March 24, 12:12, posted by Crumbs
MACHINE HEAD has begun holding auditions to find replacements for drummer Dave McClain and guitarist Phil Demmel, who left the band last fall. During an Instagram live stream, frontman Robb Flynn revealed that the sessions are taking place at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California with engineer Zack Ohren, who worked on the group's latest album, 2018's "Catharsis".
Flynn stated about the musicians taking part in the auditions: "You might not know some of these guys" while "some of [them] you may."
Among the tracks that all prospective guitar players and drummers were asked to learn are "Locust", "Old", "Imperium", "From This Day", "Halo", "Aesthetics Of Hate" and "This Is The End".
Robb said that the audition process has "been awesome, really good; in fact, really confusing." He added: "[I] don't know where we are going. We've got some thinking to do."
Joining Flynn in MACHINE HEAD's current lineup is bassist Jared MacEachern, who has been with the group for nearly six years.
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