MACHINA, Featuring Former Members of EVANESCENCE and FUTURE LEADERS OF THE WORLD, to Appear on Brand New Television Show ‘The Making of Rock Stars’

New Album ‘To Live and Die in the Garden of Eden’ OUT NOW on Rogue Records

Little Rock, AR’s MACHINA, featuring Phil Taylor (former Future Leaders of the World) and John Le Compt (ex-Evanescence), is pleased to announce that they will be the featured band on an upcoming show chronicling the journey and real life struggles of musicians as they make their way to becoming rock stars. The show, ‘The Making of Rockstars’, is scheduled to premiere early next year, airing via syndication on Fox, CBS and ABC and hitting roughly 200 million viewers. The show is being filmed on the band’s U.S. headline run, which kicks off today in Springfield, MO at Outland Ballroom (see below for all current tour dates).

Along with the television show, the band and show will be interacting directly with fans via online updates and communication. It is here where fans will truly experience the creation of “reality television” as MACHINA faces daily challenges, gets into ridiculous situations and will relay their struggles through interviews and daily uploads of edited video highlighting their journey. Fans will be able to be a part of every experience, creating viral and engaging phenomena.

‘The Making of Rockstars’ producer David DeLay states, “I’m really excited to work with such a professional band as MACHINA on “The Making Of Rockstars”. The potential of this band is unlimited and the work ethic is unmatched. I believe you’re seeing the birth of the next great rock band.”

“MACHINA is amped to be featured on “The Making of Rockstars”. We believe that this groundbreaking medium will pave the road for original artists alike for many years to come,” adds vocalist Phil Taylor on behalf of MACHINA. “Sharing our music and connecting with our fans is what we’re all about, so it made perfect sense to form this partnership with David DeLay. We really look forward to getting our story out to the masses while touring in support of our new album.”

Stay tuned for more updates about “The Making of Rockstars”, coming soon.

MACHINA released their new album, To Live and Die in the Garden of Eden, on September 25, 2012 via Rogue Records America. The album is available NOW for digital download at iTunes and other digital retailers and physically via CM Distro. To Live and Die in the Garden of Eden was recorded at The Sound Kitchen in Nashville, TN with Grammy-winning producer Toby Wright.

See below for all current tour dates:

MACHINA U.S. Tour Dates:
11/7 – Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom
11/8 – Merriam, KS @ Aftershock
11/9 – Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music Hall
11/10 – Houston, TX @ Numbers Night Club
11/12 – Fayetteville, AR @ Rogue Pizza Company
11/15 – Canton, MS @ Club 43
11/16 – New Orleans, LA @ Delgado Community College
11/17 – New Orleans, LA @ Hanger 13
11/18 – Dallas, TX @ Empire Rock Bar
11/21 – Memphis, TN @ Hard Rock Café Memphis
11/23 – Nashville, TN @ Hard Rock Café Nashville
11/24 – Broussard, LA @ The Station Bar & Grill
11/29 – Dardanelle, AR @ Front Street Grill
11/30 – Hot Springs, AR @ Maxine’s Live Music Venue

Machina’s To Live and Die in the Garden of Eden

Machina is the ex-Evanescence and Future Leaders of The World members first album release for San Francisco indie metal label, Rogue Records America.

Originally from Little Rock, AK, Phil Taylor (former Future Leaders of the World) and John Le Compt (ex-Evanescence) met on the local metal scene between breaks working and touring with their former bands. The two established a musical connection and decided to work together on a shared project with a sound distinct from their better-known bands—MACHINA.

The result is To Live and Die in the Garden of Eden, which contains 11 melodic hard rock tracks including first single ‘Crown’. “Crown” is just what you would expect from Taylor and Le Compt- radio friendly hard edged melodic metal rock in the vein of Stone Sour meets Fuel type fare. Phil Taylor’s vocals have that familiar raspy feel combined with the ability to carry the melody and can compete with the best of them. Standouts include, ‘This Goodbye’ which is more of an acoustic rocker that fits well with the tempo of the record. In fact, the presence of acoustic guitars are equally felt in the mix with the crunching electric throughout the entire record. Other stand out tracks include ‘Trust’ with its haunting melody and searing guitar and the dark ‘Marie’ that has elements of NIN and Marilyn Manson. It would be no surprise if Machina is dominating the airwaves very soon. If you dig melodic power rock/metal this effort definitely needs to be on your immediate download/purchase list. The album was recorded at The Sound Kitchen in Nashville, TN with Grammy-winning producer Toby Wright.

To Live and Die in The Garden of Eden is released by Rogue Records America and is available NOW for digital download at iTunes and other digital retailers. CD’s will be available by mail order through CM Distro.

MACHINA Drops Debut Album on Rogue Records

Ex-Evanescence and Future Leaders of The World members release first album for San Francisco indie metal label, Rogue Records America.

Originally from Little Rock, AK, Phil Taylor (former Future Leaders of the World) and John Le Compt (ex-Evanescence) met on the local metal scene between breaks working and touring with their former bands. The two established a musical connection and decided to work together on a shared project with a sound distinct from their better-known bands—MACHINA.

The result is To Live and Die in the Garden of Eden, which contains 11 powerful yet melodic hard rock tracks including first single ‘Crown’. Other stand out tracks include ‘Trust’ with its haunting melody and searing guitar and the darkly plaintiff ‘Marie’. The album was recorded at The Sound Kitchen in Nashville, TN with Grammy-winning producer Toby Wright.

To Live and Die in The Garden of Eden is released by Rogue Records America and is available NOW for digital download at iTunes and other digital retailers. CD’s will be available by mail order through CM Distro.

MACHINA consists of Phil Taylor (vocals) John LeCompt (Guitar) Rocky Gray (Drums) and Tad Ables (Bass).The band signed to Rogue Records. They are currently touring and promoting To Live and Die In The Garden of Eden.

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