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Machine Head Drop New Single & Video “Unhalløwed”

Posted by Corinne Westbrook in News on June 21, 2022

The preview arrives ahead of the band’s 10th full length studio album due out late August, ‘Øf Kingdøm and Crøwn’

Metal heavyweights Machine Head have released their latest single, “Unhalløwed”, from their upcoming milestone 10th studio album, Øf Kingdøm and Crøwn, due out August 26th. Pre-orders are available HERE.

The ambitious 13-track concept album creates an immersive world that revolves around two protagonists: Ares and Eros. Ares loses the love of this life, Amethyst and goes on a murderous rampage against those responsible for her murder. Eros, the perpetrator, loses his mother to a drug overdose and becomes radicalized, going off the deep end on his own murder spree.

Speaking on the track, Machine Head founder Rob Flynn elaborates on the story: “Drowning in the deepest depression of his life, Eros is at a breaking point. Collecting heartaches, loss, and near psychotic isolation, ‘Unhallowed’ is the beginning of a powerful shift of our story. An introspective narrative starts the song lyrically, which is a collaborative effort written by myself, guitarist Wacław ‘Vogg’ Kiełtyka, and bassist/backing vocalist Jared MacEachern and encapsulates the collective strength of this writing team.

“Anchored by an absolutely monstrous groove, the vocals melodically mirror the state of mind of Eros as he reels from the loss of his mother to a drug overdose and begins a slow downward spiral into madness. However, the culmination of the track infuses some much-needed light, but will it be enough?”

Flynn previously detailed how the new album took shape: “Thanks to my two 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.”

The video itself was shot live from the band’s Electric Happy Hour series.

Full Tracklist:

  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

Machine Head will be on the road starting in September for a trek across Europe.

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 ADDED)

Machine Head & Amon Amarth ;Vikings & Lionhearts’ Tour Dates:

Sept. 8th NOTTINGHAM, Arena
Sept. 9th CARDIFF, Arena
Sept. 10th LONDON, Wembley Arena
Sept. 12th MANCHESTER, Arena
Sept. 13th DUBLIN, 3 Arena
Sept. 16th ZURICH, Hallenstadion
Sept. 17th VIENNA, Stadthalle
Sept. 18th KRAKOW, Tauron Arena
Sept. 20th TALLINN, Saku Arena
Sept. 21st HELSINKI, Ice Hall
Sept. 23rd OSLO, Spektrum
Sept. 24th STOCKHOLM, Hovet
Sept. 26th COPENHAGEN, Forum Black Box
Sept. 27th HAMBURG, Barclays Arena
Sept. 28th FRANKFURT, Festhalle
Sept. 30th OBERHAUSEN, König Pilsener Arena

OCTOBER
Oct. 1st BERLIN, Velodrom
Oct. 2nd AMSTERDAM, Afas Live
Oct. 4th MILANO, Lorenzini District
Oct. 6th BARCELONA, Sant Jordi
Oct. 7th MADRID, Vistalegre
Oct. 8th LA CORUNA, Coliseum
Oct. 9th LISBON, Campo Pequeno
Oct. 12th PARIS, Zenith
Oct. 14th MUNICH, Olympiahalle
Oct. 15th LEIPZIG, Arena
Oct. 16th PRAGUE, Tipsport Arena
Oct. 18th BUDAPEST, Barba Negra
Oct. 20th ESCH SUR ALZETTE, Rockhal
Oct. 21st BRUSSELS, Forest National
Oct. 22nd STUTTGART, Schleyerhalle

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