The End Machine featuring Robert Mason, George Lynch and Jeff Pilson unveil video for “Blood And Money”
The End Machine consisting of guitarist George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob, Sweet & Lynch, KXM), bassist Jeff Pilson (Dokken, Foreigner), lead vocalist Robert Mason (Warrant, Big Cock, Lynch Mob) and drummer Steve Brown have unveiled a video for their new single “Blood And Money” from their upcoming sophomore album Phase2, which will be released via Frontiers Music Srl on April 9, 2021.
Track List for Phase2:
01. The Rising
02. Blood And Money
03. We Walk Alone
04. Dark Divide
05. Crack The Sky
06. Prison Or Paradise
07. Plastic Heroes
09. Shine Your Light
10. Devil’s Playground
11. Born Of Fire
The following message was posted on Frontiers Music Srl‘s Facebook page earlier today (with slight edits):
“The End Machine are back with their sophomore album, “Phase2,” which follows on the heels of their well-received and successful self-titled debut album released in 2018. The End Machine features former classic lineup Dokken members George Lynch and Jeff Pilson with the awesome singer Robert Mason (Warrant, Lynch Mob) on lead vocals. Classic Dokken drummer Mick Brown handled drums on the first album, but is now retired, so in his place behind the drum kit is none other than his brother Steve Brown. “Phase2” will be released on April 9, 2021, but fans can get their first taste of the album today with the release of the new single and video, ‘Blood And Money’.
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The new The End Machine record “Phase2” builds on the great bluesy hard rock music of the debut, but sees the band move more towards more towards a classic ’80s hard rock sound and the result is a 2.0 reboot of a killer music machine.
Says Jeff Pilson, “On this record we set out to make the very best songs possible and are more than excited with how it turned out. We also weren’t afraid to let elements of the Dokken sound come through loud and clear. As a result, not only was it a very organic and collaborative process, but it was a helluva lot of fun as well!!! I feel these are some of the best songs we’ve ever written and I’m blown away by all the performances. George was on fire throughout, Robert makes it clear he’s one of the very best rock vocalists around, and Steve delivered with all the passion and enthusiasm any band could ever desire. All in all it is a musical statement we can and will stand behind for a very long time!!!”
Says George Lynch, “Jeff, Robert and I had discussions prior to pre-production and writing sessions that we would make a concerted effort to emphasize hooks and accessibility in our writing. We made sure to constantly remind ourselves of the self-induced parameters we’d created for ourselves so as not to get sidetracked and lose focus. I think that that guidance served us well. I’m very proud of what we’ve accomplished with The End Machine‘s “Phase2“.
Says Robert Mason, “I feel that “Phase2” is a logical progression from our debut record, and I echo Jeff’s point that in the writing process, none of us felt we had to distance ourselves from our past, nor our collective roots. That hit making Lynch/Pilson chemistry and song lineage is surely powerful and present, while allowing me freedom to both embrace it and show my own musical and lyrical flavors. This record shows us solidly in each other’s musical pockets and grooves, and speaking of, Steve Brown showed up to crush it on drums…and he can sing some mighty background vocals! We hope fans of all of our catalogs will embrace The End Machine and Phase2!”
Originally born from an idea of Frontiers Music Srl President and A&R Director Serafino Perugino, who wanted to have the classic line-up of Dokken team up with a killer vocalist, The End Machine‘s self-titled debut impressed mightily upon release. Far from being a simple rehash of the members resumes, The End Machine proved to be a gelled unit who sounded exactly like the seasoned pros they are, while taking their hard rock past and putting a stamp of modern production on things courtesy of Pilson.
For their debut album, The End Machine’s sound developed through several songwriting sessions between Pilson and Lynch, but while the line-up may have had fans making assumptions about the sound of the band, things took a different turn. Said Pilson at the time, “The real truth of it is that George and I have this great songwriting partnership that’s been going on for 35 years, and we love to work together.”
The tradition started on The End Machine‘s debut album expands, develops and further impresses on the new album, “Phase2“.”
The End Machine‘s “Blood And Money” video: