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Machine Head - New Video Online

"Locust", the new video from US metallers Machine Head, can be exclusively viewed on Metal Hammer. The clip was directed by Mike Sloat, who previously helmed Machine Head's videos for "Imperium", "Days Turn Blue To Gray", "Aesthetics Of Hate", "Now I Lay Thee Down" and "Halo".

"Locust" comes off the band's latest album, Unto The Locust, which was released on September 2011 via Roadrunner Records.


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Posted: 28.10.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (5)

Machine Head - To Headline Wacken Open Air 2012

San Francisco thrashers, Machine Head, have been confirmed as a headlining act for the Wacken Open Air 2012, in Germany. Machine Head have played in Wacken before both in 2005 and 2009.

This news comes right before their new album, entitled Unto The Locust is released tomorrow, September 27th, through Roadrunner Records. More album details were previously reported over here.


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Event: Wacken Open Air 2012
Posted: 26.09.2011 by pisymbol | Comments (9)

Machine Head - Hosting Free Listening Parties For The New Album

In celebration of their upcoming release, Unto The Locust, Machine Head will be attending several listening parties across the country. Fans will be able to listen to the new album in its entirety as well as hang out with the band. Attendance is free for all events.


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Posted: 22.09.2011 by pisymbol | Comments (1)

Machine Head - New Album Cover Art And Tracklist Revealed

US metallers Machine Head will release their new album, Unto The Locust, on September 27 via Roadrunner Records.

The CD was recorded at JingleTown Studios in Oakland, with frontman Robb Flynn producing. The mixing duties were handled by Flynn and Juan Urteaga (Exodus, Testament, Vicious Rumors, Vile, Cattle Decapitation).


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Posted: 28.07.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (13)

Machine Head - South American Tour With Sepultura

After a long absence from South America, Machine Head will make their presence felt this October, joined by the legendary Sepultura for dates in Brazil, Argentina and Chile that will surely give rabid South American fans a double-fist punch of unforgettable performances. Check the handful of dates below.

Machine Head vocalist/guitarist Robb Flynn exclaims: "Going back to South America is going to be fucking rad! The crowds there are absolutely insane, it has been a long time coming and we cannot wait for this! We've been working on getting back there for a while now and this proved to be a great opportunity." Flynn adds: "This is going to crush, and having Sepultura together with us? Well, all I'll say is that these dates are going to be one hell of a monster unleashed on the crowds in Brazil, Argentina and Chile. No one will be left standing at the end of the night!"

Sepultura frontman Derrick Green adds: "We are all looking forward to touring with Machine Head in South America. It was an idea that we have had for some time and it will be a great pleasure to share the stage with them. This is a show that cannot be missed by anyone."

Machine Head + Sepultura:

Oct. 14 - Sao Paolo, BRA - Citibank Hall
Oct. 15 - Curitiba, BRA - Master Hall
Oct. 16 - Porto Alegre, BRA - Casa de Gaucho
Oct. 21 - Buenos Aires, ARG - El Teatro Flores
Oct. 23 - Santiago, CHI - Teatro Caupolican


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Event: Sepultura + Machine Head
Posted: 06.07.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (1)

Machine Head - New Album Title Revealed

San Francisco Bay Area groove metallers Machine Head have set Unto The Locust as the title of their upcoming new album. The CD is scheduled for a September 27th release through Roadrunner Records.

Unto The Locust was recorded at Green Day's Jingletown Studios in Oakland, California, with frontman Robb Flynn producing.

You can find more info about Locust, the first single off the record, at this location.

Machine Head will be part of Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival this summer and will embark on a European Tour later this year.


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Posted: 23.06.2011 by Thryce | Comments (5)

Machine Head - Euro Tour With BMTH, DevilDriver, Darkest Hour

San Francisco Bay Area metallers Machine Head will embark on a European headlining tour later this fall, titled The Eighth Plague Tour.

Support on the trek will come from Bring Me The Horizon, Devildriver and Darkest Hour.

Get a list of all confirmed shows so far below.


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Event: Machine Head: The Eighth Plague Tour
Posted: 22.06.2011 by Thryce | Comments (11)

Machine Head - New Song Online

Locust, the brand-new single from Machine Head can be streamed in the YouTube clip below.

The single, now available on iTunes, is an advance mix of a song from the band's as-yet untitled upcoming album, set for release September 27th through Roadrunner Records. More details were previously reported over here.


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Posted: 15.06.2011 by Thryce | Comments (6)

Machine Head - New Single Out Next Week, Sample Online

Original news, posted on 08.06.2011

Machine Head will be releasing their highly anticipated follow up to The Blackening this September. The band will release a new single, Locust, on iTunes on June 14th. The single is an advance mix of a song from the band's as-yet untitled upcoming album, set for release September 27th through Roadrunner Records.


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Posted: 11.06.2011 by RcK | Comments (15)

Machine Head - Set To Enter Studio

And so it begins... Machine Head are currently wrapping up writing for their as-yet-untitled seventh album and will be entering Green Day's Jingletown Studios in Oakland, CA this Saturday, April 16th to begin recording! As if that wasn't enough, the band also got a brand-new video clip to whet your appetite!


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Posted: 14.04.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (6)

Machine Head - Pull Out Of Sonisphere UK

Machine Head announced that the band will no longer play the upcoming Sonisphere Festival at Knebworth, UK:

"It is with the utmost disappointment that we must announce that Machine Head will not be playing the Sonisphere date at Knebworth in the U.K. on August 2nd.

In a turn of events that has left us absolutely baffled, the promoter of the U.K. Sonisphere festival recently placed, unbeknownst to us, Limp Bizkit in our 3rd slot on the festival. Seeing as the running order was a significant part of the negotiation and agreement between us and the promoter, and the fact that we had been advertised in that slot since the festival's announcement, you can imagine our surprise when we were "told" that we would now be playing in the 4th slot, under Limp Bizkit, and bizarrely, it was actually expected that we would quietly move down the bill without issue. We will not.

Machine Head turned down the U.K.'s Download Festival, a festival we are very fond of - which incidentally, had us above Limp Bizkit - to commit to the Knebworth festival, as we felt a closer kinship to the bands performing this year. In an effort to make this situation in Knebworth work, we have spent more than a week striving to resolve this issue in a proper manner. Unfortunately, that did not happen.

So we have regrettably been left with no choice but to cancel our appearance rather than stand for the disrespect and indignity offered by a promoter who won't honor our agreement. While we know that our fans will be furious about this situation - as are we, beyond words - we trust that you will all understand our position, and we encourage you to voice your opinion about it as loud and clear as possible.

The rest of our festival dates across Europe, including the other Sonisphere dates, as well as our headline of the Wacken festival remain unchanged."


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Event: Sonisphere Festival
Posted: 09.07.2009 by Ham:dR | Comments (13)

Machine Head - Video Of Iron Maiden Cover Online

US metallers Machine Head have posted a music video online for their cover of Iron Maiden's "Hallowed Be Thy Name".

The video was directed once again by Mike Sloat and is now available at this location.

The band adds: "Originally appearing on Kerrang's "Maiden Heaven" tribute CD, the song is now being released as a bonus track on "The Blackening" Special Edition, which was released on October 28 via Roadrunner Records!"


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Posted: 29.10.2008 by ArtiA | Comments (9)

Machine Head - To Release Special Edition Of Latest Album

Machine Head are proud to announce the release of the special edition version of "The Blackening", their Grammy-nominated masterwork. Hailed unanimously as the best metal album of 2007 by journalists, metal radio stations and fans alike, it earned a Grammy nomination for the fan-favorite track, "Aesthetics of Hate" and all the while Machine Head continue to earn "the hardest working band" title with over 19 months on the road in support of "The Blackening" (with 5 U.S. tours alone) and no signs of stopping soon.

"The Blackening" Special Edition is two disc CD/DVD set that will feature an assortment of extras, including rare bonus tracks such as covers of Iron Maiden's "Hallowed Be Thy Name", over an hour of live performance footage from With Full Force, Download and Rock in Rio festivals, three uncensored music videos for "Aesthetics of Hate," "Now I Lay Thee Down" and "Halo," a "making of" featurette on each video, "The Making of The Blackening" and expanded artwork. Plus, what many hardcore fans have been rabidly waiting for, 4 never-before-seen performances of Machine Head celebrating the 10th anniversary of their debut album, "Burn My Eyes", captured in Philadelphia in 2004. This special edition is a must have for any fan of this Bay Area band that is steadily carving out "legendary status" for itself within the metal scene.

Machine Head spent the summer headlining the second stage of the first annual Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival and the band will cap off two extremely successful years as direct support on Metallica's U.S. headline tour in December and January 2009. Metallica frontman James Hetfield was quoted as telling Revolver, "The Blackening", unbelievable. Unbelievable sound and power. It sounds like a band on fire. They have really turned it on again for me."

"The Blackening" Special Edition is due in stores October 28, 2008.

Disc 1: CD

01. Clenching The Fists of Dissent
02. Beautiful Mourning
03. Aesthetics of Hate
04. Now I Lay Thee Down
05. Slanderous
06. Halo
07. Wolves
08. A Farewell To Arms
09. Hallowed Be Thy Name (Bonus Track)
10. Battery (Bonus Track)

Disc 2: DVD


01. Clenching The Fists Of Dissent (With Full Force 2008)
02. Now I Lay Thee Down (With Full Force 2008)
03. Halo (With Full Force 2008)
04. Aesthetics Of Hate (Rock In Rio 2008)
05. Davidian (Rock In Rio 2008)


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Posted: 17.09.2008 by Dark Irilijes | Comments (9)

Machine Head - Tour Updates

Machine Head returns to the States after an Australian and European tour for a run of dates with HellYeah, beginning January 25th in New York. Immediately following that, the band head back to Dubai to play the Desert Rock festival, then to Israel and India, both for the first-time ever, followed by a string of headlining dates in Japan, to be confirmed soon.

01.23 - Flint, MI - The Machine Shop (Warm-Up, MH Headline)
01.25 - Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights
01.26 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
01.27 - Richmond, VA - Toad's Place
01.29 - Charleston, SC - The Music Farm
01.30 - Charlotte, NC - Amos Southend
02.01 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
02.02 - Atlantic City, NJ - House of Blues
02.05 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
02.06 - Providence, RI - Lupo's
02.08 - Mokena, IL - The Pearl Room
02.12 - Green Bay, WI - Riverside Ballroom
02.13 - Lacrosse, WI - Lacrosse Center
02.15 - Davenport, IA - Sports Dome
02.16 - Milwaukee, WI - The Eagles Club
02.17 - Urbana, IL - Canopy Club
02.19 - Des Moines, IA - Val Air Ballroom
02.20 - Sioux Falls, SD - Ramkota Exhibit Hall
02.22 - Spokane, WA - The Big Easy
02.23 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
02.24 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
02.26 - Anaheim, CA - The Grove
03.07 - Dubai, UAE - Desert Rock Festival
03.10 - Tel Aviv, ISR - Theatre Club (w/Betzefer)
03.14 - Bangalore, IND - Bangalore Rock Festival


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Posted: 13.01.2008 by Elegy | Comments (0)

Machine Head - New Music Video

Machine Head has made a new music video for the song 'Now I Lay Thee Down'. You can watch it the official site of Machine Head here.

According to Headbangers Blog, the clip was shot in February and additional footage was filmed in August. Mike Sloat directed, working in various locations around San Francisco, but mostly in and around the Regency Center, a theater built in 1909. According to Roadrunner Records, "All of the backdrops of the play are original to the theater, close to 100 years old and include ornate images of hell, forest, and more. As for the plot, the band's label says "the video is a play about a past time in which a strange and grotesque man, who is shunned by society and outcast, decides that he wants to know what it's like to die. He asks his lover, the only person who cares for him, to take his life. Reluctantly, she does. But then she becomes so distraught and miserable about losing her only love that she decides she must take her own life as well to be with him forever. The play ends with the two lovers together again, at last in the afterlife. The curtain drops and the entire cast bows to the audience."

'Now I Lay Thee Down' can be found on Machine Head's latest album "The Blackening".


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Posted: 10.10.2007 by Elegy | Comments (3)