Machine Head's Robb Flynn and Phil Demmel came away with the 2012 Metal Hammer Golden Gods "Riff Lord" award Monday night in London!
Machine Head's alter ego Ten Ton Hammer put on an incredible secret show June 6th at King's College in London, England, performing a unique setlist loaded with cover songs to an intimate crowd of raging fans while drinking heavily and a great time was had by all! The setlist was as follows:
Ten Ton Hammer (Extended Original Version)
Battery (Metallica Cover)
The Hellion (Judas Priest Cover)
Hell Bent For Leather (Judas Priest Cover)
A New Level (Pantera Cover)
Walk (Pantera Cover)
Fucking Hostile (Pantera Cover)
Everlong (Foo Fighters Cover)
Pearls Before The Swine (First-Ever Performance)
Sad Statue (System Of A Down Cover)
Hallowed Be Thy Name (Iron Maiden Cover)
Bite The Bullet
Alan's On Fire (Poison Idea Cover)
Postmortem (Slayer Cover)
Visit TakeMyScars.com for even more clips of the show.
It is with tremendous pride and excitement that Bloodstock Open Air reveals its final headliner for 2012 to be Oakland metal titans Machine Head, who will make their first ever UK festival headlining appearance on Saturday, August 11th on the Ronnie James Dio main stage.
Machine Head first graced UK shores in the wake of their landmark debut album “Burn My Eyes” in 1994 as main support to Slayer. Fan reaction to Machine Head’s signature brand of crushing metal was so intense that the band would return immediately afterward to headline their own sold-out shows at many of the same venues, launching a massive swell of passionate fan support that continues to this day.
Seven albums, a Grammy nomination and countless tours later, UK fans continue to champion and support Machine Head as feverishly as they did at those first shows, and this year, at Bloodstock Open Air 2012, they will be given the unprecedented opportunity to influence Machine Head’s set list!
Commemorating the 20th anniversary of Machine Head’s first-ever live performance at their roadie Mike “Scum”’s getting-evicted-from-his-house party - for which they performed five songs – ticket holders will be given the opportunity to vote for the five “Burn My Eyes” songs they most want to hear Machine Head play during their headline set Saturday night, with the five that receive the most votes included in the set list (details to follow)!
Anyone that’s ever witnessed Machine Head live will attest to the fact that the raw, unbridled energy of their performance is unlike anything else you’ll ever see. With countless legendary UK performances already on record, and a first-ever fan-influenced setlist, it goes without saying that Machine Head’s headline set at Bloodstock Open Air 2012 is going to go down in metal history as one of those festival performances that you’ll forever be glad you got to see.
Bloodstock Open Air 2012 takes place at Catton Hall August 9th – 12th. Tickets are available from www.bloodstock.uk.com.
Be sure to pick up your copy of the June issue of Terrorizer featuring Robb Flynn on the cover!
If you live in Spain, be sure to grab your copy of Metal Hammer #294 with Phil Demmel on the cover!