Logan Mader

Logan Conrad Mader (born November 16, 1970 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a Canadian-American record producer and current guitarist in melodic death metal band Once Human, as well as former lead guitarist in groove metal band Machine Head, which was formed in Oakland, California in 1991.

Logan Mader
Logan Mader live in 2015
Logan Mader live in 2015
Background information
Birth nameLogan Conrad Mader
Born (1970-11-16) November 16, 1970 (age 50)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Musician
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Years active1992–present
Associated acts

Mader is most famous for his time in Machine Head, whose 1994 debut, Burn My Eyes, was released by Roadrunner Records and quickly became the top-selling debut album in the label's history until Slipknot's debut album. Their second album, The More Things Change..., was released in 1997 and Logan left the band shortly thereafter to divert his energy and time to side projects.


Machine Head, Soulfly and MedicationEdit

Machine Head formed on October 12, 1991 with Mader on lead guitar, Robb Flynn on guitar and vocals, Adam Duce on bass and Tony Costanza on drums. He played with Machine Head through two albums until early 1998. After Logan's six-year run with Machine Head, he joined the band Soulfly where he filled the slot as guitarist for their 1998 world tour. Logan's union with Soulfly was short lived (8 months) and the only track he technically recorded with them was one of the remixes for "Quilombo". Wanting to once again pursue his own projects, Logan left Soulfly in January 1999.

Post Soulfly, Logan formed the heavy, yet melodic, Los Angeles rock band, Medication, with Whitfield Crane (formerly of Ugly Kid Joe).[1] Due to a series of internal issues, Medication disbanded in February 2003.

Stereo Black and productionEdit

Shortly after the dissolution of Medication, Logan formed the band New Black, which was later changed to Stereo Black. Although the band opened for a local Hed PE gig, tracked a full demo, shopped it to a few labels and created an internet buzz, they were never signed. Years later, the Stereo Black track Save Me which was later called Inside. The song was featured in the trailer for Max Payne and The Butterfly Effect 2 and in the direct to video film Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown. The instrumental of their song Fall Again was featured on the soundtrack of racing game MotoGP '07. In 2011, they created a song for the Scream 4 soundtrack, titled "Denial". However, in 2017 Mader dismissed Stereo Black as a studio project, initially created in order to write songs for commercial licensing, and that the attempt to turn it into a full-band was somewhat half-hearted as he was beginning to move into becoming a full-time producer.[2]

Once Human

Currently, Logan runs Dirty Icon Productions, a Los Angeles-based production team, alongside partner, Lucas Banker. Dirty Icon, published by Reverb/Universal, writes, produces, records, mixes and masters for other artists.

Return to live music, further production workEdit

Mader announced his new project, Once Human, in May 2015, which features newcomers Lauren Hart (vocals), Damian Rainauld (bass) and Ralph Alexander (drums). The group signed to earMUSIC and will release their debut album, The Life I Remember, in September 2015.[3]

In August and September 2015, they toured the southern, midwestern and southwestern United States with Fear Factory, Chicago rock band The Bloodline and Hollywood melodic metal band Before the Mourning.[4]

Mader mixed and mastered "Melancholia," the debut single by French metal band ÆMBER which was released on November 30, 2018.[5]

In March 2019, it was announced that Mader (along with drummer Chris Kontos) will perform with Machine Head for the first time in 21 years with a tour celebrating the 25th anniversary of the release of Burn My Eyes; however, he and Kontos are not officially rejoining the band.[6][7]


With Machine Head
With Soulfly
With Medication
With Stereo Black
  • Stereo Black (Demo) (2005)
With Once Human
Guest appearances

Albums producedEdit

External linksEdit


  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. "Biography: Medication". Allmusic. Retrieved 23 May 2010.
  2. ^ An Interview With Once Human’s Logan Mader: “I feel like we’ve really found our identity as a metal band with our own unique sound” Rocksins. 21 March 2017. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  3. ^ Former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY Guitarist LOGAN MADER Returns With ONCE HUMAN Blabbermouth.net
  4. ^ "Fear Factory Plan Headlining Tour With Once Human + More". Loudwire. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Melancholia, by ÆMBER". ÆMBER. Retrieved 2020-01-04.
  6. ^ "Three-Fourths Of MACHINE HEAD's 'Burn My Eyes' Lineup To Reunite For 25th-Anniversary Tour". Blabbermouth.net. March 25, 2019. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  7. ^ "MACHINE HEAD Announces 'Burn My Eyes' 25th-Anniversary European Tour Dates Feat. CHRIS KONTOS, LOGAN MADER". Blabbermouth.net. March 25, 2019. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  8. ^ http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/septicflesh-new-song-burn-available-for-streaming/
  9. ^ "In This Moment, Ex Five Finger Death Punch Members Join Forces In Invidia - Blabbermouth.net". BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
Original member
Machine Head guitarist
Succeeded by
Ahrue Luster