Release New Single + Music Video
“CHØKE ØN THE ASHES ØF YØUR HATE”

Bay Area metal titans MACHINE HEAD has announced the details of their forthcoming tenth album, the immense and unapologetic, ØF KINGDØM AND CRØWN coming August 26th, 2022 via Nuclear Blast X Imperium Recordings.

Watch the first video from the album, the ferocious “CHØKE ØN THE ASHES ØF YØUR HATE” below.

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 2 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.

MACHINE HEAD founder Robb Flynn comments:

“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 sense 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.”

FORMATS:

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 longboxes and jewel boxes), multi-color cassette options, and 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.

ØF KINGDØM AND CRØWN

Track Listing:

1. SLAUGHTER THE MARTYR

2. CHØKE ØN THE ASHES ØF YØUR HATE

3. BECØME THE FIRESTØRM

4. ØVERDØSE

5. MY HANDS ARE EMPTY

6. UNHALLØWED

7. ASSIMILATE

8. KILL THY ENEMIES

9. NØ GØDS, NØ MASTERS

10. BLØØDSHØT

11. RØTTEN

12. TERMINUS

13. ARRØWS IN WØRDS FRØM THE SKY

14. EXTERØCEPTIØN*

15. ARRØWS IN WØRDS FRØM THE SKY (ACOUSTIC)*

*BONUS TRACKS on DIGIPAK and BOX SET edition.

MACHINE HEAD‘s colossal co-headline ‘Vikings and Lionhearts’ arena tour with Amon Amarth and support from The Halo Effect is fast approaching!

ELECTRIC HAPPY HOUR LIVE

(MACHINE HEAD ONLY WARM-UP DATES) 

AUGUST 

31st GLASGOW, Garage – SOLD OUT

SEPTEMBER

02nd INVERNESS, Ironworks

04th ABERDEEN, Lemontree – SOLD OUT

05th DUNDEE, Fat Sams

06th EDINBURGH, Liquid Room – SOLD OUT

VIKINGS & LIONHEARTS 2022 TOUR DATES

SEPTEMBER

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

OCTOBER

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