Rant 8: Robb Flynn

Okay, so I’m back… kind of. I have been kinda busy as of late so I haven’t really got round to writing any new posts, or reviews. But I will be doing a review of the new Slipknot album soon. Anyway so Like most days I have been on Facebook where something a friend shared kind of caught me eye. It was a post from Blabbermouth.net (see link below) about Robb Flynn and the cancellation of the North American Tour with Children of Bodom. Now for those of you who don’t know there was going to be a tour in North America involving Machine Head, Children of Bodom, Epica and Battlecross. Now this tour never happened because Robb Flynn and the rest of Machine Head decided that they would rather complete the work on their new album “Bloodstone & Diamonds” (released November 10th via Nuclear Blast.) COB frontman Alexi Laiho took to Facebook to issues a response to fans about the tour being cancelled, in his Facebook post he stated that it had been cancelled without any fault of his own, or with out any fault of COB, and that “Shit fuckin’ happens” he also went on to state he would be writing new COB stuff that would be very angry. Okay now let’s do a brief recap of that little segment. What Alexi said is true, it wasn’t his or his bands fault that the trek with Machine Head was scrapped. That’s a fact Machine Head scrapped it so that they could complete their new album, all Alexi did was tell his fans that the tour was scrapped, his band and nothing to do with that decision and that he would be writing new music. So why the hell did Robb Flynn feel the need to “call out” Alexi for issuing a “little bitch-ass response”? I’m a fan of both Children of Bodom and Machine head, they are both great bands and if you haven’t listened to wither of them then I urge you to check them out. But right now I can’t help be wonder what is going on inside the head of Mr Flynn… Now let’s look at a couple of things Robb has said in his blog that have caught the attention of the masses. When Avenged Sevenfold released their album “Hail To The King” he was quick to take to Facebook and say about how he never knew an album or Metallica and Guns & Roses covers would sell well (this is after the album went to Number 1, an achievement Machine Head haven’t accomplished.) Now M. Shadows took it as a a joke and didn’t really say much else about it. But let’s quickly look at that. during the writing process for “Hail To The King” the band said that they were having a more classic approach and how they had been influenced by bands like Metallica and G ‘n’ R… The album name is “HAIL TO THE KING” that in it’s self can been seen as a positive thing if the band took influence from older acts and they are incorporating their style into and old school feel alum they are ‘bowing to the greats’ metaphorically… I don’t know if that’s the case or if I’m reading too much into it. I had a quick read of the post on the MH Facebook page where has says about “the fact is, there isn’t always someone you can blame.” Sorry Robb there is someone you could blame…. You and you’re band decided to cancel the tour to finish you’re new album… That makes you and the rest of MH the people to blame… Unless you’re saying the decision was made by the label and you have no control over that… And if that is the case… Why not just fuckin’ say so… I’m getting sick to death of people doing stuff these days and saying it’s not their fault. Take responsibility for you’re actions and MAN UP! You’re not a bad guy and you’re band is cool, I dig you’re music and style but in recent months you’ve actually come across as kind of a douche to be fair… With all due respect you just start calling people out because they express feeling towards you that aren’t always going to be the best. Give credit where it’s due I do understand where he is coming from with the huge difference between likes and sales of albums… So let me take a moment to explain that to you. Not everyone will buy the album, so will download you’re album illegally. Others will listen to a couple of tracks on YouTube and decide it’s not for them. So will buy the album because they like everything you record ever. Just because someone “likes” you’re Facebook page doesn’t mean they will like and buy everything you release. Some people might have bought “Burn My Eyes” and loved it, that could of continues all the way up, until for arguments sake you released “The Blackening” and they might of hated it so they won’t buy it, then yoiu released “Unto The Locust” they might of hated that as well. Just cause they like you’re page doesn’t mean they will like everything you ever release. Oh and before I forget the reason why the “Hate Crew” (COB fan base) are going on to the MH Facebook page is because the only chance they had to see COB was tour with you and the rest of Machine Head, they are upset that you affectively took that chance away from them. Again I offer you these words MAN UP!

I know it’s a lot to take in but I’m back now and there will be more posts soon

MACHINE HEAD’s ROBB FLYNN Slams CHILDREN OF BODOM Fans, Frontman Over Response To Canceled Tour



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