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The Heavy Machine / Bio

The Heavy Machine is a three-piece rock and roll band from the peripherals of Chicago. The band's unapologetic repertoire of blues-infused rock songs is gritty yet familiar, layered with fuzzy guitar leads and dense bass lines that are as hypnotic as they are flavorful. Their self-titled album is littered with punchy riffs and manic, jazzy percussion all tightly laced by vocalist Kristen Kridle’s cool, composed lyricism. As she swaggers from song to song, cradling her guitar like a sub-machine gun, drummer Zack Darce blasts the Keith Moon-inspired rhythms behind her. Throbbing deep beneath it all, Justin Spencer’s smooth bass playing pushes the band's driven sound into a mechanical pulse that often feels closer to the combustion of a 6-cylinder engine than a three-piece rock band. This is the band that your mother warned you about. With a sound that is as dangerous as it is sexual. A cunning, masochistic approach to rock and roll that dares hoards of denim-clad rockers to give in to its seduction.

- Sam Porter (The Howl)

Pick up our self-titled album at www.theheavymachine.net!

General Info

Band Members
Kristen Kridle, Justin Spencer, Zack Darce
Artist Name
The Heavy Machine
Profile Page
Active Since
Rock / Blues, Jazz / Soul

Contact Info

Chicago, IL
Kristen Kridle