Machine Head announced their new bassist today after the departure of previous bassist Adam Duce.
The new bassist for the band is Jared MacEachern, a former member of Sanctity. Speaking about Machine Head’s A&R guy finding MacEachern, Rob Flynn said “Our A&R guy Monte Conner recommended Jared since he was already on the tour, and that ended up being a great call. Jared flew out a few days before the tour and rehearsed with us and did great. What was most impressive about the whole thing was that he was doing double duty – opening for Machine Head with his band at the time Sanctity, and then later singing with us. He would stay sober until after our set, and often get in the van and drive all night. His seriousness and dedication was awesome to see and it stuck with us”.
You can find out the full details of how Machine Head chose MacEachern out of over 400 candidates on Machine Head’s website here.