Machine Head Premiere “Catharsis” Music Video

Machine Head have premiered a new video for their new song “Catharsis.” This song is the title track of the band’s new album, which will be released on January 26. If you missed it, you can also get a behind the scenes look at the clip HERE

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Machine Head Announce”Beyond The Pale” Fan Music Video Contest

Machine Head are inviting fans to create a music video for their song “Beyond The Pale.” The fan with the best clip will receive a limited edition signature flying-v guitar, as well as a CD/DVD digipak version of the band’s new album “Catharsis” (out January 26), and a poster. Two runner ups will also receive a digipak and poster. Details on how to enter the contest can be found HERE.

Machine Head Premiere New Song “Beyond The Pale”

Machine Head have premiered a new song titled “Beyond The Pale.” This song is from the band’s new album “Catharsis,” which will be released on January 26. Preorders can be found HERE.

“Catharsis” Track Listing:

01. “Volatile”
02. “Catharsis”
03. “Beyond The Pale”
04. “California Bleeding”
05. “Triple Beam”
06. “Kaleidoscope”
07. “Bastards”
08. “Hope Begets Hope”
09. “Screaming At The Sun”
10. “Behind A Mask”
11. “Heavy Lies The Crown”
12. “Psychotic”
13. “Grind You Down”
14. “Razorblade Smile”
15. “Eulogy”

Machine Head’s Robb Flynn On Las Vegas Shooting: “I Don’t Ever Want To Fucking Play ‘Davidian’ Again”

Considering the October 1 massacre that left 59 dead and over 500 injured at the Route 91 Harvest festival in Las Vegas, NV, a fan asked Machine Head’s Robb Flynn about gun control during a livestream. The frontman answered by saying he supports gun control and that he doesn’t even “want to fucking play ‘Davidian‘ again.”

Here’s Flynn’s full statemnet:

“I am in favor of gun control. That motherfucker—everybody heard about the horrible Las Vegas, the horrible horrible… That dude had 23 assault rifles in his fucking hotel room—that is fucking insane to me. That is fucking insane to me, you know? It’s a fucking horrible, it’s a horrible thing that happened in Las Vegas. It’s fucking appalling. When I first heard the news yesterday morning, I couldn’t even put it together…”

“This morning, I thought I don’t ever want to fucking play ‘Davidian‘ again, that’s what I thought this morning. I straight up was like—I even texted it to the dudes, like ‘I don’t want to ever play ‘Davidian‘ again’, like fuck man. It’s fucking crazy. We probably will, we didn’t discuss it and that’s just how I feel right at the moment, but I fucking… It’s some scary shit, it’s fucking crazy out there right now. What the fuck is going on with people right now? It’s fucking crazy.”

In lighter news, he also discussed the band’s new album “Catharsis.”

“To me this is the record that could have come after ‘The Burning Red‘. It’s really grooving, it’s really melodic. But with the production on ‘Burning Red‘ was like kinda stonery, pretty dark. This is more like classic Machine Head, ‘Blackening‘/’Burn My Eyes‘ type of production, so it has a different effect. It’s got the modern elements too, taking what we started doing with the classical elements and bringing those in on ‘I am Hell‘, ‘Locust‘ and ‘Now We Die‘ and stuff like that.

It’s kind of a melding of those two things. Like I’ve been telling everybody, you’re gonna hear me say this so many times, you’re gonna be sick of hearing me saying this: lower your expectations for the heaviness. It’s a very melodic record and in a lot of ways, it’s shorter songs, it’s simpler songs, so it’s definitely not gonna be ten minute songs left and right like, say, ‘The Blackening‘.”

A video for the title track will be filmed soon, and a January release date is planned.

[via The PRP]

Machine Head Announce 2018 European/UK Tour

Machine Head have announced a 2018 European/UK tour. The band will be out in support of their new album “Catharsis“, which will be released early next year.

Tour Dates:

03/22 Rouen, FRA – Le 106
03/24 Paris, FRA – Le Bataclan
03/26 La Rochelle, FRA – La Sirene
03/27 Bordeaux, FRA – Rocher de Palmer
03/29 Santiago de Compestalla, SPA – Sala Capital
03/30 Lisbon, POR – Coliseum
03/31 Oporto, POR – Colisum
04/02 Madrid, SPA – Riviera
04/03 Seville, SPA – Sala Custom
04/04 Malaga, SPA – Sala Paris 15
04/06 Valencia, SPA – Sala Republica
04/07 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz
04/08 Toulouse, FRA – Bikini
04/09 Marseille, FRA – Caberet Auletoire
04/11 Bologna, ITA – Zona Roveri
04/12 Rome, ITA – Orion
04/13 Milan, ITA – Live Club
04/15 Lyon, FRA – Tansbordeur
04/16 Lausanne, SWI – Les Docks
04/17 Pratteln, SWI – Konzertfabrik Z7
04/19 Vienna, AUT – Gasometer
04/20 Budapest, HUN – BNMC
04/21 Munich, GER – Tonhalle
04/22 Stuttgart, GER – Longhorn
04/24 Strasbourg, FRA – Laiterie
04/25 Luxembourg, LUX – Den Atelier
04/27 Munster, GER – Skaters Palace
04/28 Cologne, GER – Ewerk
04/29 Berlin, GER – Columbiahalle
05/01 Copenhagen, DEN – Vega
05/02 Gothenburg, SWE – Pustervik
05/04 Olso, NOR – Rockefeller
05/05 Hamburg, GER – Grosse Freiheit
05/06 Gronigen, NET – Oosterpoort
05/07 Tilburg, NET – 013
05/09 Hannover, GER – Capitol
05/10 Weisbaden, GER – Schlachthof
05/11 Brussels, BEL – AB
05/13 Southampton, UK – Guildhall
05/14 Cardiff, UK – University
05/15 Bristoo, UK – Academy
05/17 Birmingham, UK – Academy
05/18 London, UK – Roundhouse
05/19 London, UK – Roundhouse
05/21 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
05/22 Newcastle, UK – Academy
05/23 Glasgow, UK – Academy
05/25 Manchester, UK – Academy