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Shit hit the fan online last week when Machine Head dropped their brand new single ‘Do or Die’ and the band was immediately under fire from music fans who claimed Robb Flynn directly stole a vocal hook from Dope’s 2001 track ‘Die MF Die’. In typical Flynn style, he posted a highly immature rant to Instagram firing back at the music fans who rightly so pointed out the similarities between the two songs. At the bottom of his rant, Flynn asked everyone “Who the fuck listens to Dope!!??” But the best bit? Shortly afterward, Dope vocalist Edsel Dope responded with his own post and pointed out that Dope gets more monthly listeners on Spotify than Machine Head and that their track ‘Die MF Die’ has a significant number more plays on Spotify than any song that Flynn has written or released.
Ever since Flynn got online, he’s been one of the biggest trolls of all and it’s so satisfying to see him put in his place by a band who’s biggest track was 18 years ago. Machine Head received some pretty negative reviews for their last album Catharsis and rightly so, it was pretty shit. Machine Head then started the obligatory let’s-play-our-most-popular-early-album-in-full-live tour in search of some relevance, perhaps. But yeah, if you haven’t yet, check out their new track ‘Do or Die’ and make sure you read the lyrics along with the songs coz he delivers the lyrics an almost rap style akin their The Burning Red album, the lyrics are pretty much the same type of shit Flynn would write on an Instagram post; ranty about people disliking his music, sweary and all in all derivative.
In other news
Swans will release their new album leaving meaning. on Friday, October 25.
Alcest will release their new album Spiritual Instinct on Friday, October 25.
Mayhem will release their new album Daemon on Friday, October 25.
Cradle Of Filth will release their remastered Cruelty And the Beast album on Friday, November 1.
Bart Krysiuk’s Batushka will play the Croxton Bandroom on Saturday, November 2.
Metal in the Mountains 2019 featuring Dr Colossus, Blunt Shovel and more will be held at the Beechworth Memorial Hall in Beechworth on Saturday, November 30.
Wolves In The Throne Room will play the Corner on Saturday, November 30.
Good Things festival featuring Trivium, Karnivool, Parkway Drive, Enter Shikari, Thy Art Is Murder any many more will be held at Flemington Racecourse on Friday, December 6.
Opeth will play the Palais Theatre on Friday, December 13.
Geoff Tate and his band will play Operation Mindcrime in its entirety, plus more, at Melbourne’s Croxton Bandroom on Saturday, February 1.
Okilly Dokilly and Dr Colossus will be at the Corner Hotel on Saturday, February 15.
Blacken Open Air festival will be held over Easter weekend, 2020. Easter Sunday will be April 12. Handy to know if you’re looking for cheap flights to NT well in advance.
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Written by Paul Taylor
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