MACHINES OF GRACE
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MACHINES OF GRACE

Boston, Massachusetts, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2017 | SELF

Boston, Massachusetts, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2017
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"If Zak Stevens (CIRCLE II CIRCLE, SAVATAGE) is involved, then you know it's at least worth looking into. In the case of MACHINES OF GRACE, the self-titled debut featuring vocalist Stevens, drummer Jeff Plate (TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, SAVATAGE, METAL CHURCH), guitarist Matt Leff and bassist Chris Rapoza, you get a solid ball of melodic hard rock with acoustic flourishes." - Blabbermouth


KILLER BOSTON MASS. 1ST RELEASE FRONTED BY ZAK STEVENS (CIRCLE II CIRCLE/SAVATAGE) AND BACK BY DRUMMER JEFF PLATE (METAL CHURCH/TSO)!!!
MATT LEFF IS A MAJOR GUITARIST BRINGING THE METAL OUT OF THIS BAND AND "MACHINES OF GRACE" JUST MAY SURPASS THE POPULARITY OF THE "CIRCLE II CIRCLE" LIKE!!! BEFORE ZAK's RUN WITH "CIRCLE II CIRCLE" AND "SAVATAGE", MACHINES OF GRACE WAS THEIR BAND!!! RE-RECORDED IN 2009, ALL THE SONGS ARE BRAND NEW AND THE RELEASE IS REALLY A SUPERIOR METAL RELEASE FOR SURE CONTENDING TO BE A TOP FOR 2009 - CDinzane


When I think of the bands that have been called supergroups, I have to laugh as there is few that have the power or scope as what you have with Machines Of Grace. I have to hand it to Zak, Matt, Jeff and Chris, they have pulled off what so many could only hope to do. They have assembled a group that is even better than their individual parts. I cannot wait to hear more from them. - Sea Of Tranquility


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Machines Of Grace - Released July 09.

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Meet Machines of Grace. They are the latest among the gifted hard rock/heavy metal bands born from Boston’s thriving music scene. As with their Beantown bred forefathers, (Aerosmith, Extreme, Godsmack, Dropkick Murphys) this quad has concocted their own proprietary formula for whiplash on a disc.

Top shelf status comes from the experience of successfully headlining major tours and support from a monumental fan base. Drummer Jeff (Trans Siberian Orchestra, Savatage, Metal Church) Plate and lead singer Zak (Circle II Circle, Savatage) Stevens have the resume to help catapult Machines of Grace into the monsters of rock realm. The divine mix of such magnanimous talent can convert even the most stubborn music critic. Why? The method to their madness is embedded in the music….. “It’s just a pure, solid melodic rock sound,” offers Stevens. “It has infectious grooves and its own brand of outright power. To me, it’s got a solid, hard rock edge with a strong commercial appeal.”

The Machines of Grace cocktail infuses the essence of several music genres with an innovative twist of smoldering vocals and bludgeoning guitar riffs. Blend that with an explosive rhythm section and you’ve got an exceptionally powerful elixir. “I’d say we’re a mix of melodic metal, hard rock, modern rock and acoustic rock,” adds guitarist Matt (Trigger Effect, Wickedwitch) Leff. “The current rock climate is calling for modern production, strong vocal melodies and memorable sounds from guys that can really play. I think we fit that description.” Bassist Chris (Trigger Effect) Rapoza agrees: “The CD has an amazing vibe that just flows really well and makes you want to listen to it all the way through. To me, song writing and recording with that same quality makes the best type of album.”

Jeff Plate tops off the sentiment: “The music is metal, but not thrash. Rock, but not pop. We could be compared to a number of different bands, and each song will give you a different impression, but in the end the sound is distinctly Machines of Grace.”

Live, this band brings new meaning to the term full throttle. The killer studio version of the music not withstanding, Machines of Grace takes a live performance experience to a whole new level. Fans will really enjoy the dueling guitar and vocal arrangements, while the second-to-none rhythm section welds them together perfectly. Zak promises, “You’ll hear the emphasis on the album, the way the mix very closely depicts how this band actually sounds when we plug in.” How many bands these days can do that?

Look for the debut, self-tilted Machines of Grace CD this summer.