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.

Watch Robb Flynn (Machine Head) And Craig Locicero (Forbidden) Perform With Black Sabbath Tribute Band Back Stabbath

On March 19, Robb Flynn (Machine Head) and Craig Locicero (Forbidden) performed with the Black Sabbath tribute band Back Stabbath at the Elbo Room Jack London in Oakland, CA. You can find some fan-filmed footage from that show below:

[via Blabbermouth]

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!! 🍻🥃🍾🍹”

Exodus Joined Onstage By Machine Head’s Robb Flynn And Former Guitarist Rick Hunolt During Oakland Concert

During Exodus’ March 6 show at 3rd And Castro in West Oakland, CA, the band were joined onstage by some special guests including Robb Flynn (Machine Head) and their former guitarist Rick Hunolt. You can check out some fan-filmed footage from that concert below:

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Vio-lence Guitarist Phil Demmel Perform U.S. National Anthem At Dublin Gaels Basketball Game

Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head) performed the U.S. national anthem during a February 10 Dublin Gaels basketball game. You can find footage of that below:

Ex-Machine Head Guitarist Phil Demmel Discusses Filling In For Slayer, Overkill, & Lamb Of God

During an interview with Blabbermouth, Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head) discussed his work as a fill-in guitarist. For those unaware, the musician has filled in for a number of heavy hitters in recent years including Slayer in 2018, Overkill last year, and Lamb Of God this year.

Demmel said the following:

“The SLAYER thing happened within 24 hours of me quitting MACHINE HEAD. I think [SLAYER drummer] Paul Bostaph’s girlfriend knew that MACHINE HEAD was done and knew that I was home, so they reached out for that. As the urban legend goes [laughs], I had three hours to learn 19 songs. It was pretty successful; a fill-in trip, one of the higher-profile things you can imagine — SLAYER on their final world tour. I filled in for my buddies in NONPOINT, too. The OVERKILL gig was more about me and Bobby [Ellsworth, vocals] doing the BPMD record together [2020’s ‘American Made’]. We’re familiar and I got the rep of being able to learn songs pretty quick. The METAL ALLEGIANCE, guys, too. I’ll play 25 songs with them in a night. It’s one of those quirky things where I can learn songs pretty quickly and I can pick them up pretty quick.”

“I was pretty confident with the OVERKILL songs. We had three good rehearsals. I didn’t rehearse with SLAYER at all. I played two songs at a soundcheck. [Laughs] ‘Okay, we’re good!’ It’s like, ‘Fuck!’ OVERKILL, we had a couple of days of rehearsal. I had two and a half, three weeks to prepare for that. I felt pretty strong with that.”

“The LAMB OF GOD gig, that was a big deal. They had approached me before their MEGADETH States tour last summer and wanted me to learn both parts, Mark [Morton] and Willie’s, just in case one got sick, they didn’t want to cancel their tour. That’s where I am: I’m their bullpen guy when one of them can’t make the shows, I’m ready to go. It’s such a high-profile band. I didn’t want to go out there and blow it. I wanted the band to sound good. I wanted to keep that pride in what they are and not have a drop-off. Willie and I play differently. There’s different vibrato in our left-hand and pinkies. I didn’t want there to be a drop-off. I wanted people to be not-bummed that he wasn’t there. And that’s not a slag on Willie. If I went to see one of my favorite bands, let’s say QUEENSRŸCHE. I want to see [Chris] DeGarmo, I want to see Michael Wilton. No slight against the other dudes, but they better fucking bring it if they’re not going to be out there.”

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.