MACHINE HEAD are set to release ninth studio album, ‘Catharsis’ on 26th January 2018. The release is available in an array of formats, including a CD/DVD digipak edition which includes concert footage of the band’s 2015 show at San Francisco’s Regency Ballroom. Today the band have revealed a video clip of ‘Now We Die’, taken from that 21-track DVD footage. Check it out at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcJGTimnR6E.
You can also listen to a brand new song from the album, titled ‘Beyond The Pale’, here: https://youtu.be/MVdflCH76t4 and click through to pre-order various album options, including coloured/picture disc vinyl and a super-collectable deluxe box set. Check out all the formats at http://nuclearblast.com/mh-catharsis.
A full-throttle rollercoaster through every facet of MACHINE HEAD’s increasingly diverse sound, ‘Catharsis’ looks to be one of 2018’s most acclaimed metal records. “This album is like a movie… a really long movie!” laughs frontman Robb Flynn. “There are a lot of special songs on this record. I’ve never really felt like, ‘Wow, we’ve got something really special here!’ before, but this time I can feel it. I know it. I know some people aren’t gonna dig it and that’s always the case, so who cares? I dig it.”
‘Catharsis’ was produced by Robb Flynn and recorded, mixed, and co-produced by Zack Ohren (Fallujah, All Shall Perish) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA. Mastering was handled by Ted Jensen (Hatebreed, Alice In Chains, Deftones) at Sterling Sound, New York, NY. The album’s cover photography was created by Seanen Middleton.
MACHINE HEAD have announced the UK leg of their ‘Catharsis’ World Tour for May 2018. As per MACHINE HEAD’s modus operandi in recent years, the dates will be in an ‘Evening With…’ format, featuring 2.5-3hrs of MACHINE HEAD every night with no support bands. Don’t expect to see MACHINE HEAD at any festivals in 2018 either. These shows will be your only opportunity to see the band live in the UK next year. Tickets are on sale now from https://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/machine-head-tickets.
Sun 13th May – SOUTHAMPTON Guildhall
Mon 14th May – CARDIFF University
Tue 15th May – BRISTOL O2 Academy
Thu 17th May – BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Fri 18th May – LONDON Roundhouse
Sat 19th May – LONDON Roundhouse
Mon 21st May – NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Tue 22nd May – NEWCASTLE O2 Academy
Wed 23rd May – GLASGOW O2 Academy
Fri 25th May – MANCHESTER Academy
The band begin the North American leg of the ‘Catharsis’ World Tour on 25th January 2018 in Phoenix, AZ, wrapping up in Seattle, WA on 7th March.