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Tag Archives: Phil Demmel

Watch Slayer perform with Phil Demmel (ex-Machine Head) for the first time

Posted by on December 4, 2018

Gary Holt had to sit out for the rest of Slayer’s European farewell trek in order to head home to be with his dying father. The group recruited ex-Machine Head guitarist Phil Demmel to fill in for the remaining of the tour. Last night (3rd) marked the first show with Demmel and you can watch […]

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Phil Demmel (ex-Machine Head) responds to filling in for Gary Holt in Slayer

Posted by on December 3, 2018

Slayer’s Gary Holt recently announced he had to step down from the rest of their European trek in order to head home to be with his dying father. The group tapped guitarist Phil Demmel to play the remaining dates as they asked him right when he ended his career with Machine Head following their November 24th […]

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Gary Holt to be replaced by Phil Demmel (ex-Machine Head) on Slayer’s European tour

Posted by on December 3, 2018

There are four shows remaining of Slayer’s European farewell run and unfortunately, Gary Holt has been hit with some sad news. Holt announced yesterday (2nd) that he will be sitting out for the rest of the tour to head home and be there for his dying father. The group has recruited Ex-Machine Head guitarist, Phill […]

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Machine Head’s Phil Demmel issues statement on decision to leave band

Posted by on October 2, 2018

Machine Head guitarist Phil Demmel has issued a statement on his decision to quit the band. The guitarist shared something similar to Robert Flynn’s initial video statement from this past Friday (28th), reiterating that “people naturally grow apart over time and it’s no one’s fault.” Flynn broke the news last week that both Demmel and […]

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Machine Head issue statement to clarify they are not breaking up

Posted by on October 1, 2018

Machine Head have issued an official statement on guitarist Phil Demmel and drummer Dave McClain’s departure from the group. The band confirmed it was an amicable split and they will be part of their North American tour that kicks off this Thursday (4th). The band has once again clarified it is not a farewell tour […]

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Machine Head’s Phil Demmel and Dave McClain quit, tour to continue as “farewell to current lineup”

Posted by on September 29, 2018

Machine Head frontman/guitarist Robb Flynn has released a video statement on Facebook live revealing longtime members guitarist Phil Demmel and drummer Dave McClain have both quit. Flynn added that Bassist Jared MacEachern “kinda quit,” but decided to stick around. While the reason wasn’t mentioned, Flynn implied that they have grown apart both musically and on […]

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Metal Allegiance will let the darkness fall

Posted by on July 16, 2015

Updates about the upcoming album by supergroup Metal Allegiance keep coming and the last webisode released features vocals from Mastodon’s Troy Sanders and additional singing by Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe who we’ve seen in the studio with the rest of the band.The track also features bass performances by Mark Menghi and Rex Brown(ex-Pantera, etc.) and […]

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Metal Allegiance finally have a song out

Posted by on July 13, 2015

[youtube]https://youtu.be/zjXEXx-mIdc[/youtube] There are almost too many musicians on the forthcoming Metal Allegiance album. That’s why listening to it in song-sized chunks might make the most sense. Today, we get our first chance to do that, with “Can’t Kill the Devil.” Given that Chuck Billy and Alex Skolnick anchor the song, it sounds not unlike a […]

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Metal Allegiance song lineup, release date announced

Posted by on June 16, 2015

[youtube]https://youtu.be/dMgHSwqDDGk[/youtube] We knew last month that the all-star Metal Allegiance was expanding from a one-off jam on a boat or on land to a full-fledged album. Today, the album release date and track lineup has been released and wow, it’s a doozy. Dropping September 18 on Nuclear Blast, the scope of artists involved and the […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: 20th anniversary albums we’d like to hear live

Posted by on September 22, 2014

Earlier today, Korn confirmed that in honor of their self-titled debut album turning 20 this year that they’d be playing it in it’s entirety. Whether you like Korn or not, this makes sense. The album essentially jump-started nu-metal, and while the band have gone on to become more poppy/electronic/what have you, their first album is […]

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