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Machine Head return to the UK for five special shows

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 9th April 2014 by Nico Davidson

The Bay Area metal titans Machine Head are set to return to the UK this summer with an unexpected move which will delight their rabid Head Case fan base. The band are set to play a short run of five super-special underplays, in much smaller clubs than they usually play. Frontman Robb Flynnexplains the logic behind this move:

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 most fun 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!!!!

Tour dates are as follow:

Tue 29th Jul – NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms (www.alt-tickets.co.uk)
Thu 31st Jul – EDINBURGH Liquid Rooms (www.ticketmaster.co.uk)
Sat 2nd Aug – NEWCASTLE University (www.livenation.co.uk)
Sun 3rd Aug – NORWICH Waterfront (www.ueaticketbookings.co.uk)
Mon 4th Aug – BRIGHTON Concorde (http://lout.gigantic.com)

Tickets go on sale 9am on Friday 11th April and will be available from the ticketing links above.

Machine Head’s new album is in the workings and expected to materialise later this year via their brand new label, Nuclear Blast.  However, their loyal fanbase can get a fiery taster of some brand new material on 19th April; otherwise known as Record Store Day. The band are releasing a strictly limited gatefold 10″ vinyl ‘demo version’ of new song, Killers & Kings.  The release will come in two different colours of vinyl; red or blue, and four different sleeves featuring tarot card designs; Death, The High Priestess, The Devil, and Strength.  Side A features their demo version of Killers & Kings, and Side B features covers of Our Darkest Days and Bleeding, two tracks by Southern California hardcore band, Ignite.

Shops participating in Record Store Day can be viewed here, at this location.  The Head Case collectors among you should get out and search for those four different editions!

Machine Head online:

http://machinehead1.com
http://facebook.com/MachineHead

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Machine Head reveal details for Killers & Kings

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on 13th March 2014 by Nico Davidson

Over twenty years combined with seven critically acclaimed albums and multiple world tours to their credit, very few can deny that Machine Head are one of THE kings of metal (Basically, eat your hearts out, Manowar).

This summer Nuclear Blast will have the enormous privilege of releasing Machine Head’s next full-length album, which is also the band’s debut for the label. In anticipation and to celebrate Record Store Day (19th April 2014), Nuclear Blast will be releasing a limited edition 10” featuring a demo version of a brand new track entitled Killers & Kings. Never heard or released before, Machine Head fans have been waiting for new music from the band for the last 3 years and Killers & Kings will not disappoint. Side B of the release will also feature Machine Head covering two tracks by the southern California hardcore outfit Ignite. Frontman Robb Flynn comments:

I remember growing up in the thrash scene and always wanting to hear the demo version of songs. 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 two years before the record was out! My friends and I would debate the merits of each, but we all agreed, It was so much cooler to hear it BEFORE the album is out! So we’re gonna do that for you. I can’t wait for you guys to hear this stuff.

This limited edition 10” will also feature four alternate covers with two specific colours.

Killers & Kings 10” tracking listing:

Side One: “Killers & Kings” (demo version)
Side Two: “Our Darkest Days/Bleeding” (Ignite cover)

Machine Head are currently in the studio recording their eighth album for an early 2014 release, followed by a massive worldwide tour cycle.

Machine Head‘s most recent studio release, 2011’s Unto The Locust, entered The Billboard 200 chart at position No. 22 – putting them in the Top 25 for the first time in the band’s history. The album was the follow-up to the 2007 Grammy nominated metal milestone The Blackening, widely hailed as one of the finest metal albums of the last decade, which led the band to an extensive three-year tour, sharing the stage with such heavy hitters as Slipknot and Metallica.

Machine Head online:

http://machinehead1.com
http://facebook.com/MachineHead
http://youtube.com/machinehead

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