The best way to experience the almighty Machine Head is in the live setting. The Northern California band has established itself as one of the best live acts in the hard rock and metal world, bringing venues and crowds to their knees with flawless onstage execution of their songs. Few, if any of their peers can deliver the type of sweat-soaked, utterly deafening and fully punishing live sets that the band turns in night after night with near-religious fervor in their native U.S. and across the globe.
That's why the band, who routinely shake the bedrock and foundation of venues, had to capture its live fury on tape... again.
The band will release "Machine Fucking Head Live" on November 13. It's Machine Head's second live effort; HellaLive was released in 2003. Nine years have passed and Machine Head still slay and administer a beating in the live realm.
The band, affectionately known as "Machine Fucking Head" to their fans - who are in turn affectionately known as "Head Cases" and often sing louder than the band at shows - has effectively captured its live firepower.
"Machine Fucking Head Live" was recorded at various tour stops across the globe last year. It includes songs from the band's expansive catalog, including pit-stirring crowd favorites such as "Imperium", "Aesthetics of Hate", "Locust", "Ten Ton Hammer", "This Is The End" and of course, "Halo."
"The Head Cases have been so intense on this tour cycle that we had to start capturing the shows, especially with technology making it so much easier to record", said frontman Robb Flynn. "We culled some of the best nights where the band and crowd were on fire and made a bad-ass, nearly two-hour, double-live album, which is a great documentation of where the band is at 18 years deep."
01. I Am Hell (Sonata in C#)
02. Be Still And Know
04. Beautiful Mourning
05. The Blood, The Sweat, The Tears
07. This Is The End
08. Aesthetics Of Hate
10. Darkness Within
12. Ten Ton Hammer
13. Who We Are
A hearty congratulations to newlyweds Phil Demmel and Marta Peterson from the entire Machine Head family!
Available for a limited time, and in extremely limited quantities, you can purchase a Machine Head VIP Package for select dates on the upcoming Dethklok tour!
VIP Package includes:
- 1 ticket to the show with early entry
- Meet & Greet with select members of the band
- Photo opportunity
- One-of-a-kind VIP laminate
- Machine Head t-shirt, and crowd-free merchandise shopping
- Guitar pick bag
* The first 10 VIP Purchasers also receive a Metal Hammer Fan Pack that includes a 120-page Machine Head magazine, limited edition "Unto The Locust" digipack (with exclusive bonus track), MH poster, keychain, and beer bottle opener!
Click here to check dates and availability!
Machine Head were honored with the "Best International Band" award at the 2012 Metal Hammer Awards last Friday in Berlin, Germany!
Bri-Dawg, Corey Taylor, Vinnie Paul, Ya Boy
Alex Webster (Cannibal Corpse), Ya Boy, Udo Dirkshnieder (Accept, U.D.O) Michael Ammott (Arch Enemy)
Machine Head will spend the next few months on the road doing what they do best, and that's lay waste to stages across the U.S., reducing them to piles of rubble and ash.
The Bay Area metal titans will embark on what is sure to be one of the "must see" tours of the fall season with Dethklok, All That Remains and Black Dahlia Murder. That lineup translates into one helluva night for metalheads.
The trek kicks off on October 24th with a “warm up show” in Louisville, Kentucky, 2 massive radio festivals in Orlando and Tampa, Florida, and then begins with Dethklok on Oct 30th at The Norva in Norfolk, Virginia and will hit 33 cities before wrapping on December 8th in Atlanta, Georgia.
This tour will also be offering a limited number of Machine Head VIP Meet-and-Greet packages, look for updates and links coming later this week!
Metal Hammer recently launched a competition that gave their readers the chance to create a custom design for Robb Flynn's Epiphone Love/Death Baritone Flying-V. The competition was fierce but Robb himself has chosen a winner. Watch the video below and see which four finalists will be receiving a brand new Epiphone Robb Flynn Love/Death Baritone Flying-V signed by Robb and which design will be made into an actual custom guitar for Robb to use on stage!