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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.

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Overkill And Vader Lay Waste To Bristol

It truly is wonderful that so many of the old guard of thrash metal are still going strong. Even better, it's especially wonderful that Overkill are still around, stronger than ever and representing the genre perhaps better than anyone else. This month, the band embarked on their most extensive tour of the United Kingdom yet, bringing along two stellar groups including one of Europe's most beloved death metal veterans, Vader and the multinational progressive thrash outfit, One Machine.

There was barely any time for the audience to digest what they were about to see, as due to a noise level curfew, One Machine were still finishing up their sound check, before launching into their set without warning, made ironic by the opening number, "Forewarning" from their new album, "The Final Cull." It's a solid opener from a band with enormous stage presence, led by vocalist Chris Hawkins, whose combination of David Lee Roth style theatrics, humour and vocal prowess makes for a classic example of a heavy metal frontman. One Machine has an extremely crushing live sound that makes the music sound much more immersive than in the studio and though their set was a short one, consisting only of five songs, they certainly made an impact, winning new fans and providing an exhilarating start to the evening. More...

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Vader Joining Overkill On Tour

Polland's Vader is very pleased to announce the death metal band will be performing as special guest to Overkill on the "Killfest" tour 2016. Playing in support will be the British metallers from One Machine.

April 5th – Birmingham, Rainbow Warehouse
April 6th – Manchester, Sound Control
April 7th – Leeds, Stylus
April 8th – Glasgow, Classic Grand
April 9th – Belfast, Limelight 1
April 10th – Dublin, Academy
April 12th – Bristol, The Fleece
April 13th – London, O2 Islington Academy

Vader released the heaviest studio album of the group's career last year, according to frontman Peter W. The album in question is "Tibi Et Igni," which was released globally via Nuclear Blast Records. More...

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One Machine Posts Gear Video

Last week One Machine unleashed second full-length album, "The Final Cull," via Scarlet Records (the full album is also still online for streaming right here).

One Machine members Steve Smyth, Jamie Hunt, and Stefano Selvatico also recently put together an in-depth overview of their gear, giving fans and fellow players insight into equipment they used during the recording of "The Final Cull." Check out the Gear Gods clip below.

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One Machine Streaming Full New Album

Today One Machine unleashes second full-length album, "The Final Cull," via Scarlet Records. In celebration of today’s release, you can now hear the entire album below, courtesy of Metal Injection.

"The Final Cull" was tracked at Death Island Studios, with Marco Angioni and Tue Madsen helming. You can order "The Final Cull" at this location. European fans can also catch One Machine on tour this fall:

Friday, September 18th - London UK @ Barfly Camden
Saturday, September 19th - Westbury UK @ Charlies Westbury
Wednesday September 23rd - Norwich UK @ B2
Thursday September 24th - Glasgow UK @ Audio
Saturday September 26th - Manchester UK @ Club Academy
Friday October 2nd - Dublin, Ireland @ Fibber Macgees
Saturday October 3rd - Belfast UK @ Limelight 2
Saturday October 10th - Cardiff UK @ Fuel Rock Club
Saturday October 17th - Leicester UK @ Ragefest, Firebug
Friday October 23rd - Southampton UK @ Firehouse
Saturday October 24th - Oxford UK @ The Cellar
Thursday November 19th - Newcastle UK @ Trillians
Friday November 20th - Manchester UK @ TBC
Saturday November 21st - Lowestoft UK @ Attitude Fest
Sunday November 22nd - Bristol UK @ Tunnels More...

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One Machine Releases "Forewarning" Video

Steve Smyth's One Machine is gearing up to release second album "The Final Cull" on September 18 via Scarlet Records, which was tracked at Death Island Studios with Marco Angioni and Tue Madsen helming.

Today, One Machine invites fans to step inside virtual reality with a new music video for “Forewarning,” directed and edited by Scott Canty of Dark North Media. Check it out below.

Steve Smyth comments: “The video depicts a wild ride into the not so distant future, where we find our rebel team entering a virtual world to reach their leader, the Hacker, only to be interrupted by the world leader the Cynic, busy blanketing all media with his driveling, meaningless rhetoric, with points inside his speech aimed at making our world seem hopeless without him and his leadership. In comes our hero the Hacker to spread the message of hope and independent thinking outside of conformity, and the war ensues, complete with a virus sent via virtual reality. Who will win? Watch and find out!” More...

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One Machine Posts Video Teaser

One Machine's "The Final Cull" is coming next week via Scarlet Records, recorded at Death Island Studios with Marco Angioni and Tue Madsen helming.

To tease the release of their upcoming sci-fi themed “Forewarning” music video, One Machine today releases a trailer available below

Stay tuned for the premiere of the full music video coming next week to herald the full album release. One Machine consists of:

Steve Smyth (guitar)
Jamie Hunt (guitar)
Chris Hawkins (vocals)
Stefano Selvatico (bass) More...

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One Machine Streams A "Forewarning"

One Machine recently announced the impending release of second full-length album, "The Final Cull," due out September 18 worldwide via Scarlet Records.

Today, the band is revealing a second blistering track entitled “Forewarning” - check it out below thanks to MetalSucks.net. Guitarist Steve Smyth states:

“Here is the opening song from our forthcoming album 'The Final Cull,' entitled 'Forewarning!' Heavy out the gate, with a bit of a story inside the lyrics as well, which relate to advance warning of subliminal programming and psychological warfare, and the struggle to defeat it. This one was a lot of fun to tear up in the studio! One of the fastest songs on the album (and there’s lots of these on the album), so press play, turn it up, and TRY not to bang your head! We dare you!” More...

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One Machine Streaming Album's Title Track

One Machine's new album "The Final Cull" is due out on September 18 worldwide via Scarlet Records and today the first single comes online. Check out the title track below.

You can pre-order the album and help fund upcoming tour dates by heading over to IndieGogo here. The full track listing is as follows:

01. Forewarning
02. The Final Cull
03. Summoning Of The Soul
04. Screaming For Light
05. The Grand Design
06. New Motive Power
07. Ashes In The Sky
08. Born From This Hate
09. Welcome To The World
10. Computer God (Black Sabbath) [Digipack and vinyl only] More...

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One Machine Comments On Album Artwork

One Machine recently announced the impending release of second full-length album, "The Final Cull," out on September 18 worldwide via Scarlet Records. The album artwork illustrated by Gustavo Sazes (Gus G. Morbid Angel, Arch Enemy) has also come online.

“We are very happy to present our new album cover for 'The Final Cull,' designed by the very talented Gustavo Sazes,” states guitarist and One Machine mastermind Steve Smyth. “The cover concept behind 'The Final Cull' is a bit of fantasy, a bit of reality crossed in between, as we present the idea of humanity being wiped out by the advancement of technology, at the hands of a small set of powerful human beings bent on power and control over all, even at the cost of the general population."

He goes on to say, "The only useful and lasting valuable assets of humanity is the human soul, this last piece behind taken daily via technology, mind control, and psychological warfare. The scene of the cover is set in the near future, where human beings are rounded up and placed into tubes, which take the soul, to be placed in the 'new' human beings, complete A.I. human replicas, and here is where the album begins… we hope you will join us down the dark path that is The Final Cull!” More...

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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.

Check out the clip here:

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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.

Check out the clip here:

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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.

Check out "One Machine" here:

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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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