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)
06. Imperium (Download 2007)
07. Old (Download 2007)
08. A Thousand Lies (Burn My Eyes 10th Anniversary 2004)
09. The Rage To Overcome (Burn My Eyes 10th Anniversary 2004)
10. Death Church (Burn My Eyes 10th Anniversary 2004)
11. Blood For Blood (Burn My Eyes 10th Anniversary 2004)


01. Halo
02. Now I Lay Thee Down
03. Aesthetics of Hate
(Plus a "Making Of" feature for each video)


Band profile: Machine Head
Posted: 17.09.2008 by Dark Irilijes


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NeoSe7en - 17.09.2008 at 01:43  
I really wish they would just release the whole Burn My Eyes 10th Anniversary show.
LeChron James - 17.09.2008 at 02:24  
Dark Blood - 17.09.2008 at 07:26  
Nice! They included Rock in Rio performances! Awesome concert! m/
hanna of steel - 17.09.2008 at 10:40  
Why can't they just release the dvd of live performances on it's own ?

Most fans will already have bought The Blackening - why should we have to buy it again to get the extras ?

A lot of bands do this - it annoys me .
corrupt - 17.09.2008 at 14:02  
I never thought this album was too good. But I might give it another try with this release sind I have not yet bought it
Thryce - 17.09.2008 at 14:44  
Wow, hold it, everybody make some room for the unanimously hailed Machine Head... We're not worthy. And monkeys might fly out of my butt.

Who even writes such pretentious, braggart nonsense?? Meh, this band is full of crap either way.
Opiário - 17.09.2008 at 16:07  
Rock in Rio 2008 included! m/
Best moshpit ever
DrunkenFuck - 17.09.2008 at 18:24  
Now that's how a special edition should be! I might even get it!
brapp32 - 17.09.2008 at 21:31  
One of the best bands out there today. If you have never seen this band live you should check them out. You will not be disappointed.

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