Machine Head have shared the brand new track “Bastards” from their ninth studio album, Catharsis, out January 26 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The song was written the day after the most recent presidential election and was inspired by a conversation frontman Robb Flynn had with his sons.
Revolver world-premiered an exclusive “poetry slam” version of the song, where Flynn delivers the powerful lyrics in haunting, spoken word fashion.
Watch the poetry slam version of “Bastards” here.
Catharsis is available for pre-order here.
Machine Head will also embark on the first leg of dates for its world tour in support of Catharsis this winter. Confirmed dates are below. Tour dates, tickets, and VIP packages are available here.
Fans are also being encouraged to submit their Machine Head memories, photos, + videos here.
The band recently shared the crushing yet cinematic new video for the title track, along with a behind-the-scenes, “making of” feature from the “Catharsis” video shoot, which takes fans inside the creative process.
Watch the live version of “Now We Die,” also from the Digipak edition.
Listen to the album track “Beyond the Pale.”
The digipak version of Catharsis features a full, 21-song live concert filmed at The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco in 2015. Watch the punishing live video for “Ten Ton Hammer,” a set list staple that lives on 1997’s classic The More Things Change… album and culled from the that edition, here.
CATHARSIS TRACK LISTING:
3. Beyond the Pale
4. California Bleeding
5. Triple Beam
8. Hope Begets Hope
9. Screaming At the Sun
10. Behind a Mask
11. Heavy Lies the Crown
13. Grind You Down
14. Razorblade Smile
BONUS CD/DVD DIGIPAK TRACK LISTING:
2. Beautiful Mourning
3. Now We Die
4. Bite The Bullet
6. From This Day
7. Ten Ton Hammer
8. This Is The End
9. Beneath The Silt
10. The Blood, The Sweat, The Tears
11. Darkness Within
13. Killers & Kings
15. Descend The Shades Of Night
16. Now I Lay Thee Down
17. Take My Scars
18. Aesthetics Of Hate
19. Game Over
MACHINE HEAD ON TOUR:
1/25 — Phoenix, AZ — Nile Theater
1/27 — Albuquerque, NM — Sunshine Theater
1/29 — San Antonio, TX — Aztec Theater
1/30 — Dallas, TX — Gas Monkey Live!
1/31 — Houston,TX — HOB
2/2 — Birmingham, AL — Saturn
2/3 —Pensacola, FL — Vinyl MH
2/5 — Orlando, FL — Plaza Live
2/6 — Atlanta, GA — Centerstage
2/8 — Philadelphia, PA — Theatre of Living Arts
2/9 — New York, NY — Playstation
2/10 — Boston, MA — Paradise Rock Club
2/11 — Montreal, QC — Club Soda
2/13 — Toronto, ON — Danforth MH
2/14 — Buffalo, NY — Town Ballroom
2/15 — Pittsburgh, PA — Stage AE
2/16 — Cleveland, OH — Agora
2/17 — Detroit, MI — Majestic
2/20 — Des Moines, IA — Woolys
2/21 — Madison, WI — Majestic
2/22 — Minneapolis, MN — First Avenue
2/23 — Chicago, IL — Concord MH
2/24 — Saint Louis, MO — Pops
2/27 — Denver, CO — Summit MH
3/1 — Las Vegas, NV — HOB
3/2 — Los Angeles, CA — Fonda
3/3 — Oakland, CA — The Fox Theater
3/5 — Portland, OR — Roseland
3/6 — Vancouver, BC — Commodore
3/7 — Seattle, WA — Showbox Market
ABOUT MACHINE HEAD:
Machine Head wrapped up the touring cycle for their first Nuclear Blast Entertainment album Bloodstone & Diamonds in March 2016 with a whopping 283 concerts on five different continents around the world. Around 250 of those shows were performed as “An Evening With Machine Head,” with no support bands and performances often lasting two-and-a-half to three hours in duration, much to their fans (called “Head Cases”) delight.
Three tours of the United States (with many dates sold out in advance), three tours of The UK/Europe, including multiple dates in Russia and Greece, shows in Mexico and South America, a completely sold out run of nine Australian/New Zealand shows, sold out dates in Japan, plus their first ever plays in Taiwan and Thailand, and all without any festival performances, which the band publicly announced they would stop performing at in 2014.
Bloodstone & Diamonds debuted at #21 on the U.S. Billboard charts and has gone on to sell 285,000 copies worldwide.
The band’s latest track “Is There Anybody Out There?,” released as a stand-alone, digital-only, non-album release, became their #2 most streamed song ever on Spotify, with 9 million streams in less than a year. It cracked the Top 40 on the Active Rock chart in the United States. It marks the first time for any Nuclear Blast artist to enter what is widely considered to be the “official rock chart” for the United States and is significant considering there was no physical track sent to retail.
Find Machine Head at the following locations: