MACHINE HEAD have today dropped mammoth new track, UNHALLØWED, along with an accompanying video shot live from the band’s Electric Happy Hour series. Stream the new track and watch the live video below. The track is lifted from the band’s tenth studio album, ØF KINGDØM AND CRØWN which will be released via Nuclear Blast x Imperium Recordings on August 26th, 2022. Pre-orders are available now.
Speaking about the new track, MACHINE HEAD founder, Robb Flynn shares; 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, Unhallowed 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’s upcoming album, ØF KINGDØM AND CRØWN is a 13 track concept album set in a decimated futuristic wasteland where the sky is stained crimson red. The crux of the story is based on two main characters:
Character #1 Ares: (pronounced Aries), our main, who loses the love of his life (Amethyst) and goes on a murderous rampage against the vile sect responsible for her murder.
Character #2 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.
The lyrics detail how their lives intertwine. The colossal concept comes with a list of equally colossal packaging for various physical formats including 16 different worldwide vinyl formats, deluxe vinyl box set (with bonus tracks), CDs (both old-school longbox and jewel box options), multi-color cassettes, and a limited-edition Digipak with bonus tracks.
CDs, Digipak, cassettes, and all digital formats will be available on Aug 26th, with all vinyl formats arriving on Nov 25th
Catch MACHINE HEAD on the road across Europe, starting in August.
Machine Head live
Electric Happy Hour Live:
August 31 – GLASGOW @ Garage(SOLD OUT) September 2 – INVERNESS @ Ironworks(SOLD OUT) September 4 – ABERDEEN @ Lemontree(SOLD OUT)
- September 5 – DUNDEE @ Fat Sams
September 6 – EDINBURGH @ Liquid Room(SOLD OUT)
- September 15th – STRASBOURG @ La Laiterie (JUST ADDED)
Machine Head & Amon Amarth ;Vikings & Lionhearts’ Tour Dates:
- 08th NOTTINGHAM, Arena
- 09th CARDIFF, Arena
- 10th LONDON, Wembley Arena
- 12th MANCHESTER, Arena
- 13th DUBLIN, 3 Arena
- 16th ZURICH, Hallenstadion
- 17th VIENNA, Stadthalle
- 18th KRAKOW, Tauron Arena
- 20th TALLINN, Saku Arena
- 21st HELSINKI, Ice Hall
- 23rd OSLO, Spektrum
- 24th STOCKHOLM, Hovet
- 26th COPENHAGEN, Forum Black Box
- 27th HAMBURG, Barclays Arena
- 28th FRANKFURT, Festhalle
- 30th OBERHAUSEN, König Pilsener Arena
- 01st BERLIN, Velodrom
- 02nd AMSTERDAM, Afas Live
- 04th MILANO, Lorenzini District
- 06th BARCELONA, Sant Jordi
- 07th MADRID, Vistalegre
- 08th LA CORUNA, Coliseum
- 09th LISBON, Campo Pequeno
- 12th PARIS, Zenith
- 14th MUNICH, Olympiahalle
- 15th LEIPZIG, Arena
- 16th PRAGUE, Tipsport Arena
- 18th BUDAPEST, Barba Negra
- 20th ESCH SUR ALZETTE, Rockhal
- 21st BRUSSELS, Forest National
- 22nd STUTTGART, Schleyerhalle
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