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Machine Head To Cover Pantera Classic "Fucking Hostile" For Future B-Side

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In an update from Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn, he revealed that the band have been in the studio recently putting their own spin on the classic Pantera song, "Fucking Hostile." The message reads as follows:

"Just wanted to give everyone a quick update. After two and a half years of touring we're (finally) two months into a three month break, and let me tell you, it's been awesome!!! I've been out camping / wake-boarding a ton, Adam (Duce) is taking flying lessons and just did his first brief solo flight, Dave's (McClain) hanging in Alameda enjoying his new Yamaha drum kit (amazing!) and was hanging in L.A. with the KORN dudes and his long time buddy Ross Robinson, and Phil (Demmel) was most recently Best Man at his best friend Shack's wedding. We've also found time to hop into Trident Studios with Juan Urteaga and record a PANTERA tune for a b-side. We're doing 'Fucking Hostile'!!! Dave is done with drums (nailed it on the 2nd take!), and I finished guitars yesterday and got vocals in the bag. Phil comes in tomorrow, then Adam, then it'll be mixed and mastered by the end of the week. Mike Sloat has been documenting, so we'll probably have video snippets up when the whole thing gets closer to release.

"We also just announced our sole US. headline date on November 6th in NY, so fuckin' A!!! Come make a road trip to N.Y. for some raging metal!!!"

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1. BodomFan writes:

sweet. loved their cover of Metallica's "battery", this one shouldn't disappoint , can't wait to hear it!

# Oct 7, 2009 @ 2:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Dan Contogiannis writes:

Pantera cover? Innnnteresting.

Excited about seeing these dudes on the Slayer/Megadeth tour.

# Oct 7, 2009 @ 2:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Natsquatch writes:

Damn...CFH or I'm Broken would be a lot cooler. Or the Art of Shredding...

# Oct 7, 2009 @ 2:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. deathbringer writes:

Yeah, style-wise, I think Machine Head could pull a pretty good cover of "I'm Broken." They can rip with the speedier tunes though too, so it should be interesting.

# Oct 7, 2009 @ 3:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Blindgreed1 writes:

Fvcking Hostile is a perfect tune for Rob's vocal. Hands down an awesome choice for a Pantera tune. Can't wait. First day buyer fan boy here!

# Oct 7, 2009 @ 6:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. ...thomas writes:

Kick ass, machine head always does good covers,
cant wait to see them with megadeth!

# Oct 7, 2009 @ 7:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. METAL213 writes:

HELL f***IN' YEAH! My 2nd favorite band covering my favorite and easily the greatest band of all time. I'm sure it will sound awesome. STAY METAL MY FRIENDS!

# Oct 7, 2009 @ 11:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Natsquatch writes:

I guess I'm in the minority when I say that Vulgar is my least favorite Pantera album. Still good though...

# Oct 8, 2009 @ 12:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. tallica_fan writes:

yes, in the minority indeed..although my fave is trendkill actually.

# Oct 8, 2009 @ 6:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. wilco writes:

good song for them
they do kickass cover songs love hallowed by the name they did

they should cover cematary gates

# Oct 8, 2009 @ 6:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Jamez writes:

I bet this one will be awesome.
I wish they´d do "Suicide Note Pt2"

# Oct 8, 2009 @ 8:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. KanadianKoRn writes:

I bet this is gonna be awesome, i love both bands!

# Oct 8, 2009 @ 10:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. darkrayne writes:

this will be great im just sooo glad its not a cover of (walk) EVERYONE does that song. i would love to see a tribute album of pantera covers done by the best metal bands to date...........(Marilyn Manson need not apply) haha!

# Oct 8, 2009 @ 11:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Jamez writes:

Another great one would be "Rise"

No matter how great this will be, the best cover ever is Sepultura doing Bob Marley´s "War" (during The Roots sessions back in ´96)

# Oct 8, 2009 @ 11:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. gum rummy writes:

Agreed that it's good it's not Walk or CFH since every pop-metal band out there does those. And chalk another one for Trendkill as a Pantera fav. Man that album is aggressive and emotional.

# Oct 8, 2009 @ 7:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Natsquatch writes:

Disregard my previous comment about Vulgar being my least favorite. I listened to Far Beyond Driven today, or I attempted to anyway. Ick.

# Oct 8, 2009 @ 9:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Yes, I did go there writes:

Pantera is overrated. Dime was a great guitarist no doubt, but their music post-CFH overall doesn't appeal to me.

# Oct 9, 2009 @ 2:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. KanadianKoRn writes:

wow^^^^ thats blasphemy!

# Oct 9, 2009 @ 10:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Blindgreed1 writes:

Jamez: I've always thought that LOG would do a great job on Rise, as well as anything off of Far Beyond.

Yes I did go there: To each his own, but saying that they're overrated is way off the mark. They're all that and a bag of chips.

# Oct 9, 2009 @ 10:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. IrishMetal writes:

Natsquatch - I agree with you on that one - far beyond driven is hard to listen to.

In my opinion, Pantera were farkin awesome (need not be said really) but, they don't put together properly flowing albums. The individual songs are generally good depending on what mood you're in, but they're just put together slightly off kilter...

Maybe it's just me.

# Oct 9, 2009 @ 11:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Blindgreed1 writes:

IRISH! Long time no read buddy. I hope all is well with you my friend.

# Oct 9, 2009 @ 12:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. blad writes:

they should work on another album.they are making too much pause between the albums.i love pantera as well;but i would love to hear new album instead of a cover

# Oct 11, 2009 @ 6:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. OutlawTorrn writes:

Machine Head. Metal cover kings IMO. Battery = Brutal, HBTN = Brilliant. I expect the results for f***ing Hostile to be no different. However, I'd have loved to have seen them cover Sandblasted Skin, Suicide Note Pt.2, Drag The Waters, Strength Beyond Strength, 5 Minutes Alone or I'm Broken maybe a little more if they were gonna do a Pantera cover. This is NOT to say that I'm not excited about this. I'm buzzing and I can't wait to hear it.

# Oct 17, 2009 @ 6:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Rychemn writes:

Excellent choice!!!!

# Oct 18, 2009 @ 6:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. deathfreak writes:

Lets just wait to see how it comes out. Good song choice better than walk which every band seems to cover

# Oct 18, 2009 @ 8:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Demoncleaner writes:

To Natsquatch and Irish...What is so awful about Far Beyond Driven? It's personally my favorite Pantera album. That cd is a killer!!

np: slayer psychopathy red

# Oct 19, 2009 @ 2:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Natsquatch writes:

Haha, well in my opinion the songs are just...bad. Becoming, Planet Caravan, Five Minutes Alone (which still sometimes seems to drag on), and I'm Broken are the only songs I like. CFH was their best work in my opinion.

# Oct 21, 2009 @ 2:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Natsquatch writes:

And when I say I like those songs, I mean that I don't mind it when they come on in a friend's car or when my library is on shuffle. These days, when I decide I want to listen to some Pantera, it's almost always CFH, and absolutely NEVER anything from Far Beyond Driven.

# Oct 21, 2009 @ 2:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. IrishMetal writes:

Demoncleaner - noooo waayyyyy. It just doesn't run together well at all. First 4 tracks are nice, then it gets dodge.

Any of the other albums are much better - imo anyway :P

# Oct 21, 2009 @ 7:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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