News from MACHINE HEAD

MACHINE HEAD - announce more European tour dates!

MACHINE HEAD - announce more European ... - 2014-08-19

2014-08-19 - Bay Area Metal Titans MACHINE HEAD, have announced more dates for their European headlining tour in November & December 2014. The band also revealed the support bands that will accompany the tour: label mates DEVIL YOU KNOW featuring Howard Jones (ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE), Francesco Artusato (ALL SHALL PERISH), John Sankey (DEVOLVE, ex-FEAR FACTORY), Ryan Wombacher (ex-BLEEDING THROUGH) and Roy Lev-Ari and US melodic death/metalcore act DARKEST HOUR will be opening up for Robb Flynn & Co.!

KILLERS & KINGS EUROPEAN TOUR
19.08. DK Aarhus - Train
21.08. NO Stavanger - Folken
22.08. SE Gothenburg - Tradgarn

BLOODSTONE & DIAMONDS Tour 2014
+ DEVIL YOU KNOW
+ DARKEST HOUR
07.11. F Strasbourg - Laiterie
10.11. F Paris - Batacla
12.11. F Toulouse - Bikini
14.11. ES Barcelona - Razzmatazz 1
15.11. ES Madrid - Riviera
16.11. ES Pamplona - Zentral
17.11. F Marseille - Espace Julien
19.11. I Milan - Alcatraz
20.11. CH Lausanne - Les Docks
21.11. CH Zurich - Komplex
22.11. D Munich - Kesselhaus
23.11. AT Vienna - Gasometer
25.11. D Cologne - Palladium
26.11. D Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
27.11. D Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
29.11. DK Copenhagen - Vega
30.11. NO Oslo - Sentrum Scene
01.12. SWE Stockholm - Arenan
03.12. D Hamburg - Grosse Freiheit
04.12. NL Utrecht - Vredeburg
06.12. UK London - Roundhouse
07.12. UK London - Roundhouse
09.12. UK Portsmouth - Guildhall
10.12. UK Bristol - Academy
11.12. UK Plymouth - Pavillions
13.12. UK Glasgow - Academy 2
14.12. UK Leeds - Academy
16.12. UK Manchester - Apollo
17.12. UK Nottingham - Rock City
18.12. UK Birmingham - Academy
19.12. UK Dublin - Academy

MACHINE HEAD will release their eighth full-length album and Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut entitled, »Bloodstone & Diamonds«, this Fall! The record was once again produced by Robb Flynn himself and Juan Urteaga (TESTAMENT, VILE), and like the last 7 out of 8 albums, was masterfully mixed by Colin Richardson (CARCASS, FEAR FACTORY, SLIPKNOT, BEHEMOTH, DEVILDRIVER). Additional tracking, editing, and mixing was done with heavy metal legend Andy Sneap (EXODUS,TESTAMENT, ARCH ENEMY, ACCEPT, MEGADETH) and Steve Lagudi.

“I cannot even begin to tell you how proud we are of this album,” comments frontman Robb Flynn. “It's been a heck of a ride. It looked like it might not ever happen again at one point, but man, this album is a milestone for us. You're going to love it Head Cases.”

“Without getting too philosophical on ya, bloodstone and diamonds represent two of the hardest materials on earth, it is also a lyric from the opening track of the album ‘Now We Die’. In many cultures the bloodstone has been used as an amulet to protect against evil, and is the symbol of justice. Diamonds and are hardest natural material on earth (which is how we feel about our music), and it also represents the diamond logo I drew 22 years ago (in my wife's apartment on Dover St. in Oakland) that has become the symbol for the band.”



»Bloodstone & Diamonds« track listing:

1. Now We Die
2. Killers & Kings
3. Ghosts Will Haunt My Bones
4. Night Of Long Knives
5. Sail Into The Black
6. Eyes Of The Dead
7. Beneath The Silt
8. In Comes The Flood
9. Damage Inside
10. Game Over
11. Imaginal Cells (instrumental)
12. Take Me Through The Fire

Adds Flynn:
“10 songs, an interlude, and an instrumental with an audio collage of spoken word snippets (think ‘Real Eyes, Realize, Real Lies’) by Dr. Bruce Lipton and Steve Bhaerman, taken from their (incredibly inspiring) audiobook Spontaneous Evolution.”

“Guest musicians include 2 different string quartets featuring the original Quartet Rouge that appeared on our last album »Unto The Locust«. And a new all-male quartet which we featured on the song ‘In Comes The Flood’.”

“String arrangements for 2 of the songs ‘Now We Die’ and ‘Sail Into The Black’ came courtesy of myself and Rhys Fulber who has worked with everyone from Sarah McLachlan, to FEAR FACTORY, and the string arrangement for ‘In Comes The Flood’ came courtesy of myself and ex-WORSHIP and current-BRING ME THE HORIZON keyboardist Jordan Fish, who is a producer in his own right.”

“We worked with several artists to complete the 28 page (!) ‘standard’ CD booklet, as well as the 48 page (!) hardcover leather-bound Media-book that will serve as the special edition, including Rafal Wechterowicz, Marcelo Vasco, and long-time MACHINE HEAD art-collaborator Strephon Taylor. The theme was to have both CD and hardcover Mediabook look like an old Alchemy book from the 1800's, with weathered edges, sepia toned pages, and magic / masonic / alchemy themed woodcarvings throughout.”

Bands
Linked bands
MACHINE HEAD
Related News
MACHINE HEAD - post making of!

MACHINE HEAD - post making of!

2014-11-26 11:45 - Bay Area Metal Titans MACHINE HEAD have posted a behind scenes look at the making of the video clip for the track 'Now We Die', here. Details

MACHINE HEAD - crack sales charts around ...

MACHINE HEAD - crack sales charts around ...

2014-11-20 15:00 - Bay Area Metal Titans MACHINE HEAD have been tearing up the sales charts all over the globe with the release of their new album, »Bloodstone & Diamonds«! In the U.S. alone ... Details

MACHINE HEAD - official track by track ...

MACHINE HEAD - official track by track ...

2014-11-17 19:30 - Bay Area Metal Titans MACHINE HEAD have released the official track by track for the band's brand new album »Bloodstone & Diamonds« - open up your Spotify client and check ... Details

MACHINE HEAD - official 'Now We Die' ...

MACHINE HEAD - official 'Now We Die' ...

2014-11-11 18:30 - Bay Area Metal Titans MACHINE HEAD have released the official music video for the song 'Now We Die'. The song comes off the band's highly anticipated new album and Nuclear ... Details

MACHINE HEAD - »Bloodstone & Diamonds« OUT...

MACHINE HEAD - »Bloodstone & Diamonds« OUT...

2014-11-07 18:40 - Bay Area Metal Titans MACHINE HEAD have released their highly anticipated new album and Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut »Bloodstone & Diamonds« today. Coinciding with ... Details

MACHINE HEAD - 'Ghosts Will Haunt My ...

MACHINE HEAD - 'Ghosts Will Haunt My ...

2014-11-07 08:20 - Bay Area Metal Titans MACHINE HEAD have released a lyric video teaser for the song 'Ghosts Will Haunt My Bones' from the forthcoming album and Nuclear Blast Entertainment ... Details

MACHINE HEAD - »Bloodstone & Diamonds« ...

MACHINE HEAD - »Bloodstone & Diamonds« ...

2014-11-06 08:20 - Bay Area Metal Titans MACHINE HEAD have made their upcoming album, »Bloodstone & Diamonds«, available. Earlier this week the new song, 'Night Of Long Knives', was released ... Details

MACHINE HEAD - release new song teaser ...

MACHINE HEAD - release new song teaser ...

2014-11-05 08:00 - Bay Area Metal Titans MACHINE HEAD have just released a teaser for a brand new song called 'Beneath The Silt' from their upcoming album, »Bloodstone & Diamonds«. Earlier ... Details

MACHINE HEAD - release new song 'Night Of ...

MACHINE HEAD - release new song 'Night Of ...

2014-11-04 09:15 - Bay Area Metal Titans MACHINE HEAD have just released a brand new song called 'Knight Of Long Knives' from their upcoming album, »Bloodstone & Diamonds«. Surf to this ... Details

MACHINE HEAD - release second »Bloodstone ...

MACHINE HEAD - release second »Bloodstone ...

2014-10-31 14:30 - Bay Area Metal Titans MACHINE HEAD have just released the second album trailer for their upcoming album, »Bloodstone & Diamonds«. The band also set up special webpage on ... Details