Machine Head Will Audition Eight Dudes For Bassist Slot

Machine Head

That’s right, kids.

San Francisco Bay Area metal monsters Machine Head have eight dudes lined up to audition for their vacant bassist position.

Frontman Robb Flynn says some are “‘known’ guys, some dudes who are under the radar, [and] all have touring / stage experience. It’s exciting in some ways, and weird in others. I never thought I’d be going through this process again, and it fucks with my head from time to time. It’s just a fill-in slot for Mayhem, but these guys have to deliver on several levels.”

Just a fill-in slot for Mayhem? That sucks. I guess if it goes really well, they’d be hard-pressed to drop the lucky finalist. But still…it’s weird.

“They got a big shoe to fill,” says Robb. “The dude who used to be onstage left was a presence, so we’re going to test these guys out musically, performance-wise, creatively, and see if there’s any kind of chemistry there.”

Adam Duce split the band earlier this year.

Soon after, Flynn said Duce had quit the band “well over a decade ago” but never told anyone.

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