Nowadays, it became common to have songs leak before official releases. Well, Machine Head's frontman Robert "Robb" Flynn just informed their fans that their new songs "Now We Die" and an album version of "Killer & Kings" have leaked via iTunes UK. The band also decided to share an upload the song on YouTube and get it over with. So, the cat is out of the bag. Amidst all the mess, you get to listen to the new song "Now We Die" below.
A few months ago, Machine Head announced a big North American tour with Epica, Children Of Bodom and Battlecross, set for this October. However, the band now postpones that tour because it seems that their new album Bloodstone & Diamonds is taking longer to complete than expected and they need the time to work on it. It's a bummer not only to the fans but also the other bands on the bill who are not pleased about it.
U.S. metallers Machine Head have revealed more about their upcoming new album. More precisely, they revealed that it will be titled Bloodstone & Diamonds. The tracklist and cover artwork was also made available, so check it out right here. Do you like it?
This December, Californian metallers Machine Head will embark on a headlining tour across the United Kingdom and Ireland. Support on the 11-date long trek will come from Devil You Know and Darkest Hour. All these winter dates will also include the material from the band's upcoming eighth album, which will be released via Nuclear Blast by the time they arrive.
Bay Area metallers Machine Head continue their live domination of North America with the announcement of a 21-show U.S. and Canadian trek in support of their debut studio album for Nuclear Blast Entertainment, which is due out this fall. With a strong and diverse line-up that features support from Finnish powerhouse Children Of Bodom and Dutch symphonic metallers Epica with American melodic death/thrash openers Battlecross, the tour launches on October 4th in Denver, Colorado and includes five Canadian cities before closing out in Hollywood, California on November 1st. Are you planning to check out this tour?
You might remember that at the beginning of this year, the former long-time Machine Head bassist Adam Duce filed a lawsuit against the band and their manager, among others. He was seeking damages for trademark infringement, breach of partnership agreement and defamation, and claimed he was kicked out of the band. It seems that this dispute has been settled, according to a post on the band's Facebook page. However, the group didn't reveal the terms of the deal. The Americans continue to work on their brand new album, set for release in November this year.
After sharing the first taste of new material, Machine Head's main man Robb Flynn has released a lengthy update on the band's the new album. Currently in recording mode, Robb Flynn discusses specific new songs and lyrics for the new album and says it will not be like The Blackening. You can read all about it here below.
On April 19th, Record Store Day, Machine Head released the limited edition 10" Killers And Kings featuring a demo version of a brand new track entitled "Killers & Kings". If you didn't grab a copy of that, you can hear the demo version of "Killers & Kings" right now since the band finally shared an official stream of the song. Enjoy!
The Americans Machine Head started to announce the first round of tour dates in 2014 for North America and Europe as well. The Killers & Kings Tour will serve as an album primer for more dates in November/December, but more importantly it will hit numerous cities that Machine Head hasn't headlined in for over a decade, or in several cases, never headlined, or even played, at all. Machine Head are currently in the studio recording their eighth album for a summer 2014 release.
Groove thrashers Machine Head have revealed the artwork for a new single featuring the demo for new track "Killers And Kings". The single will be released on Record Store Day (April 19th) on a 10" vinyl with the B-side containing an Ignite cover "Our Darkest Days / Bleeding." For now, there is no news on their upcoming new album release date.
Things could get messy for Machine Head. As it turns out, Adam Duce's exit from the band wasn't that amicable after all. According to Courthouse News, the former bassist has filed a lawsuit against the band and their manager in Federal Court. He seeks damages for trademark infringement, breach of partnership agreement and defamation, among other things. Ouch!
This week, Machine Head's frontman Robert "Robb" Flynn has been sharing his stories about the band's album Through The Ashes Of Empires (2003), which is making its 10th anniversary. Besides his ramblings, he has also shared previously unreleased demos of tracks from the album. The three demos, never released publicly until now, are all available below. But there is more. Flynn has also shared a previously unreleased track that never made it to the album Through The Ashes Of Empires. It is called "Pins And Needles" and you get to hear it now.
The mighty Machine Head have found a new label home: the newly launched arm of Nuclear Blast Records, Nuclear Blast Entertainment, headed by the band's longtime friend and former Roadrunner A&R guru Monte Conner. The band had been in talks with various labels and has now announced the decision. What is more interesting to the fans is that the Americans, now with new bassist Jared MacEachern, will enter the studio in late October to begin recording their eighth studio album for an early 2014 release, followed by a massive worldwide tour cycle.
After an extensive search for candidates to replace Adam Duce who left the band, Machine Head have now announced that Jared MacEachern was selected as their new bass player. Jared has already begun rehearsals for the upcoming Rockstar Mayhem US summer festival tour and will soon relocate from North Carolina to Northern California to begin pre-production for Machine Head's upcoming 8th studio album. You can watch one of his audition videos below and his Metallica t-shirt.