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One Machine

Formed: 2013
From: London, United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Active

Latest One Machine News

Below is our complete One Machine news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

One Machine Details "The Final Cull"

One Machine, the brainchild of acclaimed guitarist/songwriter Steve Smyth (Testament, Nevermore, Forbidden, Dragonlord, Vicious Rumors), have posted details for the new album "The Final Cull," the sophomore effort. The album is set for release on September 18th via Scarlet Records.

Commented Smyth: "We are very excited to release The Final Cull to you all on September 18th! This is the album I’ve been wanting to write for years, and we’ve done it now, with One Machine. The perfect storm of a bit of careful planning, a lot of spontaneity in the songwriting department, and jamming as a band together with Jamie (Hunt, guitar), Chris (Hawkins, vocals), Stefano (Selvatico, bass), and Michi (Sanna, drums) live in the studio, we have come out the other side of this with what I feel is a really heavy, living, breathing, live metal album! Did I mention it’s heavy, and it’s metal?! We tracked live at Death Island Studios, with Marco Angioni and Tue Madsen helming. Tue came in and set up the studio, and off we went for 9 days solid, 15-18 hour days, eat, sleep, and right back in, it was awesome! Tue mixed, mastered and produced Chris’ vocals (I leaned in a little), and I produced the music. It was so refreshing to work in this way again! Music is meant to be heard live, especially metal, that’s why I wanted to do it this way, and we couldn’t be happier with this album. I hope you’ll join us down the dark futuristic path that is 'The Final Cull'!”

The track list for the album is:

1. Forewarning
2. The Final Cull
3. Summoning Of The Soul
4. Screaming For Light
5. The Grand Design
6. New Motive Power
7. Ashes In The Sky
8. Born From This Hate
9. Welcome To The World More...

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One Machine Releasing "The Final Cull"

One Machine, the brainchild of acclaimed guitarist/songwriter Steve Smyth (Testament, Nevermore, Forbidden, Dragonlord, Vicious Rumors), has set "The Final Cull" as the title of the band's second album, due out on September 18th worldwide via Scarlet Records.

"The Final Cull" was tracked at Death Island Studios, with Marco Angioni and Tue Madsen helming. Recording lasted for nine days solid, as the band put in 15-18 hour days on this record.

One Machine is launching a crowdfunding campaign today to help offset the costs incurred during the recording, with many great perks soon to be on offer, in addition to regular pre-orders of the album, which will be available in digital download, CD, digipak, and special edition vinyl formats. For more information, head over to IndieGoGo here. More...

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Once Machine Plays "Armchair Warriors"

U.K. progressive metal act One Machine released a "sing thru" music video for the track "Armchair Warriors." The clip features vocalist Chris Hawkins (Endeavour), who joined the band in 2014 following the departure of ex-Mercenary vocalist Mikkel Sandager. "Armchair Warriors" appears on the debut album "The Distortion Of Lies And The Overdriven Truth," which is available via Scarlet Records.

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One Machine Releases New Music Video

U.K. progressive metal act One Machine, featuring ex-Testament guitarist Steve Smyth and ex-Mercenary vocalist Mikkel Sandager, released a music video for the track "The Distortion Of Lies And The Overdriven Truth." The song is the title track of the band's debut release, which dropped earlier in the year via Scarlet Records.

The video was shot by Anthony Dubois and directed by Mike Sloat. Check it out here:

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One Machine Posts Behind The Scenes Webisode

U.K. progressive metal act One Machine, featuring ex-Testament guitarist Steve Smyth and ex-Mercenary vocalist Mikkel Sandager, posted a webisode on the making of the debut album "The Distortion of Lies and the Overdriven Truth." The album drops today via Scarlet Records.

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One Machine Streaming New Track

One Machine, featuring guitarist Steve Smyth (ex-Forbidden/ex-Testament/ex-Dragonlord) and ex-Mercenary vocalist Mikkel Sandager, is streaming the track "One Machine" from the upcoming debut release "The Distortion Of Lies And The Overdriven Truth." The album is set to drop on February 17th via Scarlet Records.

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One Machine Finishing New Album

The brainchild of guitarist/songwriter Steve Smyth (Nevermore, Forbidden, Dragonlord, Vicious Rumors), One Machine, is alive and kicking. One Machine boasts classic and modern influences, featuring a collection of international members carefully selected by Smyth: Mikkel Sandager (Mercenary) on vocals, Jamie Hunt (Biomechanical) sharing guitar duties, rounded out by a powerhouse rhythm section with Tomas “O’Beast” Koefoed (Mnemic) on bass guitar and Raphael Saini (Chaoswave) on drums.

One Machine just finished the recording process on a debut album, which is currently in the mixing stages. The band has already been offered European festival dates and expects to make a live debut this summer. Fans can check out a clip of the track "One Machine" right now through the player below.

Smyth had often given thought to leading his own band throughout his distinguished career as a member of bands including Testament, Nevermore, and Forbidden, amongst others. Smyth had written a number of songs, but the challenge of finding the right members to bring them to life remained.

He found a more than capable shredding second guitarist in Jamie Hunt, and the two began collaborating on the material Smyth had. “Jamie’s playing complements mine extremely well, and we hit it off perfectly when we got together to work on the songs,” says Smyth. More...

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