San Francisco Bay Area metal titans MACHINE HEAD have released the official lyric video for their song “Triple Beam”. The track is taken from the band’s latest album, “Catharsis”, which was made available in January via Nuclear Blast.
MACHINE HEAD kicked off the final tour with the band’s current lineup October 4 at Ace Of Spades in Sacramento, California. The trek will conclude on November 24 in Santa Cruz, California.
Last month, MACHINE HEAD announced that the band’s “Freaks & Zeroes Tour” would be the last one to feature guitarist Phil Demmel and drummer Dave McClain. Demmel has since issued a statement saying that it was “simply time” for him “to step away and do something else musically.” The guitarist, who first played with MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn in VIO-LENCE in the late 1980s and early 1990s, added: “People naturally grow apart over time and it’s no one’s fault.”
In a video message, Flynn blamed Demmel and McClain‘s departures on the fact that he and his bandmates “have grown apart as people. Musically, we’ve grown apart. I have held on too tight to the reins of this band, and I have suffocated those guys.” He went on to say that his “rough edges” have given MACHINE HEAD the success that it has, but “they’ve also hurt the people around me. I’ve got a lot of drive, but I’ve got a lot of anger and rage. And that drive of mine has alienated folks in the band,” he said. Flynn later clarified in a separate video message that “this is the farewell tour of this lineup, this era of MACHINE HEAD. This is not the farewell tour of MACHINE HEAD,” he said.