Le Trianon *SOLD-OUT*
30.10   F     PARIS Le Trianon *SOLD-OUT*
31.10   B     BRUSSELS Forest National

02.11   UK    LONDON O2 Academy Brixton *SOLD-OUT*
04.11   UK    MANCHESTER O2 Victoria Warehouse *SOLD-OUT*
05.11   UK    GLASGOW O2 Academy *SOLD-OUT*
07.11   UK    BELFAST Telegraph Building
08.11   IRL   DUBLIN Olympia Theatre *SOLD-OUT*

20.12   CA    HOLLYWOOD, The Hollywood Palladium


19. 04   E   ZARAGOZA, Teatro de las Esquinas                                             
21.04    E   SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Capitol                                         
23.04    P   OPORTO, Coliseu de Porto                       
24.04    P   LISBON, Coliseu de Lisboa                         
25.04    E   MADRID, La Riviera                                           
27.04    E   MALAGA, Paris 15                                                              
28.04    E   MURCIA, Gamma                                               
29.04    E   VALENCIA, Republicca     

01.05    E        BARCELONA, Razzmatazz                               
02.05    F        TOULOUSE, Le Bikini                                                                                             
05.05    D        LUDWIGSBURG, MHP Arena                  
06.05    D        WIESBADEN, Schlachthof                        
08.05    D        HANNOVER, Swiss Life Hall                     
09.05    CZ      PRAGUE, Forum Karlin                  
10.05    SK      BRATISLAVA, Refinery Gallery                                 
12.05    RO      BUCHAREST, Quantic Club                       
13.05    BG      SOFIA, Universiada Hall                                              
15.05    GR      THESSALONIKI, Fix Factory Of Sound      
16.05    GR      ATHENS, Piraeus Academy                         
20.05    UA      KIEV, Stereoplaza                                                          
22.05    RUS    MOSCOW, 1930 Moscow                                              
23.05    RUS    ST PETERSBURG, A2                                        
25.05    FIN     HELSINKI, The Circus                                                     
28.05    S        STOCKHOLM, Fryhuset Arenan               
29.05    N        OSLO, Sentrum Scene                                 
30.05    DK      AARHUS, Train                             

01.06    D   HAMBURG, Grosse Freiheit 36                                              
02.06    D   UTRECHT, Tivoliredenburg         
03.06    F    LILLE, Aeronef     

05.06  GB    LONDON, Alexandra Palace                                
06.06  GB    BIRMINGHAM Academy | |

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