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Montezuma Fire Machine / Press

“MFM has been around this area for a couple of years now, but I’ve never been able to see them live before this past Thursday. It seemed as though I was one of the only people at the show who could say that too. Both of the other bands were excited to share the stage with these guys, and the room filled up when they hit the stage. I can’t get enough instrumental rock… especially when you add saxophone, some in-your-face violin playing and a F***ing didgeridoo into the mix!”

“I’m in the process of perfecting my sun worship bow, my tribal face paint, and getting myself in shape to complete 18 revolutions around the sun to prepare for Montezuma Fire Machine’s set tonight. I’m certain my sun-exposed face will be melted off by the fiery, ultra-violet jams, a small sacrifice to make for a scorching show.”

“It grabbed me. It was non-lyrical, which I normally don't go for...almost jazzy, in a discordant, up-and-down, and emotionally musical way. From sweet, pretty violins to the rocking and drums, up and back again. It was exactly what I needed. It was almost like my soul was getting a massage. It was wonderful.”

“I'm always up for a good jam session and it's not often that I get to experience the sensation of jamming outside of a live show. This might explain my complete infatuation with the first EP release from Nashville instrumental-rockers Montezuma Fire Machine (MFM for short), Frown Like a Lord. This is a band defined by its versatility and overall musicianship. The inclusion of so many sounds and genres has the tendency to make a band seemed unfocused and noncommittal to their own sound; not so with MFM. The band is able to leave its imprint with its constant hinting of its members' motley source influences while maintaining a sense of purpose and defining their own sound in the process. MFM is the master of its own exciting, musically diverse domain. The bottom line: Frown Like a Lord is a must-listen for music lovers as MFM takes an insane sounding music formula and runs with it.”

“Whoa! This seven piece jazz–fusion group really kicks a heavy groove. Could compete with any festival-jam-band.”

“The complexity of their music shows both heart and skill. The no-holds-barred experimentation keeps MFM above the average jam band, but not quite metal, either. As the seven members of Montezuma Fire Machine load onto the stage, the sheer size of their band forces attention. Once they start playing, they live up to their size and show what a fire machine produces–flame.”