Die Metal-Titanen MACHINE HEAD aus der San Franciscoer Bay Area haben am 26. Januar ihr ungeduldig erwartetes neues Album »Catharsis« über Nuclear Blast Entertainment veröffentlicht. Nachdem das Album in zahllosen Ländern in die Charts einstieg, sind nun die Weltcharts bekanntgegeben worden, in denen »Catharsis« in den Top20 landete - genauer, auf Platz #15! Gitarrist/Bandkopf Robb Flynn dazu: "Number 15 on the World Chart is pretty freakin‘ mind-boggling when you think about it…. #15 on the World Chart... Let that sink in... »Catharsis« was #15 on planet earth 3 weeks ago... We're a metal band, with non-traditional promotion avenues, and with comparatively light (to some cases non-existant) radio play, especially when held up against the biggest music of the day, hip hop and pop. Absolutely zero video play out side of YouTube, in a genre that is still heavily on the physical side of music consumption, and yet, with your help, we managed to infiltrate the Top 20 of the global music community. Sure there was some stars aligning, but this was done on grass roots, word of mouth-type shit. Done with #spreadthehead and the Head Cases of the world coming in haaaaard! On behalf of the band and management, I want to give some shout out‘s to a lot of the unsung heroes who helped make our opening salvo what it is. Monte Conner and Nuclear Blast worldwide, all the distributors around the world, the press that really got behind us, SiriusXM Liquid Metal and SiriusXM Octane for leading the charge, the radio outlets that supported, Markus, Amy at Atom Splitter, Michelle at Cosa Nostra, Mark Palmer, Jaap, Mike, Lisa, and so many more for absolutely crushing it these last few months into release. This is not the full list by any means, but know that you are thanked! We still got a long way to go, we still have a lot of ground to cover. We gotta work hard, we gotta fight the fight. But hey, take a breather everyone, maybe bust out some bubbly‘, or hell, throw a celebration and rage, but please, give yourselves a round of applause. And last but not least... Head Cases. We‘ve thanked you before and we‘ll thank you again. You haven‘t shifted once from your co-pilot position since we started on our journey. And turbulence be damned! We‘ve still got a long way to go, we still have a lot of ground to cover. Together we continue to strive towards the collective goal. We know damn well, it‘s a lot of work. A lot of uphill, a lot of bruises, a lot of blood and sweat. But without YOU, there is no us... So take a bow. Seriously, pat yourselves on the fucking back Head Cases. Because... this… is… huge." Kürzlich wurden die weltweiten Chartpositionen bekannt, inklusive drei Top5, zwei Top10 und fünf Top20 Positionen. »Catharsis« verzeichnet zudem die höchsten Einstiege der Band in Deutschland, Schweiz, Schottland und Spanien. GERMANY #3 SWITZERLAND #4 SCOTLAND #5 AUSTRALIA #10 CANADA #10 FINLAND #11 PORTUGAL #11 UNITED KINGDOM #12 BELGIUM #16 USA #17 CZECH REPUBLIC #19 HUNGARY #21 POLAND #21 SPAIN #25 FRANCE #34 HOLLAND #41 JAPAN #50 ITALY #52 »Catharsis« wurde von Robb Flynn produziert und von Zack Ohren (FALLUJAH, ALL SHALL PERISH) in den Sharkbite Studios im kalifornischen Oakland aufgenommen, gemischt und koproduziert. Das Mastering erledigte Ted Jensen (HATEBREED, ALICE IN CHAINS, DEFTONES) im Sterling Sound in New York, NY. Das Cover-Foto wurde von Seanen Middleton geschaffen. Um »Catharsis« in verschiedenen Formaten zu bestellen, surft auf: http://nblast.de/MHCatharsis ', actions: { always: function () { } }, buttons: [ ] }); if (width && $(window).width() >= 1024) { setTimeout(function(){ var $e = $('.' + popupClass + ' .modal-inner-wrap'); $e.attr('style', ($e.attr('style') ? $e.attr('style') + '; ' : '') + 'width:' + width + '!important' ); }, 500); } return false; }); }); });