Machine Head Premiere “Unhalløwed” Video

Machine Head have premiered a new video for their new song “Unhalløwed.” The clip was filmed during a recent “Electric Happy Hour” set and it can be seen below. The track will appear on the band’s new album “Øf Kingdøm And Crøwn,” which is set to be released on August 26.

Frontman Robb Flynn commented:

“‘UNHALLØWED’: Chapter Six – ‘ØF KINGDØM AND CRØWN’

Drowning in the deepest depression of his life, Eros is at a breaking point. Collecting heartaches, loss, and near psychotic isolation, ‘Unhalløwed’ is the beginning of a powerful shift of our story. An introspective narrative starts the song lyrically, which is a collaborative effort written by myself, Guitarist Wacław ‘Vogg’ Kiełtyka, and Bassist/Backing Vocalist Jared MacEachern and encapsulates the collective strength of this writing team.

Anchored by an absolutely monstrous groove, the vocals melodically mirror the state of mind of Eros as he reels from the loss of his mother to a drug overdose and begins a slow downward spiral into madness. However, the culmination of the track infuses some much-needed light, but will it be enough?”

Machine Head To Release New Album “Øf Kingdøm And Crøwn” In August, Premiere “Chøke Øn The Ashes Øf Yøur Hate” Music Video

Machine Head have announced that their new album, “Øf Kingdøm And Crøwn,” will be released on August 26. The concept record, which focuses on “a decimated futuristic wasteland where the sky is stained crimson red,” can be pre-ordered HERE. An official video for the album track “Chøke Øn The Ashes Øf Yøur Hate” is also available below:

“Øf Kingdøm And Crøwn” Track Listing:

01. “Slaughter The Martyr”
02. “Chøke Øn The Ashes Øf Yøur Hate”
03. “Becøme The Firestørm”
04. “Øverdøse”
05. “My Hands Are Empty”
06. “Unhalløwed”
07. “Assimilate”
08. “Kill Thy Enemies”
09. “Nø Gøds, Nø Masters”
10. “Bløødshøt”
11. “Røtten”
12. “Terminus”
13. “Arrøws In Wørds Frøm The Sky”

The following was said about the two characters featured on the effort:

”Ares‘: (pronounced Aries): our main, who loses the love of his life (Amethyst) and goes on a murderous rampage against the vile sect responsibly for her murder.

‘Eros‘ (pronounced Arrows): the perpetrator, who loses his mother to a drug overdose and becomes radicalized in the aftermath. Eros goes off the deep end manifesting his own killing spree.’

Frontman Robb Flynn added:

“Thanks to my 2 teenage boys my family has become obsessed with this awesome Japanese anime series called ‘Attack On Titan‘. The album’s concept was loosely inspired by the series in the senses that in the storyline, there is no ‘good’ or ‘bad’ guy, both characters believe they’re doing the right thing as it applies to their being, but make no mistake, both are committing acts of pure atrocity and evil. The opening track ‘Slaughter The Martyr‘ is basically our character #1’s origin story.”

Robb Flynn On New Machine Head Album: “It’s Fucking Heavy”

During a recent interview with Metal Hammer, Machine Head’s Robb Flynn discussed the band’s upcoming album. According to him, the effort is “fucking heavy.”

Flynn said the following:

“It’s similar to [‘Through The Ashes Of Empires’ and ‘The Blackening’] in that we’re moving forward into something fresh and new but it’s got that classic Machine Head vibe. We have a lot to deliver and expectations are very high, so I’m lucky to have great people surrounding me. Jared [MacEachern] really stepped up and wrote some great riffs and great vocals. [Waclaw “Vogg” Kieltyka] contributed a few ideas and brought some really great songs.”

He continued:

“It’s fucking heavy, probably the heaviest we’ve been in a few albums. I’ve been playing so much guitar recently; I do Electric Happy Hours every Friday and sometimes you play a song you haven’t played in 10, 20 years, or go through a whole album from top to bottom. When we toured ‘Burn My Eyes,’ it took me back to where I was writing that music. I don’t think I can ever be in that place again lyrically, but riff-wise, I think that all spilled into this album.”

He also added:

“There are moments of just savage violence. The first few songs are a fucking murderers’ row of music and riffs. We’ve had a gothy, sad side on songs like ‘Descend The Shades Of Night‘ and ‘Darkness Within‘, and I think we’ve got some of our most melancholy parts on this record. It’s going to be the type of thing that really hits people emotionally. It’s a rollercoaster.”

As previously reported, Machine Head will be releasing a new song on April 12.

Machine Head To Be Rejoined By Guitarist Logan Mader For “The More Things Change…” 25th Anniversary Playthrough

Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn and bassist Jared MacEachern will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of “The More Things Change…” by performing the album in full during a special livestream with original guitarist Logan Mader. The virtual event will take place on March 18 at 3:00 p.m. PDT. The band commented:

“Come join the boyz this Friday to celebrate 25 years of “The More Things Change” on Electric Happy Hour.⁠ To make this landmark anniversary extra special, we’re delighted to announce that Robb and Jared will be joined by original guitar player, Logan Mader, for a not-to-be-missed full play-thru of the band’s second album.⁠ Join us live at 3 PM Pacific on Twitch, Facebook, and YouTube. Please double check your local time zone as USA has now switched to daylight saving hours.⁠ Beers UP!! 🍻🥃🍾🍹”

Wacław “Vogg” Kiełtyka On New Machine Head Record: “I Have To Say The Album Is Amazing”

During a recent interview with Metal 101, Machine Head guitarist Wacław “Vogg” Kiełtyka (also of Decapitated) discussed the band’s upcoming album. According to him, the record is “amazing.”

Kiełtyka said the follwing:

“Since more than two years right now, I’ve become a member of the MACHINE HEAD. It was just great to join the band and it feels amazing to be part of that. I did two tours with them — a European tour and touring the United States — and it was amazing; it was a great experience.

MACHINE HEAD have a new album ready, which makes me also really happy about feeling that I’m a part of the album. I did a few riffs for two songs and I did a few solo parts.

I have to say the album is amazing, and Robb [Flynn] and Jared [MacEachern] did an amazing job. It’s gonna be a really strong album and a really amazing comeback with the new songs and production. The production is amazing.”

This news comes after MacEachern recently confirmed that the effort has already been mixed and mastered.

Machine Head Finish Mixing & Mastering New Album

During a recent interview with Primordial Radio, Jared MacEachern revealed that Machine Head have finished mixing and mastering their new album. The band have yet to choose a title, but they do have a “frontrunner.”

MacEachern said the following when asked about his contributions to the record:

“I think that I was very aware from day one that Robb [Flynn, guitar/vocals] is the leader, he’s the creative leader, the musical leader… We all have our inputs but I think it’s always understood that ultimately the decision is up to him for how things go. But, yeah, I definitely made contributions and I feel great about those contributions and I’m asked about my opinion on certain things. But, like I said, I’m following his lead.”

He also added the following about its musical direction:

“It’s a pretty — to use Robb‘s word… I believe he used the word ‘colossal’ the other day. It’s a pretty big, epic-sounding album. We’ve been toying around with the order, but I’ve been listening, sitting down, taking the time to listen to it all the way through, and the way it goes, it’s a ride — a really great, heavy, beautiful, melodic, raging, thrashing ride.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Machine Head’s Robb Flynn And Jared MacEachern Perform “Catharsis” In Full During Recent “Electric Happy Hour” Set

On January 28, Machine Head’s Robb Flynn and Jared MacEachern celebrated the fourth anniversary of “Catharsis” by performing it in full during a virtual “Electric Happy Hour” set. You can see footage of that below: