Bay Area metal icons MACHINE HEAD unleash their incendiary 10th studio album, ØF KINGDØM AND CRØWN today, with the collection landing at DSPs and in stores via Nuclear Blast X Imperium Recordings. Stream the new album HERE and pick up your physical copy HERE or via your nearest local record store HERE.
To commemorate release day, the band have revealed a brand new video for the album track, ‘NØ GØDS, NØ MASTERS‘, which you can watch below.
Speaking about the new track, MACHINE HEAD founder and visionary, Robb Flynn shares:
“We’re really proud of the video for ‘NØ GØDS, NØ MASTERS‘. It was an incredible collaboration between three different creative teams working across two different continents. Our director/editor Mike Sloat (Machine Head, Testament) teamed up with the amazing Grupa 13 (Behemoth, Amon Amarth) and then the stunning 3-D CGI came from Phil Radford AKA MayaGuy of Strangebox. The track was masterfully mixed by long-time Machine Head collaborator Colin Richardson and his engineer Chris Clancy. This is a really special song from the album.”
MACHINE HEAD’s new 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 album’s lyrics detail how their lives intertwine.
The colossal concept album comes with a list of equally colossal packaging for various physical formats, including 16 different vinyl editions worldwide, a 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.
ØF KINGDØM AND CRØWN
1. SLAUGHTER THE MARTYR
2. CHØKE ØN THE ASHES ØF YØUR HATE
3. BECØME THE FIRESTØRM
5. MY HANDS ARE EMPTY
8. KILL THY ENEMIES
9. NØ GØDS, NØ MASTERS
13. ARRØWS IN WØRDS FRØM THE SKY
CDs, Digipak, cassettes, and all digital formats will be available on Aug 26th, with all vinyl formats arriving on Nov 25th. Pre-order your copy HERE.
Catch MACHINE HEAD on the road across Europe, starting in August. For ticket information, click here.
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 ANNOUNCED)
MACHINE HEAD & AMON AMARTH “Vikings & Lionhearts” Tour
Special Guests: THE HALO EFFECT:
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