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Dave Linsk of Overkill pulls himself off US tour due to “personal reasons;” Phil Demmel steps in on guitar

Posted by on February 28, 2022

    According to the Chicago Tribune, Overkill guitarist Dave Linsk will sit out the March 2022 U.S. tour due to “personal reasons.” Stepping in will be former Machine Head and current Vio-Lence guitarist Phil Demmel. Overkill frontman Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth said: “We’ve used Phil in the past when we’ve had issues. We’re prepared. We’re […]

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Watch Phil Demmel (ex-Machine Head) play US national anthem at Dublin Gaels basketball game

Posted by on February 14, 2022

    Ex Machine Head, now Vio-Lence guitarist Phil Demmel performed a hardcore version of the U.S. national anthem during the Dublin Gaels basketball, this past Thursday (10th)  game as part of the East Bay Athletic League (EBAL). Video of his appearance can be seen below. Demmel grew up, and still lives in Dublin, California […]

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Jamey Jasta recruits Phil Demmel (Vio-Lence) and Chuck Billy (Testament) for new solo record

Posted by on May 11, 2021

  Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta is currently working on his new solo project dubbed, …And Jasta For All and has recruited guitarist Phil Demmel (Vio-Lence) and vocalist Chuck Billy (Testament) to guest on the record. To help produce the record, Jasta is selling spots on his thank you list for that upcoming album, as well as […]

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BPMD (Overkill, ex-Machine Head, etc.) share Eddie Van Halen tribute video with “D.O.A.” cover

Posted by on October 12, 2020

  BPMD, the supergroup featuring Bobby Blitz (Overkill), Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs, Sons of Apollo), Mark Menghi (Metal Allegiance), and Phil Demmel (Vio-Lence, ex- Machine Head) have released a tribute video to the late Eddie Van Halen. The clip features the group’s Van Halen cover of “D.O.A.,” which is taken from the group’s debut […]

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BPMD (Overkill, Vio-lence, etc.) release Aerosmith cover, announce release date for debut album

Posted by on April 16, 2020

  Metal supergroup BPMD, featuring vocalist Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth (Overkill), guitarist Phil Demmel (Vio-lence/ex-Machine Head), drummer Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs/ex-Dream Theater) and bassist Mark Menghi (Metal Allegiance), has released a video for their debut single. The track is a cover of Aerosmith’s 1975 song “Toys In The Attic.” Wrote Ellsworth in a statement accompanying […]

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Ex-Machine Head guitarist Phil Demmel announces Echoes Of Reckoning handle

Posted by on January 29, 2020

Phil Demmel (ex-Machine Head, Vio-lence) has decided to consolidate his many projects under one name. That name, Echoes Of Reckoning, will be the “music umbrella” for all of Demmel’s solo projects and collaborations regardless of genre. “I look forward to collaborating with my friends and capturing these little auditory snapshots on ‘tape,’ Demmel told Blabbermouth. […]

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Former Machine Head members post rejected song material

Posted by on January 7, 2020

Former Machine Head members, Phil Demmel and Dave McClain have teamed up with Megadeth’s Dave Ellefson and Bleeding Through’s Brandan Schieppati to drop a new song called “The Permanent Decay.” Demmel explained that him and McClain originally wrote ideas and riffs for Machine Head but it was ultimately rejected by frontman Robb Flynn. Instead of letting […]

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Machine Head’s Robb Flynn: “The world got to watch me get divorced on the world wide web”

Posted by on November 12, 2019

Metal Hammer had the pleasure of talking to Machine Head frontman, Robb Flynn and discussed the departure of guitarist Phil Demmel and drummer Dave McClain. During the chat, Flynn talked about making the breakup public because he couldn’t hide it from the fans. “The world got to watch me get divorced on the world wide […]

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Phil Demmel accidentally nearly scalps stagediver at Vio-Lence’s reunion show in LA

Posted by on June 3, 2019

A fan got more than he bargained for while stagediving at Vio-lence’s reunion show at the Regent Theater in Los Angeles, CA Friday (May 31) when he was accidentally nearly scalped by guitarist Phil Demmel (ex-Machine Head).  Demmel posted a video of the incident to Instagram Saturday (1st), captioning it with the words “My yard…” […]

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Ex-Machine Head’s Phil Demmel does not like “Catharsis” and delves into the bands break-up

Posted by on February 11, 2019

  Ex-Machine Machine guitarist, Phil Demmel, was recently on the Talk Toomey Podcast and shed some light on the bands break-up. During the chat the California native shared that he was not a fan of the band’s last release, Catharsis and it became more of “a Robb Flynn solo project”. Throughout the episode, Demmel expresses that […]

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