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MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn joined his former band VIO-LENCE on stage on Wednesday, June 5 on the Mystic Competition in Gdansk, Poland to carry out the track “World In A World”. Fan-filmed video of his look will be seen beneath.

Though Flynn was a part of VIO-LENCE‘s traditional incarnation and performed on the band’s debut album, “Everlasting Nightmare”, the longtime MACHINE HEAD frontman wasn’t approached about collaborating in VIO-LENCE‘s 2018 reunion.

VIO-LENCE launched three studio albums between 1988 and 1993. The group reformed quickly after guitarist Phil Demmel acrimoniously left MACHINE HEAD greater than 5 years in the past.

Singer Sean Killian, who initiated VIO-LENCE‘s reunion a number of months after present process a profitable liver transplant surgical procedure, mentioned the potential for Flynn taking part in with VIO-LENCE once more in a February 2022 interview with El Cuartel Del Metallic. He stated: “Effectively, on the time we received again collectively, that wasn’t gonna occur. Robb‘s received a factor — MACHINE HEAD‘s an enormous band; it is a enterprise; they’re out touring; individuals love ’em; they do nice. He and Phil, they received character conflicts through the years. That occurs whenever you’re in such tight-knit quarters with individuals. I can not communicate for Robb or Phil however I do know that I like ’em each. I used to be texting Robb the opposite day.

“For me, I have never skilled any of what these guys skilled collectively, so I can not touch upon it [except to say] I like ’em each they usually’re each my associates,” the singer continued. “I take into account each of ’em my good associates.

“Would Robb play with VIO-LENCE? If it was handy and it labored out… Clearly, he would not play if Phil was taking part in, but when Phil was doing one thing else and we wanted a guitar participant, I do not know that Robb would say he would not do it. As a result of all of us simply have an excellent time. And he acknowledges that VIO-LENCE is a band that simply goes out ‘trigger we adore it — we like to put in writing; we wish to play stay reveals; we love the vitality from the group that the music will get out of ’em.

“Would Robb play with us? I can not communicate for him, but when the second was proper, I feel he would wanna style that once more,” Killian added.

Demmel, who is not a part of VIO-LENCE‘s present touring lineup, advised Dean Delray‘s “Let There Be Speak” podcast in a 2021 interview that he hadn’t spoken to Flynn since he left MACHINE HEAD and added that he had no “want or want to speak to him ever once more.”

Demmel left MACHINE HEAD on the finish of the band’s fall 2018 North American tour. He was in MACHINE HEAD for practically 16 years, throughout which period he performed on 5 of the group’s studio albums: “Via The Ashes Of Empires” (2003),“The Blackening” (2007),“Unto The Locust” (2011),“Bloodstone & Diamonds” (2014) and “Catharsis” (2018).

VIO-LENCE launched a brand new EP, “Let The World Burn”, in March 2022 by way of Metallic Blade Data.

Filling out the band’s ranks on “Let The World Burn” alongside Killian and Demmel have been authentic drummer Perry Strickland, former OVERKILL guitarist Bobby Gustafson and former FEAR FACTORY bassist Christian Olde Wolbers.

Killian and Olde Wolbers are the one VIO-LENCE members from the “Let The World Burn” recording lineup who’re nonetheless touring with the band.

“Let The World Burn” was recorded with Juan Urteaga at Trident Studios (TESTAMENT, MACHINE HEAD, EXODUS),with mixing dealt with by Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, MESHUGGAH) and Grammy Award-winning engineer Ted Jensen (ALICE IN CHAINS, DEFTONES, PANTERA).

What an incredible night time on the Mystic Competition made even higher when Robb joined us on stage to play World In A World. Cheers

Posted by Vio-Lence Offical Web page on Thursday, June 6, 2024

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