MACHINE HEAD Announce New Album Details

August 14th, 2014
by EvilG
Machine Head - Bloodstone & Diamonds

Machine Head – Bloodstone & Diamonds

Bay Area Metal Titans MACHINE HEAD, will release their eighth full-length album and Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut entitled,Bloodstone & Diamonds, this Fall! The record was once again produced by Robb Flynn himself and Juan Urteaga (TESTAMENT, VILE), and like the last 7 out of 8 albums, was masterfully mixed by Colin Richardson (CARCASS, FEAR FACTORY, SLIPKNOT, BEHEMOTH,DEVILDRIVER). Additional tracking, editing, and mixing was done with heavy metal legend Andy  Sneap (EXODUSTESTAMENTARCH ENEMY, ACCEPT, MEGADETH) and Steve Lagudi.

“I cannot even begin to tell you how proud we are of this album,” comments frontman Robb Flynn.  “It’s been a heck of a ride.  It looked like it might not ever happen again at one point, but man, this album is a milestone for us. You’re going to love it Head Cases.”

“Without getting too philosophical on ya, bloodstone and diamonds represent two of the hardest materials on earth, it is also a lyric from the opening track of the album ‘Now We Die’.  In many cultures the bloodstone has been used as an amulet to protect against evil, and is the symbol of justice. Diamonds and are hardest natural material on earth (which is how we feel about our music), and it also represents the diamond logo I drew 22 years ago (in my wife’s apartment on Dover St. in Oakland) that has become the symbol for the band.”

Bloodstone & Diamonds track listing:

1. Now We Die
2. Killers & Kings
3. Ghosts Will Haunt My Bones
4. Night Of Long Knives
5. Sail Into The Black
6. Eyes Of The Dead
7. Beneath The Silt
8. In Comes The Flood
9. Damage Inside
10. Game Over
11. Imaginal Cells (instrumental)
12. Take Me Through The Fire

Adds Flynn:
“10 songs, an interlude, and an instrumental with an audio collage of spoken word snippets (think ‘Real Eyes, Realize, Real Lies’) byDr. Bruce Lipton and Steve Bhaerman, taken from their (incredibly inspiring) audiobook Spontaneous Evolution.”

“Guest musicians include 2 different string quartets featuring the original Quartet Rouge that appeared on our last album Unto The Locust. And a new all-male quartet which we featured on the song ‘In Comes The Flood’.”

 

“String arrangements for 2 of the songs ‘Now We Die’ and ‘Sail Into The Black’ came courtesy of myself and Rhys Fulber who has worked with everyone from Sarah McLachlan, to FEAR FACTORY, and the string arrangement for ‘In Comes The Flood’ came courtesy of myself and ex-WORSHIP and current-BRING ME THE HORIZON keyboardist Jordan Fish, who is a producer in his own right.”

 

“We worked with several artists to complete the 28 page (!) ‘standard’ CD booklet, as well as the 48 page (!) hardcover leather-bound Media-book that will serve as the special edition, including Rafal WechterowiczMarcelo Vasco, and long-time MACHINE HEAD art-collaborator Strephon Taylor. The theme was to have both CD and hardcover Mediabook look like an old Alchemy book from the 1800’s, with weathered edges, sepia toned pages, and magic / masonic / alchemy themed woodcarvings throughout.”

Machine Head - Machine Head - Bloodstone & Diamonds (mediabook)

Machine Head – Machine Head – Bloodstone & Diamonds (mediabook)

Bloodstone & Diamonds mediabook edition:

Make sure you catch MACHINE HEAD on their headlining tour this Fall as well with CHILDREN OF BODOMEPICA, and BATTLECROSS!

 

10/04/14   Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall

10/06/14   Dallas, TX – House of Blues

10/07/14  Houston, TX – House of Blues

10/09/14   Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live

10/10/14   Atlanta, GA – Masquerade

10/11/14   Silver Spring, MD – The Filmore

10/12/14   Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory

10/14/14   Toronto, ON – The Sound Academy

10/15/14   Montreal, QC – Metropolis

10/16/14   New York, NY – Terminal 5

10/17/14   Worcester, MA – Palladium

10/18/14   Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater

10/20/14   Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall

10/21/14   Milwaukee, WI – The Rave

10/22/14   Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater

10/24/14   Saskatoon, SK – O’Brians

10/26/14   Edmonton, AB – Shaw Conference Center

10/28/14   Vancouver, B.C – The Vogue – Vancouver, B.C.

10/29/14   Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO

10/31/14   Oakland, CA – Fox Theater

11/01/14   Hollywood, CA – Palladium

 

Visit MACHINE HEAD online at www.MACHINEHEAD1.com.

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