“DID AVENGED SEVENFOLD COPY MACHINE HEAD’S LOGO?” That’s the beginning of a recent post put up on the official Facebook page of metal legends Machine Head. The band have been alerted to the fact that the new stage backdrop used by fellow Californians Avenged Sevenfold bears a resemblance to their 16-year-old “lion’s crest” band logo.
Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn has even gone as far as to say that Avenged Sevenfold’s new album Hail To The King is a “covers album”, asking “Who knew that re-recording Metallica, Guns N Roses, and Megadeth songs could be such a worldwide hit!!??”
Included in that same scathing anti-A7X Facebook post (below) are what Flynn deems his “top 10 jokes about the new Avenged Sevenfold record”.
Avenged Sevenfold frontman M. Shadows recently responded to the comments and jokes in an interview with Massachusetts radio station WAAF, saying: “I think, more than anything, [Flynn’s comments] brought a lot of attention to the record.
“I saw a lot of people saying, ‘Oh, well, I didn’t like AVENGED before, but now I’m gonna check it out, and I like this record.’ So that was kind of funny.”
Shadows continues quite diplomatically, saying: “He [Flynn] can say whatever he says. He’s a grown-ass adult. He’s 40-something years old and has an opinion on our record. I guess he can write and say whatever he wants.”
Machine Head even had to defend themselves earlier this year, after they were accused of using ‘fake amps’ at their live shows.
You can check out Robb Flynn’s and Machine Head’s full Facebook statements below, as well as a comparison of Machine Head’s logo against Avenged Sevenfold’s stage backdrop. Let us know what you think, and whose side you’re on.
Robb Flynn’s complete anti-A7X statement:
Congratulations to Avenged Sevenfold on their latest “covers album” coming in at #1, who knew that re-recording Metallica, Guns N Roses, and Megadeth songs could be such a worldwide hit!!?? Ba-dap Psssssss!!
I’m on fire!!
In case you’ve been living under a rock, Avenged came in at #1 in multiple countries throughout the world. I’m happy for them. Good band. And while I like the new record, and really dug the last record “Nightmare”, hopefully we’re all coming down from our post-orgasmic #1-album-bliss, because it’s time to call a spade a spade!! It’s time to poke a little fun at A7X, cause there’s some blatant jackery goin’ on there wiggas!!
So here are my top 10 jokes about the new Avenged Sevenfold record:
10) Avenged Sevenfold – “Now with even MORE Metallica”
9) Avenged Sevenfold to change name to “Sad But Two”
8) Number of “spurting penises” drawn on Avenged logos suddenly skyrockets
7) Eyeliner sales skyrocket as thousands of heartbroken goth girls realize “Hail To The King” is actually “that ugly AC/DC bands song ‘Thunderstruck'”
6) After hearing “Heretic”, Dave Mustaine flips out, blames Obama, Metallica and UFO’s for the A7X stealing “Symphony Of Destruction”.
5) After seeing how much success the band Bush had stealing other band names for song titles, A7X decided to steal “In Flames” for latest chorus. Future chorus lyrics include “Tr-vi-um” and “Kill-switch En-gage”
4) Upon hearing latest album, Lars Ulrich goes all gangsta, breaks bottle of Dom Perignon on M. Shadows head, while his 11ft girlfriend put Shadows in headlock, as he screams in Shadows face, “You’re gonna rip off St. Anger next right, HUH? You’re gonna rip off St Anger NEXT RIGHT? HUH, HUH, HUH!!”
3) “Black album” sales skyrocket as fans realise where new songs came from.
2) After hearing Avenged’s Guns N Roses cover “Doing Time”, Axl actually calls Slash, says, “Dude, What The Fuck?!”
1) And the #1 joke about the new Avenged Sevenfold album: Avenged Sevenfold release statement that they’re NOT ripping off Metallica, announce side project with Lou Reed.
Machine Head’s complete statement:
DID AVENGED SEVENFOLD COPY MACHINE HEAD’S LOGO?
Last night the Blabbermouth.net Facebook posted a side by side photo of Avenged Sevenfold’s new stage set against Machine Head’s 16 year old lion crest. Unquestionably, lion crests have been around for ages, but there are some uncanny similarities to Machine Head’s distinct lion crest.
– Lions (with axes)
– Roman numerals at the bottom
– Band symbol in the center
– Black and white juxtaposition in the center
Head Cases tell us what think.