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Machine Men - Call It Quits

Finnish heavy metal band Machine Men have officially broken up after thirteen years.

Here's the band's farewell message: "Things have been quiet for the past 2 years. During this time we have gone through many changes and we have been thinking about the future of the band. Unfortunately we feel that the challenges as a band would be too hard to overcome. After long conversations we have decided that the story of Machine Men ends here. It's better to end what we started together without bitterness than to make a new album we couldn't put our hearts and souls into. We wouldn't be the five guys that stuck together no matter what. We would be something else, not Machine Men.

This band has been the centre of our lives for over a decade. During these years we have experienced great and unforgettable moments on the road (and off). The thanks goes to all the people who have supported us and have come to see our gigs. It hasn't been an easy ride but yet we have taken all the shit with our heads held high. After all we are from Suolahti for fuck's sake! Even though it's sad, we end this with smiles on our faces and with loads of good memories to share over a pint.

The story of the band ends here but we'll continue to make music as individuals. We are grateful to so many people but most of all we would like to thank our fans - without you we would have been nothing!"

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Source: machinemen.net
Band profile: Machine Men
Posted: 27.02.2011 by Thryce | Comments (5)


Machine Men - First Videoclip Online

Finnish melodic metallers Machine Men have posted their new video for the track 'No Talk Without The Giant', online at their MySpace.

'No Talk Without The Giant' is lifted from the band's upcoming album "Circus Of Fools" out via Century Media Records.

Machine Men will take part in the Earthshaker Roadshock tour with Finntroll, After Forever, Tarot, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter and All Ends, through Europe in April and May.

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Source: machinemen.net
Band profile: Machine Men
Event: Earthshaker Roadshock Tour
Posted: 29.01.2007 by Escapist | Comments (3)


Machine Men - Begins Recording New Album

Finnish Heavy Metal band Machine Men are currently recording their new album. The album will be called 'The Shadow Gallery' and will be released in January 2007.

Here is a posting by Antony at Fantom Studio, Tampere, Finland:

"We are in the studio since 3 weeks and the songs sound good and very powerful! And we are in schedule 'cos we can record 24 hours a day if we want. Of course, we also have to sleep sometime ;-). The new album will be heavier and faster than the last one, but still melodic. And a good thing is - all the songs work live very well. Can't wait for the moment when I hear all the songs mixed and the feeling of intoxication after that".

You can see some studio diary entries, and pictures of Machine Men in the recording studio at www.machinemen.net.

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Source: centurymedia.com
Band profile: Machine Men
Posted: 09.09.2006 by Necromancer_S | Comments (0)


Machine Men - To Hit The Studio Soon

Modern Heavy Metallers Machine Men will be entering Fantom studio, in Tampere to start recording a new album. The band have already written all the songs for the new release, they will just have to record it all. The recording process will start on the 14th August and the band will hit the road for some shows halfway through their sessions. Then they will return to complete the album. Machine Men will also have a studio diary posted on their official website.

Here is a small comment by Machine Men vocallist Antony Parviainen: "We have been in a local bar all days watching football and drinking beer. And we have also wrote the songs ready for the next album! We will keep you updated with a studio diary and all kind of bullshit. Have a nice summer and see you on the tour!"

Source: machinemen.net
Band profile: Machine Men
Posted: 30.07.2006 by Necromancer_S | Comments (1)


Raismesfest - Symphorce & Machine Men Confirmed

After Dragonforce cancelled their performance, the Raismesfest is proud to announce that Symphorce and Machine Men will take their place on Saturday 10th of September.

Unfortunately, the Japanese band Loudness might cancel their tour in France and so their appearance at Raismesfest. If this was to happen, a new band of the same caliber would replace them.

Raismesfest will take place in Raismes, North of France, near Belgium, on September 10th and 11th, for a very cheap price! (€30 for 2 days and camping!).

For more information:
http://www.metalstorm.ee/festivals/festival.php?festival=raismes
http://www.raismesfest.com

Band profile: Machine Men
Posted: 21.08.2005 by wrathchild | Comments (0)


Machine Men - Signs With Century Media

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE FROM CENTURY MEDIA

Finnish MACHINE MEN signs longterm worldwide deal with Century Media Records!

We are proud to announce the addition of one of the most talented melodic metal bands on today's scene, MACHINE MEN, to the quality repertoire of The Century Media Family.

Earning a reputation as an excellent live band, these young musicians (in their early Twenties) created quite a buzz in the realm of melodic metal with their self-titled MCD (2002) and especially their debut album "Scars & Wounds", which was released in their homeland Finland in 2003 and followed up by a full European launch in Spring 2004 via their former label Dynamic Arts Records, with praising media reaction claiming the band to be the most hopeful newcomer of their kind.

The band consist of Antony (Vocals), J-V (Guitar), Jani (Guitar), Eero (Bass) as well as Jarno (Drums) and having been influenced by classic metal acts such as Iron Maiden as well as vintage Queensryche, MACHINE MEN are determined to bring along a fresh edge within their style to build a bridge from the golden '80s to the best of modern metal for all fans of the style.

Their new album "Elegies" was recorded by Thunderstone's Nino Laurenne at Sonic Pump Studios (Omnium Gatherum, Thunderstone, etc.) and then mastered at the established Finnvox Studios, comes with classy artwork by Norwegian artist Christian Ruud (Tristania, Madder Mortem, etc.) and it includes 9 catchy and yet profoundly melodic new songs as well as a cover version of Bruce Dickinson's "Freak".

The final track-list of "Elegies" is as follows:

1. Falling (3:05)
2. Dream & Religion (3:49)
3. Apathy (5:10)
4. Back From The Days (3:28)
5. The Traitor (3:55)
6. October (6:35)
7. Daytime Theatre (4:58)
8. Doors Of Resurrection (4:10)
9. From Sunrise To Sunset (6:04)
10. Freak (4:15)

"Elegies" release date will be in July 25th. MACHINE MEN will already be promoting their new release on the upcoming shows:

16.07. Ilosaarirock (FIN) - Joensuu / Metelli-Club * www.ilosaarirock.fi
22. - 23.07. Earthshaker Festival (D) - Geiselwind * www.earthshaker-fest.com
04. - 06. 08. Wacken Open Air Festival (D) - Wacken * www.wacken.com
19.08. Oulu (FIN) - Jalometalli Festival * www.jalometalli.net
27.08. Salo (FIN) - Bar Maksim

A video clip for a yet undetermined track off "Elegies" will be in the works soon as well as further European touring for the autumn season. Artwork for the album as well as an online sample will be launched in a couple of weeks.

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Band profile: Machine Men
Posted: 08.04.2005 by Angelique | Comments (0)