Machine Head are just a few dates in to their much-hyped Burn My Eyes 25th anniversary tour — it hits Wuerzburg, Germany, tonight (October 11th) — and ahead of that show, they've dropped a blistering new single, "Do or Die." The song was recorded last December by Flynn, bassist Jared MacEachern and Warbringer drummer Carlos Cruz.
Written shortly after news broke in 2018 that longtime Machine Head drummer Dave McClain and guitarist Phil Demmel would be leaving the band, "Do or Die" serves as both a continued statement of intent and a raised middle finger to Flynn's haters. "I guess I was really just pissed off that day. After all the haters and all the negativity, all the bullshit. It's vicious!" Flynn told Metal Hammer of the song, which he has separately described as "three minutes and 45 seconds of unadulterated, Neanderthal rage." Check it out, along with its pyrotechnic music performance video, above.
Each show on the group's current tour tonight will be split into two sets, with the second set seeing original Machine Head members Chris Kontos (drums) and Logan Mader (guitar) rejoin the band to play their seminal 1994 debut, Burn My Eyes, in full. The first set will comprise of Flynn and MacEachern performing a selection of other Machine Head favorites alongside new members Wacław "Vogg" Kiełtyka (Decapitated) and Matt Alston (Devilment), who both appear in the new "Do or Die" video. A North American leg of the tour was recently announced for 2020 — you can find those dates here.