Stolz verkünden MACHINE HEAD die ersten Tourdates für 2014 in Europa und dem Vereinigten Königreich. Die 15 Shows umfassende „Killers & Kings Tour“ wird als Vorgeschmack auf das kommende Album sowie weitere Dates im November/Dezember dienen. Vor allen Dingen jedoch werden MACHINE HEAD zahlreiche Städte bespielen, in denen sie seit über eine Dekade nicht mehr headlineten, in manchen Fällen niemals headlineten oder sogar noch nie aufgetreten sind. Sänger & Gitarrist Robb Flynn kommentiert: "In keeping with the intimate club tour-vibe we are doing in the USA this summer, for our first time ever, we decided to blow off 90% of all Euro summer festivals, and hit the nooks and crannies of the UK and Europe as well. We will be doing no major cities in any territories throughout Europe and the UK for this first leg of 2014. No London, no Berlin, etc, and instead focusing on the die-hard MACHINE HEAD fans that who don't often get the chance to see us because the travel is too far or too costly to get the big cities. I remember when we were out with METALLICA doing festivals a few years ago, we played in a small out-of-the-way city in Denmark called Aarhus, we'd never played there let alone, ever even heard of the fucking place. We were all a bit grumbly before the show, and you know what? It ended up being one of the funnest shows we've ever done. Doing shows like this, it creates an energy, it creates a bond, something unbreakable, and it is really fucking fun. It's MACHINE HEAD without all the big production, the bells and whistles, stripped down and raw. What will be really cool is that in the UK, we've never done a club tour, it happened so fast for us there that other than a handful of epically insane, wildly drunken Ten Ton Hammer club shows, we've only played bigger halls, so we are really looking forward to giving our fans something special there. Plus, we've been hearing from our Scottish fans for decades that we need to get to Edinburgh!!! So finally, 21 years into our existence, we're coming, and we're ready to fucking plunder Scotland!!!!“ KILLERS & KINGS EUROPE TOUR Tue 29-Jul UK, Nottingham, Rescue Rooms 31-Jul UK, Edinburgh, Liquid Rooms 2-Aug UK, Leeds, Stylus 3-Aug UK, Norwich, Waterfront 4-Aug UK, Brighton Concorde II 6-Aug Netherlands, Zwolle, Hedon 7-Aug Belgium, Antwerp, Trix 8-Aug Luxembourg - Den Atelier 9-Aug Switzerland, Winterthur, Salzhaus 11-Aug Austria, Dombin, Conrad Sohm 12-Aug Czech, Prague, Roxy 13-Aug Poland, Warsaw, Palladium 15-Aug Germany, Dinkelsbühl, Summerbreeze 16-Aug Germany, Hamburg, Elbriot 17-Aug Germany, Herford, X Festival 19-Aug Denmark, Aarhus, Train 21-Aug Norway, Stavanger, Folken 22-Aug Sweden, Gothenburg, Tradgarn Diesen Sommer hat Nuclear Blast Entertainment die Ehre, das nächste MACHINE HEAD-Album, das Labeldebüt der Band, veröffentlichen zu dürfen. In jener Erwartung sowie anlässlich des diesjährigen Record Store Day (19. April, 2014), freuen wir uns, ein limitiertes 10“ Vinyl mit einer Demo-Version eines brandneuen Tracks namens 'Killers & Kings' zu veröffentlichen. Nach einer Durststrecke von über drei Jahren, in denen Fans keinerlei neue Musik von MACHINE HEAD hören konnten, kommt 'Killers & Kings' gerade richtig und überzeugt auf ganze Linie. Die B-Seite der 10“ zeigt MACHINE HEAD in Cover-Laune, indem sie einen Song der Südkalifornischen Hardcore-Legenden IGNITE neu interpretieren.

 “I remember growing up in the thrash scene and always wanting to hear the demo version of songs”, so Sänger und Gitarrist Robb Flynn. “You searched them out. Thankfully my buddy Jim was a big ‘tape trader,’ and through trading we had both METALLICA demos, EXODUS demos, bootlegs of songs sometimes ‘years’ before they came out. I knew how to play every note of »Pleasure Of The Flesh« by EXODUS, easily 2 years before the record was out! My friends and I would debate the merits of each, but we all agreed, It was so much cool