MACHINE HEAD guitarist Phil Demmel revealed via his Facebook page that he is engaged to BLEEDING THROUGH keyboardist Marta Peterson.
Demmel and Peterson started dating when their bands toured together in Australia and Japan in early 2010.
In an October 2011 interview with Hardrock Haven, Demmel stated about MACHINE HEAD‘s Australian tour with BLEEDING THROUGH, “I met the girl of my dreams in Australia the last time we were down there. One of the greatest things that has ever happened to me was on that run. I have very special memories of Australia and knowing that I was in love for the first time when I was in Brisbane.”
Phil has a five-year-old son, Jadon Philip Demmel, with “rock model” Jamie Jagger.
Demmel began touring with MACHINE HEAD in 2002 but didn’t officially join the band until 2004, shortly before the recording of the group’s “Through The Ashes Of Empires” album.
Phil was a founding member of the late 1980s San Francisco Bay Area thrash band VIO-LENCE, which also included MACHINE HEAD guitarist/vocalist Robb Flynn.
Peterson was twice named “Hottest Chick” in metal by Revolver magazine.