Machine Head will perform in Kiev for the first time
In 1991, Rob Flynn left the band Vio-lence, after the team had a fight with one of the local gangs in Auckland. Flynn did not sit idly for a long time and founded his own group. Many people think that her name came about thanks to the song Deep Purple. But Rob chose him simply because of coolness.
This name is Machine Head and was destined to become one of the cult teams in groove metal. They will perform in the original composition for the first time in Kiev in honor of the 25th anniversary of the release of their debut album Burn My Eyes.
May 20, Stereo Plaza
Burn My Eyes was released in 1994 and immediately became a mansion among all the heavy music of that time. Machine Head was called not only impressively heavy in terms of music, but also in terms of the meanings that they laid in their songs.
Rob Flynn in Burn My Eyes sang about everything. About the Los Angeles riot of 1992, when thousands of African Americans defended Rodney King, the guy who was beaten by white cops for no reason. Flynn addressed topics of social inequality, psychological violence and politics.
This range of topics attracted such a wide audience that Burn My Eyes for five years held the title of Roadrunner's best-selling album. In 1999, this debut was taken over by the debut debut of several masked guys who called themselves Slipknot.
Burn My Eyes sold over half a million copies, formed a loyal fan base of fans and opened a new subgenre in groove metal - groove metal. So Machine Head can safely be considered pioneers in this area.
Already in May, the original line-up of participants participating in Burn My Eyes recordings - Rob Flynn, Logan Mader and Chris Kontos - will arrive in the capital to play Davidian, Old and other imperishable things from the album, which significantly influenced heavy music.
"This is a special moment. An important mark in my career. I am blown away by the thought that I’ve been in business for 25 years and still make music. And that I have the opportunity to celebrate the anniversary of the album that brought us to where we are now. Together with Chris and Logan. We talked about this for a very long time, but now the time has come to arrange a celebration of music, which we composed together, "Rob Flynn.